The Okaloosa School District will vote on Monday night on whether to approve the contract for Destin High School.
The initial term of this charter between the School Board of Okaloosa County and Destin High School, Inc. is five years, with the first day being July 1, 2020 and ending on June 30, 2025. Initially, Destin High School will have 9th and 10th grade inaugural classes. The following year the high school will expand to offer 9th, 10th and 11th, and then all four high school grades, in year three.
This agreement can be renewed after the period ends.
Destin High School will focus on providing specialized programs and career academies in areas such as:
- Marine Science
- Environmental Science
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Construction (e.g., Carpentry; Electrical; HVAC; Masonry; Plumbing; Construction Technology)
While DHS will be open to any student eligible to attend high school in the Okaloosa County School District, they anticipate the majority will come from the surrounding area, including students currently zoned for Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and Choctawhatchee High Schools.
They also believe students currently attending South Walton High School in Walton County may choose to enroll in DHS through controlled open enrollment.
To date, the board has raised nearly $40,000 in cash donations.
The meeting will take place at 6pm at the OCSD Central Administrative Complex in Niceville on Monday October 28, 2019.