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Sarasota Acceleration Academies

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Your brighter future begins right here and right now.

At Sarasota Acceleration Academies, we offer a blended learning model that allows students to work in person and at home, year-round. With extended on-site hours, students focus on one course at a time and can complete coursework around their schedule. When working from home, students can receive remote support to help keep them on track in their courses. Our unique approach meets each student where they are and provides them the support they need. Let's discover your future together.

16-20 Ages Served
100% Tuition-Free
24/7 Online Flexibility

Is Sarasota Acceleration Academies Right For You?

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Our Flexible Approach

Sarasota Acceleration Academies works in partnership with Sarasota County Schools to offer an alternative option for students who need more flexibility and support than what’s typically offered in traditional high schools. Each student receives a personalized learning plan with a flexible mix of online coursework, one-on-one coaching and social-emotional support. We design it all to work with your work and family obligations.

Students at Acceleration Academies receive a district-issued diploma and top-notch education

Our Academic Accreditation

Our approach to education isn’t just flexible, it’s backed by Cognia, the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to educational providers. Our Cognia accreditation means that students receive a high-quality, nationally-recognized education. Plus, students that attend an accredited school gain greater access to federal loans, scholarships, post-secondary education and military programs.

Sarasota Acceleration Academies graduate smiles and celebrates with family

Preparing You For the Future

Our model helps to provide students with a Career and Life Coach who works one-on-one with them to explore and select the right post-graduate career path. We prepare our graduates for internships, college, military service, skilled trades, well-paying jobs, and more! Students can also participate in relevant, hands-on, and engaging Career and Technical Education programs coordinated by their Career & Life coach. In these programs, students can earn industry certifications, gain real-world experience, and graduate confidently knowing their next steps toward a successful life. 

Ready to Enroll?

Enrollment is open and tuition is 100% free. Get started on your enrollment today and begin this exciting journey!

Want to Learn More?

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about our flexible, supportive approach to high school.

Find Us

  1. Sarasota

    Sarasota Commons Shopping Center
    935 N. Beneva Rd., Suite 301
    Sarasota, FL 34232
    Fax: 941.208.9195

    Our Sarasota Academy (North Site) is open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  2. North Port

    Morgan Family Community Center
    6207 W Price Blvd.
    North Port, FL 34291
    Phone: 941.444.2169
    Fax: 941.208.9195

    Our North Port Academy (South Site) is open Tuesday & Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get To Know Our Director

Michelle Llinas

Michelle Llinas

District Director, Sarasota Acceleration Academies

Hometown: Hialeah, Florida

Alma Mater: University of Florida & Florida International University

Why Acceleration Academies: “I love that I get to really engage students on a personal level and help them earn a high school diploma on their terms.”

I was going to go with my GED, but then my guidance counselor told me about Sarasota Acceleration Academies. I got a lot of support and the sweetest teachers are there.  My Graduation Candidate Advocate Frank was my number one guy. He would always be blowing up my phone, texting me, calling me, just reaching out.

Bryce Johnson

Graduate, Sarasota Acceleration Academies

Sarasota Acceleration Academies Graduate Smiles with Friend at Graduation Ceremony

Everyone here is super-nice and super-duper willing to help. You can just walk up to them and say, 'hey I'm struggling with this.'

Franki Mobley-Tarpey

Graduate, Sarasota Acceleration Academies

Sarasota Acceleration Academies Graduate Mya Kirce Smiles with Diploma

Sarasota Acceleration Academies has changed my life in many ways. They have built my confidence. They have opened up new doors for me. They have always been there. They have become my family.

Mya Kirce

Graduate, Sarasota Acceleration Academies