Students enrolled in the Highlands Career Institute are welcome to use these college services.

Advising and Counseling

Guidance services are available from the SFSC Advising and Counselor Center, the institute’s faculty and staff, and the student’s school of record. The Highlands Career Institute arranges for guidance counselors to meet with students at SFSC. They may also visit their guidance counselor at their high school by completing a pre-arranged absence form.


The Highlands Campus Library is housed on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center (Building Y). The library houses newspapers, journals, and electronic books as well as 14 computer stations.

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. 

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center assists students with career exploration, job searching, writing resumes, preparing for interviews, and other needs.

Food Services

Students may purchase meals through the school district or the SFSC Cafeteria. Qualifications for meal benefits are the same as the school of record and only apply to meals provided by the school district. Breakfast is 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 in Avon Park, Sebring, and Lake Placid. Buses transport students to the Highlands Campus only. They do not pick up or deliver students to local high schools. Due to the starting time of classes at the institute, pick-up times may be earlier than regular high school bus routes. Students who choose to ride a bus to the Highlands Career Institute must use the location established for their area.

On-Campus Parking Policies

The Highlands Campus provides parking to students who attend the Highlands Career Institute and their parents. 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 must be displayed on their vehicles.