Collegiate School Info Sessions for Incoming 11th Graders

(Bradenton, Fla., February 1, 2012) – State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) will hold information sessions about the new Accelerated College Program for students entering the 11th grade in Fall 2012, and their parents, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Wednesday, Feb. 15, at SCFCS, building No. 19, located on the northwest quadrant of the College’s Bradenton campus at 5840 26th St. West.

A tuition-free public charter school that started in 2010 with middle school grades, SCFCS was rated ‘A’ by the Florida Department of Education after its first year and was recognized recently as Manatee County’s highest-rated school, coming in at No. 12 in its category in the state. SCFCS was one of only 56 schools nationwide to be selected as a 2011-12 Apple Distinguished School for demonstrating a successful 21st century learning environment by using technology to promote students’ independent learning.

Incoming eleventh grade students in the SCFCS Accelerated College Program will have a personalized curriculum and schedule designed to allow them to graduate simultaneously with a high school diploma and an associate degree from SCF. Graduates with the Associate in Arts degree are eligible for a full Florida Gulf Coast University scholarship to pursue a bachelor degree.

SCFCS 11th grade students will attend college classes offered during the day and/or evening at SCF campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and online, providing them the flexibility to participate in extracurricular activities or work. Students also will receive free textbooks, and those who qualify will be eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Applications must be submitted in person and will be available at the information sessions. For more information, call 941-752-5494 or visit Maps and directions are online at

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