Back to School with St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is pleased to provide you with this Back to School Quick Guide filled with important information for parents and students.

Did you know?

  • SLPS Ranks 1st on the Treasure Coast for Overall Student Performance
  • SLPS Ranks 5th in the State for Graduation Rate
  • SLPS Ranks 5th in the State for Career and Technical Education
  • SLPS Ranks 12th in the State for Middle School Acceleration
  • Cambridge International’s District of the Year for 2022 and 2020
  • Named a District of Distinction

2022-2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Access the full SLPS 2022-2023 school year calendar here:

Families – please be sure to review our Code of Student Conduct. The Code of Student Conduct outlines behavior expectations to ensure a safe and predictable learning environment.
SLPS Code of Conduct:

2022-23 SCHOOL MEAL APPLICATIONS

Did you know there are other benefits that income-eligible families receive in addition to free breakfasts and lunches?

Eligible students also receive:
FREE lunch and breakfast
• Discounted college application fees
• Summer & after-school meals
• Free waivers for SAT/ACT/PSAT exams
• Discounted bus passes, internet and phone services for parents and students

Please note: Completing a meal application is REQUIRED to receive a Meal Benefit.

To learn more about these benefits, watch our informational video: https://youtu.be/I4U7xOqZPWk

HEALTH SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The health and well-being of students is important, which is why SLPS conducts health screenings to provide early detection and enable follow-up opportunities for sensory and physical issues that may hinder a student’s development and learning.
Florida law requires you to consent to health screenings in writing.

Download the consent form here: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/forms/XED0295A.pdf


TRANSPORTATION

SLPS strives to transport students to and from their centers of learning in a safe, timely, efficient and academically supportive manner. There are many tools offered to parents to make the transportation process easier. Not only does SLPS make it easy to find your bus route online, but you can also view the real-time location of your children’s school bus on your smartphone, tablet or computer with the mobile device app and website Here Comes the Bus!

To sign up or learn more about Here Comes the Bus, visit: https://herecomesthebus.com/
Learn more about bus safety by watching our video! https://youtu.be/YhfZZYIyZLQ

CAREER AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

Career and Technical Education offers a complete range of career options for all students, helping them to discover their interests and the educational pathways that lead to success. These programs offer students the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications, workbased learning experiences, and articulated college credits.

CTE helps students gain the technical skills, rigorous academic foundation, and real-world experience they need for postsecondary education and a high-skill, high wage, high-demand career.

To learn more about these programs visit: https://www. stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/career-and-technical-education/


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
• Standard Diploma: 24 credits
• ACCEL Diploma: 18 credits

MUST PASS
• Grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) or a concordant score
• Algebra 1 end of course (EOC) or a comparative score

MUST EARN
• 2.0 GPA

The full list of graduation requirements can be found on the Florida Department of Education website here: https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7764/urlt/StandardDiplomaRequirements.pdf