Award Year 2016
- Black/African American: 6%
- White: 63%
- Hispanic: 21%
- Asian: 4%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 5%
- ELL: 1%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 32%
State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) is a tuition-free public charter school in Bradenton, Florida, located on the State College of Florida campus, serving grades 6-12. Its mission is to guide and mentor student achievement by equipping them to attain a high school diploma and an Associate in Arts Degree concurrently upon graduation.
SCFCS employs an innovative model, influenced by the Swedish Kunskapsskolan, which nurtures motivation, independence and support for student success with the guidance of an academic coach. The role of the coach is to be an advocate for the student, as well as a mentor providing assistance in academics or personal and social concerns.
Beginning in 6th grade, SCFCS students progress in a rigorous academic environment, permeated by technology, preparing for a full-time college schedule beginning their junior year. Juniors entering the Accelerated College Program will replace the last two years of their high school academic career with college courses, ultimately earning both a high school diploma and Associate in Arts degree. All grades have the privilege of sharing the college's resources on campus, and those in 11-12 grades are considered full time college students with all benefits.
Every year since its opening, SCFCS has been graded by the state as an "A" school. We have received the FLDOE Commissioner of Education's designation of a high-achieving charter school, and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.