Now Accepting Applications for 2023/2024. Hurry, Spots are Filling up FAST!

  • Now accepting applications for Pre-k (VPK) through 8th grade students for the 2023/2024.
  • See the VPK tab for details regarding hours of operation for that program and other pertinent information.

CURRENT FAMILIES attending CIJS were required to complete the re-enrollment paperwork for the 2023/2024 in Jan.  If you did not do so by the given date, you will need to re-apply for the lottery.

CIJS is accepting applications for the 2023/2024 school year.

The initial lottery Deadline Dates for 2023/2024 was March 5 at midnight.  The initial lottery drawing was held on March 10. We are now on a first come, first serve basis for applications based on availabiity per grade level.

CIJS has a charter contract that states if the enrollment falls short after the first initial lottery drawing which took place on March 10, 2023 for the available grade level capacity, CIJS will begin enrolling on a first come first serve basis based on stamped dates in the lottery application system, grade level availability, wait lists and on preferences. We are now on a first come, first serve basis.

General Enrollment Information

Students entering the following grade levels in the fall must be the designated age before September 1 in order to be eligible for that grade level:

  • VPK must be 4 years of age
  • Kindergarten must be 5 years of age
  • First grade must be 6 years of age

If you lived out of state and do not meet these guidelines, please email for more information.

We will base the number of classes per grade levels offered contingent upon the applications received.  

While considering CIJS, please take time to understand some of the policies of the school. By submitting the application, it indicates that you are aware of and will abide by the policies, procedures, and rules set forth by the school. Click on the link below to view the policies.

Parent Commitments

Parents are viewed as a huge asset to CIJS and an integral part of the Reggio philosophy and the success of the school. The following are ways parents can participate.

  • Parents are required to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per school year. Parents who have more than one child will be required to volunteer a minimum of 35 hours. Opportunities may include classroom help, fundraisers, PTO, school events, tutoring, mentoring, marketing, building items for the school or any other way the family and school agrees that they can contribute to the school community.
  • School supplies

Policy for Parents who Cannot Participate in Special Events

In the event a parent feels they would like to be more involved in the school but cannot due to their work schedule or other conflicts, we will help them find a project or area which they can do on their own time. A member of the leadership staff will meet with the parent to find their area of interest. We will offer suggestions based on their interests and time. The following are a couple of examples

  • If the parent likes to sew, you can offer to have them make curtains for classroom windows. This will count towards your volunteer hours.
  • If a parent likes to build, you can offer to make light tables, shelves, tables for the classrooms etc.

Student Requirements

Students must follow the CIJS and Osceola County Public School’s Code of Student Conduct.  Click on the link below to view the school policies.

Students are required to wear uniforms which must be purchased through the school.

Application Submission

Students are accepted to the school based on a random lottery by grade level. Click ‘View Lottery Policies’ below for additional information and application due dates.  We will only accept a completed, signed and dated application. Please contact us at admissions if you have any additional questions.

Fill out the lottery application by clicking the ‘Begin Lottery Application’ link below. All lottery applications must be received by the deadline to be considered. Since the initial lottery already took place for 2022/2023, applicants for the current school year are reviewed on a first come first serve basis. We will begin accepting applications for 2023/2024 on Jan 4, 2023.

It is recommended that you have the following items ready to submit BEFORE beginning the application. If you begin applying and do not have these items, your application will be saved and you can return at a later time to complete it. However, please note, your application WILL NOT be processed or considered for the lottery drawing if you have not submitted ALL of the required materials BEFORE the deadline. If you do not have access to technology, please go to our campus office located at 2030 Old Hickory Tree Rd. in St. Cloud FL.  Bring the documents with you and we will help you with the application.  Applications WILL NOT be accepted via email or fax.

Proof of Residency in Florida (regardless of county of residence). WE DO ACCEPT OUT OF COUNTY APPLICANTS.  See Lottery Policies for details.

One item from EACH of the categories MUST be attached

All documents must have the same address and the name of the parent/legal guardian

*Category 1: Lease/rental or mortgage agreement, property tax records

*Category 2: Current utility bill (electric, cable, water etc), income tax record, or proof of receipt of governmental benefits

If the parent/guardian is NOT the lease holder or property owner, then the following is required: Notarized letter verifying residency signed by the owner of the home. This must accompany one document from Category 2. In addition, the parent/guardian must provide a valid Florida Driver’s License (or Florida Dept. of Motor Vehicles picture ID), voter registration or auto registration.

Creative Inspiration Journey School of St. Cloud is located at Old Hickory Tree Rd. off of 192 (E. Iro Bronson Memorial Highway).

CIJS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, ancestry, creed, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, national origin, disability, age or any other legally protected characteristic.

Please contact us at if you have any trouble with the application process or if you are unable to complete this online. We will help you!