State College of Florida Collegiate School
|State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota|
|President||Dr. Carol Probstfeld|
State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) is a college preparatory school located on State College of Florida's Bradenton campus. It is based on a school in Sweden, with similar views of having students work on their own pace. Classes are available for grades 6-10. The school is largely technology based, utilizing a service, Canvas, from Instructure to assign and turn in schoolwork. Each student is assigned an iPad based on their grade level, and Apple laptops are available for services not available on the iPad. Each student start classes on the college campus in eleventh grade if they pass an enrollment test, called the PERT, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. After completing the program, they are given an Associate degree at graduation, alongside their high school diploma. Following this, for a two-year period, students can be given a tuition-paid scholarship for the Florida Gulf Coast University. The current headmaster is Kelly Monod.
State College of Florida Collegiate School is recognized for its high academic record and high quality work. In the year 2011, SCFCS participated in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). In sixth grade reading, SCFCS students scored 85 compared to Manatee County public school district, 63, and all Florida students’ composite of 67. Sixth grade math scores at SCFCS were 72, Manatee County, 48, and Florida, 57. In seventh grade reading, SCFCS students scored 83 compared to Manatee County, 65, and Florida, 68. SCFCS scored 73 in seventh grade math compared to Manatee County at 59 and Florida at 62. In 2016 SCFCS was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School putting it among some of the most prestigious schools in the country.
Many SCFCS students regularly participate on the college Brain Bowl team, often with great success. SCFCS students Carlyle Styer and Christopher Medrano were a part of the "SCF Fire Team," which won the 2015 FCSAA Brain Bowl State Championship. Carlyle Styer was joined by fellow SCFCS student Kara Stevens, as well as four other SCF students in winning the 2015 NAQT Community College Championship. It is believed that this may be the only instance in which high school students have played a significant role in a quiz bowl national championship at the collegiate level.
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