Who We Are

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Sunstate Academy is a nonprofit institution, where the art of beauty and positive energy combine – and creativity explodes! Sounds like fun, right?

That’s because it is! At Sunstate, we’re all about helping students find that perfect balance between getting an education and enjoying the ride. And we’re pulling it off by making sure that everything from our curriculum and schedule, to our instructors and faculty, match up to what our students need to succeed!

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Our Mission

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. With the technical knowledge and skills they receive, our students can become successful in health, wellness, and beauty professions.

Our History

We’ve got a long and proud history in Florida at Sunstate Academy.

Sunstate Academy began in 1975 as a barber school in Largo, Florida, and is a part of Compass Rose Foundation Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt corporation serving the state of Florida for over seventy years.

In 1988, Sunstate Academy established a school in Fort Myers, Florida,  devoted to putting people to work with practical training to attain real world skills that employers are looking for.

In 1992, Sunstate Academy expanded its presence by opening another location in Clearwater, Florida, to help support students focused on obtaining the education needed for exciting career paths in the Cosmetology industry.

Sunstate Academy is proud of their roots–supporting students and serving their local communities.

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Our Campuses

Clearwater

2525 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765

Fort Myers

2040 Colonial Blvd. 
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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