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PK-12 & Ungraded
Bradenton, FL
Students enrolled: 110
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6215 Lorraine Road
Bradenton, FL 34202

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(941) 755-1400
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April 28, 2015
Pinnacle Academy provides children with many different needs excellent academics, applied theory support, wide breadth of therapies, and the ability to monitor progress through close data collection. The staff is not only dedicated to every single child, with patience and kindness, but they also turn everyday activities into learning opportunities essential for special needs children. These teachers and therapists instill confidence and motivation. This motivation cultivates an orderly campus with high morale. The growth I have seen in my son in one year has been astronomical. Dr. Ordetx has both the education and every day common sense to address the needs of the students, both in an academic setting and to help prepare them for real world demands. I feel fortunate this education setting was available for my child's placement.

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February 07, 2015
I cannot say enough about the dedication that the teachers and staff have for the students at Pinnacle Academy. Each student is treated with respect and kindness and the curriculum is tailored for each students individual needs. My daughter has been a student at Pinnacle Academy for 3 years and the amount of progress that she is making is amazing and exciting for us as parents to see. Her self esteem and self confidence are skyrocketing. She came home one day this year and said, "Mom, Ms. Robin is really helping me to get this reading down. She is helped me so much!" I was thrilled for her and could see that we had made another huge breakthrough in her school work. Dr. Ordetx and her teachers are always looking at new teaching strategies, methods, and programs that will benefit the students. I am excited to be a parent at Pinnacle Academy and blessed to have my child being taught but such a dedicated group of educators.

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January 31, 2015
My son has attended this school in the Summit program for 4 years and it has changed our lives! He has made so many friends, is excelling academically and making progress on his social skills. The teachers are fantastic and are always going above and behind and I feel they truly care about these children. Choosing Pinnacle for my son was the best decision I have ever made!

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January 30, 2015
Our son has been attending Pinnacle Academy for almost four years now. Staff and Teachers take time with each parent and child during the tour and intake process. Our son visited the school several times before being accepted. Making sure Pinnacle was the right fit for him and the other students is very important to staff. Pinnacle is unique because they make sure each student will fit into the class they are placed not only academically but socially. Our son has grown in both areas. He started almost three years behind his peers but now he is testing beyond them in many areas. He can attend the school through High School and receive his diploma. Dr. Kristina Ordex is always striving to advance the school in new learning strategies and growth. Providing students with small class size, state of the art learning programs, growing campus and so much more. Thank you Pinnacle.

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January 30, 2015
My son was diagnosed with Asperger's when he was nine. He was in public school system and was failing nearly every class, and the FCAT. They wanted to promote him to the next grade. That was five years ago. My son is now a highly functional teenager who is getting mostly A's and B's. This would have never happened without Pinnacle. It is not for students with behavior problems. That is not tolerated. This is a serious school for children on the spectrum who need help learning new behaviors that don't come naturally to them. In the summit program, they are also serious about academics. Pinnacle was recently accredited so that the teens can actually graduate with a regular high school diploma. The teachers are fantastic and completely dedicated to the children. While no program can ever "fix" a child, Pinnacle has provided a great environment where children can learn and become productive members of society. We're even starting to look at college, learning to drive, and life beyond school.

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December 09, 2013
This is our first time at a school where the staff truly understands and wants to help my son. He finally feels as if he is part of a group and has friends! I am so glad we chose Pinnacle to continue his high school education, the teachers are amazing and go above and beyond to help him succeed both academically and socially!

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November 20, 2013
This school has been great for my child. He attends the sumit program for ADD, processing delays. He has his confidence back and truly enjoys going to school. Classes sizes are small allowing the teachers to truly work with the students and allows them to do projects that would have been impossible in public school.

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June 04, 2013
My child went to this school for a few years and everything was great. Things started changing when the school went in a new direction and wanted to bring on more grade levels and they started there own therapy company in house. Outside therapy companies were no longer allowed on property at this point. You will do fine at this school if you have a lot of money to pay for private therapy or contribute to there non-profit C.A.R.E, which donates a lot of stuff to the "school" not the children (sure they do art classes), the school is for profit by the way. They take McKay which is a plus. If you voice your opinion on your child's schooling, then they start making suggestions to find another school or don't find placements for the following year. The best part that I had to smile about is parental involvement. You can do volunteer hours or "buy out" of these hours and not do anything if you have the money. Your class is also required to provide the teachers a lunch out of your pocket for all the teachers in the school. The school is a great school if you can put up with the politics and have the money. Just be wary of placement here if you have other choices.

