Florida Charter Support Unit

Supporting Florida’s Charter Schools

Free Professional Development Opportunity for Charter School Leaders

Thursday, June 18, 2015 • 10:00am

Spotlight School: Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology

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Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology is a public charter school that opened in 2003. The school has been awarded an “A” by the State’s school grading system for the last 11 years. The school’s mission is to provide a unique education through weekly field experiences integrated with a hands-on advanced middle school curriculum. Gulf Coast Academy staff members will be sharing tips on how they’ve been able to stay focused on their original mission, and make sure that all of their staff are on board with the unique instructional practices employed at the school.

Join us to learn some of the tips which have helped to Gulf Coast Academy significantly outscore their district on state assessments in both math and reading on every assessment for the last nine years.


School Spotlights

The Charter Support Unit is excited to announce a new initiative to share best practices from the highest performing charter schools across the state. Florida Statutes defines criteria for schools to be labeled “high-performing.” The Charter Support Unit will be interviewing schools who have received this designation to highlight how they have become successful. A summary of some of the school’s tips will be provided, and each school will be presented a webinar on an area the school has accomplished particularly well. The presentation by Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology is the first of these presentations. Watch for more in the near future. If you are leading a high-performing charter school and would like to be in the spotlight, send an email to cfuller@flcsu.org.

The CSU is a free support network funded by the Florida Department of Education whose primary mission is to serve all charter schools in their first five years of operation. The CSU also provides many free services to more established charter schools across Florida, including our free professional webinar series. If we can provide assistance to you or your school, please contact us:

Florida Charter Support Unit
(727) 286-3185