Ina A. Colen Academy is a tuition-free public charter school of choice located in the Calesa Community in Marion County, Florida. IACA serves students in Kindergarten through grade eight.


Ina A. Colen Academy is now accepting student applications for the 2024-25 school year for students eligible to attend Kindergarten through grade eight in Marion County in accordance with the Marion County Public Schools Student Progression Plan. It doesn’t matter when you apply, as long as you apply by the January 31, 2024 deadline. Click here to download the LOTTERY FAQS PDF.

Important Dates:

  • Lottery Window Opens: 8 am, November 18, 2023
  • Lottery Window Closes: 3 pm, January 31, 2024
  • Announcement of Lottery Selection will be: Friday, February 9, 2024 after 4pm.
  • Current IACA students will receive their letter of Intent to return on Monday, January 8, 2024 and must return it by Friday, January 19, 2024.


The registration window for the 2024-25 school year, adding 8th grade, opens November 18th, 2023 and closes January 31st, 2024.


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. Seats will be made available based on the Enrollment 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
contact below or by filling out our contact form.

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Phone Number: 352-304-6787