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Dr. Rachel Shelley

Nothing is more thrilling than the beginning of a new school year—every campus is made more beautiful and exciting by its students, and Booker High is no exception. I love to see our Booker Babies back, a bit taller perhaps, maybe with updated hairstyles, or fresh new shoes, but all ready to participate in the vital and enthusiastic learning environment we’ve created at Booker High School. This year, we have so much more to offer as we continue to embolden our students to soar to new heights, and I’m excited to share our initiatives. First, we have partnered with The Community Foundation of Sarasota and Take Stock in Children to roll out our Booker Promise, a research-based financial support system for students who qualify. The Booker Promise, which is available to incoming ninth-graders who are eligible at graduation, will fund their college educations and is a bold new step in the mission of ensuring that 100 percent of our students graduate college or career ready. The mission has been accomplished—our students are defying statistics and succeeding beyond expectations. But for too many of our students, this educational dream ends here; the costs of college are enormous, and too many of our students simply do not have the economic means to commit to a college education. The Booker Promise will remove these financial barriers to access

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  • SPIN Night

    Come see what all the buzz is about! Learn about Booker High School’s exciting Magnet Programs: the renowned Visual and Performing Arts program, the globally recognized college prep Cambridge University AICE program, and the unique Law Academy. Meet BHS Principal Dr. Rachel Shelley, Florida’s 2017 Principal of the Year, as well as the inspiring teaching faculty. Take a tour of the beautiful new campus and see for yourself why Booker High School is considered Sarasota’s best-kept secret!

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  • Forecast Festival

    Join us for the inaugural Forecast Festival, where Sarasota County families can learn about the Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts program through an interactive event full of performances, workshops, collaborative art projects, campus tours, and more.

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  • Booker Swag - Sophomore Fundraiser

    We are hosting a shirt fundraiser to help with school spirit and the need for non grade and sport specific Booker apparel.

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  • School Store Now Open

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  • Yearbooks on Sale!

    Yearbooks are on sale for $55 until November 29th. Prices will go up to $65 after that date!

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  • Band of the Week 2019 – Booker High Whirlwind Brigade

    It takes enormous dedication to be in a marching band. And if you don't believe me, believe Whirlwind Brigade drum major Zionna Williams.

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