Ina A. Colen Academy is a tuition-free public charter school of choice located in the Calesa Community in Marion County, Florida. IACA will be serving students in Kindergarten through grade eight. We are looking forward to our inaugural year in August 2022.


Ina A. Colen Academy will begin accepting student applications in Fall 2021 for students eligible to attend Kindergarten through grade six in Marion County in accordance with the Marion County Public Schools Student Progression Plan.


Students entering grades seven and eight will be able to apply in 2022 (7th) and 2023 (8th), as we plan to gradually grow the school within the first three years of operation.


Ina A. Colen Academy is committed to enrolling a diverse student population and shall abide by the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and applicable Federal and Florida Statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality and ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender, including but not limited to, Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. During the application process, IACA may request demographic information from applicants, but responses to these inquiries must be voluntary. Copies of applications and registration forms will be made available in English and Spanish. Interpretation of the applications and registration forms into other native languages will be provided upon request.


Each school year, the total capacity and total enrollment of the school will be posted on the website. The capacity will be based on the Charter Contract for the school. Seats will be made available based on this Policy and Florida law.


Click the link below to view the list we have compiled of our frequently asked questions about our school and the admissions process.


Please direct any further inquiries about the school to the contacts below.

Dr. Christy Noe

CEO, Collaborative Educational Network, Inc.

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Rebecca Rogers
Executive Director, Colen Family Charitable Trust

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