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Center Academy-Lutz

Private | 4-12 | 80 students

We are best known for educating students with LD & ADHD since 1968.
 
 

 
 

Living in Lutz

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $125,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted August 6, 2013

Center Academy has made a huge impact on my son. In the public schools he was treated by the teachers as an inconvenience because he learned differently. Thankfully, we had such an amazing support system around him that the negativity didn't impact his self esteem. At Center Academy he is treated like a student. He is gifted in certain areas and struggles in certain areas, no different that any other child. He is allowed to be himself and they understand context as to why he struggles where he struggles and are willing to modify what they are doing. Unique learner is not a bad thing at Center Academy. They are given an education in totality that teaches the intersection between what they are learning with how it will impact them in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

What a difference Center Academy-Lutz has made in my child's life! Gaining confidence, self esteem, and a desire to do well. She feels safe here and loves school now. The staff is properly educated and experienced. They all care about every child, wanting to see them succeed academically as well as socially. They are there to teach the Children, to help them become successful students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

My son is not the perfect, cookie-cutter kid. This school was the 1st bright star in his education. He feels accepted and understood here and finally, like a student!
—Submitted by a parent


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We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 44%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Black 10% 29%
Asian 3% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Hillsborough Community College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

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 8:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Andrew Guido, M.S.Ed.
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
  • NIPSA
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (813) 909-4483

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer

Arts & music

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

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
More from this school
  • Happy. Secure. Inspired. Center Academy students appreciate the individualized attention and support they receive from teachers who understand them. Parents appreciate their children’s opportunities for success. Founded in 1968, Center Academy is accredited by NIPSA and SACS, accepts McKay and Step Up Scholarships, and provides a college prep environment for students with different learning styles. We work with grades 4-12 and offer dual enrollment, summer programs and a small, safe setting.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $13000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Hillsborough Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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1520 Land O Lakes Blvd Ste D
Lutz, FL 33549
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Phone: (813) 909-9442

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