Company name

SailFuture Academy

Admission & Enrollment

Admission Overview

SailFuture Academy is intended to serve low-income families and children who may qualify for need-based scholarships.

Students enroll in the 9th grade, with limited consideration given to 10th grade transfer students.

All eligible youth in Pinellas County are eligible to apply to attend the SailFuture Academy.

Resides in Pinellas County
Entering 9th grade or transferring from 9th grade
Demonstrated student interest in vocational / business education
Eligible for a Step Up For Students or McKay Scholarship

Steps to Enrollment

Complete Interest Form
Complete the online interest form below. An admission representative will reach out to you directly to learn more about your student and their home life. The representative will also ask about previous educational experiences, behavioral interactions, areas of both strength and opportunity, and some information about parental employment, for the purposes of assisting with scholarship eligibility.
Enrollment Information
School Visit & Interview
Attend an in-person visit to SailFuture Academy and complete an admissions interview with current students and faculty.
Scholarship Eligibility
Complete McKay and/or Step Up For Students scholarship applications to determine eligibility. If a family is not eligible for state scholarships, they should complete the financial aid assessment to determine their cost of tuition.
Complete all enrollment paperwork via email, and pay fees including but not limited to registration, transportation and applicable tuition.

Scholarship Opportunities

Step Up for Students Scholarship
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship gives families a choice of assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or helps with transportation costs for a students to attend a public school other than the one assigned. The Family Empowerment Scholarship may be used towards private school tuition and fees.
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McKay Scholarship
The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, originally created in 1999, provides scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. Students with disabilities include K-12 students who are documented as having an intellectual disability; an emotional or behavioral disability; a specific learning disability.
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Tuition and Admission Fees

Financial support for
low-income families

Scholarship Families

$0 /year

All families who are eligible for a Step Up For Students and/or McKay Scholarship receive a full tuition scholarship.

  • Requires Step Up for Students or McKay Scholarship Approval

  • Free or Reduced Lunch

Private Pay Families

$14,500 - $16,000

Tuition for families who are not eligible is determined using a sliding scale based on family income and expenses.

  • Transportation Support

  • After school Programming

  • All Tuition and Registration Fees

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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