Santa Rosa Online Academy is Santa Rosa County's first full-time K-12 public virtual school! Laura Austin serves as the principal for Santa Rosa Online Academy; Paula Drinkard serves as the school counselor.
STANDARDIZED TESTING INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 - 5:
Because Santa Rosa Online Academy is a public school, all students are required to participate in standardized testing. Students who fail to participate in all standardized testing for their grade level will be withdrawn at the end of the school year and will not be permitted to enroll in Santa Rosa Online Academy the following school year.
All standardized testing will take place on the campus of Locklin Technical Center located at 5330 Berryhill Road in Milton.
If parents or students have any questions or concerns about testing, feel free to contact our school assessment coordinator, Teresa Reilly, by email at email@example.com or by phone at (850) 981-7860, ext. 105.
Important Information for Parents of Third Grade Students:
Students in third grade must demonstrate reading proficiency on the grade 3 Florida Standards English/Language Arts Assessment in order to be promoted to grade 4. Click here to see a letter that gives more information about this policy from the Director of Elementary Schools for Santa Rosa District Schools.
How to Prepare for Standardized Testing:
For the most updated testing information available, visit www.fsassessments.org.
Elementary Acceleration Option
Any current elementary school student who scored a level 4 or 5 on FSA ELA/Reading or FSA Math during the previous year’s FSA administration will have the opportunity to take accelerated courses in reading and mathematics through Florida Virtual School. Because these accelerated courses are a part of the middle school (Grade 6) curriculum in Florida Virtual School, the course content will be much more advanced than that of elementary school courses. Any student who successfully completes both segments of M/J Reading or M/J Mathematics 1 with a “B” or higher will be able to accelerate to the next course when he or she enters middle school.
If you are interested in exploring this possibility further, please contact Laura Austin, Coordinator of Virtual Education Programs, at 850-981-7860, ext. 101 no later than the beginning of the second week of the school year to see if accelerated courses are a viable option for your child.