Florida State Statute, 1002.31 gives applicants who reside in Hillsborough County  preference over applicants who reside Out of County in our enrollment lottery.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions and Lottery Information

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Lutz Preparatory K-8 Admissions for the 2018-2019 School Year

Applications for the 2018-19 school year will be opened on Friday, September 1, 2017, in the Lotterease system.

The 2018-19 Enrollment Lottery will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 1:00 PM.


Prospective Family Open House 2018-19

The 2018-19 Prospective Family Open House will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9:00-11:00.  
You must be an applicant in the 2018-19 school year lottery to attend.
Please stop by the school anytime during those hours for a self-guided tour of our K-8 Campus:  Meet teachers in all grades K-8, walk through classrooms, meet administration, speak to the lottery coordinator.  

*Please note, the private associated preschool located on the campus of our K-8 public school will not be open for tours.

Lutz Preparatory uses the Lotterease system to manage our lottery, waiting list, and notification process regarding enrollment.  

Please click on the Lotterease icon below to create a parent account and add your student to the lottery/waiting list.  With this system you can apply for the lottery and/or waiting list, check the results of the enrollment lottery, or view your current wait list position. 

Please make sure you are applying for the In County or Out of County Lottery based on your student's residential address.  

Important note:  If your residential address changes after you apply for the lottery or wait list, you must change your application to the In or Out of County wait list accordingly.  If you are offered a spot at the school based on an In County Application and you no longer reside in Hillsborough County your spot will be forfeited and your application will be moved to the Out of County wait list.

Proof of Residency Requirements for Hillsborough County Schools:

     Verification of parent/legal guardian address by two of the following documents at time of enrollment:

          -property tax receipt or proof of homestead exemption (Primary source of verification);
          -current electric bill;
          -contract for purchase of home;
          -warranty deed; or
          -lease agreement

Lotterease is a self-serve website that manages the enrollment lottery, the waiting list that is created post-lottery, and the parent notification emails.  Registered users can log into their account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to check their student's status.


Lutz Preparatory K-8 Applications for the 2017-2018 School Year

The 2017-18 Enrollment Lottery was run at 4:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2017.  Results and current waitlist positions can be viewed by logging into your Lotterease account.  

WAITLIST:  The waitlist will be used up through the beginning of 4th quarter (March 19, 2018) of the 2017-18 school year if a student withdraws.  Please log into your Lotterease account to check the current status of your waitlist number.  

ADD YOUR STUDENT TO THE WAITLIST:  If you would like to add your student to the 17-18 school year wait list that was created the day of the lottery please use the Lotterease system linked above.


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Florida State Statute Enrollment Guidelines 2017-18 School Year

Lutz Preparatory School K-8 is a Hillsborough County Public Charter School of Choice governed by Florida State Statutes 1002.31 and 1002.33 with regards to enrollment guidelines.  PLEASE NOTE:  These eligible student enrollment guidelines can change at any time by Lutz Preparatory School, Inc. Policy or by Florida State Statute.

Excerpt from FSS 1002.31 Controlled open enrollment; Public school parental choice.— 

(2)(a) Beginning by the 2017-2018 school year, as part of a school district’s or charter school’s controlled open enrollment process, and in addition to the existing public school choice programs provided in s. 1002.20(6)(a), each district school board or charter school shall allow a parent from any school district in the state whose child is not subject to a current expulsion or suspension to enroll his or her child in and transport his or her child to any public school, including charter schools, that has not reached capacity in the district, subject to the maximum class size pursuant to s.1003.03 and s. 1, Art. IX of the State Constitution. The school district or charter school shall accept the student, pursuant to that school district’s or charter school’s controlled open enrollment process, and report the student for purposes of the school district’s or charter school’s funding pursuant to the Florida Education Finance Program. A school district or charter school may provide transportation to students described under this section. 

(c) Each district school board must provide preferential treatment in its controlled open enrollment process to all of the following: (Please note, per Lutz Preparatory Policy, all applicants defined by the following student populations must provide official documentation for proof of this preference category).
1. Dependent children of active duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders.
2. Children who have been relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone.
3. Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent.
4. Students residing in the school district. 

Excerpt from FSS 1002.33 Charter Schools. 


(b) The charter school shall enroll an eligible student who submits a timely application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building. In such case, all applicants shall have an equal chance of being admitted through a random selection process.

(d) A charter school may give enrollment preference to the following student populations:  (Please note, there are 7 student populations listed in the statute.  Per Lutz Preparatory School Policy, we give enrollment preference to #1, 2, 3, & 5)
1. Students who are siblings of a student enrolled in the charter school.
2. Students who are the children of a member of the governing board of the charter school.
3. Students who are the children of an employee of the charter school.
5. Students who have successfully completed a voluntary prekindergarten education program under ss. 1002.51-1002.79 provided by the charter school or the charter school’s governing board during the previous year.


17951 North US Highway 41
Lutz, FL 33549

Lutz Pre-Prep

17951 North US Highway 41
Lutz, FL 33549