Some students in Alachua County may be eligible to transfer to a different public school or receive free tutoring.
Free tutoring, federally funded under the No Child Left Behind Act, will be more selective this year.
The county can only provide 780 students with the free service, compared to the 1,800 that were tutored last year.
"Get application in on time, because once we reach our maximum, all the remaining children will go on a waiting list, we will have to prioritize, as some students will exit the program and we can add other students, but the critical piece is, get your application in on time for the tutoring, said Dr. Charles Hall, Director of the county's Title I schools.
Students attending Title I schools that have not made "adequate yearly progress" may accept the free tutoring, or transfer to a higher performing school.
Parents need to get their application in by September 3 for the free tutoring that starts in October.
Qualifying families are being sent paperwork, or can pick up the application next week at their child's school.