Coasting through college: Seacoast Collegiate High School now in session

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

Seaside 's reputation as a well-performing charter school was another draw for the instructors.

"I worked the last two summers on 30A and just by knowing some of the families and the caliber of students at the school, it seems very prestigious," said math instructor Katrina McAlpin. "I knew I wanted to be there."

While students will have the opportunity to attend clubs, sports and activities at South Walton High School , the instructors are open to creating a kind of school that the students want to attend.

As some schools are sweating the transition to the Common Core curriculum or FCAT changes, at Seacoast, the focus is well beyond state standards.

"Common core is a very basic standard," Dickerson said. "If we have advanced expectations, we'll be automatically covering Common Core. We won't be teaching FCAT everyday."

 

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