Virtual Programs of St. Lucie Public Schools offers full-time enrollment options for students in grades K-12. Full-time virtual school students are registered as public school students and are required to take the FCAT/FSA, EOC and other district testing. A full time student can earn a standard St. Lucie Public Schools HS diploma.

Criteria for full-time enrollment with the Virtual Programs of St. Lucie:

Grades K-5 criteria:

  1. Reside in St. Lucie or Martin County
  2. Children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to start kindergarten in August 2021.
  3. To enter first grade, a child must be six years old on or before September 1 and must have successfully completed kindergarten (Florida Statute 1003.21).
  4. Have demonstrated success in the previous 2 years of school. Final report cards (If a student is moving to 1st grade, then submit kindergarten final report card).
  5. State/District testing scores FCAT, FSA, FAIR, iReady, Other Assessments from previous school years. If a student is entering Kindergarten, no test scores required.

Grades 6-12 criteria:

  1. Reside in St. Lucie or Martin County
  2. Have demonstrated success in the previous semester courses
  3. Have attained grade-level proficiency on at least one of the following standardized test in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school year:
    1. FCAT/FSA Sunshine State Standards
    2. All End of Course Exams (EOC) that student has already taken
    3. Stanford Achievement Test (50th percentile or higher on the reading section)
    4. Grade level proficiency on an official standardized test administered by another public school system

Students who meet the requirements listed above may submit the online preregistration full-time student application.

Students currently enrolled in an SLPS school: Parent or Guardian must submit the online application. Students’ academic history is already in the database for review. The most recent proof of address and immunizations updated will also be required for a complete application packet. Parents will be contacted if additional information is needed.

Students currently enrolled in a Non-SLPS school: Parent or Guardian must submit students’ academic records (transcripts or report cards), any and all standardized test scores for review. Please submit documents to Virtual.Programs@stlucieschools.org within a week of the application submission date. However, you will be contacted if additional information is needed.

Students With An IEP

In accordance with Rule 6A-6.0334, F.A.C., if an exceptional education student who has an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) applies to enroll in a full-time virtual program, the virtual program will determine if the student meets the profile for success in this educational delivery context. At the time of applying for enrollment with the Full-Time Virtual Program, families will be asked to submit a copy of any existing IEP. If the student’s IEP indicates that full-time virtual instruction is appropriate, and the student meets all other school enrollment criteria, then the student may be enrolled. All necessary ESE services and related services must be able to be delivered online in a virtual manner to students enrolled in our current virtual school program. If comparable services are not available or not appropriate in a full-time online environment, or if the IEP Review Team has concerns that a full-time online setting may not be the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for the student, then other educational options will be discussed during the application process.

* Submitting an application does not guarantee enrollment to the Virtual Programs of St. Lucie.
Students must meet eligibility criteria for full-time enrollment.