Sarasota County Schools is an A-rated school district that works to ensure every student graduates on time, college or career ready. We employ the following three pillars for student success:
- Maintaining the school district’s academic success and A-rating
- College and career ready graduates
- Access and success for all students to close the achievement gap
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- Our Schools
- Magnet & Accelerated Coursework
- Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
- International Baccalaureate Programmes (IB)
- Advanced Placement
- Dual Enrollment
- Unique School District Programs
- Visual Performing Arts Programs (VPA)
- Law Academy
- MaST Research Institute
- Career Technical Education (CTE)
- Summer Learning
- Grades & Report Cards
Magnet & Accelerated Coursework
From magnet programs to accelerated coursework, Sarasota County Schools empowers students to achieve personal and academic success.
Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program is a set of challenging college-level classes for high school students and preparatory program for middle school students. It was developed by Cambridge Assessment, a non-profit, non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge in England and is one of the most prestigious advanced coursework programs in the world. Admission requirements must be met before entering the program.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme encourages both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. It is comprised of four programs that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. Sarasota County Schools offers IB coursework in middle and high school and students can work toward higher education, an apprenticeship or employment. Admission requirements must be met before entering the program.
Advanced Placement coursework is available to secondary students and gives them the opportunity to tackle college-level work while they are still in high school and earn college credit and placement. Many of the schools throughout Sarasota County offer numerous AP classes. Admission requirements must be met before entering the program.