St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

ST. LUCIE County, FL – School grades were released today from the Florida Department of Education, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to make improvements.  As the second highest rated District on the Treasure Coast, SLPS is a high-ranking “B” District with no failing schools. Over the last four years, the School District has improved its total points from 573 to 669, representing a 96-point increase and landing SLPS within one percent of an “A” rating.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies made history by earning its first “B” — the highest grade in its 12-year history.  Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “The teachers, administrators, and staff have worked hard to achieve this record-setting benchmark for the benefit of our students and their personal achievement goals.”

Bayshore Elementary, Floresta Elementary, St. Lucie Elementary, and Forest Grove Middle School also celebrate letter-grade increases this year.

With a focus on the new year, Superintendent Gent stated, “We are committed to the continued success of our District and look forward to providing all of our students with access to high quality programs led by outstanding teachers, administrators, and staff.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements

ST. LUCIE County, FL – School grades were released from the Florida Department of Education, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to make improvements.  As the second highest rated District on the Treasure Coast, SLPS is a high-ranking “B” District with no failing schools. Over the last four years, the School District has improved its total points from 573 to 669, representing a 96-point increase and landing SLPS within one percent of an “A” rating.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies made history by earning its first “B” — the highest grade in its 12-year history.  Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “The teachers,
administrators, and staff have worked hard to achieve this record-setting benchmark for the benefit of our students and their personal achievement goals.”

Bayshore Elementary, Floresta Elementary, St. Lucie Elementary, and Forest Grove Middle School also celebrate letter-grade increases this year.

With a focus on the new year, Superintendent Gent stated, “We are committed to the continued success of our District and look forward to providing all of our students with access to high quality programs led by outstanding teachers, administrators, and staff.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

Finish Your Degree at IRSC

Finish Your Degree at IRSC

It’s time to finish your degree at Indian River State College (IRSC)! Complete Florida, founded by the Florida Legislature in 2013, is offering scholarships for Florida residents who never
completed a Bachelor’s degree and are returning to earn select Associate and Baccalaureate degrees in business, healthcare, information technology, education, criminal justice and public administration—all of which are offered online at IRSC.

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Award amounts vary by the number of college credits earned. The closer applicants are to graduating, the more assistance they qualify for. Applicants must have left college in good standing for a minimum of three consecutive terms.

Registration is now open for Fall semester at IRSC. The course schedule is available at www.irsc.edu. The deadline to register is August 1, and classes begin August 19.

Students interested in returning to IRSC to complete their degree may visit www.irsc.edu/admissions/applications.html#returning_to_irsc for more information.

To learn more about Complete Florida scholarships, visit www.completeflorida.org/apply or contact Holly Macias at hmacias@irsc.edu or 772-462-7436.

Photo Caption: Christie Crooks returned to college after eight years and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from IRSC. You can be next! Apply for Complete Florida scholarships to get the degree you
need for the job you want.