IRC: Osceola Magnet School and Sebastian Charter Junior High Designated 'Schools of Excellence'
Indian River County - Tuesday November 1, 2022: The School District of Indian River County has announced the Florida State Board of Education has designated the Osceola Magnet School and the Sebastian Charter Junior High School as 2021-2022 Schools of Excellence.
"Osceola Magnet has been a School of Excellence for the past 4 years and is in the 94th percentile amongst elementary schools," and "Sebastian Charter Junior High has been a School of Excellence for the past 2 years and is in the 94th percentile amongst middle schools," said Superintendent of Schools, David K. Moore.
“We are incredibly proud of our students, teachers, and staff members at Osceola Magnet and Sebastian Charter Junior High School for receiving this designation," said Moore. "We understand that it takes the hard work and dedication of an entire school, including the support of school families, to achieve this type of recognition.”
The Schools of Excellence program was created by the Florida Legislature in 2017 and recognizes schools who earn a school grade in the 80th percentile or higher for at least two of the last three school years (F.S. 1003.631).
Schools recognized are afforded administrative flexibilities outlined in law including flexibility with instructional times and class sizes. Additionally, instructional personnel can use employment at these schools as in-service points toward the renewal of their professional certificate.