Seminole County Public Schools Build Future-Ready Students

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 31, 2016 8:42:53 AM

Seminole_Schools_generic.jpgWhether it’s developing cutting-edge technology coursework or providing students with healthy eating options, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is committed to ensuring students reach their full potential.

SCPS offers a variety of curricula and programs centered on computer skills. Last year, the district introduced basic coding to all kindergarteners. By 2020, the district hopes to extend coding education into the curriculum for every grade level. SCPS also designed a program to prepare its students for careers in cybersecurity after local businesses expressed the need for a high-skilled workforce in that industry. As a result, Lake Howell High School students were introduced to a new cybersecurity program this year.

Modern technology can be found beyond the SCPS classrooms. To ensure further safety and efficiency in transporting students, all school buses in the district are equipped with a GPS system that allows drivers to avoid slow-moving areas and provides continuous location information to the schools.

Dining services at SCPS have completely transformed school meals. The district no longer has cafeterias, instead food is prepared in a school's restaurant and students are treated like guests. The district’s commitment to providing healthy meal options has resulted in serving meat free of antibiotics, hormones and steroids, along with fruits and vegetables that are mainly locally sourced. Students can receive as many fruits and vegetables as they wish during a meal for no extra charge.

Recently, SCPS celebrated the success of two alumni. Both competed and won medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Jenny Simpson, graduate of Oviedo High School, became the first U.S. woman to medal in the 1,500 meter race when she won the bronze, and
  • Matt Kuchar, graduate of Seminole High School, won a bronze medal for the U.S. in golf.

Topics: Seminole County, K-12 Education

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