Education and Training
From preschool to college, Highlands County and its surrounding area offers quality education that is accessible and affordable.
K - 12 Education
Highlands County School Board consists of 17 public schools that are preparing more than 12,000 student’s Pre-K through 12th grade to be tomorrow’s leaders. It also employees more than 2,000 professional, paraprofessional and auxiliary staff. The District supports the talents and multiple interests of our students through choice programs such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, the Advance Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and the Highlands Career Institute. The students in Highlands County represent more than 55 countries and speak 32 languages, making our community quite diverse. The School System supports academic excellence, provides relevant and engaging instruction, and promotes a safe and inclusive school culture.