Jay Blavatt - Principal
Andrew Connolly - AP of Curriculum
Janice Cizek - AP of Assessment
Joy Griffin -AP of Discipline
Ed Geiger - AP of Athletics
10000 SW Bulldog Way Stuart, FL 34997-2799
Phone: (772) 219-1840
Fax: (772) 219-1860
Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Student Hours: 8:20 am - 3:00 pm
Attendance Ext: 35144
Attendance email: firstname.lastname@example.org
South Fork High School's Community
South Fork High School is a comprehensive high school set on 157 acres in southwestern Martin County, FL. SFHS was authorized as an IB World School offering the full diploma in 1996. Serving a diverse population, the school had its first graduating class in 1984. Our students’ socioeconomic range stretches from one of the wealthiest areas of our nation to economically disadvantaged, with every intervening level represented in the school. Major employers in the County are the local not-for-profit hospital and the school system. Neighboring Palm Beach County houses several subsidiaries of United Technologies and many parents commute to work in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. The western zone is agricultural and many of our families work in that industry.
Currently 1957 students attend SFHS with this ethnic distribution:
Asian-2 percent Black-7 percent Hispanic-33 percent Indian-0.5 percent
Multi-2 percent Pacific Islander-0.5 percent White-55 percent
- 37% of the population is eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
- Accreditation: The school is accredited by Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and is and authorized IB World School
Grading and Class Rank Procedure: Students are awarded letter grades: A=100-90; B=89-80; C=79-70; D=69-60; F=lower than 60. For GPA purposes, on-level classes are awarded points on the following scale: A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0. All Honors Level courses are awarded 2 extra points on each grade, so A=6; B=5, C=4; D=3; F=0. For all Dual Enrollment, AP or IB classes, A=7; B=6; C=5; D=4; F=0. Students are ranked by weighted GPA. At graduation, three levels of achievement are recognized: Summa Cum Laude: top one percent of students; Magna Cum Laude: next two percent of students; Cum Laude: next two percent of students. No valedictorian or salutatorian is named.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program:
- The Class of 2018 reached 82% Diploma rate.
- Exam Pass Rate: 92%+
- Admission Criteria; Incoming grade 9: 3.0 cumulative GPA in middle school, a credit in Algebra I and passing scores on state assessments—t
- Full Diploma program, most rigorous curriculum at the school, with 15-20% senior class participating each year
- Average 11% minority participation.
- IB Courses offered are English HL and SL, Spanish HL and SL, History of the Americas HL and SL, Social and Cultural Anthropology SL, Biology HL and SL, Chemistry HL and SL, Physics HL and SL, Math Studies SL, Mathematics HL and SL, Visual Arts HL and SL, Music SL, Theory of Knowledge 1 and 2.
AP Courses: The SFHS AP Equity and Excellence Index is 25.8 for the Class of 2018. English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Psychology, Human Geography, World History, US History, Environmental Science, Statistics, Calculus AB. Students demonstrating an interest and with a B average in the subject are encouraged to take AP classes. The Coordinator, instructors and counselors recruit for AP using AP Potential, which is based on PSAT scores as indicators of success.
Honors Courses: SFHS offers a comprehensive education for all students to meet Florida graduation requirements. Honors level courses are offered in English 1-4, Spanish 3, American Sign Language 4, World History, US History, Economics, American Government, Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry 2, Physics, Marine Science, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre Calculus, Band 3/4/5 and Vocal Ensemble 3/4/5, Theatre 3/4/5, Journalism 4/5/6
Career and Technical Education: SFHS is one of only three high schools in the nation with a golf course. Students can earn the FNGLA Horticulture Professional certification through the Academy of Landscape Operations. Students often leave the program and go directly into the golf course maintenance field. All other CTE programs at SFHS offer industry certifications, as well. Academy of Architectural Drafting offers Autodesk Certified User certifications in AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Inventor; Academy of Automotive Technology offers the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certifications; Academy of Building Construction Technology offers NCCER Carpentry Fundamentals Level 1 and Level 2; Academy of Finance offers the Microsoft Office Suite; Academy of Medical Sciences offers the Certified Nursing Assistant; Academy of Television Production offers Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Visual Communication With Adobe Premiere Pro; and the Academy of Veterinary Assisting offers the Certified Veterinary Assistant certification. South Fork students received 127 industry certifications last year and have an excellent pass rate. Many students have gone on to work in their related career field.
Exceptional Student Education: South Fork High School successfully serves its Exceptional Student population with several overall plans. Most students mainstreamed are on a regular graduation track with support through facilitation. Teachers are in-serviced on current law and provided with current student IEPs through online access. Three classrooms provide access to the general education curriculum through access points while providing students more intensive supports based on academic, behavioral, and/or physical needs.
Athletics: SFHS was one of only four schools in Florida named a Fred E. Rozelle State Sportsmanship Award Winner by the FHSAA for the 2016 school year. SFHS athletic teams have placed four consecutive years in the top ten of the FHSAA’s Academic Team Champions Program, which recognizes programs with top GPAs. Since opening, our teams have earned 64 District Championships, 7 Regional Championships, and 7 Individual State titles, as well as two Team State Championship and one Academic Team State Championship. Fall Sports: Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling; Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, Football, Football Cheerleading, Boys’ and Girls’ Golf; Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming and Diving; Girls’ Volleyball. Winter Sports: Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Basketball Cheerleading; Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Weightlifting, Wrestling. Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse, Girls’ Flag Football, Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ and Girls’ Track