Aspiring Heights Academy offers a private school umbrella option to Florida families choosing to educate their children at home. We are registered with the Florida Department of Education and listed in the Directory of Private Schools in the Sarasota County District. We serve families statewide. We are a non-campus based private school serving grades K–12. Enrollment is open year-round. We offer support and record keeping services to comply with Florida's compulsory school attendance requirements. Middle and high school students may enroll in online courses at Florida Virtual School, and high school students may dual enroll in local community colleges and universities. We offer transcript services, diplomas, and assistance with Florida Bright Futures Scholarship applications.
Our school was established in 2010 under the name of iamhomeschooling.com in conformity with our website. As our school rapidly grew, we realized that it should have its own name, so in 2012 our school was renamed Aspiring Heights Academy. The name Aspiring Heights Academy was chosen because the word "aspire" means to seek to attain something high or great, which is something we as parents all want for our children.
It is the mission of Aspiring Heights Academy to provide a covering to home educators so that they may educate their children harmoniously with their lifestyles and beliefs and in a manner that prepares their children to become self-directed, lifelong learners.
We envision a stimulating and caring homeschool environment that encourages children to develop their full potential in accordance with their individual abilities and learning styles. Graduates of Aspiring Heights Academy will possess the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for a variety of post-graduation options and enable them to compete and excel in today's competitive world. We believe that race, religion, and economic income should not be a barrier to academic achievement.
The Aspiring Heights Academy crest is both meaningful and symbolic.
The outside ring contains the name of our school and the state under which our school has been established and registered. The inside ring contains 13 stars, one for each grade we serve, and the words Knowledge, Experience, and Understanding to define Wisdom. The inner circle includes an open book to symbolize lifelong learning; three stars of increasing size to represent our Elementary, Middle, and High School students; the infinity symbol to remind us that there is no limit to what one can learn; and a tree to symbolize the knowledge that can only be gained through real life experiences. The beehive and Roman numeral in the center represent iamhomeschooling.com and the year our school was founded.