An important aspect of the Highlands Career Institute at SFSC is the variety of services provided to enable students to gain the most from their experience.

Advising and Counseling

Guidance services are available through SFSC, academy faculty and staff, and the school of record. Students remain with the original guidance counselor from their school of record. The Highlands Career Institute arranges for guidance counselors to meet with students at the Highlands Career Institute.  If students wish to visit their high school guidance counselor at their school of record during the school day, they must complete  a pre-arranged absence form.

College Information

Current college catalogs, career information, and scholarship information are readily available for student use.

Students enrolled in the Highlands Carer Institute have full access to SFSC’s library services. The Highlands Campus Library is housed on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center (LRC). With qualified staff ready to help, this full-service facility houses standard volumes together with newspapers, journals, and thousands of e-books. In addition, 14 computer stations are loaded with an array of search engines for students’ personal use.

Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC is located on the first floor of the LRC. The TLC is a place where students can get help from expert faculty and staff, free of charge. Three fully staffed computer labs have state-of-the-art programs to assist with math, reading/writing, and general studies. 

Food Services

Students may purchase meals through the school district or the SFSC Cafeteria. Qualifications for meal benefits will be the same as the school of record and will only apply to school district provided meals. Breakfast will be provided each morning in the Highlands Career Institute cafeteria at no charge to the student.

Bus Transportation and Schedule

The Highlands Career Institute has designated bus stops that serve the three main communities in Highlands County – Avon Park, Sebring, and Lake Placid. Buses pick up students at these locations and transport them to the Highlands Career Institute at the SFSC Highlands Campus. Buses do not pick up or deliver passengers to the county’s public high schools.. Due to the starting times of classes, pick-up times may be earlier than the high school bus routes. Students who choose to ride a bus to the Highlands Career Institute must use the established location for their area.

On-Campus Parking Policies

On the SFSC Highlands Campus, parking is available for faculty, staff, students of the Highlands Career Institute, parents of students, and authorized visitors. Students who wish to park on campus must complete a School Board of Highlands County Random Drug Testing Form and submit proof of insurance and vehicle registration. Students receive an SFSC parking decal that they must display on their vehicles.