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Sunshine State School of Leadership

Private | PK-12 | 100 students

We are best known for leadership program.

 

Living in Orange City

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $65,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted May 25, 2012

Thank you all for your feedback.

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Posted June 18, 2014

This is the most dedicated group of teachers I have seen in a long time. I love that my kids are actually exited to go to school everyday. I have seen significant change in their behavior and they love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

Three of the five star reviews were posted on the same day, the day students use classtime to make these reviews for extra credit. The other reviews are just the teachers and the principal trying to make there school look good. You learn nothing from this school even one of the five star reviews tells you that themself stating, "they dont fail kids because they dont believe that any kid deserves to fail at all." They give you assignments well below your grade level that's why nobody fails. All this school cares about is there money and status, and needs to be shut down.


Posted October 4, 2012

First off I want to say that Sunshine State School of Leadership is about Leadership, and Empowering our students to be their own success story . We Model the Way, by showing our students how to be successful in all they do. We Inspire a Shared Vision our students can become anything they set their minds to, and they can achieve their goals by working hard on their school work, their character, and their leadership skills. We Challenge the students to challenge the process, , and most of all challenge themselves to believe they can accomplish all their goals. WE don t give up on our students. We help them along to forge ahead with strength in mind and self worth they can do all that is expected of them in their education and make their future goals possible. We Enable our students to become mentors to their peers. We are there for them every step of the way, and these student s of ours earn their grades. We Encourage the Heart of our students to believe in themselves and let them know they are not alone on this educational journey. We believe in our students and this is why they are not LEFT BEHIND! WE are moving forward, and so are our students! Mrs.K.Franzen
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2012

This School is 100% better than public school . they dont throw things at you and rush you to turn it in they work at your pace and take there time with you so you know what your doing and understand. before you talk about anybody else check your self and your kids to make sure that you have things straight . i recommend this school more than public school. and they dont fail kids because they dont believe that any kid deserves to fail at all . they give kids scholarships because of course they want kids to have a good future and to be somebody . we might not have many things but the teachers go out of there way to make sure we have all the nesscary things for school and of course you wil have to pay for your book and other supplies cause this is a private school. i enjoy this school way more then public school they treat everybody with respect an equaly.


Posted September 28, 2012

Sunshine state school of Leadership is an excellent school. I would recommend all kids to come here. They help you and push you to do your absolute best. Before i came to this school i was doing bad because if i didnt understand something my public school teachers would hessitate to help me understand but in this school they would sit with me and help me as long as they need to. So now i am getting better grades and understanding all the work they ask me to do and even helping my fellow class mates. i appreciate this school and all the staff in this school. If it wasnt for them i either would be struggling in public school or a high school drop out. This school has helped many kids they help them finish school, go to college and find the leader in them they they probly would not have found if not for this school. They teach us to stand up for what we believe in and be diffrent go to college get our education and have a great career and a great life. This school is excellent and everything they do is for the well being of the students. If your trying to bring this school down its just because you know this school is above and better than any other school your children can go to.


Posted September 28, 2012

I am a student that attends Sunshine State School of Leadership and I think this school has and continues improving students academically, mentally, and emotionally. This is my first year attending Sunshine State and I'm already seeing a change in my self-esteem and I also have seen a BIG improvement in my grades. The work that I'm receiving is allowing me to be challenged and also allowing me to put my opinion and thought into the work I'm being given. The teachers here at Sunshine State are able to give more one on one time with the students which help the students have a better understanding of what they (students) are being taught. While I was attending public school the work that was given to me was just taught one day and then based on whatever I know plus whatever the teacher gave us, which means that we were on our own doing all the work with little help, now at Sunshine State the teachers give us work that will challenge the students as well as giving us more one on one attention to be able to understand more on what was given to us. I highly recommend this school to parents that want to see their children succeed, as well as see their students self-esteem improve.


Posted October 7, 2011

I THINK THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM. WHETHER THE PROGRAM HAS THE EQUIPMENT OR CORRECT AMOUNT OF BOOKS, OR THE PROPER AMOUNT OF TEACHERS DOESNT MATTER THE POINT IS THAT THE PROGRAM IS A GREAT WAY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG STUDENTS TO DO WHATS RIGHT AND GIVE THEM A SECOND CHANCE TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS IN LIFE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND I WOULDNT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO NEGATIVE COMMENTS BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW THEY COME FROM NEGATIVE THOUGHTS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

This school or might I say a family daycare. They don't even have school equipment or books necessary for the student to do their assignment. The state needs to look at this scam of a program. How can say that they offer special programs when they only have 3 teachers in the whole school. There is more that I can post but I will do that at another posting..


Posted March 23, 2011

Great school, I love it. The school has great ethics and they work very hard with their kids. Leadership and emotional Intelligence are very important in today s society; children learn these characteristics for anyone to have. I love to see my child display positive behavior
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Great school, I have two kids attending this school my children are happy with the school and have shown significant change in academics as well as maturity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Great school choice. They accepted my childs voucher and I had no cost out of pocket. Kids love it! and I am very happy with their process.
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public School
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 50% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 5% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 40% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Grand Canyon University
Liberty University
Florida Technical College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 2:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Odette Hernandez
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (386) 218-3907

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Business
  • Medical
  • Writing
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Medical Assisting

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • SACS Accredited
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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
76
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
150
Students typically come from these schools
Public School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $15000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Their School of Choice
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 50%
4 year college - 5%
Military - 0%
Vocational - 40%
Workforce - 5%
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2405 East Graves Avenue
Suite 100
Orange City, FL 32763
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Phone: (386) 218-3906

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