East Tampa Academy is now accepting applications for the
2021-2022 school year

Open to all eligible students in VPK, K, 1st, and 2nd Grade

Step 1: How to Apply

There are three ways to apply. 

1. Submit your child’s application online. 

2. Call (813) 816-2100. We will mail you an application or send it to you by email. 
3. Pick up an application at the school office. 

Step 2: How to Submit Your Application 

1. If you apply online, your application is submitted electronically. You will receive an email notification within three business days and an enrollment specialist will call you. 

2. If you are submitting a paper application: 

    • Email your application to:  Registration@easttampaacademy.org;
    • Mail your application to: Admissions, East Tampa Academy
      4309 N. 34th St, Tampa, FL 33610; or
    • Hand-deliver your application to the school  

If you have questions, please contact Aisha Vasquez, School Director, at Avasquez@easttampaacademy.org or call (813) 816-2100. 

2021-2022 School Capacity: 72 students in Kindergarten – Grade 2  

Florida law requires that a student entering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021. A student entering 1st grade must be 6 years of age on or before September 1, 2021 and successfully completed Kindergarten.

The Open Enrollment period is March 2021. If the number of applications received during the Open Enrollment period exceeds the number of available seats for any grade level, a lottery is required. 

Currently Enrolled Students

Students currently enrolled at East Tampa Academy do not submit an application.  Parents are required to submit the Intent to Return form to ensure a spot is held in for your child in their grade level. 

Siblings of Currently Enrolled Students

Siblings of currently enrolled are required to submit an application for the upcoming school year. 

Enrollment Preference 

During the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, as a recipient of the federal Charter Schools Program Grant, East Tampa Academy follows the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance on enrollment preference. (United States Department of Education’s document, Charter Schools Program Non-Regulatory Guidance, January 2014)

Currently enrolled students are not required to reapply for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Under the U.S. Department of Education guidance, enrollment preference may be given to the following students:

  • Siblings of students already attending or admitted to East Tampa Academy.
  • Children of teachers and staff, so long as the total number of students allowed under this exemption constitute a small percentage of the school’s total enrollment.
  • Children of the school’s founders, so long as the total number of students allowed under this exemption constitute a small percentage of the school’s total enrollment.

Under the federal Charter Schools Program Grant, we cannot provide enrollment preference to our active military families.

Family Information Night 

Families interested in learning more about East Tampa Academy will be invited to join us for a Family Information Night in July 2021. We will post the dates and times on the website. 

Families who have already submitted an application for the 2021-2022 school year are encouraged to attend. You will receive an e-mail notification with dates and times.  

If social distancing (6 feet apart) guidelines, including groups, remain in effect, individual family tours and information sessions will be scheduled.  More information will be provided.

School address:
East Tampa Academy
4309 N. 34th St.
Tampa, FL 33610

Parking is available in the back of the building off Chelsea Street, ½ block west of 34th Street.

Parent Orientation for New Students 

At this time, Hillsborough County schools remain closed. We anticipate our Parent Orientation will be scheduled in July 2021. All families will be notified in advance as soon as the date is set. The date will also be posted on our website.

If a parent is unable to attend Parent Orientation Day due to their work schedule, the school will make alternate arrangements to accommodate their schedule, as needed. 

Have a question?  Call us at (813) 816-2100. 

Parent Orientation for Currently Enrolled Students 

Parents/guardians of our currently enrolled students will be required to attend Parent Orientation. We anticipate orientation will be scheduled in July 2021. Once we are allowed to reopen the school, you will be notified of the date and provided details. 

East Tampa Academy will coordinate with our families to accommodate parent work schedules, as needed.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

For Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten inquires please contact Ms. Frankie Jones at fjones@easttampaacademy.org or (813) 816-2100. Applications for our VPK program are handled by East Tampa Academy’s VPK program staff only.