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SailFuture Academy Private High School

Premier Career Preparatory High School


SailFuture Academy is a tuition-free career preparatory high school that leverages project-based learning and paid apprenticeships to prepare students for the real world.

Total Enrollment
Grades Served
9th - 12th
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Project-based curriculum built
for hands-on learners

We place students in the driver’s seat to solve real world problems from the moment they step foot on campus in order to re-engage and re-inspire students who have become disconnected from their high school experience.

Rigorous math, science, english, and business coursework
Twice per week immersions in construction, maritime, and culinary projects
Integrated Life Skills curriculum teaching youth how to lease an apartment, buy a car, and open a bank account

“The SailFuture Academy is a technical high school that prepares students to graduate into business owners and operators.”

Michael Long, Executive Director
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Guaranteed College or Career Placement

Internships within SailFuture Academy’s three Social Enterprises help our students develop critical social-emotional, business, and industry-specific skills that make them marketable to our employment partners.

In addition to on-site training, students participate in apprenticeships with local employers to earn field experience and a financial stipend.

“Our student run enterpises are the perfect way to teach students about business in a practical, hands-on and engaging way. Our students work 'behind the scenes' on all of the business fundamentals including: finances, project management, human resources, marketing, business development, and more.”

Hunter Thompson, Chief Operations Officer
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The professionalism and skills of graduates from the SailFuture Academy are unparalleled. We remain committed to hiring students post-graduation, and helping each student begin building a successful career.

Interested in enrolling your child at the SailFuture Academy?

We are currently enrolling for the upcoming school year. Limited spaces and scholarships are available. Click below to complete our enrollment application form and schedule a campus tour.

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Key Policies & Procedures

The SailFuture Academy values the worth and dignity, and equal opportunity of every person. We pride ourselves on building a campus culture and community that cultivates trust, respect, and integrity across all students, faculty, and administrative staff.

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Contact Us

Questions about admission, academics, or scholarships? Feel free to call us anytime. We'd love to hear from you.

+1 (727) 209-7846

School Information

SailFuture Academy is a co-ed, year-round school designed to immediately bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world. The SailFuture Academy is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida at 2154 27th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713.

2154 27th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

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