What Sets Us Apart
RCMA Mulberry Community Academy is a free, public charter school in Polk County, Florida. A dual language school opening in August of 2023, MCA will serve students in grades K through 2nd grade, adding a grade every year until WCA becomes a K-8th grade school.
At RCMA, we know that the quality of a child’s experiences in the first years of life directly shape how they develop. That’s why we offer a safe and nurturing educational approach integrating strategies based on each child’s learning style. We focus on creating a lasting impact on a student’s ability to learn and succeed in school. With a positive and supportive staff of teachers, RCMA students receive the best academic foundation for their cognitive development.
At RCMA, we know parents are a child’s first teacher and main advocate. We build on family strengths and support parents with the resources and skills they need to be fully engaged in their children’s educational journey.
Culture is the best of the communities that we serve. RCMA schools celebrate the cultural strengths of our students and build on them as a way to nurture a academic achievement.
Health & Wellness
Each child’s perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All students receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need to achieve academic success.
Mulberry Community Academy is a tuition-free public school and is open to all students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, national or ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies or education programs. If there are more applicants than available spaces the school will conduct a lottery.
Enrolling in MCA
Mulberry Community Academy accepts applications for Kindergarten and First grade students beginning in April. Each year the school may also have a limited number of slots for transfer students for mid-year and new academic year transfer. You may apply to Mulberry Community Academy by completing the application here. Only completed applications with supporting documents will be considered.
The first step towards enrollment is first filling out an application to show your interest and emailing it to Blanca Flores firstname.lastname@example.org. MCA staff will be in touch once your application has been received with instructions on how to enroll in the school.
Mulberry Community Academy accepts applications for Kindergarten and First grade students beginning in April. You may apply to Mulberry Community Academy by completing the application here. Only those who submit completed applications will be considered.
Should the number of new applicants for a grade exceed the school’s capacity, the school will hold a lottery, taking into account enrollment preference. Please note that only applicants with completed applications will be eligible to participate in the lottery.
Registration Time Line
|Information sessions held in the community||Kindergarten applications accepted||Orientation sessions for new kindergarten families||Transfers considered|