Sarasota Military Academy Announces Enrollment Opportunities for 2019 – 2020 School Year

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local public charter school, is proud to announce opportunities for enrollment for the Sarasota Military Academy high school and Sarasota Military Academy Prep middle school campuses for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

In 2015, Sarasota Military Academy was authorized as an IB Diploma Program World School and it is the only military academy in the state with this distinction. Cadets enrolled at the SMA Prep campus are enrolled in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the academy’s high school campus enables cadets to participate in IB, dual-enrollment or additional programs of their choosing.

At 95%, SMA has the third highest graduation rate in the district and the academy is a 100% Army JROTC School, leadership academy and college and career prep school.

“We are so incredibly proud of both the SMA high school and middle school campuses and the opportunities that students in our community are able to participate in selecting their preferred school,”’ said SMA-LTC Fred Fout, Head of School for Sarasota Military Academy high school. “SMA incorporates the military values of accountability, self-discipline and camaraderie into a public charter school environment as our cadets experience character development through exceptional academic instruction.”  

In addition to the current enrollment period, parents and potential students are invited to attend enrollment information meetings held at both the high school and middle school campuses. For a schedule of upcoming meetings and additional admissions information, visit Reservations are not required and all attendees are welcome.

“Middle school cadets at our Sarasota Military Academy Prep campus are given the unique opportunity to learn about our culture and experience what SMA has to offer,” said SMA-LTC Thomas Vara, Sarasota Military Academy Prep Head of School. “We invite prospective students and their families to visit our campuses to hear from cadets and staff while gaining valuable insight into what makes SMA so incredibly important to our community.”

To learn more about the admission and enrollment process at Sarasota Military Academy, including opportunities to visit the school for tours and enrollment information meetings, visit To view more and virtually tour SMA, visit

About Sarasota Military Academy
Founded in 2002, Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) is a public charter school and college preparatory academy with two campuses located in Sarasota, Florida. Combining extraordinary academics with the highest military principles of camaraderie, focus, leadership, integrity, compassion, poise, honor and respect, SMA’s mission is to graduate young men and women who will confidently define their personal and unique goals for success in a multi-cultural and globalized world. Sarasota Military Academy High School is located at 801 N. Orange Avenue and Sarasota Military Academy Prep Middle School, is located at 3101 Bethel Lane. To learn more about SMA, visit

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