Education and Training
From preschool to college, Highlands County and its surrounding area offers quality education that is accessible and affordable.
K - 12 Education
Highlands County School Board consists of 17 public schools that are preparing more than 12,000 student’s Pre-K through 12th grade to be tomorrow’s leaders. It also employees more than 2,000 professional, paraprofessional and auxiliary staff. The students in Highlands County represent more than 55 countries and speak 32 languages, making our community quite diverse.
The District supports the talents and multiple interests of our students through choice programs such as International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, the Highlands Career Institute and numerous industry certifications. This year the District has about 1,031 students in Advanced Placement classes, 289 in the International Baccalaureate program, and 1,447 in the AVID program. In terms of vocational offerings, last year 780 students earned industry certification or a digital tool. The Highlands County school district has many high achieving students who are pursuing a variety of career paths and will be well-equipped to be our future workforce.