SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. The Seacoast Collegiate High School has made great progress in its first year. It's a campus in conjunction with the Seaside Neighborhood Charter School.
Right now, the high school is for 9th and 10th graders, but there are hopes to expand.
Since the late 90's, the Seaside Neighborhood Charter School has given another education option to middle school students in Walton County. In august, those options expanded with the opening of seacoast collegiate high school.
Cathy Brubaker is the Seaside School Director. "We did some surveys in the community to find out if there was truly support for a collegiate high school. We also did a survey with our parents and we found out they wanted this type of model."
Seacoast Collegiate High School is related to the Northwest Florida Ctate College's Collegiate High School program.
At Seacoast, those coming into 9th and 10th grades will have the opportunity to graduate high school, while at the same time getting a two year degree from Northwest Florida State College.
Jonathan D'Avignon, Seacoast Principal, "This is where they will be going to 11th and 12th grade. They will be fully dual enrolled and get an associate from college. We are tentatively looking at the 11th grade having them come here in the morning to take an AP class as well."
Students are also certified in both microsoft and adobe programs. A school some believe will help students push themselves and prepare for their futures.
Seacoast high school currently has 90 students.