Enrollment Process

Step 1: Complete a Lottery Application

Optima Classical Academy Gladiolus is accepting applications via SchoolMint.com 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.

Click on the School Mint link above to start your application.

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. 

Please Note: We are accepting applications through SchoolMint.com, which is a new access portal for the 2024-2025 school year.

Step 2: Receive an Offer to Register or Wait List Status

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

Once 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 Admissions Specialist at oca-info@optimaed.com if you have any issues or questions about the OCA enrollment process.




Lottery Application Periods and Lottery Dates

Application Periods Beginning Date Ending Date Lottery
Initial Period 09/26/2023 01/01/2024 01/02/2024
Second Period 01/02/2024 02/05/2024 02/06/2024
Third Period 02/06/2024 02/26/2024 02/26/2024