Why choose Sunstate?
So you’re interested in Sunstate Academy, huh?
Well, it’s obvious you’ve got impeccable taste! : )
We’re all about reinventing who you are – no matter what background you come from. It’s time to move forward, show off your talents, be successful, and live the life you’ve always wanted. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Sunstate family!
The mission of Sunstate Academy is to instill in every student, through quality education and motivation, a firm belief in themselves and their ability to succeed. Students set goals and objectives within their reach, and with the technical knowledge and skills they receive, our students can become successful in Health, Wellness, and Beauty professions.
Sunstate Academy began with the 1975 purchase of a barber school in Largo, Florida and then expanded to Sarasota, Florida in 1982. In 1983, Sunstate opened another barber styling school in Fort Myers, Florida; this school was relocated in 1991 to Port Charlotte.
In 1988, a cosmetology school was established in Fort Myers. In 1992, Sunstate purchased a barber and cosmetology school in Clearwater, Florida. On July 25, 2003 Sunstate Academy was purchased by Compass Rose Foundation, Inc., a forty-year-old Florida non-profit tax-exempt corporation.