South Sumter


Welcome to South Sumter High School


    Teacher of the Year




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  • Welcome to South Sumter High School where student success and academic achievement is our top priority. The faculty and staff at South Sumter High School are committed to providing our students with a caring and encouraging environment to facilitate their academic accomplishments.


    We are pleased to offer our students a wide range of curricular and extra curricular programs. We offer many Career & Technical Education classes and invite you to explore this area on our web site.


    We encourage and invite parents to stay involved in their child's education throughout the high school years. Our guidance counselors are very knowledgable and welcome the chance to sit down with you about your child's goals.
    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am to 4:00pm 
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    ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, there will be a program to honor our past, present & future students of the military. At 1:30 all SSHS graduates who have/or are currently serving our country, are invited to attend a reception in the school's cafeteria. PLEASE HELP US GET THIS INVITATION OUT! At 2:45 all SSHS students and staff will meet in the gym for an honors program. THE PUBLIC is invited to join in this honoring of our military of South Sumter. (A flag was flown over the PENTAGON this past summer (JULY 4th) in their honor and will be presented at this program.)



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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

    Once again, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott are hosting the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and have invited all Florida students to participate in the art and essay contests. Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a 4-Year Florida College Prepaid scholarship through the essay contest. Please assist us in getting the word out to your constituents about this wonderful opportunity.


    To assist you we have prepared materials about the program to make it easy for you to distribute.   

    Attached you will find the following materials regarding the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month Contest:

         • Rules, Guidelines, Entry Form and Parental Waiver for 4-12



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  • College and Career Day

    SSHS will host our “College and Career Day” on Tuesday, Oct. 4th, Noon to 5 PM, in the gym. Reservations for a table for a business or College representative can be made through Mr. Woodward at ext. 82212.


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  • MyCareerShines

    Florida's comprehensive education and career planning system, allows students to assess their interests, explore careers, plan for education, and prepare for jobs. The online planning tool helps students make a plan which keeps them on the right path toward success in school and life after graduation. And the best part, MyCareerShines is funded by the state of Florida and FREE for everyone! Go to to get started.


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  • NEW - SSHS BELL SCHEDULE 2016-2017

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    NEW - SSHS DRESS CODE 2016-2017


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  • R.E.D.

     Raider Entrepreneur Dreams


    Congratulate the following winners of the Raider Entrepreneur Dreams (R.E.D.) competition. Thursday, April 28th the five finalist went into the “Shark Tank” live event and all did a great job at “pitching” their business idea. Although all were winners as the cash prizes ranged from $50 for 5th place to $1,000 for first.


    Fifth Place: “Stir All” with Ally Liddington

    Fourth Place: “Mowsall” with Kevin Bedgood and Gabe Lucero

    Third Place: “ M&P Products” with Kicah Lanham and Payton Cline

    Second Place to “BlueDream” with Shaylin Johns and Brittany Grant


    FIRST PLACE was “CP Tech Solutions” with Colby Pitts



    Pictured above: Judges and MC - William





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  • CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Perkins

    She is South Sumter High School Teacher of the Year and
    Sumter County District Teacher of the Year!



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  • MOCK TRIAL: Government students learn how judicial system works!


    American Government Class

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  • Take the Fear out of CANCER HALLOWEEN EVENT - OCT. 31st 

    We raise over $1,000 for American Cancer Society!








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    Vision Statement


    At South Sumter High School we adhere to the belief that all students can learn. Working as a team, our purpose is to provide a comprehensive educational program that assists all students in acquiring the critical skills for lifelong learning and success.

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    SSHS Mission Statement


    South Sumter High School, in partnership with its stakeholders, is committed to providing a systemic, comprehensive educational program to educate, enhance, encourage, and empower all students to achieve their personal, social, educational, and career/life goals. It is a program developed according to professional standards and appropriate models of best practices in the field of education. Learning environments will be physically and psychologically healthy and safe, managed by professionally trained and certified staff. With a commitment to individual uniqueness and maximum development of human potential, the ultimate goal of the program is for students to graduate with the competencies necessary to make self-directed, realistic, and responsible decisions and to become productive workers, lifelong learners and successful contributors to society.



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