Gulf Coast

Elementary School



On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 the Hernando County School Board approved the opening of a no-tuition, Florida public charter elementary school: Gulf Coast Elementary School. If you currently have a child advancing to the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade you would be eligible to apply at this time for the 2020-2021 school year. 

If you are interested in having your child become a founding member of the schools' first class, please click the enrollment link to leave your information with us. 

  • 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