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College Preparatory Academy Of The Treasure Coast

Charter | 9-10 | 211 students

Our school is best known for high academic standards and rigorous curriculum.
 
 

 
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5 stars

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Posted October 8, 2013

So far it's a great school. Daughter loves it. I like that it's small and personal. Everyone knows each other. The staff are great! Parents are very much involved. Love the uniforms, though a little too expensive for the average working parents. Better communication with Principle would be nice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

My daughter is lucky to go to this school. I would not want her at any of the other high schools around this area. I know my child is in a safe enviroment and has a principal that cares about each and every student. You are not just a number at CPATC. The entire staff is very dedicated to making the school all it can and WILL be which is nothing short of the BEST!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

I am a student at CPATC.... I have gone to this school since the first day it has opened. I like this school because i have made tons of different friends, and am taking the courses that will help me reach my future goal. Not only am i taking the courses i want, but i am also getting lead to the right path of success. CPATC has helped me ALOT since i have gone out of middle school,.... because at first it was a big change, and it was hard to adjust. But now i am as comfortable as i will ever be, because of the help from my fellow class mates, teachers and principal (Mrs.Rains) . <3 I love CPATC!!!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2013

This school is unable to keep not only students but teachers as well. The principal is self absorbed in herself and favors only the parents that are at her bekon and call. If you or child are not following around and doing for her, your child will get nothing from this school. All the things offered at that school became and null and void. If I wanted my child to have online classes with no teacher I would have them do online classes from home. I am not the only parent that feels this way as the school has lost many students for the same reasons. The principal has set guidline restrictions for the students that if they arent met they will be dismissed from the school which I believe is a good thing. But, because they have lost so many students she cant afford to lose anymore so she lets them get away with not fullfilling those requirements, because for every child she has still in that school she is awarded a certain amount of money per child still there. So she lets them stay. This school does not operate the way it should or the way it was promised. I would advise not to waste your time enrolling your child in "HER SCHOOL" as she constantly points out!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

Went and applied for my son to go waiting to hear if he gets in.. My boy needs a family school like this....I met only 2 people that say and they were nothing but caring and nice to me.....I really wait everyday for a call to see if my son can have this kind of love and care from teachers and school...He has given me all a's since k......I would love to give him this for high school in return...xoxoox J Steveson Brandon Shupe mom


Posted December 26, 2012

When I was growing up, I was very fortunate to have attended a Catholic school all my life. But I have been blessed that CPTAC opened and I am so happy that my daughter enrolled at CPATC. It has the small classroom size that I had growing up and each student gets the dedicated attention from the faculty. What makes this school different from other high school is that the parents, students and teachers all really work together to insure the students' need are being met. Having smaller classroom size does and will help achieve each student academic potential making them strive to continue academic success throughout their college years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2012

For a first year charter school, this school is great. The safety and security of the students come first, and it's small enough that the teachers and staff know all of the kids. It's a familial feeing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2012

Such a small but loving school. Everyone is so friendly and everyone knows everyone! Teachers work hard to make sure everyone is on tract and understanding the work. Such a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2012

It has great leadership. The teachers meet my standards as a parent. It is great to know that my daughter is safe ( the only high school area) with a police officer on site. My daughter is very happy there.
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
43%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

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 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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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 64% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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
White 46%
Hispanic 27%
Black 23%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 45%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/AN/A
Female 55%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 county wide
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 40%65%61%
Master's degree 60%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Japanese
Spanish
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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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:15 am
School end time
  • 4:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • MRS. ERIKA RAINS
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (772) 621-2148

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • French
  • 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
  • French
  • 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)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • 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
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, French
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • 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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
130
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
150
Students typically come from these schools
county wide

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness 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
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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501 Nw University Blvd Bldg Sl
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
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Phone: (772) 343-7028

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