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March 21, 2013
My son has been at Pinnacle for 2 years. He has made such progress. Because of all of the teachers and therapists. The workshops they provide are extremely helpful as well. I would recommend Pinnacle Academy to any family dealing with anything from Autism, to speech disorders. They have really helped my son and family, and I can't thank them enough for all they have done.

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February 28, 2013
My son has been attending the Pinnacle Academy for the past 4 years. We love the school for our son, who is about to turn 10 this Spring. He is very high functioning on the Autistic Spectrum. The Summit Program that he is now part of at the school has been wonderful. He has a normal class schedule, Reading, History, Math, P.E., Computers etc. He is able to switch classes on his schedule and work with several teachers at the school. He is even part of Student Council :) We truly appreciate the opportunities he has been given in this program. He is thriving and finding his way and we are very proud of the success he has had. He grows every day and we would highly recommend this program to families with a child on the Spectrum.

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February 05, 2013
Pinnacle Academy is absolutely the best place for children of all exceptionalities. My son was diagnosed at an early age with autism and was almost completely nonverbal. I had the fortune of meeting the director of the school immediately after. Dr Ordetx is one of the most dedicated professionals we have come across during our journey with our child. The school's low student radio coupled with a highly educated staff using the proven protocols and teaching techniques have made recipe for success. This an amazing school. I don't know where we would be today without Pinnacle Academy. Our son has made tremendous progress over the years and loves to go to school.

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January 25, 2013
Our son has been at the school since the 2008 summer session. He was non-verbal when he started school there. He is now in the 3rd grade. He is excelling academically and socially. We are truly blessed to have teachers and therapists who truly care. We especially enjoy the free parent training workshops held at the school.

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January 25, 2013
Pinnacle has been everything our family has dreamed of for our son's education. The student to teacher ratio alone outranks any other school. My son wasn't verbal and had a hard time with his fine motor skills. Now he is with several words and knows how to do things we wouldn't of imagined him doing in a short period of time. I love how the school has a monthly parent-teacher meeting to discuss our son's progress and goals. This school has truly been a blessing and we are planning to stay as long as we can.

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December 02, 2012
The Pinnacle Academy has been a true blessing in my families life!! Dr. Kirstina Ordetx has been an amazing facilitator and has helped us significantly. My daughter's teachers are AMAZING!!!!! So amazing that my daughter has even said that she wishes she could to go to school seven days a week. The transformation in her life as well as ours has been phenomenal. I owe it all to this school!!!!

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November 15, 2012
We are very pleased with Pinnacle. Our son entered in summer session this past year. He had very limited words and some behavioral issues. He is growing in leaps and bounds in these areas. The staff is wonderful with the kids and the parent training and extra classes are amazing. We are grateful to have the school in our lives.

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November 15, 2012
I can not possibly put into words how much this school has changed my 6 year old sons life.....we are in our second year there and it is amazing!! The teachers the therapists the staff just everybody has and is helping and teaching my son. When we started he was shy nonverbal lots of sensory issues and was not doing good at all in the public school prek program. He is now starting to read and has more sounds turning into words everyday! ! Also potty trained and more social and happy then ever. Thank you to everybody there. Best school ever.....

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May 30, 2010
I could never put into words how appreciative I am for ALL that Dr Kirstina Ordetx and her school, Pinnacle Academy, has done for my son! When my son started going to Pinnacle Academy he was 3 years old, completely NON-VERBAL and did not try to communicate or socialize with other kids what-so-ever. After his 3 1/2 years there, and lots of hard work, I am very happy to say that my son has soared passed all of our expectations!! He is 11 years old now and His verbal skills are amazing, his socialization is unbelievable, and he had straight A's on his last report card!! I am so very grateful to Dr Kirstina Ordetx and her hard working therapists. I know that my son would not be where he is today without them. They gave him a chance to have a regular childhood. Thank you to all of you!!

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March 04, 2010
This school is a dream come true for my son who was basically kicked out of 4 other school before first grade. He is smart and very active. Here he finally feels successful. I love it. He loves it. They love us too. It's home.

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May 11, 2009
I have had 2 children go there for Pre-K and they loved it there and they learned so much. They had monthly field trips and above all of the staff cared about eachone of my children and always asked how my other one was doing in Kindergarden

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Pinnacle Academy
6215 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, FL  34202
(941) 755-1400
Last modified Pinnacle Academy is a Private school
Pinnacle Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top