Leon County Schools: An A+ District

Talent comes in all shapes and sizes, and Leon County Schools has developed a comprehensive approach to ensuring all students are equipped with the resources they need to reach their fullest potential. In fact, three local high schools were rated among the nation’s best in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, high school juniors and seniors in Leon County have, on average, some of the highest SAT scores compared to other school districts in the state of Florida and the nation.

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Instructional Programs

Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12

A full educational program is offered to 33,000 students in forty-eight school and program sites. These include preschool, elementary (PreK-5), middle school (6-8), high school (9-12) and special district wide program centers for specific populations of all ages and ability levels.

Exceptional Student Education Programs

Gretchen Everhart School serves students with intellectual disabilities ages 3-22 years of age. The school serves approximately 200 students with severe to moderate mental handicaps, and each student is provided an individual education plan to help them achieve their maximum potential and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Homebound teachers assist students who are seriously ill or unable to attend classes for a significant period of time. These teachers work with the students’ parents and regular teachers to help their students continue their education outside the classroom.

Career, Technical, Adult and Community Programs

Lively Technical Center offers a wide range of career programs available to the general public including business education, nursing, aviation maintenance, welding, automotive, photography, cosmetology, barbering, computers, web design, commercial driver license, driver education, motorcycle rider training, and more.

Leon County Schools Adult & Community Education (ACE) is the primary provider of adult education classes in Leon County. Many students enroll in ACE programs every year at the more than 25 class locations during the day, evening and online, making Adult & Community Education the largest adult education program in Leon County. Classes offered include GED Preparation, Literacy, English for Speakers of Other languages (ESOL), Adult and Co-enrolled High School Credit, Classes for Adults with Disabilities, and Senior Adult Learners. ACE is also the official Leon County Testing Center for the GED Examination. For more information please click here.

SAIL (School for Applied Individualized Learning)

SAIL, a School for Arts and Innovative Learning, is an innovative magnet school for students looking for a creative and personalized high school experience. It was founded in 1975 in the belief that all students can learn and succeed when provided a learning environment that meets their needs and interests. SAIL is an award-winning school that emphasizes individualization, democratic decision-making, and application of academics in a humanistic atmosphere. It offers challenging academic classes, dual enrollment college courses, and a multitude of creative arts electives. Any Leon County high school student looking for a caring, non-traditional high school to meet their individual needs can learn more here.

Special Alternative Schools and Programs

The Leon County School District offers several alternative school programs designed to provide support for disruptive, disinterested, and/or unsuccessful Leon County Schools students. Several of these programs are mandated by law and are offered in cooperation with state or local agencies.

Special Day Schools

Both Everhart School and Pace Secondary School are special day schools providing services to exceptional education students whose individual educational plans document the need for such services. Parents or guardians that feel their exceptional education children would benefit from these programs can contact the administrator at their child’s current school for more information.