School Summary for Vero Beach

13 Elementary
7 Middle
5 High
3 Charter
11 Private
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Indian River Education network

IRENE was designed in 1991 to provide Vero Beach and Indian River County with a new approach to the "Home-School Connection". IRENE allows parents, teachers, and the schools to interact during the 81% of the time that learning occurs outside the formal education settings. In addition to e-mail, forums, and teleconferencing, IRENE provides access to the Indian River County Main Library's online card catalog.

St Edwards School

Saint Edward's School is a coeducational college-preparatory school in Vero Beach, Florida. The school was founded in 1965 after Indian River County desegregated their public schools. The Original school, and now Lower School occupy the old Riomar Country Club clubhouse on Club Drive. The 30 acres for the South Campus located on the Indian River and situated next to the Moorings Country Club, which now houses the Middle and Upper Schools, was purchased in the 1970s. In 2000 the school began a massive expansion project under Head of School Diane Cooper. The expansion included a separate Middle School, new gym and activities center, a Performing Arts Center, a Fine Arts Center, and new administrative offices.


Indian River Community College

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 349815596 General information
Financial aid office
Admissions office (772) 462-4722 Ext.
(772) 462-7450 Ext.
(772) 462-7460 Ext.

Type of institution: Public, 2-year
Federal Aid: Institution has a Program Participation Agreement with the US Department of Education for eligible students to receive Pell Grants and other federal aid.
Degrees offered: Certificates/Less-than-1-year certificate, Certificates/Less-than-2-year certificate, Associate degree, Certificates/Less-than-4-year certificate
Carnegie classification: Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Number of students: 13,404 (2005)

Resources Just north of Indian River

Brevard Community College

Keiser College
Florida Metropolitan University
Brevard Community College (BCC) serves all sections of the county with campuses in Cocoa, Melbourne, Titusville and Palm Bay. The college's president says, "We are proud that one of every two citizens of Brevard County is served each year with classes, culture or events by BCC.

" Open Campus, a Patrick Center branch on the air force base and classes at Kennedy Space Center expand the community-oriented school's reach. The full two-year curriculum is also offered for home-based learners via WBCC TV68. BCC maintains a strong reputation for its academic programs. It's an important part of the 28-member system of state-supported, two-year community colleges.

The closest of the state's 10 major four-year schools is the University of Central Florida University (UCF) in Orlando, which maintains a branch in Brevard County. Highly respected academically, Florida Institute of Technology (a.k.a. Florida Tech), a four-year private university, is located on 175 landscaped acres in Melbourne.

Adult Education

Palm Bay Adult Education Ctr (321) 952-5914
101 Pirate Ln Melbourne, FL 32901

Programs Offered

Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides literacy instruction for students functioning at grade levels 0.0 through 8.9 on the TABE Test.
Adult High School Diploma (AHS) allows adult students to work toward their high school diploma.
Child Care Program is available before and after school at all public elementary schools in Brevard County except Holland Elementary.
Citizenship classes prepare ESOL students for success in the Naturalization process.
Enrichment classes offer low-cost community education in a wide variety of subjects including basic computer skills.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teaches communication skills and cultural competencies.
Family Literacy includes the Zoo Explorers Project which provides literacy education for parents and remediation for students who are functioning below grade level.
GED Preparatory Instruction (GED) prepares a student to take the Official GED Tests.
Project Success for Adults with Disabilities is a transitional program to assist students in meeting their educational and career goals.
In addition to the schools offered in Brevard County, Orlando is just 67 miles away, which makes all their facilities usable.