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Getting Started

We are so honored that you have decided to apply to The Rock School!

We know that applications can be tedious and time-consuming, but we have done our best to streamline this process to be as simple as possible.

If you'll gather these documents before getting started we are confident that you can get this whole application completed in about 15 minutes:

  • Recent Report Card or School Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores (FSA, SAT, CAT, ITBS, MAP, etc.)
  • Educational/Diagnostic or Psychological Evaluation Results (IEP, 504, etc.), if applicable
  • Email address for at least one current teacher who can complete a recommendation form

If at any point during the application process you have a question or need clarification, please call us at 352-331-7625 and ask for help!

How to Apply

Here's how the online application process works...

1. To begin, Create an Account. After creating an account, you will receive an email containing a verification link. Follow the directions in the email to verify your email address.

2. Log in to your account and Create A New Student Application for your child. (You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application.)

3. Submit the completed application and pay the $25 non-refundable application fee per student.

4. Track your admissions status and monitor when the school receives any applicable supplemental forms by logging in to your account.

What Happens Next

The Rock School uses a waiting pool to select students for open enrollment. This means we don't make an automatic decision on each application, but instead periodically evaluate groups of applications and make enrollment decisions.  Generally speaking, families receive a decision within 2-3 weeks of completing an application (beginning mid-January).

Applications are not reviewed by our Admissions Team until they are complete.  This means that if we are missing any supplemental items (test scores, recommendation forms, etc.) the application cannot be forwarded for review.  Missing items are noted in the application by a yellow flag.

We know there are a lot of educational options in our community.  Thank you for considering The Rock School in your decision-making process!

The Rock School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Rock School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.