Mission: Educate All Students for Success
Vision: A Dynamic Educational System of Excellence
District Outperforms State, High Schools See Increase in Graduation Rate
The Martin County School District earned a graduation rate of 90.2% during the 2019-2020 school year according to data released Thursday by the Florida Department of Education. The graduation rate for the three traditional, District-operated high schools increased to 95.3% during the same time period, a 1.7 percentage point increase over last year’s rate and a 5.3 percentage point increase above the state’s overall graduation rate of 90%. 

“In our mission of educating all students for success, we always begin with the end in mind,” Superintendent John D. Millay shared. “We remain committed to providing each student with the effective instruction and learning opportunities he or she needs to achieve the goal of high school graduation. While we still have work to do to ensure all of our students become graduates, I remain confident that we are headed in the right direction. I am extremely proud of our students, faculty, staff and families for their hard work and commitment to achieving success.” Read more...
District Receives Department of Education Approval for Spring 2021 Education Plan
The Martin County School District has received approval from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for its Spring 2021 Education Plan. A continuation of the District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan that was approved by FLDOE in August, the plan places emphasis on targeted intervention for struggling students, opportunities for increased communication and engagement with families, and encouragement for parents/guardians to select traditional (in-person) learning for their children when possible. 
 
"We know that the majority of students perform best when they are physically present in classrooms and receiving instruction from highly-qualified teachers," Superintendent John D. Millay said. “The District will follow the requirements issued by the Florida Department of Education, offering targeted intervention and support to students who are struggling to make adequate progress. We remain committed to partnering with our families to ensure that every child is learning, demonstrating growth and achieving success."
 
To view the approved Spring 2021 Education Plan, please click here.
Information on Required Instruction Presented to Families During January's Parent University Workshop
During last evening's Parent University Workshop, members of the District's Instructional Services and Student Services divisions presented information to families on required instruction - the curriculum, courses and topics the District is mandated by statute to teach students. Parents and guardians received a detailed look at required subjects such as the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, Holocaust education and mental health. Watch the session...
Stellar Spellers Shine During Middle School Spelling Bee
The Martin County School District held its third annual Middle School Spelling Bee on January 7, 2021. This year’s Bee was held in a virtual format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ten outstanding spellers from each of the five middle schools participated in ten rounds of competition via Zoom, tackling the spelling of words such as "impudent," "lugubrious," "aborigine,” “concomitant,” and “inoculate." The winning word was "effervescent." Read more...
School Board Workshop to be Livestreamed on January 12
The Martin County School Board will hold its monthly Workshop at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, using communication media technology. Members of the School Board may be present at 500 SE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34994 in the School Board Meeting Room and/or participating by telephonic conference or other communication media technology.
 
 
In keeping with CDC recommendations and social distancing guidelines, all interested persons are invited to participate in this meeting by watching the livestream. Alternatively, members of the public may offer public comments by appearing in person. Such persons will be asked to follow current CDC guidelines as they pertain to social distancing and District protocols related to the wearing of masks. 
 
The Workshop agenda is available here
Martin Minutes With Millay
Interested in learning more about Superintendent Millay and his vision for the District? It has never been easier to get connected!

Join Dr. Millay on Monday mornings for his live segment on the WSTU 1450 Morning Show. You'll also want to follow @MCSDFlorida on Facebook and Twitter to view the latest Martin Minutes With Millay, a collection of video shorts designed to keep you informed about the latest MCSD news and information!
Need to Know Info
If your child or anyone in the household is symptomatic, awaiting test results or has tested positive for COVID-19, your child must stay home from school and refrain from participating in activities (sports, clubs, gatherings, etc.) outside of your home. Please continue to monitor your child's symptoms each day using one of the screening tools shown below. 
Students are eligible to participate in remote learning only in the following scenarios:
 
·  A parent/guardian has registered them for the remote learning option with their school and they are successfully making adequate progress
 
· They are currently following quarantine or isolation protocols at the direction of DOH Martin or a healthcare professional
 
·  They are sick and staying home due to symptoms, but are well enough to participate in remote learning from home temporarily. Students must provide a note from their parent or physician if they will be temporarily participating in remote learning due to illness
 
·    They or a member of the household is awaiting testing results or has tested positive for COVID-19
Around the District Photo Gallery
The Martin County School District is proud to recognize the #MCSDMagnificent teachers who have been nominated for the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year Award!

The Martin County Teacher of the Year recognition program is organized annually by the Education Foundation of Martin County (EFMC) with support from very generous community sponsors: Audi Stuart, INFINITI Stuart, Keiser University and Publix Charities.

Vote for your favorite candidate and share how this teacher has made a positive difference in your life, your child's life, your school or in the profession. Voting is open through January 20, 2021.
Jennifer Ali - Jensen Beach High School
Robert Beasley - Hidden Oaks Middle School
Heather Swindler - Palm City Elementary School
Kate Logan - Port Salerno Elementary School
Crystal Brandt - Hobe Sound Elementary School
Rachael Sharp - Warfield Elementary School
Michael Fourquet - Felix A. Williams Elementary School
Melissa Pastor - SeaWind Elementary School
Vanessa Muto - Pinewood Elementary School
Wendy Schepman - South Fork High School
Leigh Anne Pike - Martin County High School
Jamie McNealy - Jensen Beach Elementary School
Ashley Ciliberti - Citrus Grove Elementary School
Vanessa Dayus - Treasure Coast Classical Academy
Maryann Williams - J.D. Parker Elementary School
Coli Escher - Murray Middle School
Kelly Francke - Bessey Creek Elementary School
Juanita Johnson - Stuart Middle School
Natalie Rzeznik - The Hope Center for Autism
Barry Bicksler - Clark Advanced Learning Center
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