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Schools FLAGLER SCHOOLS T he Flagler School District is ready to embark on a second century of educating students. The Flagler County School District is committed to providing a well- rounded education that empowers students to reach their full potential as responsible, ethical and productive citizens in a diverse and changing world. This commitment begins in pre-Kindergarten where students have the opportunity to begin their education with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten provided at all elementary schools. While in primary and secondary schools, students continue their educational journey with a strong foundation in a core curriculum that prepares them for academic success. In addition to the core curriculum, Flagler County Schools offer classes in music, art and physical education, since a strong exposure to the arts and adopting a healthy lifestyle at an early age contributes to the development of the whole child. Core curriculum is enhanced with opportunities to participate in service learning projects, future and community problem solving and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) based activities. This provides students with the ability to engage in real-world activities that promote civic engagement. Flagler County students can also participate in extracurricular sports, clubs and activities that promote self-esteem, teambuilding and collaboration skills while also preparing them for post- secondary education, entrepreneurship, the military and the workforce. Over 20 Flagship 86    flaglerchamber.org  •  visitflagler.com programs, aligned with career pathways and targeted industries for our community, exist from elementary to secondary schools. Students and families have many personalized learning choices as they journey through their educational experience with Flagler Schools. Additional components that make Flagler County Schools special are technology-infused classrooms with a 1:1 computer-to-student ratio, state-of-the-art media centers and commitment to developing a real world modernized learning environment. Student safety and wellness is a top priority in Flagler County Public Schools. In each school, you will see School Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, School Nurses, and School Resource Deputies working with students to support and promote citizenship, positive choices and healthy relationships. Teachers and staff are highly qualified and trained in their area of expertise. From bus drivers to the teachers in the classroom, all staff is dedicated to raising student achievement by participating in opportunities for professional growth that will positively impact students. What we’re doing is being noticed across our state and the nation. Both Matanzas High School and Flagler Palm Coast High School have received recognition from U.S. News & World Reports as silver and bronze medal schools for multiple years. Indian Trails Middle School has been recognized by the state of Florida as a School of Excellence for the past two years. Photos courtesy Flagler Schools