Accessibility & Disclaimer


The School Board of Highlands County, Florida, and Avon Park Middle School are committed to ensuring that our web site is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact the school Webmaster, as we are continually working to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

Standards Compliance

SHBC is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website conforming to WCAG 2.0 Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities.

We use online compliance checkers to validate our work.


Navigation is consistent throughout the entire site

The navigation menu is found at the top of each page

Font sizes

Users can change the font size using browser or keyboard commands


We use limited decorative-only images

All images have available Alt (alternative) text descriptions

All content is available through text, so the experience is unchanged if images "off" is enabled