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    The district will offer three learning options for students, pending Board approval. A traditional reopening as directed by the Governor, TEAMSumter, with a structured distance learning format, and Sumter Virtual School, which is more flexible, computer-driven, and requires more student self-discipline. Please go to the Return to School Options page and complete the Sumter Student Intent to Return Form at the bottom of each option.

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    Graduation Ceremony Full Video

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  • Outstanding Volunteer

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     This short, 2-minute survey, is intended to be completed by parents, educators and students throughout Florida to include and incorporate their opinions on the next steps for education due to COVID-19.


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  • David Lyons


    SSH Notice

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    Four Tasks of Mourning

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    2020 South Sumter’s Seniors


    Accepted to College, Technical School & the Military


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  • Attendance Policy:

    Attendance is being taken while we are doing distance learning. For a student to be counted present for the week they must respond to an email, remind, or sign into OneNote and interact with EACH of their teachers each week.


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    Career Source Central Florida’s Summer Youth Internship Program


    Whether you are deciding which college to attend or which career path to pursue, CareerSource Central Florida is here to help. 


    This summer, explore the possibilities with professional internships, college campus tours, and even career training. You can earn wages or incentives while investing in yourself and your future. CSCF believes you have what it takes to achieve your dreams and create a brighter future.


    This summer, explore your options with CSCF and find the perfect summer program for you. It is a 5 week program that will give you hands on experience in the workforce.  You will be compensated $10.00 an hour and you are able to work up to 30 hours a week.


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    Parenting in the Time of Covid-19

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    Math Field Day

    Congratulate to the following:

    Geometry Team placed 1st = Michael Brewer, Audrey Hansen, Savannah Brogan, Hayes Jeffries, Alex Nesmith, Rachel Story

    Geometry Combo Winner = Michael Brewer (Also he broke the district’s record of scoring 1725)

    Advance Team placed 1st = Ronnie Median, Mathew Maggio, Mea Kelley, Karsyn Hogan, Jennifer Stempek, Katie Wiley.

    Advance Combo Winner = Jennifer Stempek

    Algebra II Combo Winner = Stephanie Alejo

    Individual Geometry 2nd place = Michael Brewer

    Individual Algebra 2nd place = Ethan Hogan


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    Terrence Neal

    SSHS Graduate Is Now a Harvard Lawyer

    Terrence Neal  

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    FBLA 2020 District Winners 


     FBLA District Awards


    Yacuzzo Rachael Accounting I 3rd
    Dibeler Sarah Agribusiness 2nd
    Patel Vrinda Business Communication 1st
    Soto Angelina Business Law 1st
    Patel Ohm Computer Problem Solving 1st
    Newman Luke Cyber Security 2nd
    Morrison McKenzie Economics 1st
    Badal Natasha Graphic Design (TEAM) 1st
    Damuth Raya Graphic Design (TEAM) 1st
    Kelley Alexis Graphic Design (TEAM) 1st
    Hooten Vannette Healthcare Administration 2nd
    Ungaro Kaley Healthcare Administration 3rd
    Rajkotwala Husena Healthcare Administration 1st
    Martinez Andrea Introduction to Business 3rd
    Verdeja Emma Introduction to Business Communication 2nd
    Penwell Emily Introduction to Business Communication 1st
    Turner Kadarius Introduction to Business Procedures 1st
    Johnson Grace Introduction to FBLA 1st
    Sanders Felicity Introduction to Financial Math 3rd
    Stephens Savannah introduction to Financial Math 2nd
    Berry Hannah Introduction to Information Technology 3rd
    Jolly Elisabeth Introduction to Information Technology 1st
    Tikaram Bryan Introduction to Information Technology 2nd
    Adams Kylie Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures 2nd
    Lovett Lindsey Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures 3rd
    Hogan Karsyn Journalism 3rd
    Ford Alexandria Organizational Leadership 2nd
    Sanchez Daniel Political Science 2nd
    Barr Hailey Website Design 1st
    Derby-Wine Abigail Website Design 3rd







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    Eisenhower Rec Center Tour at The Villages


    Eisenhower Rec Center tour at The Villages Eisenhower Rec Center tour at The Villages

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  • FBLA Officers Training

    FBLA Officers Training 2019

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    NNDCC Orienteering Team Placed 3rd Overall

    in the Orange Category out of 17 schools participating!


