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Davie, FL
Students enrolled: 140
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4850 S Pine Island Rd
Davie, FL 33328

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(954) 434-8936
(954) 434-8956
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July 20, 2015
I'm a parent of a struggling Child with Attention Deficit disorder. They work in smaller groups and treat them like family. I love it. His grades are fantastic and the Athletics department help him a lot!

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2015
As a former teacher at American Prep Academy, I can say that it was one of the best teaching experiences I've had. My co-workers were such a team and we all worked together to develop the 'whole' child.

- submitted by a teacher

April 01, 2014
APA Academy has helped my children succeed immensely in the lats 2 years. It has a great environment, small classes and great curriculum. The have Autism and ADD. Also American Preparatory Academy is a Fully Accredited School by the AISF. Thas is a plus.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
One of my kids have ADD. His grades @ the public system were at floor levels. His behaviour was getting affected too. As soon as he got into APA his grades were skyrocketing. The teacher student ration is 10 to 1 or less. He is learning at his own pace and he is happy. No behaviour incidents. Thank you APA

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
American Preparatory School is a School for children that are running behind. Kids that the Public System forgot,. My Child is a 504 student and the public system did NOTHING to help him. As soon as he entered the school he felt welcome and understood that he was not the only child in the world with difficulties in learning. Thanks to American Preparatory Academy he started liking to go to school again.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2013
I was a student in this school for 5 years. Let me say that those 5 years were really WONDERFUL! The teachers and staff are very helpful and caring, they will always go out of their way to help their students achieve to their highest potential. I have mild autism as well as Chronic Motor Tic Disorder and ADD. My life hasn't always been easy. I've gone through many struggles and faced many barriers. In the public middle school I attended before, I was faced with bullying and exclusion from some of the staff and teachers. I was in doubt on whether or not I was going to make it through, my ADD had taken a huge effect on my learning. It was hard for the teachers to figure me out and work with my difficulties. They had over 25 students in the class and barley bothered with me. I was excluded because they apparently thought that I wasn't worth the time and effort. My parents had to literraly fight for me to get what I needed. I relocated to APA and everything changed, with teachers and staff members that took the effort to work with me, and their positive pursuation, that stimulated an influence for me to keep going. I eventually improved. I just graduated, and I'm on my way to college!

- submitted by a community member

March 18, 2013
Teachers go out of their way to help each and every student! Athletics are fun and exciting! Small class sized, parent and teacher involvment on a daily basis. Accept the "McKay Scholarship"

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2012
This school is a joke.Don't waste your time or money. Your child will be so behind.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2012
My son just started this school year and what a difference American Prep has made in our lives!!! He loves school. He receives the help he needs but is also challenged at the same time without feeling "dumb" as he used to say. His confidence has gone up immensely and I love coming home from work and seeing that he can finally do his HW on his own. Great teacher/parent communication and great learning, caring atmosphere. Looking forward to him graduating from this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2012
I am saddened and shocked to see negative reviews about this school. The teachers are amazing and patient, the class sizes were perfect for a child with ADHD only about 10 per class, they don't have the most updated books or nicest facilities but they care and the students are kind and understanding of each other. My daughter still attends public school and they didn't have enough books, she had to share with another student so the grass is not always greener. Most importantly my child is happy there, he is learning, he is not bullied and the classes move at apace he can understand and handle. The communication between parent and teacher is wonderful, it feels like a family there. The coaches for basketball and baseball are amazing and gave my step son chances to do things he would have never been able to do in a public school setting and for that I am thankful. My family couldn't be happier at APA

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2012
It is quite obvious this school is run as a business.... NOT A SCHOOL. The owner isn't an educator and doesn't have clue what it takes to operate a school with children

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2012
all I can say are positive things about this school. Yes, it is small but so are the class sizes. There are no FCAT's or bullies to worry about. As a parent of an ESE student I am extremely pleased with the schools curriculum, activities and atmosphere. Highly recommend to any parent who wants the serenity of knowing that their child is in a safe school with excellent parent to teacher communication. The school is accredited and they do follow the Sunshine State standards.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2012
I was searching for a Preschool for my nieces' baby and saw a negative comment on my daughters' old school and I just had to write my own experience with American Preparatory Academy. My daughter graduated from APA last year and we could not be happier with her education and life skills. She was taught not only from books and an educational curriculum but she was taught social skills. She was taught to accept differences and to help others, something we lack these days. She is currently attending Broward College and her credits transferred with no problem so I don't really understand why they would not be transferred to a public school? She plans to transfer to NSU to pursue a PsyD degree to work with Special needs children, a passion she developed at APA. Anyhow, the staff is great and it is a bully-free, drug-free school, with small student-teacher ratio. They offer sign language as well and do accommodate Special Needs as an inclusion program so children do not feel "labeled" or "excluded" from a mainstream classroom. I would highly recommend this school. Children deserve an individualized education and that is what this school provides for them.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2011
This school is NOT accredited. My daughter wasted a lot of time at this school because ALL of her grades and credits achieved at this school weren't worth anything once I took her out and returned her public school. She had to do everything all over again. The buildings are unsafe, dirty, and very old. The buildings flood whenever it rains, I'm surprised they haven't floated away. The education is ridiculous. The students are not challenged, this school is a complete waste of time. This school also says the deal with special needs students, to say that is a joke. The school doesn't have any qualified professionals for special needs students. It is sad. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
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November 08, 2008
The teachers and staf at this school have worked very hard to keep the best programs for our students. We are a small school, but it is a warm and caring community with a wonderful campus and wonderful students.

- submitted by a community member

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American Preparatory Academy provides complete instruction in a safe and caring learning environment. We follow Sunshine State Standards and have a complete curriculum that meets the needs of every student. We believe that through individual instruction, low student to teacher ratios, supplemental enrichment programs, and dedicated parent involvement, students can actualize their full potential.

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American Preparatory Academy
4850 S Pine Island Rd, Davie, FL  33328
(954) 434-8936
Last modified American Preparatory Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-12
American Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top