Details overview

Hours 08:30 AM - 02:45 PM
School leader Maggie Eubanks
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Block scheduling
Homeroom/advisory
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Therapeutic
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning PBA believes in the success of each learner through individualized instructional programs and the "flipped learning" model. Students can achieve a significantly better outcome when their learning is unique to their needs and their learning styles. To this end flexibility is key, and that is at the heart of PBA's uniqueness. We do not mold the child to fit the school, we mold the school to fit the child.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Photography
0
Music
7
Languages
including: French
Music None
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Career and Tech programs Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Media arts Graphics
Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught French
German
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

4
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Facilities Cafeteria
College / career center
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Playground
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Special education program details We offer behavioral and academic individual education programs to support learning needs. We work closely with individual family providers of ed-psych supports to seamlessly integrate all of the strands of guidance and support that learners need.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Other health impairment
English Language Learner program details Each student's individual needs are considered when deciding on how to soppurt their learning needs. Students have additional one-on-one support from teachers on a just-in-time basis and can use online supports such as dictionaries, audio support and translations to assist in finding their success.
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 38% 29%
White 29% 42%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Black 8% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

1
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
1
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
10
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Basketball
Boys sports Basketball
Clubs Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Debate
Game club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Organize cultural events
Present special topics during curricular units
Students typically come from these schools Palmer Trinity
  Palmetto Senior High
  Coral Gables Senior High
Parent involvement details The school maintains an active Facebook page as well as bi-monthly newsletters to communicate what is happening at the school. Parents are encouraged to help us generate field trip ideas and commit to the PBA Speakers Series. In addition parents are encouraged to engage in certain school events such as the showcase, graduation and school dances, etc.

Teachers

10
Staff
including: College counselor
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details The Director and Assistant Director are an experienced and energetic couple that have taught both in the public and private sector and know how to mold the educational system to fit the learning needs of individual children.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Many van companies have worked with PBA students on a regular basis. Companies are available to contract for transportation services.
Transportation options None

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Families schedule an interview and discussion session with the Director, Maggie Eubanks. In addition to the interview students' transcripts are audited in order to identify all needed credits to successfully graduate and enter university. We have rolling admissions and can accept students all year long until at capacity. When applications are received after the school is at capacity for the year, learners will be wait-listed.
Application requirements Interview
Transcript
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application fee amount $0
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $20000
Tuition range (high) $25000
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered Outside scholarships
Financial aid type (misc.) John McKay Scholarship
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012