Admissions

Welcome!  Thank you for your interest in Donahue Academy.

Contact the Admissions Office  by email Admissions.K12@avemaria.edu or call 239-304-7022

The evaluation of each applicant is based on academic records, standardized test scores, admission assessments, interviews and recommendation forms.

Begin your online application by clicking here.

Note: Kindergarten applicants must be five years of age by September 1st.  First Grade applicants must be six years of age by September 1st and must meet the reading readiness requirements of our school.  For other grades, students must meet readiness requirements at the grade level for which they seek entry. Send to the school a copy of the student’s most recent school records and standardized test scores.  Students currently attending Florida public schools can expect to have a successful career at Donahue Academy if they are entering our school with an FCAT score of Level 3 or above.  Students scoring below a Level 3 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Once an application has be received, you will be contacted to set-up a school tour, shadow day, and a meeting with the Admissions Coordinator and Headmaster. To be considered for admission to our school, the following items must first be submitted to the Office of Admissions: a copy of the applicant’s most recent report card, standardized test results, if applicable, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Teacher Recommendation Forms. Recommendation Forms must come directly from the applicant’s school. Download your applicable Recommendation Form(s) below:

Once all of the above items have been received, they will be reviewed by our Office of Admissions and Headmaster to determine admissions.

All new students are required to take an assessment test to determine proper placement in the classroom prior to official enrollment. An appointment may be made through the Office of Admissions.

Upon acceptance, you may click on Tuition and follow the link to set up your FACTS account.

If you need help with tuition, you can immediately begin the process for requesting financial aid by clicking on Financial Aid and Scholarships through the FACTS Grant and Aid link. You will need to have copies of your most recent tax returns available before final determination can be made.  You may also see if you meet the qualifications for the Step-up-for Students program for Florida residents. Once your student is accepted, the following forms will be required to be submitted before the student may attend classes:

The “Yellow” and “Blue” forms are available from any Florida physician’s office.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office by email at Admissions.K12@avemaria.edu or call 239-304-7022.

Before making your final decision to attend Donahue Academy, please also read the family handbook to ensure you are aware of and comfortable with our policies.  All families must sign a form certifying that they have read and agree to abide by the policies in the handbook. Donahue Academy admits students of any race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Admission may be denied if the student does not meet the school’s standards of achievement and behavior.  We may not be able to provide for the needs of all learners, especially of those with learning exceptionalities requiring special training and or interventions.

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