This back-to-school season, students are learning in all-new ways—but what hasn’t changed is Volusia County’s commitment to a thorough, well-rounded learning experience for kids, college students and everyone in between. If you are considering a move to our vibrant Sunshine State community, your trusted Daytona Beach realtors team is here to help answer any questions you may have about local educational opportunities! In the meantime, just read on for a few key highlights.
Serving 63,000-plus students
As one of the largest school districts in the Sunshine State, Volusia County Schools proudly serve more than 63,000 students from all swaths of the region—from the lush, wooded heart of Volusia County to its pristine beaches and everywhere in between.
For students in grades six through 12, there are also more than 60 career and technical education programs to choose from as well, giving your child a range of hands-on learning opportunities to discover ranging from criminal justice to performing arts, digital media, engineering and much more!
When you’re relocating with a school-aged child, we know that schools play a powerful role in choosing the right city or neighborhood. Be sure to ask your team at The Relocation Authority about local schools that will best serve your child’s academic and extracurricular interests, and how to find a home that lets them attend with ease.
Higher education, close to home
Maybe your child is in high school, and will be thinking about colleges soon—or perhaps you’re looking for educational opportunities for yourself! Whatever the case may be, know that Volusia County is home to some of the Sunshine State’s most well-respected institutions of higher education. These include the historic Stetson University in DeLand; the world’s leading aviation and aerospace institution, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Bethune-Cookman University, a revered HBCU, or historically black college/university; the Advanced Technology College as part of Daytona State College; the Palmer College of Chiropractic; and many more!
Many Volusia County students also decide to attend the University of Central Florida, either by moving to nearby Orlando—meaning weekend visits are always a breeze—or attending courses via the convenient UCF Connect Daytona Beach Center. For students interested in the medical track, the Daytona Beach Regional Medical School Campus of Florida State University offers a prestigious learning experience close to home, which can bring peace of mind to students and parents alike.
Ultimately, your child may not have their college plan settled just yet—and that’s okay! As a parent, though, you can move to Volusia County with the confidence of knowing there are options nearby for every course of study and academic experience your student may be interested in.
Books and beyond
One of the best parts of living and learning in Volusia County is that learning happens every day, in and out of the classroom! It’s in the thriving arts and culture scene of DeLand, the aptly nicknamed “Athens of Florida.” It’s in the historical charm of sites like The Casements in Ormond Beach, too. It’s especially present in the natural environment, full of opportunities for scientifically inclined, curious students to learn about the marine ecosystem, one-of-a-kind wildlife and so much more.
We hope that these tips help give you a glimpse of Volusia County’s one-of-a-kind educational environment! For additional information, be sure to call The Relocation Authority today. With Frank Bruno, former Volusia County Chair, and Jim Dinneen, former Volusia County Manager on your side, you can count on helpful, informed advice about the ins and outs of our beloved county. Just contact us today to learn more.