Seaside Schools

One of Florida's First & Oldest, Public Charter Schools

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  • Lottery Applications Open on February 1, 2022

    Applications for 2022-2023 admission will be accepted from February 1, 2022, to March 31, 2022, at 5:00PM CST for enrollment through the lottery process. Only those applicants who submit complete and accurate applications by the deadline were accepted in the enrollment lottery.

    Applicants currently on waiting lists must reapply each year in order to be entered into the admission lottery.

    Prior to submitting an application, please review our recently updated Applications and Admittance Policy. If you have questions about applications and admissions for the Seaside School, Inc., please contact us by email (  

    Pursuant to Florida Statutes and the Seaside School's charter, certain applicants are given an admission preference. Regardless of preference, all incoming students must submit a complete and accurate application for admission. Applicants are selected in the following preference order:

    1. Children of current employees of the Seaside School, Inc. – both Seaside Neighborhood School and Seacoast Collegiate High School
    2. Children of past and current members of the Seaside School, Inc. Board of Directors
    3. Siblings of currently enrolled students at Seaside Neighborhood School and Seacoast Collegiate High School
    4. Walton County residents


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  • Board of Directors Application Period is Open

    Seaside School, Inc. is governed by an 11-15 member Board of Directors, each of whom serve 3-year terms. We annually accept applications for local members of the community to serve on our Board of Directors, and the selection of new board members is made by the current Board of Directors. In order to be considered, applicants must submit a complete application, and those applications must be submitted online.

    The application period for the 2022 Board of Directors class will begin December 6, 2021, and run through February 14, 2022. Click here to begin your application.

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  • Seaside School Inc. Shines with 2020-2021 Test Results

    Seaside School, Inc. students continue to earn high marks on annual state testing and rank as one of the top public schools in the State of Florida for 2020-2021. Results from the most recent Florida state assessments show that The Seaside School, Inc., the oldest, operating public charter school in the state, is the #3 ranked combination school in the State of Florida, performing above the majority of combination schools statewide, and continually scores higher on college entrance exams compared to the national student average.

    Notably, data from the most recently administered tests in 2021 show Seaside School, Inc. scored #2 in the State of Florida for 7th and 8th grade mathematics, #7 in the State of Florida for 10th grade English Language Arts (ELA), and #6 in the State of Florida in 8th grade science. Additionally, students scored an average of more than 140 points higher than the state average on the PSAT. Read the full press release.

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  • Expansion on NWFSC South Walton Campus

    On Monday, September 27th, 2021, Seaside School, Inc., Florida’s oldest continuously operated public charter school and recently ranked #3 combination school in the State of Florida, and Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) committed to expand their existing partnership to construct new facilities for high school and college students at the college’s South Walton campus.

    Last week the Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC), the Board of Directors for The Seaside School Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Directors for The Seaside School, Inc. each unanimously approved a partnership agreement to expand the high school dual enrollment program and build new facilities for Seacoast Collegiate High School and NWFSC at the South Walton campus. On September 27th, 2021, these partners gathered and signed an agreement to solidify the relationship.

    “The Seaside School, Inc. is grateful to Northwest Florida State College for their continued collaboration towards expansion, and for sharing our vision and objective of ensuring high school students receive an education of the highest quality in Walton County,” said Nick Vlahos, Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Seaside School, Inc. “Together we can support the next generation and ensure their pathway to becoming extraordinary leaders.” Read the full press release.

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  • Register to Race on February 20, 2022

    The 2022 Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K is coming back live and in person for the 20th running on February 20, 2022. A true weekend experience, this three-day event kicks off with amazing coastal cuisine at the Taste of the Race on Friday, February 18, 2022, plenty of fun for all ages at the Race Expo on Saturday, February 19, 2022, and the running of the Half Marathon + 5K along the iconic Highway 30A starting and finishing in Seaside on Sunday, February 20, 2022.

    Our 20th anniversary race is going to be one for the books, and we can’t wait to run with you on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Learn more about adult and student registration options for both in-person and virtual runners on

    The health and safety of our participants, spectators, volunteers, and community is of the utmost importance. The Seaside School Race committee will follow and comply to the regulations dictated by the State of Florida, Walton County and Town of Seaside.

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  • February 2022 Board of Directors Meeting

    The next meeting of The Seaside School, Inc. Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 5:30PM at Seaside Neighborhood School (10 Smolian Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459).

    All Board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30PM. Members of the public are given an opportunity to address the Board at each meeting.

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  • DID YOU KNOW? The Seaside Schools are AdvancED STEM Certified.

    AdvancED STEM Certification provides a proven, research-based framework and criteria from which to assess and validate the quality, rigor and substance of STEM educational programs. Through this certification protocol, institutions and programs build awareness, increase expectations and demonstrate a commitment and ability to deliver high-quality STEM education. AdvancED STEM Certification is a mark of STEM distinction and excellence for those institutions that are granted the certification.

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