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Center Academy

Private | 6-12 | 78 students

Our school is best known for customized learning plans to fit each student.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $229,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,520.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 18 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted October 2, 2013

Center academy had made a huge improvement to my child's eduction, social life, and at life at home. Before my child started center academy he struggled at school with learning and sf confidence. Center academy had change my child for the better and has helped relieve stress and tension in our family at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

My son David has been in public school, very unhappy and frustrated. Ms. Cooper, Director, is always there for me and my son. David feels comfortable to talk with her and ask questions. Ms. Cooper is very professional, compassionate and easy to talk to, for David and me. Mr. Nelson is a great role model, mentor and teacher for David. The past five months have made a positive change in Davids" motivation and learning skills. His self esteem has improved, he made friends at this school, when he tries hard, he is successful. Mr. Nelson is very good at explaining concepts to David and the rest of the class. I look forward to Davids' next two years at this school, I know he is in a good place with such dedicated people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

This is a great school with the guidence of Ms Paul the schools Director who is very warm and caring about all the needs of all the students that attend the school. The whole staff that works there is great I highly recommend this school.
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Posted November 4, 2011

This is a very special school for very special kids. My son has attended Center Academy fo six years and has flourished in his academics and social experience. The combination of a nurturing and structured environment helped him to become a confident well rounded student. For kids who have learning and social challanges, it is ideal. They have over the years made efforts to grow with the academic standards, and though they may not offer language or after school programs, they do have in house events and field trips. For kids who have difficulty with language skill to begin with this school has done wonders in bringing my son up to the level he should be which was our priority. I am very pleased with how the school is run and would highly recommend Center Academy for any student with learning disabilities, it is really a custom made fit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

When your child has a learning disability, I think it is very hard to find a school that isn't too easy or too hard and a school that does not have all the discipline problems that public schools try to get rid of. They do a good job of teaching students who are more self motivated. They have many curriculums to work with and a grading system that assists children in mastering their subjects. There are some behavior issues, that I think should be dealt with more quickly. There are no social activities or extra-curricular activites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

I am very proud to say my son, Kyle, graduated from Center Academy. The graduation ceremony that Center Academy provided to the students and their family members will always hold dear to my heart. I can't thank Center Academy enough for their countless hours that are put towards their students. I highly recommend this school to any parent that wants the best education for their child that has a learning disability.
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Posted May 7, 2010

The school is more interested in my child 's dress code and cellphone than her learning disability. It is sad when she can sit in a classroom and do nothing when there are 2 teachers for 20 students.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 42%
Black 23% 23%
Hispanic 18% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public schools
Private schools
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Center Academy Academic Achievement Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Dual enrollment
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Barbara Cooper
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • CITA
  • SACS/CASI
Fax number
  • (954) 575-1038

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Small Group Instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Dual enrollment
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Life Skills
  • Sports Club (Co-ed)
  • Student Run Store
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
More from this school
  • Center Academy students appreciate the individualized attention and support they receive from teachers who understand them. Parents appreciate their children’s opportunities for success. Family-operated since 1968, Center Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, accepts McKay Scholarships, and provides a college prep environment for students with different learning styles. Our mission is to develop self-confidence, motivation, and academic skills for success.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$8000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
SAT/ACT prep classes
Dual enrollment
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4700 Riverside Dr Ste 100
Coral Springs, FL 33067
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Phone: (954) 575-1231

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