2019 Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide 2019_Fantastic_Flagler__Visitor-Newcomer-Resident- - Page 89

FLAGLER SCHOOLS PERSONALIZED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES The vision for Flagler County Schools is to become the Nation’s Premiere Learning Organization. Each day, the administration and staff works towards this vision by providing personalized learning opportunities for students. This starts with the ability to participate in School Choice Programs. The School Board and staff embrace the concept of educational choice opportunities for students and families. All students in grades K-12 have opportunities for acceleration. At the elementary and middle school level, students who meet specific criteria can qualify for a mid-year promotion, full grade promotion or subject acceleration. Personalized learning opportunities are supported through International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education, Advanced Placement classes, college and career dual enrollment classes, Career Flagship Programs, iFlagler Virtual School and charter schools. Students’ individual needs are met through a variety of support services including exceptional student education, tutoring and mentoring. Students have the opportunity to tailor their learning through acceleration and remediation programs based on their learning styles. PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE Flagler County Schools prepares students for success in the 21st century in many different ways. In addition to its core curriculum, 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, communication skills, collaboration and cross-cultural relationship building are integrated into the school setting. Teachers work diligently to integrate these skills into lessons and throughout the student day. The district’s collaboration with Daytona State College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and the University of Florida allows students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students can also earn college credits by participating in Advanced Placement classes, the International Baccalaureate program and the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education. Students also have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in a number of areas, so they can immediately enter the workforce after graduation or pursue postsecondary education. Additionally, Flagler Technical Institute is a part of the Flagler County School District. FTI offers certifications in numerous areas such to include the medical field, cosmetology, early childhood and HVAC. These opportunities are available as dual enrollment for our high school students as well as for those in our community. FLAGLER SCHOOLS BY THE NUMBERS STUDENT POPULATION » » Pre-K through 12 - 12,900 STUDENT ETHNICITY » » White - 62% , Black - 14%, Hispanic - 14% » » Asian, Indian and Other – 10% GRADUATES (2016-17) » » Total number of graduates - 815 | Graduation Rate - 81% ADVANCED COURSES (2017-18) » » Total number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement/ International Baccalaureate/AICE - 790 » » Total number of Students enrolled in Dual Enrollment 559 TRANSPORTATION » » Total number of buses the district operates – 119 » » Total number of daily routes - 84 » » Approximate number of student ridership– 6,100 » » Average miles each year – 1.4 million » » Average school bus route cost annually - $42k-$48k FOOD SERVICES » » Average number of breakfasts served daily – 3,500 » » Total number of lunches served daily – 6,500 » » Total number of after-school meals provided - 715 MEAL PRICES » » Breakfast is free for all students Pre-K through 12th grade » » Elementary (including Pre-K) Breakfast – Free for all students; Lunch is $2.15 » » Secondary (Middle and High) Breakfast – Free for all students; Lunch - Middle - $2.35, High - $2.60 » » Students who qualify for reduced price meals pay $.40 for lunch » » Approximately 60% of the district’s students receive free or reduced-price meals each day. FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS The Flagler Schools Flagship Programs allow students to discover paths that lead them from the classroom to career success. Our Flagship Programs are found in all our schools, from elementary to high school. Students can explore and grow in the worlds of Agriculture, Aerospace, Green Technology, Health Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Marine Research, Finance and Business, Leadership, the Arts and more. We, as a Flagler community, believe our children drive the future. Working together we will help our children explore, discover and succeed. Elementary School Flagship Programs Belle Terre Elementary IRECS: Innovation,Robotics, Engineering and Computer Science Bunnell Elementary Agri-science and Green Technology Old Kings Elementary Marine Science Rymfire Elementary Medical Sciences, Health and Fitness Wadsworth Elementary Robotics, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Middle School Flagship Programs Buddy Taylor Middle Agronomy, Entrepreneurial Leadership Indian Trails Middle Business and Computer Science, ROAM (Robotics, Outdoor Science, Agriculture, and Marine Science) High School Flagship Programs Flagler Palm Coast High i3: New Tech Academy, International, Baccalaureate, Aerospace, Fire Leadership Academy, Teaching & Learning Matanzas High Finance and Corporate Services, Culinary Arts, Biotechnology: Plant & Marine, Construction Tech, Law & Justice Alternative & Adult Flagship Programs iFlagler Virtual School Personalized Learning Opportunities for grades 6-12 Flagler Technical Institute Health Science, Business Management, Construction Science, Early Learning Cert., Transportation Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide   87