The City and Somerset Academy Inc. invite the community to explore this page to learn more about Somerset Career Academy Port St. Lucie.(SCAPSL).
SCAPSL is a proposed new public charter school aimed at preparing the local workforce to meet the growing demands for qualified personnel in construction, manufacturing, healthcare and other industries important to the City’s growing and diverse population.
As part of its strategic goal to promote quality education for all residents, the City continues negotiations for SCAPSL to construct the school on land leased through the City in the Southern Grove section of Tradition.
SCAPSL will be the gateway to fulfilling the demands for a skilled workforce in the region. SCAPSL is working with leading experts in growth industries to create tailored educational pathways that will equip graduates not only with a Florida high school diploma, but also highly specialized industry-recognized certifications in construction trades, welding, health sciences, logistics, and manufacturing, among others.
In Port St. Lucie’s 2018 Citizen Survey conducted by the National Research Center, 80% of respondents indicated they believe creating a vocational/technical high school to prepare students to enter the workforce was essential or very important. A follow-up survey in 2019 indicated strong support for the City’s efforts to lease land for this purpose.
The SCAPSL initial request for award of a Charter with the St. Lucie County School Board was tentatively approved early in 2019 and final Charter approval will be complete by March 2020. SACPSL is scheduled to open within two years of School District approval.
- 2017 Treasure Coast Skills Gap Study
- SCAPSL Brochure
- City Council Meeting (10/22/18)
- Press Release (4/30/19): PSL City leaders applaud School Board support for Somerset Career Academy
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