Award Year: 2013

Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College

100 College Boulevard E.
Niceville, FL, 32578-1347

(850) 729-4949

Anthony Boyer Ed.S, Principal at time of Nomination

Okaloosa County Schools

School Website

Mission

The CHS mission is to provide a quality education for students who seek the environment of a high-performing school and desire to undertake college-level study.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 76%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

With a proven track record of academic and student success, parent satisfaction and accolades from education officials, the Collegiate High School (CHS) at Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) is a testament to the power of choice. CHS is a public charter school of the Okaloosa County School District. The school, located at and operated by NWFSC in Niceville, FL, allows students seamless access to both high school and college resources. The purpose of the school is to provide rigorous academics for serious 10th – 12th grade students who seek the environment of a high-performing school and desire to undertake college-level study. This enables students to complete a high school diploma and an associate degree simultaneously, in either academic transfer or technical education options.

CHS is distinguished by the application of various, proven instructional styles. These include a technology-across-the-curriculum approach, student-led conferences, an integrated academic seminar series at each grade level, and a senior graduation requirement capstone project. In addition, the Collegiate High School’s dedication to the joy and value of reading has created an ongoing “culture of reading,” which includes a variety of reading initiatives involving traditional coursework, an open-access lending library, a summer reading program, and a guest author and guest reader program.

Since opening in the fall of 2000, CHS has been awarded the highest rating available in the Florida A+ School Accountability Program in every year of eligibility. CHS has consistently ranked in the top 1% of Florida public schools. In 2003, 2010, and 2011, the school achieved the highest score among high schools in Florida.