IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HANDBOOK
The Student and Family Handbook has been developed to help student, families, and administrators understand the policies and procedures established for students. The document is now available online and topics of interest can be searched using keywords (see search box). Please note that the current online document is always the official version - updates may be made at any time as policies and procedures change. Anyone with questions may call the Communications and Community Relations Department at 941-927-4009.
The Student and Family Handbook is developed and reviewed annually by a committee of district administrators, parents, students and school safety personnel and is divided into multiple sections. See the Table of Contents for more information.
Florida Standards for the Arts, Health, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies, as well as the implementation of the Florida Standards for English Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics are the foundation of curriculum and instruction for all Sarasota County students. The Florida Standards are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K-12 Standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready by the end of high school. The Standards define the knowledge and skills in core content areas that students are expected to master within their K-12 educational careers. This is one of the most important changes in education in the United States in the last 50 years and stands to positively affect students, parents, teachers, communities and the workforce.