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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 569
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3916 E Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33610

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(813) 237-1239
(813) 236-1195
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February 03, 2015
This review is for Riverview campus. In house therapies are such a blessing. Some teachers are well-trained, and others are just starting out and struggle. Not all are certified, even in ESE. But every school has new teachers who are earning certification. Those new teachers use lots of videos and worksheets, unfortunately, but probably equal to other public schools in the district. The newer teachers also struggle with management of such a specialized group of students. The environment can seem pretty chaotic. Riverview campus is looking for a new Principal. Hopefully they will find a well-trained administrator rather than relying on the inexperience in house. Easy access to teachers and admin, because the school is so small. Warm and caring front office. Every student and is welcome in extracurriculars, PE, art, music, etc.... PTSA is amazing and super involved in the school. We choose to go to Pepin.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2013
My son was accepted for Pepin this year for sixth grade. He is finally happy to go to school and tells me every day how well he thinks he "just fits" there. Everyone on campus seems to have the singular vision of seeing the children there succeed. Like another reviewer said, our acceptance has been a dream come true. My son has some friends now - and his self-esteem is rising daily. Excellent environment for any child who doesn't really "fit" in the regular school environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
I love the Pepin Academy School ,because they have the most wonderful teaches that would take the time out that the student needs for help. And the classes are alot smaller, so that the student can get one on one time.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2013
My Daughter has attended Pepin for 3 years and our acceptenance was a dream come true. My DD has Asbergers and ADHD and she has done so well at this school. And they do so much for their students. My daughters says she is finally at a school that understands her. Thank You Pepin for all you do for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2013
My son has high functioning autism and he has been a Pepin since the sixth grade. This school is an absolute God send! The teachers and administrators truly care for all of the students and they go the extra ten miles. If your child has a learning disability it does not get better than Pepin Academy!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2012
We changed my daughter to this school because she was always in fear of fights and bullying. This schoool has none of that. My child is happy to go to school and hates to stay home even when she is ill. The teachers are very involved. You can not pick up your childs report card without talking to the teachers every grading period. Love this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
My child is no longer "invisible". This is my child's first year at Pepin. As a parent I was fearful and apprehensive about a school that taught only learning disabled children. But it is because of this very reason that gives Pepin excels. They understand learning differences and how to address each child's individual needs. They have a committed staff that believe in their product and they instill that belief in your child.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2010
We recently moved from CA to FL & were looking for a school that was going to meet our children's needs. Both son's being were on an IEP & it was important that they were provided with SLP(Student Learning plans) that assured us as parents they would learn & feel comfortable with the school environment. The school provided that & more. Our sons have excelled & improved ion their academics 100%. Great administration & the teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2008
I attended pepin academy and graduted not too long ago. I don't feel as if I was challenged enough, I think the work as mild compared to that of other high school students. Late work was accpeted by most teachers, and they grading system I felt was just to 'get you through' and get you out. There were numerous times where I was told just to 'try' doing the homework, I'd get more then half of it wrong, but stil managed to get a 'b' because I 'tried'. That's NOT learning! I think the teachers have the best interest in mind, but the school puts their money to bad use. Wasting money on silly things, like beepers that were only used for a few months, smart board systems that hardly if ever got used. Good school, just can use a lot of work still.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2007
One thing I admire about this school is the focus on student accountability. Issues are quickly addressed and analyzed and consequences followed through. As well, the staff are very in touch with student issues and you can see the rapport they have with the students is genuine and appropriate.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
I attended Pepin and graduated awhile back. The teachers are wonderful, the school is friendly but the student's are not challenged enough. Late homework assiments were accepted from most teachers. If you didn't complete the work correctly, you still got a passing grade for trying.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 06, 2005
Pepin Academy is the best school of its kind. Pepin offers high quality academics and extracurricular opportunities for students.

- submitted by a teacher
November 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2004
My daughter has mild ADD. She is a perfectly normal kid, she just has trouble concentrating, which greatly affected her learning. She transferred to Pepin last year from a local private school that would not meet her learning needs. The difference at Pepin is amazing. She is getting encouragement she never had before. With all of her teacher's help she has transformed from a depressed, withdrawn, failing child to a student that is proud of herself and makes the high honor roll every semester. She has moved into advanced classes, and for the first time feels good about herself. The staff goes out of their way to help these children succeed and feel good about themselves. The principal tries to know everyone and keep families involved. It really makes a difference. They are only lacking in extracurricular activities, but I get the impression that will come with time and funding.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I cannot say enough about what Pepin has done for our son. As far as I am concerned, it is simply the 'best' there is for charter schools & should recieve much more support from the school board than they do.

- submitted by a parent

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Pepin Academy Of Tampa
3916 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL  33610
(813) 237-1239
Last modified Pepin Academy Of Tampa is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pepin Academy Of Tampa Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top