SSTRIDE© High School Program

The High School SSTRIDE© program is for students who have moved along the outreach pipeline since middle school and is available to high school students at designated schools in Collier, Gadsden, Leon, Madison, Okaloosa, Orange and Walton counties.  It is in the high school programs where SSTRIDE© students really get serious about their dreams of becoming a healthcare professional.

High School SSTRIDE© includes:

  • Advanced in-school science or elective course
  • Academic tutoring
  • Enrichment activities
  • Public speaking skill development
  • College admission and financial aid seminars
  • Career shadowing opportunities
  • Externships with local healthcare facilities and physician offices
  • Parent support and informational meetings

Since the overall structure of SSTRIDE© works within the existing curricular and programmatic academic course offerings in each school, we offer something unique in each county for high school students.  Each county provides a comprehensive model program of interdisciplinary science education improvement, student development, intervention, enrichment and support.  An after-school program is offered to high school students in Leon and Orange Counties, while an in-school program exists for high school students in rural SSTRIDE© counties of Collier, Madison, Gadsden, Okaloosa and Walton. 

In Leon County, high school students are part of an after-school program at the SSTRIDE© Center at the FSU College of Medicine.  The SSTRIDE© Center is fully equipped with computers, faxes, copiers, desks, study rooms, white board, and other school materials and supplies.  Students are partnered with university mentors from FSU and FAMU for tutoring in all academic subjects.  The ratio of students to mentors is typically two to one. 


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Parties wishing to participate in, or use all or any aspects of the program should contact:
Thesla Berne-Anderson, M.S.
Director of Undergraduate Advising and Outreach
P.O. Box 3064300, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300