Admissions

P.K. Yonge is the public, developmental research school of the University of Florida. Students, from kindergarten through 12th grade are selected by lottery to reflect 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 needs. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications must be submitted online. 

Admissions Information Sessions

Admissions information sessions provide opportunities to learn more about the school and the admissions process.

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Admissions Application Access Windows

Applications are accepted during Admissions Application Access Windows. 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.

Grade Level to be enrolled Next School Year Application Access Windows* Notifications Sent:
Sixth Grade Aug. 15th — Jan. 14th (11:59 PM) End of February
Ninth Grade Aug. 15th — Jan. 14th (11:59 PM) End of February
Kindergarten Jan. 15th — Feb. 28th (11:59 PM) End of March
Fourth Grade March 1st— April 15th (11:59 PM) End of July
Other Grade Levels
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th,12th
if spaces become available
March 1st— April 15th (11:59 PM) End of April/May

 *Please make note of the Application Access Windows: To be considered for the coming school year, applications MUST be submitted during the Application Access Windows. Complete applications received OUTSIDE the Application Access Windows will be reviewed and included in additional rounds of selections if vacancies occur. These additional selections could be completed at the end of the summer and/or the beginning of the new school year if spaces become available in the grade level in which your child hopes to enroll.

All Applicants

The admissions application provides clear instructions on how to apply to P.K. Yonge DRS. We recommend you read the P.K. Yonge Admissions Policy and P.K. Yonge Admissions Frequently Asked Questions before submitting an application to participate in our lottery selection. Incomplete applications will be declined and a new application will be required.

Kindergarten Applicants

Kindergarten applicants MUST be 5 years old on or before September 1st of the school year they are beginning kindergarten. Families may begin applying the year before the child will begin school. Applications are accepted from January 15th  to February 28th the year the child starts kindergarten. 

Selected Applicants

Students who have been selected to attend P.K. Yonge will receive an invitation via email. This notification email will contain the instructions for enrollment.

Unselected Applicants

Unselected applicants will receive notifications via email. Only applicants that submitted the application during the Access Window will receive a notification email.

Applications that were not selected during the first round of selections or that were submitted OUTSIDE of the Application Access Windows will remain active and included in future selections during the applied school year (if spaces become available.)

Current Applicants

If you have an active paper-based application on file, you will need to RESUBMIT a NEW application online. ALL applications need to be submitted online to remain active. If you would like to have a copy of the documents that were submitted with your application, please send an email to admissions@pky.ufl.edu  write the FULL NAME of the applicant and your child’s GRADUATION YEAR; we will have the documents available for you to be picked up in the Main Office. Otherwise, we will safely discard your paper application at the end of your application access window. Visitors, please use the 1200 SW 6th Street entrance Monday – Friday from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm.

Updating Applications

We will NOT be updating application during the 2022-23 school year while all the families transition to digital application. All families need to submit a new completed application online including the families that need to update their application. Applications need to be updated and SUBMITTED ONLINE. Our new process requires ALL applications to be submitted ONLINE to be able to update it at the end of the every school year (during July-October). Updates will resume at the end of the 2022-23 school year. 

The following documents are needed to update an admissions application.

  • Copy of the final report card
  • Discipline Report
  • Test scores (Grade 3 and up)
  • Updated documents for any educational service the child is receiving.

Before Applying

  • Collect all the documents applicable to your student, scan them, and have them ready to be uploaded when requested in the application.
  • Use quality images of the documents to be uploaded. Blurred and unreadable pictures will NOT be accepted, and your application will be declined. You may use Adobe Scan  or a similar app to upload your documents.
  • Kindergarten applicants’ graduation year for the school year 2023-2024 is 2036.
  • Kindergarten applicants MUST be 5 years old on or before September 1st of the school year they are planning to begin kindergarten. If your child was born between September 2017 to September 1, 2018, you are ready to apply for the school year 2023-2024

Collect and scan the following documents:

BEFORE applying, COLLECT and SCAN all required documents (1 though 5) :
If missing a document(s), upload/attach a letter explaining the missing document.

