The Application Process and Next Steps
for the 2024-2025 School Year
Parents may apply for children entering grades Kindergarten through 8th grade from October 1st, 2023 through January 15, 2024 at www.yourchoicemiami.org. All students must meet our school's criteria to be considered for our Magnet program.
Thank you for your interest in Air Base K-8 Center for International Education. On March 15, 2024, parents will receive an e-mail with the status of your child's application for the school(s) that you have applied for. The next steps are very important and we have provided further information for parents.
YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN ACCEPTED:
Accepting for your child’s seat online:
Parents will log into the system where they applied to accept and/or decline the seat by April 5, 2024 or,
Parents may visit the school and sign the Declaration of Acceptance and the school will accept the student to the program through the online system on behalf of the parent.
NOTE: Acceptance of a seat online will automatically decline any of the other schools to which the student was accepted.
All parents registering their child MUST sign a Declaration of Acceptance by April 5, 2024.
Parents will complete a registration packet provided by the school. This must be completed by the deadline given at the time of registration.
All future Kindergarten students will be given an assessment at Air Base K-8 Center. The assessment is given by the Kindergarten teacher and the Spanish teacher, if the child will be attending Spanish. THE ASSESSMENT IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AND WILL BE SCHEDULED DURING REGISTRATION.
Documentation to bring at the time of registration:
Parent’s valid/official Identification.
Proof of Address – Needs to be in parent’s name and currently dated. Acceptable forms of proof, Light/Water Bill, or Lease Agreement.
Non-MDCPS students must also submit additional documents for registration (students from Kindergarten - 8th):
Original birth certificate – Must be original; hospital certificate not acceptable.
Student Health Examination – (State of Florida) DH 3040 yellow form health examination performed within one year prior to enrollment
Florida Certificate of Immunization – DH 680 blue card from a health care provider.
Transcripts from the 202-2024 school year (for students entering grades 1-8).
Military families from out of the State of Florida, please contact Ms. Flores at 305-258-3676 for more information regarding the immunization and health examination form from Florida.
NOTE: Current MDCPS Pre-Kindergarten students entering Kindergarten must also provide the same documents as NON-MDCPS students.
FAILURE TO MEET THE DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ACCEPTANCE OR REGISTRATION, WILL FORFEIT YOUR CHILD'S SEAT AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO THE NEXT STUDENT ON THE WAITING LIST.
LASTLY, THE NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:
Every year we host an orientation for all incoming students from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Students are welcome to attend with their parents. At the orientation we provide parents with a packet which includes information regarding our program, transportation requests, volunteering/chaperones, before and aftercare, the uniform and supply lists for the new school year plus much more. Join us and bring any and all questions for us!
The Kindergarten Orientation will take place in May, 2024 at 6:00 pm in the school's cafeteria.
The Orientation for Grades 1-8 will take place in June, 2024 at 9:30 am in the school's cafeteria.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Salinas at 305-258-3676 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12829 SW 272 Street, Homestead, Florida 33032
YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN WAITLISTED:
YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DENIED NOTIFICATION:
Your child has been waitlisted. What's next?
As of March 15th all parents receive notifications regarding their child's application and status. We must wait for notification from students who received acceptance letters and at that point, we will be able to determine the available seats in each grade level.
As needed, we will be contacting waitlisted students in the order of the randomized lottery list provided to us by the district office. Please note that in previous years, Air Base K-8 Center has accepted and enrolled students from its waitlist. It is probable that some students will be accepted from the waitlist prior to the start of the incoming school year of 2024-2025. Acceptance from the waitlist depends on your place in the waitlist order. In any case, you will be informed immediately of any change in your child's admission status.
We kindly request that you please refrain from contacting the school to ask about your child’s waitlist number. WE DO NOT HAVE WAITLIST NUMBERS. The spaces are automatically populated once a seat becomes available. Therefore, it is not necessary to contact the school and ask for the waitlist number.
It is important to remember that your child is among a large number of highly qualified applicants whom we would very much want to have at our school. If space becomes available, we will contact you via the information you provided on your child’s application and inform you of the next steps.
If you applied and accepted another Magnet Program’s invitation, your decision will not impact your child’s position on the waiting list at this school.
Students applying to Air Base K-8 Center must meet the eligibility criteria. If you have received a "Not Eligible" letter, it was determined your child did not meet the required criteria and was denied. Please consider applying for the 2025-2026 school year when the applications are available from October 1, 2024 - January 15, 2025. You may refer to our contract/criteria for the requirements.