South Sumter High

Welcome to South Sumter High School

  • FAFSA NIGHT- Financial Aid


    Thursday - October 26th, 2017

    4:00PM- 6PM – Media Center

    This is for Seniors and Parents of Seniors only seeking help with applying for Financial Aid. This will be the only meeting for the school year where a certified Financial Aid Counselor will be present.


    Tuesday- November 7th 2017

    10:30AM- Cafeteria

    Scholarship and Financial Aid Booklet- This is for all seniors only. Seniors will need to report to the cafeteria at 10:20AM


    Wednesday - November 8th 2017 

    10:00AM - 2:00PM -  Media Center

    Lake Sumter State College

    This is for seniors/ juniors wanting to go to Lake Sumter for Spring 2018 & Fall 2018 semesters or just have general questions.


    Thursday - December 7th 2017

    10:00am – 2:00pm- Media Center

    Lake Sumter State College

    This is for seniors only planning to apply to  Lake Sumter after graduating or just to ask general questions. Application fees will be waived on this day only.


    Tuesday - February 13th  2018

    10:00am – 2:00pm- Media Center

    This is for seniors only planning to apply to Lake Sumter after graduating or just to ask general questions. Application fees will be waived on this day only.

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    Buy a Yearbook from Jostens

    Our Back to School deal for the 2017-2018 Yearbook has started! The price is the lowest

    it will be all year! Don't wait and don't let the memories fade away.

    Go to and order your yearbook now!

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    Go to to order your

    school photos.


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  • 2017-2018 Student Bell Schedule


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    2017-2018 Student Calendar


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    2017-2018 Dress Code

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    Academic Eligibility Information


    NCAA Core Classes


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    Dual Enrollment Qualifications


    1. Must have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more
    2. Must pass 10th grade FSA/ELA test
    3. Must meet postsecondary readiness cut scores in Reading and one other section of one of these 3 tests:
      1. PERT – Reading= 106, Writing  = 103, Math = 114
      2. SAT  -   Reading 480 or sub-score of 24, Math = 480 or sub-score of 24
      3. ACT  –  Reading = 19, English = 17 , Math = 19


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  • Principal's Award

    Principal's Award

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    South Sumter High School

    Teacher of the Year

    Mrs. Danielle Stewart


    Teacher of the Year

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  •  Sumter's Future Entrepreneurs

    Congratulations to the contestants and THANK YOU

    to all of those involved in making this a very successful event!


    The final ranking was as follows:

    Gold Award - $1000 – Johnathan Bressette, SSHS, IFT Drones

    Silver Award - $500 – Sophia Thornton – WMHS – Breath of Life

    Bronze Award - $300 – Andrea Comer – SSHS – Hypnotizing Highlighters

    Very Promising Award - $125 – Faith Grizzel – SSHS – Voluntold

    Promising Award - $75 – Tristan LaMaire – SSHS – Bamboards

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    2017 State Science Fair


    Jorge Guillen - $75 cash award

    Joey Cilenti - 5th place / 37 ; $1000 scholarship ; NASA award;

    Governors award to attend the National Youth

    science camp(1 month all expense paid) West Virginia.

    Alyssa Sanchez - 4th place / 36 

    Colby Pitts - 3rd place /38; $ 14000 scholarship to UCF.

    Johnathan Bressette - 3rd place / 34

    Casey Ryan - 3rd place/50

    Emily Hough - 3rd place/50

    Carson Wells - 3rd place/50


    Approximately 40% of competitors receive recognition. ALL OF OURS DID!!


    Next step --- Intel ISEF , Los Angeles California May 13 - 19th .

    South Sumter RAIDERS and 76 Countries!!


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    FBLA 2017 State Leadership Conference 

    FBLA Members Attended Mr. Grady's Workshop FBLA Members

    Alex 5th Place


    The SSHS Future Business Leaders of America chapter has just returned from the State Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. One portion of the conference was dedicated to viewing workshops and the students got to see a familiar face: Mr. Patrick Grady. SSHS had 18 students competing in all areas of business from performing a speech to taking a test. Congratulations to Alexandria Ford on placing 5th in FBLA Principles and Procedures! Our students never fail to make us proud and to inspire others to be their best!

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    SSHS at Florida Bandmasters Associations State Solo

    & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment


    Congratulations to the following Raider Band students for earning SUPERIORS Friday March 24 at the Florida Band Masters Association’s State Solo & Ensemble and Auxiliary Performance Assessment!


    Karrah Christensen            Flute Solo

    Samantha Smith                Flag Solo

    Kellie Knight                       Flag Solo

    Alex Tomberlin                   Alto Saxophone Solo


    Also, on Saturday, March 24 Karrah Christensen and McKenzie Morris performed at the Florida Vocal Association’s State Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment.  Ratings earned:


    McKenzie Morris – EXCELLENT

    Karrah Christensen – SUPERIOR

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  • Math Field Day

    Individual awards

     Alg 1 Ayla Freeman 2nd place

    Alg 1 Karsyn Hogan 1st place

    Alg 2 Matthew Maggio 1st place

    Advanced math Tyler Lillo 2nd place

    Advanced math Lizbeth Cruz Garcia 1st place


    Team awards

    Alg 1 team won 1st place

    Alg 2 team won 1st place

    Advance team won 1st place



    Combo awards

    Alg 1 Karsyn Hogan

    Alg 2 Matthew Maggio


    Advanced math Tyler Lillo
    (Tyler also had the highest overall combo score out of everybody)

