2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Scholarship

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott have invited all Florida students to participate in the annual Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests, which will be centered around the theme, “A Celebration of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders.” Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a 4-YEAR FLORIDA PREPAID SCHOLARSHIP through the essay contest.
The prizes could transform the lives of a student in your class or school. We hope that you will encourage all of your students to take full advantage of this opportunity to enhance their appreciation for Hispanic-American History and prepare financially for their own future education aspirations.

Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators in elementary, middle and high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, October 15, 2018.

To learn more about Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and contests, visit www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com. You can also access promotional materials to share with your students and their families at http://www.fldoe.org/newsroom/hhm.stml.

Scholarships Available for Struggling Readers

Scholarships Available for Struggling Readers

In 2018, the state of Florida established Reading Scholarship Accounts to provide supports for public school students in grades 3-5 who struggle with reading. Students who received a Florida State Assessment (FSA) Score of Level 1 in English Language Arts (ELA) automatically qualify for the scholarship.

The state program provides families with access to education savings accounts, worth $500 to pay for tuition and fees associated with part-time tutoring in reading, in summer and after school programs designed to improve reading and literacy skills through instructional materials and curriculum aligned to grade-level literacy standards. Scholarships are limited and offered on a first come first serve basis, the application window opens August 13th.

For more information on the scholarship opportunity visit: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/ and to access the Reading Scholarship Handbook, please click here.

Golden School Award

Golden School Award

We are a proud recipient of the Golden School Award recognizing exemplary programs which promote parent and community involvement in education.