Florida - Gainesville (New Location!)
7022 NW 10th Place
Gainesville, FL 32605 (Map)
Principal: Christal Blue
SIATech Gainesville is growing! Be a part of our new campus recently opened! 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!
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.
Before 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
SIATech Gainesville Hosts Florida Consortium
The Florida principals and members from the SIATech central office leadership team converged on SIATech Gainesville in February for the Florida Consortium.
Organized by Linda Dawson and Joy Baldree, the one-day event provided the team an opportunity for some welcome face time to discuss topics like finance; student learning, recruitment and enrollment; and ways the central office can better support the Florida SIATech and MYcroSchool campuses. The dialogue of the day was driven by our Florida principals. Attendee evaluations of the event revealed the day was a productive and positive experience.
Pictured from left to right: Catherine Bonnewell, Martina Green,Randy Starling, Joy Baldree, Rachel Maldonado, and Christal Blue.
One highlight of the Consortium was a principal- and student-led tour of the new SIATech Gainesville facilities. The beautiful bright campus is filled with high-quality and hard-working staff helping young people anxious to get back on-track to graduation.
Principal Christal Blue has done a marvelous job of moving the school into its new location and building an environment that serves as a foundation for student success.
Student NaiKeycia Reynolds shared her story of coming to SIATech Gainesville. She dropped out of her previous high school to care for her younger brother. NaiKeycia's 11-year old sibling had endured severe injuries playing football and required care around the clock. NaiKeycia put her own education on hold to help her brother recover and allow her mom to go to work.
NaiKeycia (pictured on left with Principal Blue) enrolled in SIATech Gainesville while it was still at its temporary location. She is enjoying the new classrooms at the current and permanent 7022 NW 10th Place location.
She said her favorite things about SIATech include the teachers who are always willing to help and that you can work at your own pace.
SIATech has helped NaiKeycia get back on-track to graduation and she expects to graduate this June. Thanks to NaiKeycia's determination and hard work at SIATech Gainesville, she has made up for the months she was out-of school and will graduate on-time!
After graduation, NaiKeycia plans to go to college in the fall and become a nurse. Armed with a diploma, a bubbly personality, and her contagious smile, NaiKeycia has a bright future ahead of her. Keep up the good work!
SIATech Gainesville Family Night Dinner
In celebration of National School Choice Week, SIATech Gainesville held its first Family Night Dinner.
Students, their families, and community members were invited out for a fun filled event.
The staff members prepared a spaghetti dinner and provided fun activities in the classrooms.
Some of the activities included a Wii Challenge with Mr. Babbitt, Bingo with Mrs.
Hudleston, tours of the Science class with Ms. Parker, and students showcasing their final presentations with Mr. Painter.
Ms. Covington, Ms. Dennis, and Ms. Graham conducted tours of the facility.
This was an excellent opportunity to meet with our students' families and open our school up to the public. More pictures from the event can be viewed on the SIATech Gainesville Facebook page.
A local TV news crew also captured the high school.View by clicking here.
Christal Blue is the principal at SIATech Gainesville.
SIATech Gainesville was recently highlighted by the local WUFT-TV news team. Click here to watch the video.
New Campus: Open House and Ribbon Cutting!
Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Open House Celebration of the new SIATech Gainesville location. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.
Gainesville Gets in the Spirit: MYcroSchool and SIATech Gainesville High Schools in Parade