Sentinel ScholarsStudents admitted to the Collegiate Academy complete both a standard high school diploma as well as an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree upon completion of four year of high school. Students begin the Collegiate Academy experience at the high school and end the experience as a full-time NFC student.


Sentinel Scholars Collegiate Academy:

  • Students earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree while still enrolled in high school.
  • Students in grades 9-11 will take both college-level and high school coursework at their high school site. In 11th grade students will be expected to attend specific dates on the campus of NFC for instruction as part of the course delivery.
  • 12th grade all coursework is completed either at NFC, online, or a combination of both.
  • Eligible 9th grade students will receive a letter from NFC’s President inviting them to apply for the Collegiate Academy program.
  • Invitees are required to attend the Information session held on the high school site and then submit a completed application by the posted deadline.
  • All eligible 9th grade students will enter a lottery and selected students will be notified.

Initial Eligibility:

  • Students eligible to apply for the lottery to participate in the Collegiate Academy program must be 9th grade students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in at least one academic high school course taken as an 8th grader.
  • Taylor County: Must have a level 4 or 5 on their most recent Florida Standards Assessment for English Language Arts.
  • Suwannee County: Must have a level 3, 4, or 5 on their 8th grade Florida Standards Assessment for English Language Arts.

Continued Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate college-ready scores on either the PERT, ACT, or SAT placement exams before the beginning of the 10th grade year.
  • Maintain an unweighted cumulative high school GPA or 3.0 or higher.
  • Maintain a college GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Locations: (TBA)

  • Suwannee MOU & Course Plan           
  • Taylor MOU & Course Plan