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Sarasota, FL
Students enrolled: 754

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645 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

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July 19, 2012
Both my daughters attended SSAS and loved it. They enjoy many educational field trips, projects and afterschool activities. There are so many clubs that my girls had something to do afterschool everyday until I got off from work and the clubs are FREE! The best teachers I have ever met including the ESE teachers and Gifted. Good Luck in the future SSAS.

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September 24, 2010
My daughter is in her first year at SSAS and we couldn't be happier. The challenging academic environment is really helping her to excel. The teachers are easy to communicate with and the processes they have in place make it easy to see what my child is doing in school. The amount of homework every night is steep at appx 3 hours each night plus weekend homework, this would be the only negative that I would mention.

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June 21, 2010
This school has helped my son exceed his own expectations. For the first time in his educational career, he was able to attain straight A's because he found the work interesting and connected with the teachers.

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September 05, 2009
My daughter is a sixth grader this year. She loves the school she feells that she can hang out with anyone and everyone she loves that there are so many club that arer interesting to her she has made alot of new friends and there isnt one thing wrong about this school. We love the school.

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March 23, 2009
I am a former student of SSAS and I think it was a great school. SSAS is a charter school that is located in downtown sarasota. It is an amazing place where the teachers are great and students can learn in a fun and educational way. I loved SSAS so much that words can't describe how much I missed it on the first day at my new high school. From my first day at SSAS to my 8th grade graduation trip I loved it.

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March 06, 2009
I find the school to be exceptional, however, it also seems that the teachers are expected to do too much. At times, they seem tired and stressed out. I wanted my son in a safe school and this is certainly it. He is a challenged and happy 6th grader.

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January 08, 2009
This is my sons second year at SSAS and we are over all pleased with the school staff and teachers.They require all parents to come to the PTSS meetings by monthly and all parents must put in volunteer hours.they keep parents well informed on school functions,as well as things affecting the school and our children.They have edline reports which are wonderful to keep up with where your childs grades are between report cards.

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March 26, 2008
My daughter is a 6th grader at SSAS and our whole family loves the school. The rules and systems by which the school is run should be emulated by the rest of the schools in our county. The teachers teach in a way that encourage free thinking while staying in the boundaries of the curriculum. They do not squash individualism but the code of dress and coduct is paramount. SSAS provides specialty courses like Op Org (Operation Organization) where the students learn life skills as well as book work. I could not be happier and look forward to the next 2 years.

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August 16, 2007
This school is great! I'm a seventh grader at SSAS and I love it! The teachers make class fun and exciting. The after school activities and field trips are awesome as well as interesting. I took band last year and I loved it! The teacher was great and I had lots of fun. If I had to go to another school, I'd be pretty disappointed!

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March 13, 2006
My daughter is a 7th grader at SSA+S and she loves it! This year, she is participated in band, basketball, volleyball, soccor, honor society, band and jazz band. The music department is awesome. The curriculum is tough! But, I have heard that if you can survive SSAS, you can make it anywhere! Thank, Georgia

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May 17, 2005
SSA&S is a good school with a variety of extracurricular activities for students. My one conplaint would be that the teachers are not attentive enough to the students at times and could prevent problems that occur when the teacher become lax in supervision.

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April 05, 2005
My child had a tremendous experience at SSAS. From an academic standpoint, he was challenged, and benefitted from the interdisciplinary approach used by the teachers. He participated in numerous music activities as well as one of the sports programs, with both programs being led by tremendous teacher/coaches. Parents were encouraged to get involved at the school, and in fact are expected to donate time to help where needed. The experience at SSAS was so rewarding that we're sending our younger son to the school next year. SSAS is a treasure, where all students are encouraged to grow within a caring environment, with a professional staff who does its well.

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February 13, 2005
Love the idea of this school. Have had a great experience with most teachers. Only negative I have is with the communication with parents. There seems to be a definate problem in the chain of command for communication issues. Would like to see more interaction with the kids on a more personal level.

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August 10, 2003
This is an absolutely fabulous school for students interested in art or scibce. My grandaughter went from an average to an excellent student while having dance, music,baseball, cheerleading and starring in several shows.She is now going on to Booker HS.s in their Drama section of their School Within a School or VPA

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Sarasota School Of Arts/Sciences
645 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL  34236
(941) 330-1855
Last modified Sarasota School Of Arts/Sciences is a Charter school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sarasota School Of Arts/Sciences Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top