River City Science Academy at Mandarin School Application Form

    Welcome to River City Science Academy  Mandarin application page.  We are extremely excited that you have chosen to apply to River City Science Academy Mandarin.  Our mission is to ensure all students reach their maximum potential in a diverse, structured and nurturing environment and to prepare students for a future in the areas of STEM.  

    River City Science Academy is a STEM-focused public charter school with four campus locations.   We welcome and are open to any students residing in Duval County, Florida and neighboring counties such as St. Johns and Clay whose parents or guardians submit a timely application that can only be submitted online through our website.  The school will admit students of any race, color, national origin, religion or gender. Each school campus will have its own open enrollment period. During the lottery process, all applicants who applied by the deadline will have an equal opportunity in the drawing.  All River City Science Academy Mandarin applications must be received by no later than February 1, 2020, at 4:00 pm, to be eligible for the 2020-2021 school year lottery. The lottery determination will be made after all applications made to the school. 

    If you are selected, you will be notified via email by March 9, 2020, and will have two weeks to accept the spot and come into the school to fill out the enrollment packet. If you are not selected, you will be placed on a waiting list in the order you are drawn and contacted should a spot become available.

    Please be advised that River City Science Academy Mandarin does not allow school transfers between campus locations after enrollment paperwork is submitted.  You are free to apply for multiple campus locations.  However, once you accept an enrollment offer at a campus location you will not be able to transfer to a different campus later.

    Application and enrollment timeline for current and prospective students:

    Current students: Re-enrollment paperwork goes home with students on December 3, 2019. Re-enrollment packets are due by December 13, 2019 

    Enrollment Packets for siblings are available for parents to pick-up in the lower front office. December 17, 2019 Sibling Packets must be completed with all required paperwork. January 17, 2020

    New Students: Open Enrollment 12/1/2019 – 2/1/2020 Applicants that apply during these dates will be entered for a possible lottery scheduled on 2/19/2020.

    Open House January 25, 2020, Informative Session for perspective parents 1:00 pm 

The lottery is on February 20, 2020, at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. Parents will be notified of acceptance by March 9, 2020. Please provide correct information and check your spam/junk folders.   

Student Information


Parent/Guardian Information
if different than resident address
A valid email address is required to complete this application.


Other information
You must submit a separate application for each sibling.


Terms and Conditions:

I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the answers to the foregoing questions and statements made by me in this application are complete and accurate. I understand that any false information, omissions, or misrepresentations of facts may result in rejection of this application or future dismissal of the applicant. I also understand that the River City Science Academy will contact me for future communication.