Lottery Enrollment is Now Open for the 2024-2025 School Year

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The Seaside School, Inc., a renowned public charter school dedicated to academic excellence and personal growth, holds the distinction of being the #1 combination charter school in Florida and maintaining an “A” school status for over 20 consecutive years. Today, the school announced the commencement of the lottery application period for enrollment for the upcoming school year at Seaside Neighborhood School for grades 5 through 8 and Seacoast Collegiate High School for grades 9 through 12. The application period runs from January 5, 2024, through February 15, 2024, with the lottery scheduled for February 29, 2024.

With a proven track record, The Seaside School, Inc. ranks in the top 1% of all Florida public schools in math and science and has been recognized as a Florida School of Excellence for more than five consecutive years. The impact on students is evident in the remarkable achievements of the 2023 graduating class, earning over 3,300 college credits and receiving more than $3.6MM in academic and athletic scholarships.

Dr. Tom Miller, the Executive Director of The Seaside School, Inc., expressed his enthusiasm for the enrollment period, stating, “At The Seaside School, we are dedicated to providing a responsive, challenging, empowering, equitable, and engaging learning environment for all students. The lottery is a pivotal opportunity for families to join our close-knit community and experience the transformative impact our school has on academic and social development and where academic excellence, personal growth, and community partnerships are at the forefront of our mission.”

“Our graduates have not only excelled academically but have also earned significant savings in college tuition – over $760K last year alone. With up to 60 tuition-free college credits, an associate degree, and scholarships to their college or university of choice, our students are well-prepared for success in higher education and beyond,” added Drew Ward, Principal at Seacoast Collegiate High School.

To help prospective families learn more about the unique offerings of Seaside Neighborhood School and Seacoast Collegiate High School, tours will be conducted after school hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, providing an opportunity to experience the vibrant and inclusive learning environment firsthand. Additional public information sessions for Seacoast Collegiate High School will be scheduled over the next 30 days. Prospective families are encouraged to visit the Admissions page at for more information regarding tours and upcoming information sessions.

The Seaside School, Inc. prides itself on offering students a tuition-free personalized learning experience, commonly found in private education, with small class sizes and top-ranked educators. As a certified STEM school, the institution emphasizes character, communication, and critical life skills, providing diverse learning opportunities beyond the classroom. A complete athletics program is also available for middle and high school students.

In addition, Seacoast Collegiate High School, in collaboration with Northwest Florida State College and the Walton County School District, is rapidly becoming a national model for education. Its multi-million dollar expansion, including a dual enrollment and workforce development center, is set to open in Fall 2025. This innovative model aims to boost economic development and provide access to college-level classes for in-demand careers. Seaside School

Parents seeking a top-tier education for their children in a supportive community are encouraged to participate in the lottery enrollment. Enrollment is open to all Walton County residents and those in the surrounding counties. For more information about The Seaside School, Inc. and the enrollment process, please visit

About The Seaside School, Inc.

The Seaside School, Inc. – the oldest operating public charter school in Florida and comprised of Seaside Neighborhood School in Seaside, Florida and Seacoast Collegiate High School located on the nearby campus of Northwest Florida State College – was founded in 1996 with the simple goal of creating a school to address the need for a better middle school education in Walton County. Today, Seaside School has nearly 440 students across the two school campuses and Northwest Florida State College serving grades 5th through 12th and was ranked in the top five of all public charter schools in the state of Florida for the 2021-2022 school year based on the Florida Department of Education School Grade Program. The Seaside School, Inc. is also the top performing school in Walton County. For more information, visit

Lottery Enrollment is Now Open for the 2024-2025 School Year

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