Welcome to the Suncoast Polytechnical High School web site. Our site is designed to assist you in locating information pertinent to our school including key curricular components, our application process and key contact information for teachers and staff.
Suncoast Polytechnical High School is a technology magnet high school that offers a rigorous curriculum to prepare its students for college and careers. SPHS graduated its first class in June of 2012 and sits on a 66 acre campus that is shared with Sarasota County Technical Institute. SPHS offers the Sarasota community a small school atmosphere by capping the total enrollment for students in grades 9-12 at 600. Students have a unique opportunity to get to know all 150 students in their individual grade level.
SPHS offers two unique signature programs to students beginning in the 10th grade. SPHS offers students the only Game/Art and Animation program in the country. This program helps to prepare interested students for a career that focuses on designing the video games of the future. Students that may be more scientifically of medically inclined may choose to enroll in the only Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program in the state of Florida.
SPHS prides itself on its relationship with Suncoast Technical College, STC, where students get a real world education that is real close. In partnership with STC, SPHS students apply their education through one of the many programs offered on our shared campus. These programs include coursework that prepares students for work in fields related to Health Sciences, Business and Human Services and Industrial Education. Some of the specific opportunities for high school students include: Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Cyber Security, Accounting Operations, Legal Administrative Assistant, Certified Culinarian and an ASE certified Auto Tech.
SPHS also takes pride in its relationships with the business community. Through these partnerships, SPHS students have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing experiences beginning in the ninth grade. Our job shadow partners not only provide key experiences related to students chosen career goals but also actively involve themselves in our school community with our 9th and 10th grade exhibitions projects.
I look forward to serving the students of Sarasota County and hope that you find all necessary information on this website. Should you need additional information, please contact us at: (941) 921-3981.
Assistant Director, Suncoast Polytechnical High School