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Education

Martin County is home to one of the highest performing school districts in Florida.

The Martin County School District is also the second largest employer in Martin County, with approximately 2,400 personnel. These teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to providing students with a quality education in a safe and supportive environment.

Approximately 18,000 students attend the Martin County School District’s 12 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, one alternative school and the Challenger school, which serves students with severe emotional and/or physical disabilities. A variety of programs are also available for pre-K children and adult education students.  Among the recognitions earned by the Martin County School District:

•   The district is consistently ranked among the top 10 school districts in the state based on the results of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

•   The district has the second highest graduation rate at 95.2% and the second lowest dropout rate among Florida’s 67 school districts, according to the Florida Department of Education.

•   SAT results show high school seniors in Martin County scored higher than both state and national averages.

The core curriculum in each Martin County school centers on reading, writing, math and science. The district’s schools also provide impressive programs in the arts and humanities, athletics and career and technical education. The many areas of interest high school students can pursue include pre-engineering, health science, marketing management, culinary arts,
automotive service/repair and refinishing, television production, finance and accounting, digital design, landscape operations, medical science and Web design services.

High school students can also enroll in the MCHS Microsoft School of Information Technology Certification, the School of Visual Communications and Journalism and the Academy of Architectural Technology and Construction Management. In addition, high school students can enroll in the International Baccalaureate Program, Honors and Advanced Placement courses as well as Dual Enrollment courses, which allow them to earn college credits while still in high school.
Preschool Centers

Salerno Schoolhouse
3490 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1893

Salerno Learning Center
3400 SE Lionel Terrace
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 219-1620

Perkins Center
16868 SW Palm Beach Street
Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-2685

Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools
Administration
Specialized Programs

Career & Technical Education
Elia R. Vidaillet - District Specialist
500 SE Ocean Boulevard
Building 30, Room 27
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 219-1200 Ext. 30259

Challenger School
Exceptional Student Education
5150 SE Willoughby Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 283-9919

Environmental Studies Center
2900 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 219-1887

Indiantown Education Center
156555 SW Osceola Street
Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-5130

Medvance Institute
851 S.E. Johnson Ave.
Stuart, FL 4994

Spectrum Jr./Sr. High School
800 SE Bahama Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 220-3831

Teenage Parent Center 
Florida First Start Resource Center

15255 SW Jackson Avenue
Indiantown, FL 34956
(772) 597-5054

Private Schools
Colleges & Universities
Public Libraries
For a complete listing of the Career and Technical Education Programs at each high school, or for more information on the Martin County School District, please visit www.sbmc.org or call (772) 219-1200.

Higher Education

www.barry.edu
Barry University
, founded in 1940, is the second largest private Catholic university in the Southeast whose main campus is in Miami Shores.  The School of Adult and Continuing Education, located on the Treasure Coast, offers bachelors and masters programs designed for working adults in an accelerated format.  Classes are small, and meet in the evenings or on Saturday.   Students can receive up to 30 college credits for learning acquired through work experience and community service through the portfolio process. You can transfer college credits previously earned at regionally accredited institutions, from CLEP exams, military training and other qualifications. Academic advisors at Barry provide personal attention, you learn from faculty who are experts in their field and you learn in a caring environment.  Barry University participates in the full range of state and federal financial aid programs and is a military friendly institution. 

www.fau.edu
Florida Atlantic University
, based in Boca Raton, offers 170 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and enrolls 30,000 students. Florida Atlantic University covers a 6-county region and is strongly committed to continuing its longtime relationship with communities on the Treasure Coast as a partner in higher education and research innovation. Treasure Coast students are now being served at FAU’s Jupiter and Boca Raton campuses and at the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, a world-class center of marine research and education. 

www.fau.edu/hboi 
FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI)
 in Fort Pierce is dedicated to exploring the world's oceans - integrating the science and technology of the sea with the needs of humankind. HBOI is involved in research and education in the marine sciences; biological, chemical, and environmental sciences; marine biomedical sciences; marine mammal conservation; aquaculture; and ocean engineering. The Ocean Discovery Center on campus serves as the local community's window into ocean science research and discoveries conducted at HBOI at FAU. The educational exhibits on display in the center are designed to promote awareness of the critical need for an increased understanding of the world's oceans, as well as Harbor Branch's role in fostering that understanding through its research mission. Operating hours are Monday - Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.   

