As a public charter school of choice, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School is open to students in the Tampa Bay Area. With an honors level core curriculum of classes and opportunity for advanced course work through Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment, we encourage all prospective students to attend a Prospective Student Open House to learn more about the school’s mission, vision, academic program, extracurricular program, athletics, college and career readiness preparation, and our history of success.
With growing interest in the school, each year we have a growing number of student applications. When the number of student applications exceeds the number of available seats, we hold a lottery. Our maximum capacity is 150 students per grade level for grades 9-12 with an overall enrollment of 600 students.
The application period for the 2018-2019 school year opens August 1, 2017. The application period for the 2018-2019 lottery ends January 12, 2018 at 3 pm. Applications received after January 12, 2018 will be placed at the end of the waiting list as determined by the lottery. The lottery will take place Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 4 pm in the gym.
Please refer to the important documents below for application and lottery procedures. The Frequently Asked Questions document should answer many of the questions you may have.
Paper copies of the 18-19 Student Application will no longer be accepted. The online application form will be the only application form that will be accepted for application to BDCHS. Applicants must also be registered in Lotterease, the lottery program. Click on the Lotterease logo during the application period to register for the lottery.
You may also notice the Lotterease seal of transparency.
What is the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness?
When you see the Seal on a school website, you can be confident that your application will be included in the school lottery in a fair and transparent way.
That is because Lotterease is an independent automated lottery system that the school uses to manage their lottery and waitlist. Since Lotterease is an independent system, the school staff do not have the ability to manipulate or adjust the lottery outcome. They must work within the requirements of the system.
In addition, all activity that takes place with your application is tracked in a history log that you can view at any time by logging into the parent portal.
If the school you want your child to attend displays the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness, you can rest assured that your child will get their fair chance to attend the school.