Education

With a current enrollment of 62,000 students, the Volusia County School District is the county’s largest employer. There are 45 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 9 high schools, 2 combination schools (K-8 / 6-12), 13 alternative/special centers, and 8 charter schools in Volusia County. What’s most impressive –– our student to teacher ratio is 11:1, which is 32.7% less than Florida and 28.5% less than National ratios.

Dedicated to elevating student learning and educating a diverse population –– the Volusia County School District addresses the needs of the 21st century by integrating innovation into its nationally recognized Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) and Next Generation Career Academies programs.  

High school students can take advantage of dual enrollment options at Daytona State College, honors programs and advanced placement courses, as well as international baccalaureate classes. Partnerships have also been established to provide learning opportunities and earn college credits with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Bethune-Cookman University.  In addition, Daytona State College has partnered with University of Central Florida's DirectConnect to UCF program, allowing any student with an Associates Degree from Daytona State direct admission to the university.

Over 22,000 students occupy the area’s 4 colleges and universities, in addition to several other technical and vocational institutes.  The area’s multitude of educational resources make this community a great training ground for our future workforce.

Whether it’s to broaden technical skills, pursue a liberal arts degree, get an MBA, or earn a specialized degree –– options for success through the Volusia County education system are limitless.


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