Located in the Abacoa Community just south of Martin County, the John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter is one of FAU's fastest growing, with business, education and arts & humanities as its largest areas of study. Additionally, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, FAU's all-honors liberal arts college, is located here. What's more, this campus hosts scientists from the Scripps Research Institute.

www.med.fsu.edu 
The Florida State University College of Medicine
, created in 2000 to produce “compassionate physicians for the 21st century,” is the first new medical school of the century to be reaccredited. It offers the M.D. degree; the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences; and the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Bridge to Clinical Medicine Major. The College of Medicine’s mission emphasizes patient-centered health care and service to elder, rural, minority and underserved populations.

FSU medical students spend their first two years at the main campus in Tallahassee. Fort Pierce is one of six Florida cities that host a regional campus, where students spend Years 3 and 4. (The other regional campuses are in Daytona Beach, Orlando, Pensacola and Sarasota as well as Tallahassee.) There also are rural training sites in Marianna and Immokalee, in addition to Thomasville, Ga.

Rather than learning in an academic medical center, students learn one-on-one from community physicians in their offices, clinics and other outpatient settings as well as in hospitals. The Fort Pierce Regional Campus partners with several Treasure Coast healthcare institutions and over 240 local physicians to provide clinical training to students. As of summer 2012 the Fort Pierce Regional Campus had produced 54 of the 567 total FSU College of Medicine graduates. More than half of these graduates went to train in primary care residencies.

www.irsc.edu 
Indian River State College
 has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Dedicated to the success of each student, IRSC offers over 150 programs leading to Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas. Continuing a 50-year tradition of responsiveness to community needs, IRSC is committed to advancing the educational, cultural, career training, workforce, and economic development of its surrounding area. IRSC is recognized as a key partner in the continuing development of the Research Coast region and as a national model for innovative use of technology in education. 

Combining quality and affordability, IRSC is ranked in the top 10 of public regional colleges in the South by US News & World Report and as the 3rd Most Affordable College in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.  The region’s comprehensive educational provider, state-designated career and technical center, and cultural hub, IRSC has a reputation for quality that inspires over 32,000 people to enroll in classes each year.

To support the economic development of Martin County, IRSC operates a High-Tech Business Incubator in Stuart with affordable space, office support, high speed Internet access and technology resources. In addition to preparing a well-trained workforce, the College provides customized business training to numerous Martin County firms and organizations each year through the Corporate and Community Training Institute (CCTI @ IRSC).

As part of the College’s expansion of occupational programs in Martin County, IRSC offers career-oriented training programs in Indiantown.

Clark Advanced Learning Center (www.clarkadvancedlearningcenter.org) is a public nationally-modeled charter high school located on the IRSC Chastain Campus in Stuart. Clark serves over 200 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Clark students have the opportunity to complete one or two years of college at no cost through dual enrollment, engage in internships related to their interests, and utilize technology in project-based learning.  A personal laptop computer is assigned to each student while in attendance at the school.  An A-rated, High-Performing Charter School, the Clark has been ranked as the seventh best high school in the state by the Florida Department of Education. 

Adult Education students gain employability skills as they prepare for their high school diploma at the IRSC Chastain Campus and other community outreach locations throughout the county. Free GED preparation and English as a Second Language instruction is also available.

www.keiseruniversity.edu 
Keiser University
, with more than 16,000 students offers 14 university locations and 32 total locations in the U.S. and abroad, including a campus in Port St. Lucie. The university specializes in a "students first" environment that assures small classes, affording its students individualized attention and access to instructors who are experienced in the fields in which they teach. Flexible class schedules - day, night, or online classes. One class at a time - complete one month-long class before moving on to another. Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and Doctorate programs. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels.

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