Our Students

NewGate develops students who fit the Learner Profile of the International Baccalaureate (IB):

Inquirers: Our students develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable: Our students explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators: Our students understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled: They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Open-minded: Our students understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring: Our students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers: Our students approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced: Our students understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.


New Gate School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).


The educational program at NewGate School is deliberately planned to help students prepare for college.

To earn the NewGate diploma, students must take challenging seminar and project-based course of study in science, math, history, English, foreign languages, the arts, physical education, and service learning. Class meetings provide support and structure for work on independent and group projects and require in-depth participation, close attention to detail, extensive writing, research, discussion, and analysis.

Upon completion of the high school course of studies, students have a depth of understanding about themselves and the world, sophisticated reasoning abilities, and experience with a wide range of tools, modes of expression, and courses that prepare them for college and a thoughtful, creative life.


English • 4 credits
Mathematics • 4 credits
Social Studies • 4 credits
Science • 4 credits
Foreign Language • 4 credits
The Arts • 2 credits
Physical Education • 2 credits
Personal Development • 3 credits
Service Learning • 3 credits

* Our graduation requirements will be somewhat revised by 2015 to incorporate the IB Diploma Programme course array.

Students also have the flexibility to tailor a personalized course of study through participation in dual enrollment in the State College of Florida, Florida Virtual School, and Senior Projects. All students must meet or exceed Florida State graduation requirements.


Since our first graduating class in 2004, our small school's students have been accepted to the following colleges and universities:
• Aquinas College
• Barry University
• Beacon College
• Boston University
• Brown University
• Curry College
• Eckerd College
• Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
• Florida Gulf Coast University
• Florida Institute of Technology
• Florida International University
• Florida State University
• Fordham University
• Franklin College (Switzerland)
• Hampshire College
• Hartwick College
• Lynn University
• Montana State University
• New College
• New York University
• Northeastern University
• Nova Southeastern University
• Oberlin College
• Pfeiffer University
• Ringling College of Art and Design
• Rollins College
• Salem College
• San Diego State University
• San Francisco State University
• Savannah College of Art and Design
• Smith College
• Arizona State University
• Sonoma State University
• St. John's College
• St. Lawrence University
• State College of Florida
• Stetson University
• Thomas Aquinas College
• University of California, San Diego
• University of California, Santa Barbara
• University of Central Florida
• University of Florida
• University of Florida Honors Program
• University of Hawaii
• University of Massachusetts- Amherst
• University Miami
• University of Miami FILAS Program
• University of New Hampshire
• University of South Florida
• University of Tampa
• University of Vermont
• University of West Florida
• Utah Valley State University
• Wake Forest University
• Warren Wilson College
• Wesleyan University
• Western New England College