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For years, students and parents have been asking for a way to continue their high school pursuits at the Seaside Neighborhood School.  They are also looking for a collegiate curriculum that keeps students in the County.

The collaboration between Seaside, South Walton High School and Northwest Florida State College has created Seacoast Collegiate High School – a truly visionary and transformative educational model.

The initial vision for the new high school is to create an environment for 160 students in a college-preparatory setting that emphasizes academic excellence and is complemented by a concern for each learner’s personal growth and intellectual, aesthetic and psychological development.

The new high school emphasizes a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for graduation with both a high school diploma and an Associate degree from Northwest Florida State College.  Key program components include:

  • Students take ninth and tenth grade courses at the “ South Walton Campus of Northwest Florida State College facility on US 331 adjacent to South Walton High School
  • 9th grade is a Pre-Collegiate curriculum defined by Seacoast
  • Students interested in the Collegiate program qualify by PERT, SAT or ACT scores and a grade point average of 3.0 or greater
  • The Collegiate program begins in 10th grade.
  • In eleventh grade, students begin taking classes at the NWFSC Niceville Campus
  • Students are eligible to participate in sports and extra-curricular activities at South Walton High School.

Pupils will be considered for admission based on the criteria established by Florida Law and the policies and procedures of the Walton County School District.  Among other factors, the new high school will admit students without regard to race, national origin, sex, disability or achievement level.

Classes for ninth and tenth graders take place in two buildings on the South Walton Campus of NWFSC nearby South Walton High School.  This campus provides room to expand and add at least two additional classroom buildings in the future.

At long last, a new high school model is here, but it’s not yet complete.  With your help, this model can become a regional guide, state example and national presence for blending traditional and charter public schools.  It will become an avenue for drawing and retaining new instructional talent in a small, rigorous academic environment that prepares young men and women for long-term success.

Why Partnering with Northwest Florida State College is the Right Choice

  • Offers a collegiate dual-enrollment program of study
  • Students earn high school and college credits
  • Students can earn their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees and are guaranteed admission and a seamless transfer of college credits to meet degree requirements in the Florida university system, or they may transfer credits to other universities nationwide.
  • Providing space at their South Walton Campus near South Walton High School


School Capacity & Enrollment Timeline

  • 2013 – 2014: 40 freshmen + 40 sophomores
  • 2014 – 2015: Addition of 40 juniors
  • 2015 – 2016: Addition of 40 seniors


By 2015 total student population=160