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Center Academy-Maitland

Private | 5-12 | 65 students

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

 
 

Living in Maitland

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $98,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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Posted March 13, 2013

I highly recommend Center Academy for students who need a TRUE individualized educational plan. My son struggles with severe dyslexia. After being at another private school that specializes in learning differences for 6 years, his reading level was below the 4th grade at age 14. Teachers there told us that we would be lucky to have him reach a 5th grade reading level. I am very proud to say that after just two years of individualized care and attention at C.A. my son is now reading at a 7th grade reading level! He no longer feels helpless. We are no longer fearful for his future. Students at C.A. are not enabled because of their learning differences. They have a personalized schedule they are held accountable for each day and are given the support needed to succeed. Independence and self-esteem are build daily. The teachers treat students with respect and careful individual attention. The Principle/ Parent relationship has been a dream. If curriculum changes need to be modified during the year, its done! If additional attention is needed in a specific area, it happens! Now there are only tears of joy instead of cries of frustration. Thank you Center Academy!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

My daughter has a severe case of Centralized Auditory Processing Disorder and Dyslexia, Had been held back, and continued to fall behind the other students. I was about to give up when I found Center Academy. They tested her extensively and put together a learning program just for her. All the students at Center Academy work at their individual level for each subject, and at their own pace. The teachers at Center Academy really care about their student s success. If they see a student struggling they pull them aside and work with them one on one until the student fully understands the work and can continue on their own. And the small class size and individual cubbies make it easy for them to concentrate. Only two years after entering the school my daughter was able to make up the grade level she had lost and is now an honors student. Since attending Center Academy she now loves to read and devours books one after another. Next year she will be a senior, and with only four credits left needed to graduate she plans to take dual enrollment with Seminole State College. I truly believe none of this would be possible without Center Academy. Sincerely, Michelle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

Both my daughter (ADD) and my son attend Center Academy, which was recommended to us highly by an administrator at Orangewood Christian School. At first I was skeptical, but soon realized that this is exactly the program they needed to focus again on school work. My son (ADHD) has evolved from being totally distracted in school (he went to WPHS for 9th grade) to completely focused on graduating from high school early to start college. This is a school that doesn't just accept your children's challenges, but embraces them with love and understanding. Now that my children are working at their own pace, they feel successful and not like failures. College is talked about almost daily. We are very impressed with the principal -- a man of compassion and dedication to students who can't always fit into the public school model. We are grateful for Center Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

I highly recommend CA. My daughter struggled thru her 1st yr at a public H.S. It was an A school but did not meet her needs. She s been on med since 1 which affects her processing skills, tired easily & not staying on task. At public school, students/teacher ratio is too high for teachers to focus on kids like my daughter. She is pushed to keep pace w/ others & spends every night w/ homework past 10pm. Next day, she too tired to keep up & it was a vicious circle. 2012-2013 is her 1st yr here. Positives: 1) She was tested before admission & now work w/ class material that is at her level 2) Class size is much smaller w/ a teacher & an asst. teacher so she gets more help. 3) less homework compared to public school 4) Director and teachers are more accessible to discuss parents' issues/concerns. So far so good because we are dealing w/ less stress. I know that a standard H.S. diploma is critical for my daughter to later pursue any career path, but I also want this whole process to be less stressful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

Center Academy has been a huge benefit for my daughter. When we came to Center Academy last year my daughter was ready to quit school. Before arriving at Center Academy if she would have to write an essay, book report or just a paragraph she would come home very angry, crying and would not be able to even put one paragraph together she hated writing! I would have to drag her through her assignments or practically write them for her. After less than one year at Center Academy with their excellent and caring teachers my daughter came to me one night with a book she had actually written! Not only that it had a title page, index page and was 6 chapters long, this brought tears to my eyes that she would use her spare time to write a book and actually say she liked writing and wanted to be an auther some day! She has come so far in less than one year at Center Academy. I am just so thankful each day seeing her actaully writing and no longer angry but a happy child at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

center academy has helped my son in revitalizing self confidence in grade from a struggling student to achieving academic success in completion of grade 10. and wiith god's guidence and continued support from center academy he will achieve good results upon graduation.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 42%
Hispanic 18% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 2% 23%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public schools
Private schools
Home school
Colleges most students attend after graduation Seminole State College
Valencia Community College
UCF
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Highest Center Academy Yearly Student Progress (2012)

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
  • Student newspaper
  • 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
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
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
  • Joann Sas
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
  • (407) 772-8747

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
  • 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
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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 newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • We are a small school where students receive personal attention in a structured, but supportive, environment. This school is best known for its LD and ADHD programs. Center Academy was established in 1968. We help students in the areas of concentration, organization, motivation, and more. Dual Enrollment available with Seminole State College, so students may take courses for college credit while enrolled at Center Academy. Find us at www.centeracademy.com and schedule a visit!
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Public schools
Private schools
Home school

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
Seminole State College
Valencia Community College
UCF
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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341 N. Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
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Phone: (407) 772-8727

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