Welcome future Hawks! We are so excited to welcome you to the nest! Here is the information you need to help you with your transition:
If you are zoned for Spruce Creek High School, you will transition automatically to us at the end of the year. In February we will have an open house for all of our incoming freshmen to see what SCHS offers. This will have booths with our clubs and sports, various electives, and some information from administration about what to expect in the transition. Our counselors will visit local middle schools in February and March to talk to students individually about registration and help them pick out their classes for next year. You can explore our Program of Studies in advance to see what we offer. If you will be joining us from a private school or miss that appointment with our counselors on your middle school campus, you will be able to come to one of our evening registration nights in March right after spring break. Watch this website for more details. Even if you are zoned for Spruce Creek High School, if you want to participate in IB, AITR, or the Academy of Finance, you must fill out an application by the listed deadlines.
Out of ZONE Students
If you are not zoned for Spruce Creek High School, the only way you can attend is by applying for and being accepted into IB, AITR, or the Academy of Finance. You are always welcome to fill out the School Choice Application inside Parent Portal, but the variance process is handled by the district school choice approval committee and they do not grant many variances for schools that are already at or above capacity. The only way to guarentee a variance is through acceptance into IB, AITR, or the Academy of Finance.
Interested in International Baccalaureate, AITR or the Academy of Finance?
Step 1: Attend the High School Showcase December 2nd!
The High School Showcase is optional, but it allows you to see the wide variety of programs available at the different high schools throughout Volusia County if you are trying to decide if Creek is right for you. We encourage you to read through the information about our programs on this website (IB, AITR, Academy of Finance) and come to our school Academy Information Night because the Showcase format does not allow us provide much detail or answer every question you may have. www.vcsedu.org/cte/high-school-showcase
Step 2: Attend SCHS Academy Info Night January 24th!
This night provides time for families to meet current students. It also provides time for families to ask the students, counselors and the coordinators questions about the programs.
- 5:30pm Welcome and General Session in the auditorium
- 6:00pm Breakout Sessions for IB, AITR, the Academy of Finance and AVID at SCHS
Step 3: Turn in Completed Application by January 31st!
Applications will be available in Parent Portal from 11/25/21-1/31/22. If you need the code to set up a Parent Portal account, please reach out to your middle school registrar. The directions to access Parent Portal are available HERE. The directions for filling out the application are available HERE.
Late applications cannot be accepted. We encourage you to turn application in early or before the deadline. We also encourage all students who are interested to fill out the application even if you have not made up your mind yet.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
Step 4: Acceptance Notification February 14th!
On February 14, 2022: Acceptance/denial notification letters will be sent to parents from FOCUS with instructions on how to select (1) program of choice through the FOCUS Parent Portal.
Step 5: Come to the Incoming 9th Grade Open House and Club/Sport Expo on February 24th!
The Academy Night only talks about our Academy programs to help students make a decision about what to apply for. This night is for ALL incoming 9th graders to learn about clubs, sports, electives, and general information about the school.
Step 6: Declare Intent Deadline February 28th!
By February 28, 2022: DEADLINE for program of choice Declaration of Intent
To CONFIRM a seat in one (1) program of choice, parents must communicate the Declaration of Intent through the FOCUS Parent Portal. Home school and private school parents and any parents wishing to confirm their acceptance would reach out via email/phone to their program coordinator.
Step 7: Prepare to Be a HAWK!
Watch for information about the upcoming school year by making sure your phone number, email, and address are accurate inside Parent Portal. Follow our school on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter!
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