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.
The Collegiate High School (CHS) at Northwest Florida State College was established in 2000.
Awarded distinction by U.S. Department of Education as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, the only charter high school in Florida to receive such distinction and one of only a few such schools at the high school level in the nation.
Ranked the number one high school in Florida in 2003, 2010 and 2011.
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.
100% of students are two-year college students while attending CHS
National Merit Commended Scholars – 3
Highest Honors Diplomas – 5
High Honors Diplomas – 22
Honors Diplomas – 27
Percentage Earning Associate in Arts Degree – 99%
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 285 students in grades 10 through 12. CHS is a school of choice and draws students from a three county area. 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. College courses are limited to seven collegiate high school students per class.
Collegiate High School consists of 5 faculty, 4 have a master’s degree and 1 a 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.
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.
A = 4.0