NICEVILLE, Fla. (WMBB) – It’s a big day for the future of Destin. Monday, board members for the Destin Charter High School found out their charter application is approved and the Okaloosa County School Board gave them the official stamp of approval.
For decades, Destin residents have talked and dreamed of a high school within the city limits and now, that dream is coming true.
During the meeting, the Okaloosa County School Board unanimously gave Destin High School the green light. The high school will be a charter school that will have all of the fundamentals and will have additional vocational options as well; like, marine science, cyber technology, and hospitality.
“It is so exciting because we have worked for three years to get to this point and we are thrilled to let all the parents know in Destin, that we finally have a solution for those 5:00 A.M. wake up calls to get on the bus at 6:00 A.M. to drive 12 miles away to go to school. So, we are so excited,” shared Sarah Stone, Destin High School Executive Board Member.
The next step is to secure the location for the Destin High School. Stone told us, they have three locations in mind and will unveil their plans in a few weeks.