Making The Grade
In every school in the Brevard County School District, the faculty and the student body are governed by a philosophy that fosters an environment of learning with high academic and character-building standards.
Schools in Viera have maintained their 'A' rating because the students, teachers and parents are involved and want to challenge and enrich their motivated students to succeed. Faith based private schools are located within a reasonable distance in the Rockledge and Melbourne areas. Magnet and choice schools are also offered as a choice for parents seeking non-traditional curriculums while still achieving the county high standards for excellence in education. Charter schools are public schools that operate under a performance contract or "charter" between the charter school governing board and the school district "sponsor."
The awards each school has earned on the county, state, and national level continue to prove how important it is for each school to seek out new educational goals each year. Brevard is one of only two fully accredited school districts in the state and is third in the nation in percentage of teachers holding National Board Certification. Many schools offer advanced programs in English, mathematics and science helping many students graduate high school with an associates degree before they seek out a college or university. Voluntary pre-kindergarten, or VPK, gives toddlers, hungry for knowledge and interaction, an opportunity to stretch and grow their new minds. VPK is offered at several day-care centers in Viera. Higher learning can be found at the nearby University of Florida satellite campus, Florida Institute of Technology, Keiser College, Webster University and at Eastern Florida State College (less than seven miles from Viera).
The business community strongly supports the local schools by participating in various fund-raisers and events. Community involvement reaches beyond the classroom discussion with students from every grade level encouraged to participate in their community, learning the value of leadership and responsible citizenship.
Quest Elementary School
Quest Elementary Website
Their mission includes a "quest for educational excellence in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes exemplary character and responsible citizenship." Quest's awards in utilizing technology in teaching are outstanding and they continue to lead by example. 'A' rated school.
Manatee Elementary School
Manatee Elementary Website
Manatee Elementary School strives to create a nurturing environment, which will empower students to meet the challenges of the future. Manatee's educational mission designs quality-learning experiences, fostering an environment of high academic and character standards. 'A' rated school.
Ralph Williams Elementary School
Williams Elementary Website
Ralph Williams Elementary was the first school established in Viera and earned the distinguished National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Award in 2009. Twelve schools in the state have earned this honor and only 314 schools in the nation. 'A' rated school.
Viera Charter School K-8
Viera Charter School Website
A new addition to Viera, the community welcomes the first K-8 charter school in August 2013. The new school will focus on a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based curriculum and operate with more autonomy than traditional public schools.
Viera High School
Viera High School Website
Ranking in the top 20 among comprehensive high schools, Viera High continues to shine. They have one of the largest dual-enrollment and advance-placement course loads in the county and achieve a 90 percent acceptance rate into colleges and universities around the nation.
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