  1. Transcripts/Academic History (most recent records)
    Kindergarten Applicants: No academic records needed
    Elementary Applicants: Upload records from KG to current grade level
    Middle School Applicants: Upload records from Grade 3 to current grade level
    High School applicants: Upload records from Grade 3 to current grade level
    Homeschooled applicants: Upload the Verification Letter from the Alachua County Home School Office stating that your child has been enrolled in a Homeschool Program, and copies of the Yearly Homeschool Evaluation from a Certified Teacher (at the end of every homeschool year)
  2. Birth certificate
  3. Discipline Report / Behavior Letter from the previous / current school
  4. Standardized Test Scores / FSA Scores / other state mandate exams
  5. Attendance Records (from the last and current school year)

Educational Services: All students receiving educational services (including kindergarten applicants) MUST submit all documents related to each educational service (IEP, 504 Plan, EP/Gifted, ELL/ESOL, Speech Therapy, and any other educational services/therapies being received in or outside the school). The following are documents requested for  IEP, 504 Plan, EP/Gifted:

  • Notice/Consent for Initial Placement Form
  • Eligibility for placement into the program form
  • Initial evaluation / physician’s report(s) considered by the eligibility team, including, but not limited to any psychological or medical report(s), social/emotional/behavioral data and/or speech/language evaluative data
  • The student’s most recent Educational Plan
  • Any subsequent evaluation/re-evaluation reports (if applicable)
  • Any documents related to “in progress” of requesting services.

During the Application

  • Click this link P.K. Yonge Admissions Application  to request the application. Use an accessible email address. 
  • You will receive an email with the link to the application, please save your login and username password information; you may need it to login again in case you need extra time to complete your application.
  • You need ONLY 1 account per family. The same login information allows you to apply for several students (from the same family, living in the same household/address).
  • Use the full legal name of the student. Carefully check the spelling, phone numbers and address. You CANNOT make changes after submitting the application.
  • Complete each step, save, and move to the next step until your application is complete. If you need more time, or if you do not have ALL required documents, you may save your application to complete it later. Submit your application when ALL documents have been uploaded and ALL forms and steps have been completed. Do NOT submit an incomplete application. Only complete applications will be reviewed. If any document/information is missing, your application will be DECLINED, and a new application will be required.
  • If you are having difficulties completing your application or have lost your login information, send an email to admissions@pky.ufl.edu
  • If you need technology support to complete an application, please visit our Main Office Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm. The Admissions Officer will be able to provide you with technology and support for you to complete your application.

After Completing the Application

  • Only complete applications will be reviewed. If any document/information is missing, your application will be declined.
  • You will receive a follow up email informing you whether or not the application is complete or if it has been declined due to lack of information and/or documents.
  • You will NOT be able to edit or make changes after the application has been submitted.
  • If you are having difficulties completing your application, you can send an email to admissions@pky.ufl.edu  to request support.
  • If you need technology support to complete an application, please visit our Main Office Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm. The Admissions Officer will be able to provide you with technology and support for you to complete your application.

Tips for a Successful P.K. Yonge Online Application

  • Check your Application Access Window Before Applying. 
  • Collect ALL requested documents and information
  • Scan all documents
  • Use quality images
  • Upload requested document(s) or a letter explaining the missing documents
  • Request the application using an accessible email address
  • Create only 1 account per family 
  • Use the full LEGAL name of the student
  • KG applicants MUST be 5 years of age by Sept 1st of the applied school year 
  • Applications CANNOT be edited/changed after they have been submitted
  • Submit a COMPLETE application. Incomplete applications will be DECLINED, and a new application will be required.
  • For questions or lost login information, send an email to admissions@pky.ufl.edu
  • Requiring technology support to complete an application, please visit our Main Office Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm.

Ready to Apply?

Click the link below if you are a current P.K. Yonge family WITH PKY Skyward access. You will use your PKY Skyward Family Access credentials to login. Complete the application that is located on the top left of the menu. 

Current PKY Families Click Here for Application

Click the link below if you are a New Family WITHOUT PKY Skyward Access. You will request an admissions application and you will receive the login information via email to complete the online application.

New Families Click Here to Request an Application

If you are having difficulties completing your application, or have additional questions about steps in the application, please send an email to admissions@pky.ufl.edu to request help.

If you need technology support to complete an application, please visit our Main Office Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm. We will provide you with the technology and support to complete your online application. Visitors please use the 1080 SW 11th Street entrance or the 1200 SW 6th Street entrance.

Applications and Information

KG-12 Admissions Applications: P.K. Yonge Online Admissions Application (Online NOW)
Updating Applications: All applicants MUST have an application submitted online before updating it (Online Soon)
Learn more about our Policy: P.K. Yonge Admissions Policy
Questions? Visit P.K. Yonge Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
Foreign Exchange Student Policy: P.K. Yonge Foreign Exchange Student Policy

Important Notes

This is an application to participate in the P.K. Yonge lottery selections. ONLY complete applications will be considered for selections. Guardians completing the P.K. Yonge Admissions Application acknowledge that this application and/or enrollment may be terminated or revoked if the information provided is incomplete, inaccurate, false, or any information has been withheld.

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.

Incomplete Applications will be declined.

Questions?

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions after reviewing our Admissions FAQs, please contact our Admissions Office: admissions@pky.ufl.edu