From Seminole Science Charter School
Seminole Science Charter School (SSCS) was recognized as the winner in the Large Non-Profit category at Seminole County Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Seminole Business Awards. School staff including Executive Director and founder, Dr. Yalcin Akin, and Community Outreach Coordinator, Becc Lester-Beam, attended the awards ceremony on Aug. 27.
“Seminole Science Charter has been so blessed by our wonderful staff and families, and to receive this award is truly a humbling experience,” said Lester-Beam. “We could not have done this without our amazing students, staff and families.”
SSCS faculty and staff were thrilled to welcome students back to school during the third week of August under Seminole County Public Schools guidelines. A new year meant fresh new textbooks, new teachers, new learning goals and new friends.
Offering students a choice of face-to-face Traditional Learning on school campus or Seminole Science Innovative Learning from their homes, SSCS is open to students five days per week for Face-to-Face and will continue in accordance with the approved SSCS student calendar. The daily schedule for elementary students is 8:05 AM-2:40 PM, Monday-Friday. Middle school classes from 8:00 AM-2:45 PM daily Monday-Friday.
The school campus is following CDC recommendations for schools including, but not limited to:
- Social distancing
- Physical reminders for social distancing and protective measures will be displayed throughout the school building.
- All staff will wear masks on campus.
- Students will be encouraged to wear masks when transitioning or when social distancing is not feasible.
- Controlled movement will be in place where possible, with students spending majority of time on campus in the same classroom.
- SSCS will also offer Seminole Science Innovative Learning as an option for students.
- Students choosing Seminole Science innovative learning will participate in a schoolbased distance learning program from home for the first semester (16 weeks) of the 2020-2021 school year. All instruction will be delivered virtually, following a daily synchronous schedule aligned to the approved student calendar and bell times.
- All students regardless of learning location will follow the SCPS and SSCS Code of Conduct at all times.
For the school’s full reopening plan, please visit: http://seminolescience.org/images/media/sscs/pdf/Reopening2021/SSCS_20-21_Reopening_Plan.pdf
SSCS is a tuition-free public charter school approved by the Seminole County School Board. The school offers a K-8 experience devoted to enriching the lives of students with an integration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum and a diverse student population that seeks to achieve a well-rounded educational experience. SCSS offers a full-time gifted program, hands-on and project-based learning approaches, along with a research-based curriculum that encourages students to think above and beyond to reach their highest educational goals.