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    Band Solo & Ensemble


    Karrah Christensen – Flute Solo – SUPERIOR


    Karrah Christenson, Aiden Judge, Jackson Akins, & Samantha Smith – Woodwind Quartet – EXCELLENT


    Meghan Miller, Logan Brown, Bryttoni Schickert, & Kyle Gorham – Trumpet Quartet – EXCELLENT


    Blake Fontana – Mallet Solo – SUPERIOR


    Logan Brown – Trumpet Solo – EXCELLENT


    Victoria Dudeck & Dylan Ivey – Percussion Duet – SUPERIOR


    Alex Tomberlin – Alto Sax Solo – SUPERIOR


    Meghan Miller – Trumpet Solo – EXCELLENT


    Victoria Dudeck, Gracie Daugherty, Travis Burkes, Blake Fontana,
    Dylan Ivey, Kyle Bray, & Nathaniel Gant – Percussion Choir – EXCELLENT


    Kaitlyn Evans, Bryttoni Schickert, Logan Brown,
    Davion Nolden, & Kyle Gorham – Brass Quintet – EXCELLENT


    Aiden Judge – Flute Solo – EXCELLENT


    Kaitlyn Evans – Flute Solo – EXCELLENT


    Christian Arellano – Tenor Sax Solo – EXCELLENT


    Samantha Smith – Flag Solo – SUPERIOR


    Kellie Knight – Flag Solo – SUPERIOR


    D’Anne Gorman – Flag Solo – EXCELLENT


    Alexis Willis – Flag Solo – EXCELLENT


    The following students will be performing their solos at the state level at the end of March:

    Karrah Christensen, Alex Tomberlin, Samantha Smith, & Kellie Knight.

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  • Regional Science Fair 


    Regional Science Fair

    February 10th was a GREAT night for South Sumter Raiders!! We sent 8 projects to the regional fair and all 8 are 1ST PLACE WINNERS!!!. We are the only school to have accomplished this from all of Marion and Sumter.

    Six of these projects will head to compete at the state science fair in Lakeland.

    State team

    Alyssa Sanchez

    Carson Wells

    Emily Hough

    Casey Ryan

    Colby Pitts

    Joey Cilenti

    Johnathan Bressette

    Jorge Guillen


    HUGE Congratulations to our Intel ISEF team that will travel to Los Angeles, California

    to compete against projects from 76 countries!!

    Carson Wells

    Emily Hough

    Casey Ryan

    Joey Cilenti


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    Sumter County School Board Recognition to

    NNDCC Team for becoming

    Orienteering State NJROTC Champions

    NNDCC Team


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  • Naval Science Cadets Orienteering Team 

    Congratulations to the Naval Science Cadets Orienteering team for their
    1st place at the Withlacoochee State Forest Orienteering Competition on
    Saturday, February 11, 2017!

    Naval Science Cadets

























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  • HOSA Competition Winners


     HOSA Regionals


    Please congratulate our SSHS Health Occupation

    Students of America Competition Winners:

    Cloey S.- 4th place Family Medicine Knowledge Test

    Antonio H.- 3rd Place Sports Medicine

    Shayne M., Ana G. and Rosa A.- 2nd Place HOSA Bowl team

    Ricki N.- 2nd Place Medical Spelling

    Emily C., Shayne M., Sofiya C. and Lizbeth C. will advance

    to state in the Health Care Issues Exam competition.

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    FAFSA Infomation


    Click here for information.


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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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    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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    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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Great Things Are Happening In Sumter District Schools

  • Free November SAT Registration and CSS Profile Fee Waiver for Hurricane Irma-Impacted Students

    Free November SAT Registration and CSS Profile Fee Waiver for Hurricane Irma-Impacted Students To support students and families affected by Hurricane Irma, the College Board will offer a free November SAT registration and a CSS Profile fee waiver. We understand this is a difficult time for those who are struggling as a result of the storm. We hope this measure can ease some worry for students and ensure their college-going plans are minimally affected during storm recovery efforts.

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  • Jeans for Troops Day!

    The Sumter School District is 800 strong and would love to raise $4000 to support our veterans! November 8th is Jeans for Troops Day. You donate $5 to this site and support the Veterans and wear Jeans that day! Hope you will join us!

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  • Proposed IRMA Make-up Schedule 2017-18

    Proposed IRMA Make-up Schedule 2017-18, Contingent upon approved two day waiver* for both students and employees. Please read for more information.

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  • School meals free of charge through October 20th.

    The Florida Department of Agriculture has given us a waiver through October 20th and has made available all school meals free of charge. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this. They will still be required to put their numbers in so that we can keep count, but no money will need to exchange hands and their accounts will not be debited. This will begin tomorrow through October 20.

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  • The Sumter County school district is hosting an Art in the Capitol competition for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade.

    The Sumter County school district is hosting an Art in the Capitol competition for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. All public, charter, private and homeschool students are eligible to participate. All entries are due Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The theme of the competition is Fresh Slices of Old Florida. The piece of artwork selected as Best of Show will be sent to the Florida Capitol to be on display during the Legislative session.

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