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THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ Lottery Yields Record Number of Applicants for Top-Performing Public Charter School

THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ Lottery Yields Record Number of Applicants for Top-Performing Public Charter School
  • 2024-2025 School Year
  • Lottery
  • Press Release
  • Walton County School District

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL - [February 29, 2024] - The anticipation was palpable as the lottery for admission to THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ for the 2024-2025 academic year took place yesterday at the Walton County School District office. Conducted by Superintendent A. Russell Hughes, the event marked a significant moment in the educational landscape of Florida, underscoring the enduring partnership between THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ and the Walton County School District.

In a statement following the lottery, Florida Superintendent of the Year, A. Russell Hughes of the Walton County School District, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, "The partnership between THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ and the Walton County School District exemplifies our shared commitment to providing exceptional education opportunities for all students. We are proud to support THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ in its mission to deliver excellence in education."

THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™, renowned as the top-performing combination public charter school in the state of Florida, continues to uphold its legacy of academic excellence. Dr. Tom Miller, Executive Director of THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™, emphasized the school's dedication to maintaining its high standards, saying, "We are honored by the overwhelming interest in THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™, which is a testament to our outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum, and supportive community. As we continue to prioritize academic achievement and innovation, we remain committed to providing an enriching educational experience for all our students."

With a distinguished track record of more than twenty consecutive years as an "A" school and ranking in the top 1% of all Florida public schools in math and science, THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ has established itself as a beacon of educational excellence. Additionally, the Walton County School District's stellar performance, earning the status of the number two school district in the state of Florida and maintaining an "A" rating for five consecutive years, underscores the strength of the partnership between the district and THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™.

The overwhelming demand for enrollment at THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ was evident as the school received a record-breaking 539 applications for incoming fifth through twelfth-grade students for the 2024-2025 school year. This unprecedented level of interest has resulted in a waitlist of over 380 students, highlighting the need for continued collaboration and expansion of educational opportunities in Walton County such as the expansion of Seacoast Collegiate High School in partnership with Northwest Florida State College slated to open in Fall 2025. 

As the educational landscape continues to evolve, the partnership between THE SEASIDE SCHOOL™ and the Walton County School District stands as a shining example of collaboration and commitment to excellence in education. Together, they are shaping the future of Florida's students and empowering them to thrive in an ever-changing world.

  • 2024-2025 School Year
  • Lottery
  • Press Release
  • Walton County School District