High School

Harvest Community School partners with parents by providing a spiritually sound and academically strong environment that challenges the student to excel in all areas. The emphasis on spiritual well-being is integrated into each day through Bible classes, discipleship opportunities, life-skills and interpersonal skills.

Our goal is to graduate radical God followers who enter the community ready to change the world!

Why Choose Harvest?

Harvest is a community, partnering with parents to provide an environment where questions are encouraged and a passion to live life to the fullest is valued. We believe that Jesus Christ is the author of all things and the creator of all knowledge. We believe that God has given each student a different path and each child a different voice. Listening and encouraging rather than lecturing and mandating are important to us.

High School Profile

Harvest Community High School is a comprehensive four-year private high school enrolling more than 100 students in grades 9 through 12. Harvest opened its doors in 2000 for kindergarten through sixth grades and added a grade each year extending through high school in 2007. Harvest graduated its first senior class of six students in 2009. Harvest is accredited through the Florida Coalition of Christian Private School Accreditation and through AdvancED.

CEEB: 102130
Director: Patty Wilcox
Administrator: Jana Stricklin
Student Advocate: Gionne Marts
Contact: 904.997.1270

Harvest Academics

The Academic Program is organized on an alternating traditional and block schedule. Seven (7) credits per semester is the maximum course load. Students attend two block classes daily. Block classes can be one or two semesters. 

The Accelerated Academic Program consists of higher level courses, including but not limited to Chemistry, Physics, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, Advanced Placement and core dual enrollment courses. Harvest considers students who take four or more high level courses, while maintaining a grade of B or higher in high school courses as accelerated.

AP courses are currently offered in American History, Psychology, and Physics

Honors classes are offered in English I, II, III and IV, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, American History, World History, and American Government.

Dual Enrollment Program – Harvest has an articulation agreement with Florida State College at Jacksonville allowing students to take college courses on and off the Harvest campus. Through articulation, Harvest offers five college courses taught by credentialed professors. Harvest also offers ENC1101 and LIT2000 as distance learning classes with an in-class proctor.

GPA Calculation – GPA is computed using quality points. Honor classes are weighted by .5 point. College and AP courses are weighted by 1 full point. Grades are recorded on the transcript and grade point average is computed in January and May.

Structure & Schedule

Harvest high school classes run on a combination of traditional and block schedules.  Block scheduling, for some classes, provides more time to offer hands-on, applicable exercises with extended classes and the opportunity to dual enroll with Florida State College at Jacksonville.  Math and English are offered all four days as we have experienced higher retention when students attend math daily.  Bible is also offered all four days to provide daily discipleship touch points with students and their Bible teachers. 

Students may choose our Honors graduation track and take all classes on the Harvest campus OR students may choose an accelerated dual enrollment track taking some classes on the Harvest campus and others on the FSCJ campus.

Diploma Requirements

The Harvest high school honors diploma requirements for the 2024 graduating class are as follows:

  • Four Bible credits
  • Four English credits
  • Four Math credits
  • Four Science credits; two with labs
  • Three History credits; World, American, American Gov’t and Economics
  • One PE / Health credit
  • One Fine or Performing Art credit
  • Two Foreign Language credits; same language
  • Two elective credits

Teacher Qualifications

All high school teachers are mature Christians whose first priority is to disciple the students, offering Biblical worldview in all classes. The high school team instructs classes within their field, and most are certified or mastered in their subject.

Alumni Statistics

Colleges and Universities Attended by Harvest Graduates

  • Berry College, GA
  • Calumet College of St. Joseph, IN
  • Cedarville University, OH
  • Embry Riddle, FL
  • Embry Riddle, AZ
  • Ferrum University, VA
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Christian College
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State College
  • Florida State University
  • Full Sail University
  • Grand Canyon University, AZ
  • Jacksonville University
  • Johnson University
  • Liberty University, VA
  • Maryville College, TN
  • Norwich University, VT
  • Olivette Nazarene University, IL
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Regent University, VA
  • Saint Xavier University, IL
  • Santa Fe College
  • South Florida State College
  • Southeastern University
  • Southern Virginia University, VA
  • Stetson University
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • Tusculum College, AL
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado, CO
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of West Florida
  • Villanova University, PA

Colleges and University Acceptances (in addition to those attended)

  • Agnes Scott College, GA
  • Anderson University, IN
  • Auburn University, AL
  • Baylor University, TX
  • Clemson University, SC
  • Duke University, NC
  • Eckerd College, FL
  • Fairfield University, CT
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Fordham University, NY
  • Furman University, SC
  • Gettysburg College, PA
  • Harding University, AR
  • Johns Hopkins University, MD
  • Kings College, NY
  • Loyola University, MD
  • Methodist University, NC
  • Miami University, FL
  • Mary Baldwin College, VA
  • Oral Roberts University, OK
  • Presbyterian College, SC
  • Rollins College, FL
  • Savannah College of Art-Des, GA
  • St. Josephs University
  • Tulane University, LA
  • University of Tampa, FL
  • Wake Forest, NC
2023 (26 graduates) Post-High School Placement
11 earned a 4.0+ GPA
4 earned 3.5 – 3.99
8 earned 3.0 – 3.49
3 earned 2.50 – 2.99
Average SAT
Reading: 550, Math:  567, Writing: 544

63% matriculated to a 4 year college/university
15% matriculated to a 2 year institution
23% selected work, ministry based GAP year program or technical instruction
11.5% playing sports at collegiate level 

They were offered over $1,962,016 in scholarships and $14,000 in grants.

2022 (18 graduates) Post-High School Placement
9 earned a 4.0+ GPA 
4 earned 3.5 – 3.99 
4 earned 3.0 – 3.49
50% matriculated to a 4-year college/university
33% matriculated to a 2-year college/university
17% selected work, military service or technical instruction