High School Here We Come!

As you help your child prepare for high school, there are many things to consider in finding the perfect fit. Fortunately, Alachua County has many options for a great education and well-rounded experience.  While evaluating your options, consider what parts of the high school experience are most critical to your child’s success. Academics are important

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SF Achieve Helps Students Get to College

Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) has partnered with Santa Fe (SF) College to help high school students prepare for college. The SF Achieve Program has team members from Santa Fe College located at ACPS high schools to help guide students in applying for college, offering scholarships, mentoring and even money towards books. SF Achieve is

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8th Grade Families: Career Academy Showcase

Do you have an 8th grader? There are many options for high school in Alachua County. On Thursday, November 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Eastside High School (in the outdoor mall area), local schools with specialty programs will be hosting an open house for students and families to explore options. There is no

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'Congrats' Banner

Easy as Pie ‘Congrats’ Banner for Your Graduating Senior

Even though graduation ceremonies have been put to a halt this spring, that doesn't mean that you can't celebrate your high school senior from home! Get festive with this DIY 'Congrats' Banner to decorate your home to celebrate your graduate! Supplies: colored construction paper of choice scissors  a silver sharpie  ribbon or string of your

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National Merit Semifinalists

29 ACPS High School Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) have 29 high school students that have been named National Merit semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The names were announced earlier today, September 9, by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. To be considered as a semifinalist, students must score high scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Qualifying Test

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Celebrate the Class of 2020

Celebrate the Class of 2020 on Facebook Watch in May

While Alachua County has yet to announce how it will proceed regarding high school graduations during COVID-19, Facebook has decided to do something special for graduates across the country with #Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020. This virtual commencement ceremony will start on May 15 at 2 p.m. and it will be

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30 Local Students Achieve National Merit Finalist Status

Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) announced that 30 students from local high schools are finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program.  This program is extremely prestigious and indicates great academic excellence. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently informed the finalists of their status, and the finalists have a chance to be awarded thousands of

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Cooking Up Culinary Masters

  By Danielle Spano Florida is the Sunshine State, and with that sunshine comes tourism. According to Visit Florida, visitors to our state spent over $100 billion in 2017. With such a booming tourism industry, it is no wonder that the Florida hospitality industry, with nearly 1.5 million employees according to Visit Florida, is a

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