Welcome to Alta Vista Elementary



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Dr. Mindy Long, Principal

Welcome to Alta Vista Elementary! We are a school community with a focus on academic excellence, character development, social emotional learning, and community involvement. We place a strong emphasis on superior quality instruction, value the richness of diversity, and hold high academic and behavioral expectations for all. To ensure success, we are dedicated to using research-based instructional practices and specialized curriculum designed to meet individual learning needs of students throughout each learning experience.

The support of our community, families, and supporting business partners are an integral part of our team which undoubtedly translates into increased levels of success for our students! I strongly encourage every family to get involved in a meaningful way in their child's educational experience. We welcome and need your involvement and support as we strive to help each child reach their fullest potential. Be sure to check out our Soar to Success Adult Education Center and Eagle’s Nest Volunteer Center to learn how you can achieve your personal education goals and volunteer at Alta Vista. Together we will ensure that Alta Vista Elementary continues to soar academically for the children within our school community. We can do great things together as we work as ONE for the SUCCESS of all.

We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook for regular school updates and glimpses of the top-notch teaching and learning taking place on our campus.

We are thrilled to spend this year with you and your children, and we look forward to an amazing year filled with exciting learning and life-long memories. If we can ever be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

I am excited to be a part of the Alta Vista family!

Dr. Mindy Long

Proud Principal



District News & Announcements

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    Important Updates: Sarasota County Superintendent Search

    Sarasota County, FL, June 5, 2023 – During its Special Work Session on Monday, June 5 at 9:30 AM, the School Board of Sarasota County made the following determinations about its Superintendent Search.

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    Join Our Team!

    You are invited to attend a Job Fair on Tuesday, June 13, from 10-1 PM at Suncoast Technical College - North Port campus to learn about a variety of career opportunities available throughout Sarasota Schools.

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    Summer Aide Opportunities!

    SCS employees and substitutes have the opportunity to work in an aide capacity over the summer. (Apply to be a substitute today!)

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