2520 43rd Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209


The State of Florida Scholarships
Offer funding opportunities to Florida residents. Those that are accepted at SCA include: SUFS (Step Up for Students), FTC &FES-EO Family Empowerment Scholarship, FES-UA (formerly Gardiner &McKay) Scholarship, and AAA scholarship. These are administered through the State of Florida, and each has its own set of qualifying criteria. To learn more or to begin the application process, please visit the following websites. Each scholarship is subject to change by the state, and the parent owes any fees unpaid by any of the scholarships. The parent is ultimately responsible for all tuition to the student account, if unpaid by the scholarship program. The parent is also responsible for each students’ scholarships management partnering with Sunshine Christian Academy. The parent contacts the State Agency for all scholarship questions.

As required by the FLDOE the following notice must be posted on our site for parents of students with a special needs scholarship:

A parentally placed private school student with a disability does not have an individual right to receive some or all of the special education and related services that the student would receive if enrolled in a public school under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended.

Our Mission:

The Sunshine Christian Academy  is a Christian school focusing on the Performing Arts and Academic Excellence. Formerly known as Sunshine Academy, Sunshine Christian Academy has been an established member of Manatee County for over 20 years. We take pride in our mission: “To assist students in finding their God given talents and empowering them to use those talents for His glorification.”

“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”

1 Peter 3:8