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Elementary Programs


Anne Lindsay

Assistant Superintendent



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The office of Elementary Programs is commited to the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of all elementary age students. It is our task to provide support and direction for the elementary programs in Highlands County through assisting our staff in meeting the needs of the students, parents, staff, and schools in a cooperative professional manner.

The School Board of Highlands County is very proud of the educational programs provided for the 5800 students enrolled in our ten elementary schools. The principals are committed to providing the best educational opportunities for the students and take pride in their schools, their students, and the support they receive from parents and the community in general. All elementary schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The curriculum is aligned to the Sunshine State/Next Generation Standards and the Grade Level Expectations that cover language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, character education, and the arts. These subjects are provided according to a regular schedule developed by the individual school staff. The content may be presented through an integrated approach. It is at the discretion of the individual schools to determine the inclusion of assemblies, field trips, holiday programs, dramatic presentations, recess, and other special events.

Promotion in the elementary school is based on an evaluation of each student's achievement in terms of appropriate instructional goals in language arts, science, and mathematics. The decision is based on a review of the mastery of the Sunshine State Standard and/or FSA scores, currently adopted text assessments, IRI, running records, teacher judgement, and collaboration with the school placement committee, teacher-made and text-related tests, classroom assignments, and daily observation.


For additional questions or concerns regarding student progression, please refer to the Highlands County Student Progression Plan.



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