Indian River Education network
IRENE was designed in 1991 to provide Vero Beach and Indian River
County with a new approach to the "Home-School Connection".
IRENE allows parents, teachers and the schools to interact during
the 81% of the time that learning occurs outside the formal education
settings. In addition to e-mail, forums and teleconferencing, IRENE
provides access to the Indian River County Main Library's on-line
St Edwards School
Saint Edward's School is a coeducational college-preparatory school
in Vero Beach, Florida. The school was founded in 1965 after Indian
River County desegregated their public schools. The Original school,
and now Lower School occupy the old Riomar Country Club clubhouse
on Club Drive. The 30 acres for the South Campus located on the
Indian River and situated next to the Moorings Country Club, which
now houses the Middle and Upper Schools, was purchased in the 1970s.
In 2000 the school began a massive expansion project under Head
of School Diane Cooper. The expansion included a separate Middle
School, new gym and activities center, a Performing Arts Center,
a Fine Arts Center and new administrative offices.
Indian river community college
3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 349815596 General information
Financial aid office
Admissions office (772) 462-4722 Ext.
(772) 462-7450 Ext.
(772) 462-7460 Ext.
Type of institution: Public, 2-year
Federal Aid: Institution has a Program Participation Agreement with
the US Department of Education for eligible students to receive
Pell Grants and other federal aid.
Degrees offered: Certificates/Less-than-1-year certificate, Certificates/Less-than-2-year
certificate, Associate degree, Certificates/Less-than-4-year certificate
Carnegie classification: Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Number of students: 13,404 (2005)
Resources Just north of Indian river
Brevard Community College
Florida Metropolitan University
Brevard Community College (BCC) serves all sections of the county
with campuses in Cocoa, Melbourne, Titusville and Palm Bay. The college's
president says, "We are proud that one of every two citizens
of Brevard County is served each year with classes, culture or events
" Open Campus, a Patrick Center branch on the air force base
and classes at Kennedy Space Center expand the community-oriented
school's reach. The full two-year curriculum is also offered for
home-based learners via WBCC TV68. BCC maintains a strong reputation
for its academic programs. It's an important part of the 28-member
system of state-supported, two-year community colleges.
The closest of the state's 10 major four-year schools is the University
of Central Florida University (UCF) in Orlando, which maintains a
branch in Brevard County. Highly respected academically, Florida
Institute of Technology (a.k.a. Florida Tech), a four-year private
university, is located on 175 landscaped acres in Melbourne.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides literacy instruction for students
functioning at grade levels 0.0 through 8.9 on the TABE Test.
Adult High School Diploma (AHS) allows adult students to work toward
their high school diploma.
Child Care Program is available before and after school at all public
elementary schools in Brevard County except Holland Elementary.
Citizenship classes prepare ESOL students for success in the Naturalization
Enrichment classes offer low cost community education in a wide variety
of subjects including basic computer skills.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teaches communication
skills and cultural competencies.
Family Literacy includes the Zoo Explorers Project which provides
literacy education for parents and remediation for students who are
functioning below grade level.
GED Preparatory Instruction (GED) prepares a student to take the
Official GED Tests.
Project Success for Adults with Disabilities is a transitional program
to assist students in meeting their educational and career goals.
In addition to the schools offered in Brevard County, Orlando is
just 67 miles away, which makes all their facilities usable.