The Monticello Scholar Academy of Excellence offers a course of study designed for students who compete academically at the national level. This rigorous and relevant curriculum will build and develop personal relationships. The Monticello Scholar Academy of Excellence focuses on developing the whole child through a tradition of:




Excellence & Tradition

Students who meet the requirements must fill out a Monticello Scholar Academy of Excellence application and attend an interview and essay appointment.


Program Requirements

  1. Minimum of 3.5 Unweighted GPA
  2. Level 4 or 5 Achievement on all FCAT
  3. NRT’s of 7, 8 or 9
  4. Complete Application Process with Interview
  5. Teacher’s Recommendation (3 minimum)
  6. Student Writing Sample
  7. Parental Contract
  8. Annual Academic & Behavioral Review Meeting
  9. Take PSAT Test in 9th, 10th & 11th Grades
  10. Participation in Saturday Scholar Conference Once Every Nine Weeks
  11. Portfolio and Interdisciplinary Project

Program Benefits

  • Program Guidance Counselor
  • Program Coordinator
  • Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Homogenous Ability Classes
  • Satisfaction of Academic Requirements for Florida Bright Futures
  • Scholarship: Florida Academic Scholars 100% of Florida Public School Tuition

Program Outcome Goals

  • Honors Diploma
  • Up to 24 College Credit Hours
  • Proven Leadership Skills
  • 100 Hours of Community Service
  • Fluent in World Language
  • National Merit Scholar Finalist

Turn in completed applications to your middle school counselor.  Those students coming from private or out of county schools need to either bring their application to Deborah Hawley in the Freedom High School Guidance Department or mail it to:


Freedom High School

Monticello Scholar Academy of Excellence

2500 Taft-Vineland Road

Orlando, FL 32837

Attn: Dominic Golia


Important Timelines
Priority Application Deadline is TBA

Interviews for the students will be held in March.  At that time, students will be asked to respond to a writing prompt.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance/non-acceptance by mail by TBA.

Selected applicants must respond to the invitation and enroll in the program by TBA



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