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Apply for Lottery

Step 1: Complete a Lottery Application

Optima Classical Academy at Estero is accepting applications via SchoolMint for Grades K-8  Florida law requires a random student selection lottery when there are more student applicants than seats available in a particular grade.

Complete the lottery application on SchoolMint

After creating your account, select the school year and then the school you are applying to attend.

You will be notified of lottery results via the email provided during the application process. 


Step 2: Receive an Offer to Register or Waitlist Status

The number of student seats available in each grade will determine how many are sent offers to register. If your student is selected for a seat, you will receive an offer to register. If your student is placed on a waitlist due to more applicants than seats available, you will be notified of waitlist status.

If you receive an offer for a seat. you have 3 days to accept.  Go to our Register Student page to move on to STEP 3. 

QUESTIONS: Please contact the registrar at registrar@esteroclassical.org if you have any issues or questions about the OCAE enrollment process.

Lottery Application Periods and Lottery Dates

Application Periods Beginning Date Ending Date Lottery
Initial Period 9/15/2022 1/2/2023 1/3/2023
Second Period 1/3/2023 1/30/2023 1/31/2023
Third Period 9/15/2023 1/1/2024 1/2/2024

After the 2nd of January 2024, we will run the lottery daily, if necessary. 

Registration will occur over the following period:

Registration Period Beginning Date Ending Date
2023–2024 Registration Period 1/3/2023 1/30/2025