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Applying to Don Soffer Aventura High School

Applicants who have applied between January 10-February 11, 2022 will be eligible for the first round of lottery acceptances. Here is the application site: https://csusa.schoolmint.net/welcome

Lottery results will be posted on your SchoolMint Dashboard and entered in the application sent to the email entered on the application. Additional applicants will be accepted from the waitlist if spaces become available.

Aventura residents who submit their application by February 11, 2022 are given preference when applying to Don Soffer Aventura High School. Preference is given in this order:

  1. Applicants who reside in Aventura more than one year.
  2. Siblings of currently attending students residing in the City of Aventura.
  3. Aventura Residents with an accepted sibling.
  4. Applicants who reside in Aventura less than one year.

Please be advised that applicants who receive a preference will be required to provide verifying documents at the time of registration and must submit an affidavit confirming their place of residence. Those unable to provide sufficient documentation will forfeit their seat or residency preference.

Required documents to finalize enrollment

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  • Birth certificate
  • Parent/Guardian driver’s license
  • Immunization
  • Physical (list form and specifics)
  • Exceptional Education documents (EP, IEP, 504, ESOL), if applicable
  • Custody court documents, if applicable

Enrollment FAQs

How can I find out information about your school?
Please call the DSAHS main office for information regarding upcoming Open House sessions.

May I list all my children on one application?
Please complete a separate application for each one of your children. Each child’s application becomes part of their registration in our student information system. Be sure to list the siblings within each application to receive sibling preference.

If my child is a current student, do I need to apply again?
No, your child automatically has a space in the appropriate grade if the Intent to Return for the next school year is completed by the deadline.

If I have one child who currently attends your school and I would like my other child to attend, what should I do?
You need to fill out an application during open enrollment for the other child. Please remember to list the currently enrolled student under the “sibling attending” section to receive sibling preference.

Open Enrollment has ended, am I still able to apply?
We accept applications and enroll students from the waitlist when vacancies arise throughout the school year.

I am currently on the waitlist. Does the waitlist expire once the lottery is run or does it carry over?
Applications are year specific. Applications submitted for the current school year will not be valid, roll over, or be processed in the next school year. If your child is currently on the waitlist, please submit a new application during the next school year’s Open Enrollment period.

If my child is on the waitlist, do I need to contact you to find out where he/she stands on the list?
Parents can log in to the SchoolMint Dashboard at any time to find where their child is on the waitlist.

My child is on the waitlist but has moved down a spot. How is this possible?
Undoubtedly this is frustrating. We follow the preferences permitted by the state (sibling, Aventura resident, DSAHS teacher, etc.). For example, when one sibling is accepted and has another sibling waitlisted in another grade, that waitlisted sibling gets an enrollment preference, meaning they move to the top of the waitlist.

Is there a tuition fee to attend?
No, we are a public school and there is no cost to attend.

Does my child need to wear a uniform?
Yes, uniforms must be purchased from our uniform vendor and worn on school days, unless a dress down day is declared for a school spirit event. More information regarding our dress code can be found on our website under the Parents tab.

Does your DSAHS provide transportation?
Bus service is provided for students who reside in Aventura and live more than two miles from school.