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Central Florida Leadership Academy Charter

Charter | 6-12 | 183 students

Character Curriculum and Leadership Development

 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 22, 2014

Central Florida Leadership Academy is a Charter school which believes the parents also have a major part in the child's education. They hold meetings where the parents are asked to participate and engage in conversation with other parents. It makes sense and reinforces the core values of the school. The school is like a "family" because pretty much every teacher knows every student in the school. The year ends with a performing arts show where each child is expected to participate along with the teachers. It was an amazing show and it was so much fun to see the smiles on all the children's faces. The school is small therefore providing more attention to each student. The teachers do a good job with providing info via the website on what the child needs to be doing or working on. The principal sends emails out informing parents of any news relating to the school. We love the school and are very happy we found it for our high school student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

Small, safe school in orange county. Highly recommend to parents. Great office staffs and Good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

We have been very happy at this school since the year it opened. The teachers have been great. CFLA staffs gives each student individual attention and instills moral values, they work more one on one with the children than other public schools do.I think placing my kids at CFLA was the best decision I have made for their future! I have 3 ( 1 in high school and 2 in middle )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

Worst decision we made for our child. The academics are not up to snuff with those of other public or private schools. My child was not at all accommodated for their different learning styles and the classes were boring and uninteresting. I really wish I could get the time back that we had to spend there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Our child will be attending CFLA this year in the high school program. Each year a new grade level will be added to the high school program until 12th grade is reached. This year in 2013-14 the 10th grade was added. Currently, the school offers grades 6-10. One of the reasons we picked this school was because of the small size. We attended the open house and had a tour of the school and really liked what we saw. After meeting the Principal, the Director and the Dean we were convinced this was the right school for our son. Visiting the websites of the teachers made our decision even easier. The teachers put in a lot of work to make sure the students know their assignments and it is all available online. The parents also have access to what the students need to be doing as well. I liked that the classroom websites were all up to date whenever I checked. It s a very modern school in that the kids use notebook computers to submit their work to the teachers. After successfully completing the 4 year high school program the child may keep his notebook. They also use textbooks, which is good. The kids must also wear uniforms. The school is located on Primrose St, Orlando
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

CFLA is a small Charter School which gives personalized attention to all its students and relies heavily on parents' participation. While covering the basics, the school also provides for more advanced learning and encourages the students to excel. A child would be fortunate to attend CFLA and should blossom under their tutelage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

CFLA teachers openly communicate with parents,communicates openly and respectfully with students, deals fairly with them and demonstrates concern for their overall wellbeing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

This school is Amazing! best decision we ever made.My children loves this school and we do too! We think the teachers do an excellent job helping them learn the best way they can .Teachers are very involved and actually communicate with the parents. Thank you to Mrs. Ward , Mrs.Dougherty all the teachers and staff at CFLA, all of you have really gone above and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
43%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 39%
White 32%
Hispanic 20%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 55%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
Female 45%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school OCPS Elementary Schools
OCPS Secondary Schools
Private Schools
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%66%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Accreditation by SACS CASI (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • City Service Award (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • MS. TIFFANY WARD
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (407) 246-2854

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
  • Performing arts
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Parent center
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Hawkers Restaurant
  • Pei Wei Restaurant
  • Target
  • Office Depot
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Game club
  • JROTC
  • Odyssey of the Mind
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Parent Weekends each Semester
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
140
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
243
Students typically come from these schools
OCPS Elementary Schools
OCPS Secondary Schools
Private Schools

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
State Universities
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