    NNDCC orienteering team for their 3rd place overall finish in the orange category

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  • NHS Induction Ceremony

    NHS Induction Ceremony

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  • Arts in Education

    Art Art Art

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    Congratulation to State FFA

    Area Vice President Candidate

    Jozef Heijkoop

    State FFA Area Vice President Candidate


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  • SSHS team won 1st place at
    LSSC Mathlympics!

    SSHS team won 1st place at LSSC Mathlympics!

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  • State Science Fair


    Florida State Science Fair results: 870 projects overall.  
    Each category has 40 plus projects of each regions 1st place winners.


    SSHS Raider results among the best in the state:

     Tyler Higginbotham  - FGCU $2500 scholarship

    Tyler/Taylor/ Karrah - special award $100 cash award from American civil engineers

    Cheyenne- special awards $25 cash award from Capital region

    Makayla - special award $50 cash award from St. Lucie Region

    Tyler, Taylor, Karrah – 6th place Recognition award - Environmental Engineering

    Makayla-6th place Recognition award – Plant sciences

    Rylee Shirley - 4th Junior plant Sciences

    Kindle,  Taylor , Chloe- 4th – Chemistry ( also won 1st place  $400 at OSC competition)

    Matthew Yates - 3rd – Earth/Environmental sciences


    State Science Fair Team State Science Fair

    State Science Fair Team State Science Fair -Cheyenne

    State Science Fair State Science Fair State Science Fair - Vrinda


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  • Athletics Booster Club

    We Need You Athletics Booster Club


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  • Sumter STEM Vision AP Environmental
    Mine Permitting Project

    The SSHS AP Environmental class presented their
    mine permitting project to the Board of County Commissioners!


    Sumter STEM Vision AP Environmental Mine Permitting Project

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  • State Science Fair Team

    State Science Fair Team

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  • Regional Team

    Regional Team

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  • Envirothon State Team

    Envirothon State Team

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  • Anatomy Lab at UF

    Anatomy Labs at the UF  

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    Over $2,000 raised!!!

    Relay for Life 2019       Relay for Life - Beat Up Cancer!


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    AVID Speech Contest

    AVID Speech Contest Participants:

    Sydney Bagony, Elizabeth Albarran, Chloe Johnson, AVID Coordinator Lacy Holloway, Vrinda Patel (winner), Shayne Mead, and Daniel Sanchez. 


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    College Awareness Week

    November 13-16

    Sponsored by AVID

    Group Chalk



    Principal Quote:

    “People achieve what they believe they can.  We want ALL students to be aware of the opportunities college affords and believe that with hard work comes great reward.  We know that the future success of these students will depend on some type of postsecondary education whether that is college, technical school, or military and it is our job to prepare them.” Christina McKinney


    Mr. Epperson   








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  • Calling all South Sumter Raider Families:
    Current and Alumni!


    South Sumter High School is renovating its
    courtyard and revitalizing school spirit!


    By donating a brick, you are helping us create a walkway that is representative of the Raider Pride and evidence of our motto that “Tradition Never Graduates.”


    Personalize your brick with your name, a message or the memory of a loved one!  Donate a 4x8 brick with your family name or an 8x8 tile with your business or organization.  A great idea for class reunions!   All bricks will be installed in a walkway connecting SSHS buildings and separating areas of the courtyard managed by student organizations.

    So make your mark on South Sumter High School
    help us create a courtyard our kids can be proud of.


    4x8 bricks, 4 lines, - 21 characters each line: $50

    8x8 bricks, 4 lines, - 21 characters each line: $100



    For more information, please contact Shannon Woodard

    352-793-3131 ext. 82202 or


    Brick Order Form



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    Annual Report

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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. Pass Algebra 1 EOC
    4. 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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    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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