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Students using a microscope to inspect water quality

Gulf Coast

Elementary School



A Florida public charter elementary school (grades 3-5) serving 110+ students in Hernando County through a charter partnership with the local educational agency (LEA), the Hernando County School District.


  • Lessons grounded in best-practices for elementary education

  • Research-based educational program with an emphasis on reading as a priority skill

  • Novels and literary works are included as part of the reading skills program congruent with the newly proposed B.E.S.T. Standards for elementary education

  • Strong emphasis on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Electronics, Arts, and Math) with weekly Makerspace opportunities

  • Experiential Activities are scheduled for each grade level throughout the school year

  • Extended School Day for enrichment activities, academic support, and remediation

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Our Mission

The mission of Gulf Coast Elementary School is to provide a child-centered warm, nurturing environment with a focus on a Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic Creativity, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.), curriculum enhanced with experiential learning opportunities grounded in best practices for elementary education.

Experiential Activity Program

The Experiential Activity Program (EAP) allows our elementary aged students to visit unique, fun, exciting  and interesting locations throughout Florida with their teacher and their class. These monthly excursions bring real-world experiences to complement the classroom activities, teach new skills, and foster peer relationships.

Parent / Student Links

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