River City Science Academy at Mandarin School Application Form

RCSA Mandarin: Serving grades K -8th and located at 10911 Old St. Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257 

   Welcome to the 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 six 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. Duval County residents have priority to enter. If you changed your address to Duval County but the application is outside the county, you need to contact our registrar to change your address.  The school will admit students of any race, color, national origin, religion, or gender. Each school campus will have its own open enrollment period. All applicants who applied by the deadline will have an equal opportunity in the drawing during the lottery process.  All River City Science Academy Mandarin applications must be received by no later than February 1, 2023, at 4:00 pm, to be eligible for the 2023-2024 school year lottery. The lottery determination will be made after all applications are made to the school on February 1st at 4 pm. 

To be eligible for enrollment, Kindergarten applicants must be or turning 5 years old by September 1, 2023.

    If you are selected, you will be notified via email by March 3, 2023. Parents have 1 week to accept the seat.  Thereafter, it is offered to another student, and the application will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist. The parents must 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 submitting enrollment paperwork.  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 and their siblings: Re-enrollment paperwork goes home with students on November 14th, 2022. Re-enrollment packets are due by December 9, 2022.

        Open House January 21st, 2023. Virtual open house meeting will be in the morning followed with a school tour with model class visits afternoon. Details will be available at rcsamandarin.org including zoom link and schedule of events.

The lottery is scheduled to be on February 16, 2023, in the RCSA Innovation Gym 8160 Baymeadows Way W Jacksonville FL 32256 at 4:30 pm . Parents will be notified of acceptance by March 3, 2023. Please provide the 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.