SAIL High School is an innovative magnet school for students looking for a creative and personalized high school experience. SAIL seeks to provide a diverse student population with the foundation necessary to become responsible citizens in a global community. SAIL is an award winning school with test scores that beat state and district averages, a low dropout rate and a high graduation rate. An average of 40% of our graduates are eligible for "Bright Futures Scholarships" each year.
Students must meet the same credit and grading requirements as other Leon County students. However, the approach is an ever evolving dynamic one that capitalizes on the talents and interests of a diverse staff and student body.
SAIL is a school of choice. Interested students should call 488-2468 and ask to be put on the waiting list. When an opening occurs, students and parents are invited to an interview, orientation and scheduling session. If they choose to enroll, students must withdraw from their home school and begin a ten-day trial period at SAIL. During the trial period, the staff and the student will decide whether SAIL is appropriate for them.
Academics and Electives
Accredited since 1982, SAIL offers a wide variety of high quality academic opportunities to meet graduation requirements including honors courses, externships and dual enrollment with Lively, TCC, FSU and FAMU. Test scores on the FCAT are among the best in the district. Approximately 40% of graduates qualify for Bright Futures Scholarships.
The elective program has a special concentration in the creative arts including: Juggling, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, AP Art, Digital Photography, Darkroom Photography, Drama, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Electronic Music, Video Production, Web Design, Flash Animation, Creative Writing and Journalism. SAIL also offers an intensive Spanish program, a PE program that ranges from weightlifting to Yoga, and a DCT program for students who work after school to earn extra credits. Students can also catch up on credits in our performance-based computer lab.
SAIL’s alternating block schedule allows students to take 6 classes, while concentrating on just 3 classes per day. This provides more time for discussion, project-based learning and teacher-student interaction. An optional 1st period is available as well.
Five days each spring are reserved for unique, applied-learning activities, called Intensives. Examples of Intensive activities that students have participated in are backpacking in the North Carolina mountains, sailing in the Florida Keys, traveling in the United States, and volunteering here in the community. Students are responsible for costs of all Intensives.