Learn Well at Every Stage of Life

From the A-rated public school district to renowned continuing education opportunities, learning is a purposeful part of living well.

College Preparatory Academy at Wellen Park

At College Preparatory Academy at Wellen Park, we use collaborative learning communities, world-class academics, and 1-1 technology to build foundational college readiness skills for all students. Our safe, immersive, and hands-on student environment promotes academic growth and acceleration, allowing students to develop academically based on their learning stage, not just their age. Our approach captures students' curiosity and attention, promotes social-emotional well-being, and enables them to explore and reach their fullest potential.

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Taylor Ranch Elementary

Since its opening, Taylor Ranch Elementary has been considered a leader in the use of educational technology. There are four technology labs located on campus, where students can learn the latest in instructional software. And with a state-of-the-art science laboratory, students can get hands-on experience while they learn. There are also Advanced Work Classes offered, to meet the needs of gifted and high-performing students.

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Prodigy Early Learning

Prodigy Early Learning's natural hands-on environment promotes learning through self-discovery. Fostering a stimulating environment that encourages students to direct their learning. Promoting an atmosphere that's experimental, imitative and sensory based allowing children to learn through examples. Intentional social interactions and cultural experiences influence children's ability to think and learn.

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Sky Academy Middle School

The Sky Academy Middle Schools are public charter middle schools located in Venice and North Port. The schools have the same standards as other public schools in the county, with a unique approach to teaching subjects and a focus on making healthy and positive choices.

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Island Village Montessori School

The Island Village Montessori School is a charter school with campuses in Venice and Sarasota that have earned the status of “high performing charter school” by the Florida Department of Education since 2011. Students learn with the balance of traditional Montessori methodology and a contemporary technology-infused curriculum.

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Venice Middle School

As a National School of Merit, Venice Middle School’s mission is to challenge and nurture its students by offering a top-notch education, while fostering a community of respect and understanding.

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Venice High School

Venice High School empowers its students to become lifelong learners. With various signature programs, such as Advanced Placement, Career & Technical Education, Dual Enrollment, International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and Rotary Future Program, students can make the most of their school and its preparation for higher learning. There is also an impressive athletics program, as well as more than 35 clubs and organizations to participate in.

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State College of Florida

Established in 1957, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is the region’s first and largest public college, serving 11,000 college credit students annually at campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice, as well as via online classes. Another 14,000 participants annually attend professional development and personal enrichment classes. The College has graduated more than 50,000 students since 1959.

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Suncoast Technical College

Suncoast Technical College has a location conveniently located in North Port. Students can enroll in challenging career and technical programs that prepare them with the knowledge and skills desired by employers and colleges. Technical programs have been developed in partnership with regional businesses and are tailored based on community members’ input of demonstrated needs.

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Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development

Whether you are interested in professional development, starting a new hobby, having fun learning with friends, or looking to learn something new, SCF has a Lifelong Learning course for you.

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A Community of Learning

With nearly 100 neighborhood clubs and groups, excellent county libraries and continuing education courses offered throughout the surrounding area, there are countless opportunities to take part in the community and nearby.

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