Who will issue my diploma?
Upon completion of the required credits for graduation, and any state-required tests, the school district and Pivot Charter School will issue the diploma.
How does this school exist?
The State of Florida, as many states across the country, has seen the need for more options in education. These options include Charter schools, which are public schools, but are run by their own individual school board. Pivot Charter Schools applied and were granted charters under the school districts of Hillsborough, Broward, and Lee Counties. But as stated above, Pivot Charter Schools have their own school board and their own unique set of rules, policies, procedures and programs.
How do these courses work?
Our online curriculum is rigorous, engaging, and self-paced. All of our courses are taught by highly qualified, Florida-certified teachers who may either be onsite or online offering a blended setting. Students will also be able to receive individualized help from their site-based teachers in the form of tutoring and small group instruction. Many instructors are onsite and students rotate through classes as in a traditional setting.
When do I attend class?
Students will choose one of two 5 hour sessions and attend every day just like a traditional school. Just as in a traditional school, students must work in their courses daily, and show weekly progress. Students may log in to the courses that are available online any time of the day or evening outside of their session time. Failure to work in their courses or attend their assigned session may result in withdrawal from the school.
Can I take classes part-time and still be a part of Pivot Charter School?
No, Pivot Charter School is a full-time school only. But remember, due to the structure of the school you only attend school on-site for half the time you would in a “traditional” setting.
How many courses must a full-time student take?
Just as in traditional school, students are required to take a minimum of 6 courses (30 credit hours) per semester.
What grade levels does Pivot Charter School serve?
Pivot Charter School serves students in middle and high school: grades 6 through 12.
Does it matter where I live?
Pivot Charter School serves students who reside within Broward, Lee, and Hillsborough Counties and if spots are available, they may attend outside of their county. Please inquire with the school for availability.
Can students with IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) participate in the school?
As with all Florida public schools and districts, Pivot Charter School accepts all students and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin or disability or any other characteristic.