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Our school was created to provide a quality education as a benefit to the children of the employees who have dedicated themselves to the success of The Villages. The Villages Charter School operates by a charter agreement approved by the Sumter County Board of Education and the Florida State Department of Education. Unlike traditional county schools, our enrollment criteria is based upon the place of employment of one of the parents/guardians rather than the geographic address of their home. The Villages Charter School (“VCS”) is a Charter School in the Workplace (see also School of Choice). It was founded and is provided funding by The Villages of Lake-Sumter, Inc. as a business partnership charter school primarily for the benefit of the children of employees of The Villages of Lake-Sumter, Inc. and those Business Partners who have in the past and continue to participate in the development of The Villages.
The Villages Charter School (VCS) opened in August, 2000 and is one of the most successful public charter schools in Florida. In fact, VCS has been a "High Performing Charter School", earned a "School of Excellence" and has received 19 straight "A" ratings from the Florida Department of Education! This year, VCS earned the “Cognia School and Systems of Distinction” from the international accreditation group Cognia.
The Villages Charter School currently consists of 5 buildings (three elementary centers, one middle school, and one high school) with an enrollment of over 3,450. In the fall of 2023, VCS will open a K-8 center (with an enrollment capacity of 2,000) and relocate The Villages High School with an expanded enrollment capacity of 2,000 bringing our total enrollment capacity across all buildings to approximately 6,500.
The Villages Charter School offers a world-class comprehensive K-12 curriculum and state of the art facilities taught by an instructional staff second to none.