P.K. Yonge’s student population reflects the demographic composition of the school-age population of the state. There are four categories in which enrollment percentages are established: gender, race/ethnic origin, family income, and academic achievement. Applications are categorized according to these requirements and students are selected at random from the applicant pool.
Percentages for each category in our elementary and secondary divisions are based on the Florida Department of Education demographic characteristics of Florida’s school-age population. These percentages are established each October for the coming school year.
Policy: P.K. Yonge Admissions Policy
Applications: P.K. Yonge Admissions Application
Applications are accepted for Grades 1-12 all year. For most grades there must be a vacancy in that grade level in order for a student to be admitted. Enrollment increases occur in Kindergarten, 4th, 6th, and 9th grades.
Kindergarten Applications –Kindergarten applications are accepted from September 1 of the year before the child starts kindergarten until February 15 the following year. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March.
Fourth Grade Applications – Applications for fourth grade must be received by June 30 of the year the student starts fourth grade. Notifications to successful applicants will be sent after July 4.
Sixth and Ninth Grade Applications – Applications for sixth and ninth grade must be received by December 1 the prior to the students starting sixth or ninth grade. Notifications to successful applicants will be sent in early February.
Admissions Information Sessions
ELEMENTARY – Every September
SECONDARY – Every January
Applications cannot be emailed nor faxed.
Please mail via US Mail or deliver to the Front Office.
For New Applicants
The Application Information and Application Form provide clear instructions for application to P.K. Yonge. Please read and complete the application carefully. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
For Kindergarten Applicants
Kindergarten applications are accepted beginning September 1st the year BEFORE the child starts Kindergarten. The child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st the year the child starts Kindergarten. New Kindergarten applications do not need a copy of a transcript or discipline report.
For Unselected Applicants
You must update your application each year between July 1 and October 31. If you do not submit the Annual Application Update, your application will be removed from the selection pool. With your Application Update, you will also need to include an updated transcript, test scores, and discipline record – see the Application Update Packet below for details.
NOTE: The school reserves the right to modify the admissions policy in response to changes in requirements by the state, University, or its auditors to meet the requirements of a specific research study or project, or to reflect changes in state or University regulations.
For Further Questions
P. 352.392.1554 x 247
Send Completed Applications to:
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
1080 SW 11th Street,
Gainesville, FL 32601