Coasting through college: Seacoast Collegiate High School now in session

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 03:17 PM.

"They're investing in this school; they're involved in building this," said science teacher Marilyn Misulia.

 Julie Martin, the art and Adobe program instructor, has two children attending Seacoast, a ninth and tenth grader. She currently works at teaches at both Seacoast and Seaside .

"I've seen the Seaside model from every angle — as a parent, volunteer and teacher," she said. "It's an incredible opportunity and a successful model."

Classes are rigorous, but the students have a few advantages that others don't, like small class sizes and a faculty who back them 100 percent.

"We have high expectations, but a very reliable support system." D'Avignon said. "My objective is not to get them to college, but to get them to graduate college."

Right now, the student body is a whopping 82 ninth and tenth graders. As the school grows to include all four years, D'Avignon said he sees the the school maxing out at about 160. There is already a waiting list to attend Seacoast, where students chosen are based on a lottery system, much like NWFSC High School .


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