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Seacoast Collegiate High School First Class Excellence

May 11, 2017 by SoWal Staff

The 2017 class of Seacoast Collegiate High School (SCHS) has much to celebrate.

In addition to graduating during the school’s 20th anniversary, the class of 2017 is No. 1., meaning is the first senior class to graduate that began high school here (grade 9).

All 35 seniors in the 2017 class have been accepted to at least one major college or university. All seniors who completed the collegiate education model (grades 9-12) at SCHS will graduate with a Florida High School diploma and Associate’s degree (AA) from Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC).

The 2017 senior class makes the grade with 57 percent carrying a 4.0 or higher weighted GPA; 20 of 35 students already qualifying for Bright Futures scholarships and 33 of 35 seniors have earned an AA degree. [The two students who are not earning an AA degree, did not attend SCHS for the full four years.]

The average SAT scores for the class of 2017 is 1166, which is 179 points higher than the District (987) and 146 higher than the state of Florida (1020).

Compared to 131,621 students who took the ACT across the state, SCHS class of 2017 scored higher in all subject areas, with an overall average score of 26.6 (36 is a perfect composite score) compared to 19.9 overall average across the state of Florida.

During their tenure at SCHS, the class of 2017 has contributed over 4,200 hours of community service, which equates to working 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for 6 months.

Collectively, the 2017 class of SCHS has earned $1,856,550 in scholarship funds.

As of March 2017, 73 college acceptance letters have been received including West Point, University of Florida (honors), Florida State University, University of San Francisco, Savannah School of Art & Design, Lipscombe, Ole Miss to name a few.

 “We are proud to recognize the hard work of our dedicated seniors,” says Seacoast Collegiate High School principal Jonathan D’Avignon. “The future is theirs and they are well prepared to seize it.”

For more information on Seaside School, visit www.seasideschool.net.



Established in 1996, Seaside School, Inc. is one of Florida’s first public charter schools located in Seaside, Florida. Seaside School is one charter school serving students on two campuses: Seaside Neighborhood School (grades 5-8) and Seacoast Collegiate High School (grades 9-12). Seaside School recently was honored by the Florida Department of Education as a “pioneer charter school.” Thanks to a dedicated staff, involved parents, and the support of local businesses and community members, Seaside School is consistently ranked one of the top performing schools in the state of Florida, recognized at the national and state levels for academic achievements. Seaside School is funded in part by Seaside School Foundation, Inc. which produces the highly anticipated annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K Run each spring.

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