SMA High Academics
SMA High offers various academic pathways that are based in career and college readiness programs where all learners can set a course that fits their own goals and aspirations as life long learners and global citizens who can positively impact their lives, their communities and the world.
Academic Pillars & Pathways
Sarasota Military Academy High School strives to offer amazing learning opportunities in all the content areas, with the goal to prepare our Cadets to be leaders in their community, State, Nation and globally. We do this with proven successful curriculum and courses throughout our campus, spanning many years. SMA High School’s Academic Program rests on three Pillars, creating a foundation for College and Career Readiness, Civic Engagement, and Leadership.
Academic Pathways are a course of study akin to a Major in College. As such, a Cadet may be able to reach different levels of achievement based on their success in the coursework, effort, and commitment to their course of study mastery. These will be recognized on their SMA High School Diploma, as well as a Pathway Certificate and Medal, presented at Graduation.
Bronze - 4 approved courses in a Pathway including 1 AP/DE course.
Silver - 5 approved courses in a Pathway including 1 AP/DE course.
Gold - 5 approved courses and an approved Capstone Project in a Pathway including 1 AP/DE course. (Development of Pathway Course Capstone Project with the assistance of a Pathway Advisor and Pathway Department Chair.)
From Parents of SMA Senior: "I just wanted to send a Thank You email to all of you, who I believe have played an important role in my son's High School success and I wanted to share that he has been accepted to the University of Florida as a transfer student (Jason is finishing Dual Enrollment at SCF) going to major in International Studies. After his graduation at UF, Jason will continue working on his graduate studies while pursuing a career with the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer to later become a U.S Diplomat. Thank you again for all the hard work you guys put into SMA." - Monica & Alberto Garcia