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Students Achieving in Leadership and Service

SAILS is a unique advanced placement program offered only at Pryor Middle School that provides students with the opportunity to challenge themselves academically, explore personal interests, and develop civic-mindedness through community service. Pryor is proud to offer an honors program that blends advanced academics with real-world applications to prepare students for the rigors of high school and beyond. 

To participate in SAILS, students are required to:


  • Be enrolled in a minimum of three core pre-AP Advanced courses. These courses include Advanced Language Arts, Advanced Math, Algebra I Honors, Geometry Honors, Advanced Science, and Advanced Social Studies courses (World History, Civics, and U. S. History).

  • Maintain grades of a C or higher each nine weeks in all classes. Grades are checked at the end of the nine weeks, and any student with any grade below a C will be placed on probation for the following nine weeks.  At the end of the probation period, if a student still has a grade below a C, s/he will be removed from SAILS. 


  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours of approved community service each year at Pryor. Pryor Middle School students can transfer up to 30 hours of community service to Choctawhatchee High School.  This community service can be used toward the requirement of Florida’s Bright Future Scholarships and IB diplomas. 

  • Actively participate in a specialized SAILS homeroom.  SAILS homerooms offer students the opportunity to cultivate a new interest each semester.  Students will have a variety of SAILS homerooms to select from that are geared towards their individual interest.   

  • Adhere to the Okaloosa County and Pryor Middle School Codes of Conduct.  SAILS students are expected to serve as role models for their peers. Positive behavior and respect for self and others are expected.  This is accomplished through modeling what it looks like and sounds like to be a R.E.A.L. (Respect, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership) Pirate.

Students must submit an application in order to be considered for SAILS. Applications will be reviewed and previous grades, attendance and discipline will be considered when selecting candidates. 

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