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Florida - Gainesville


7022 NW 10th Place

Gainesville, FL 32605 (Map)


Principal: Christal Blue


About SIATech Gainesville


School started on August 24 but students can still enroll! We are currently accepting applications. Students can come by and enroll at any time during this period.


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SIATech Gainesville is growing! Be a part of our new recently opened campus! Let us know you are interested in receiving more information on our Student Interest Form.


The SIATech Gainesville school site has a new location. The school is located at 7022 NW 10th Place, Gainesville, FL 32605. Enroll today to get started back on-track to graduation!


The staff believe that all students are to be transformed by what happens in a school regardless of their ethnicity, socioeconomic status, special needs, or gender. The purpose of SIATech Gainesville is to transform the lives of its students.

SIATech Gainesville provides teacher-delivered lessons in a high-tech atmosphere. The classrooms have a 1:1 student-to-computer ratio. SIATech's curriculum meets the standards outlined by the Florida Department of Education for a standard high school diploma, and SIATech graduates also meet the National Educational Standards for Students (NETS).

SIATech Gainesville provides Real Learning for Real Life™. The school uses the NETS-aligned Adobe™ software for Digital Design and Digital Video in our Create Technology and Senior Projects classroom. Students choosing the Business and Finance trade can achieve MOUS and IC3 certification. Graduates complete the program prepared to enter the workforce and higher education.

The faculty and staff at SIATech Gainesville are dedicated and committed to student achievement and student success. They believe that all students can learn and will learn wihen provided with a personalized learning experience. SIATech meets the needs of its students one student at a time!


Principal Profile


Christal has been with SIATech since 2006 where she is currently the SIATech GainesvilleEmployee of the Year. She was born in Washington D.C. and has lived in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia.



Christal Blue is SIATech dropout recovery high school principalBefore making the journey to SIATech Gainesville, Christal spent 8 ½ years as a Corrections Officer where she gained extensive supervisory experience in the custody, care, and control of an adult male offender population. While employed in this capacity, she earned a B.A. in History with a minor in English from Valdosta State University, in Valdosta, GA. History and teaching are two of her greatest passions as she believes


“Teaching is not a job.... it’s a CALLING.”


Possessing an understanding of “Going Back to School” has helped Christal connect with the students at SIATech, especially since she herself was a nontraditional college student. Christal has since earned a Master of Arts degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.


Christal looks forward to her role as the Principal of SIATech Gainesville. Her vision is to create a culture within the school that embraces creativity, structure, respect, and encourages staff and students to become “Life Long Learners”.



SIATech Gainesville in the News



Congratulations to SIATech Gainesville Christal Blue for being named Principal of the Year Award from the DeMolays of John Wayne Chapter, Order of the DeMolays on April 7, 2015.



Back to School Open House Scheduled for September 23, 2014


SIATech Gainesville has scheduled a special Open House for Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Open to all new and prospective students and their families, the Open House is a great opportunity to view the classrooms and learn about the school for 2014-2015. The event will be held at the school (7022 NW 10th Place,

Gainesville, FL 32605 (Map)


If you have any questions or would like to let us know you are coming, contact Vivian Covington at or call 352.333.7952.


View the flyer for the Back to School Open House.


Gainesville Gets in the Spirit: MYcroSchool and SIATech Gainesville High Schools in Parade
by Joy Baldree


SIATech staff from FloridaGerald Zagaiski, better known and loved as "ZAG" keeps a steady flow of recruitment activities coming our way at MYcroSchool Gainesville and SIATech Gainesville.


Pictured from left to right are: ZAGJoy Baldree, MYcroSchool Gainesville Principal Randy Starling, and SIATech Gainesville Principal Christal Blue.


From trade shows to passing out flyers, there is always an opportunity to "stand up and step out" into the communities that surround our schools and share the excitement of teaching and learning with anyone who will listen. ZAG does this every day.


MYcroSchool Gainesville student gets in the parade spirit by showing off when she is expected to graduateOn November 8th, that opportunity came in at about 70,000 spectators as faculty, staff, and students from both of our Alachua County schools joined in to share the Florida Gator spirit while letting the community know about our MYcroSchool and SIATech programs.


It was a great day for all who attended, filled with laughter, a bucket load of fun, and a message that: "We are here. We are proud and we can help you get a high school diploma."


Watching from the driver's seat, I was able to see the words "MYcroSchool" and "SIATech" read aloud as we passed, witness the squeals when someone recognized Ms. Blue or Mr. Starling, and see quite a few of our graduates in the crowd.


Joy Baldree is the director of education for Florida.



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