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Admissions at Student Leadership Academy

We are delighted you are interested in enrollment at Student Leadership Academy. SLA has one primary entry point in 6th grade in which we typically take 110 students. Admission in 7th and 8th grade is dependent on space availability, but we are currently accepting waitlist applications.



Complete the Application for Admission. Applicants will be notified by mail or email of acceptance. Grade levels may have limited availability.  



Upon acceptance, download the Enrollment Guide for further steps and needed documentation.  


First-Time Students to Sarasota County Schools

Online Registration Form is available in:

                English         Spanish

Existing Student with Sarasota County Schools


Online Re-registration Form is available in:

                English         Spanish

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If you have questions or issues with the form, you can contact the school’s registrar via email. 

Important Dates for the 2023-24 School Year

December 1, 2022              Applications start being accepted for the 2023-2024 school year at 12:01am                                                                                    Please Note: Any applications received before window opens, will not be accepted.

Dec. 1st - Dec. 22nd           First Open Enrollment Window (If more applications are received than available openings,                                                                      SLA will hold a mandatory random lottery selection)(SLA Enrollment Preference)


Jan. 9th - 13th                      Mandatory Lottery Drawing (Please check email for Lottery # assignment)

January 27, 2023                 SLA Welcome Letters and Enrollment agreements will go out to all accepted families

                                               to be completed and returned.

February 11th & 14th         6th Grade Preview   


February 24, 2023               Deadline to respond to offer of admission and return enrollment packet

IMPORTANT NOTICE:        Any student whose enrollment packet is not received by the end of the day on

                                               February 24th will lose their seat                                                                   


Please note the above dates are subject to change without notice.

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