Aerial shot of Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College

School Profile

Collegiate High School Northwest Florida State College is a three-year public charter high school in Okaloosa County, which offers highly competitive, academically rigorous programs for students interested in earning an Associates of Arts degree while attending high school. The school is located on the main campus of Northwest Florida State College.


Collegiate High School Northwest Florida State College opened in 2000 as a fully accredited school by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and AdvancED.

Accreditation Report 2019


  • The Collegiate High School (CHS) at Northwest Florida State College was established in 2000.

  • Awarded distinction by U.S. Department of Education as a 2006 and 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.

  • Ranked an A+ school

  • Fifty two students qualified in the National Merit Scholarship Program or the National Achievement Scholarship Program as Merit finalists, semifinalists, or commended scholars since 2000.

  • CHS graduates accepted at variety of Universities including Duke, Notre Dame, Air Force Academy, Cal Poly, Marquette, Georgetown, Villanova, Florida State, University of Florida, and University of Virginia.

  • Average SAT and ACT scores exceed the national averages in all areas.

Graduating Class of 2022 Profile

  • 92 Graduates

  • 100% of students are two-year college students while attending CHS

Class of 2022 Academic Honors

  • National Merit Commended Scholars – 3

  • Highest Honors Diplomas – 5

  • High Honors Diplomas – 22

  • Honors Diplomas – 27

  • Percentage Earning Associate in Arts Degree – 99%

Community Background

Okaloosa County is located on the north side of the Gulf of Mexico in the panhandle of Florida Eglin Air Force Base is the largest employer in the county. A large cohort of civil service and private defense contractor mathematicians, engineers, and scientists support the base. The average income and educational level of the community is well above the national norm.


The school has an enrollment of 435 students in grades 9 through 12. CHS is a school of choice and draws students from a three county area. Ninth and tenth grade students attend a mix of high school honors classes and college classes. Eleventh and twelfth grade students meet high school graduation requirements by enrolling full time in traditional college classes on the Northwest Florida State College campus in Niceville.


Collegiate High School consists of 10 faculty, 9 have a master’s degree and 1 doctorate. Northwest Florida State College consists of 92 faculty whom 100% have a master’s degree or better.


Students are required to meet all state of Florida graduation requirements. Ninety percent of all students earn an Associates of Arts Degree upon graduation from high school. Students may choose from more than 250 college classes, attend classes and complete the same course work as traditional college students. There are two semester during the school year. Carnegie units are used for credits which are awarded at the end of each semester. Students are required to complete a Senior Capstone Project prior to receiving the high school diploma.

Grade Point Average

The GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted. All courses are based on a 4.0 scale. Grades are reported as unweighted values. Students are classified by Summa Cum Laude 4.00 GPA, Magna Cum Laude 3.99-3.80 GPA, and Cum Laude 3.79-3.50.

Grading Scale

A = 4.0












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