Details overview

Hours 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
School leader Lincoln Tamayo
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Extended / longer school day
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning College preparatory. Life changing. Students understand that if they work hard, they are nearly guaranteed a full tuition scholarship to any one of the area's premier high schools. Some students will attend out of state elite boarding schools. Academy Prep's Graduate team monitors and supports our graduates throughout high school and into college. A relationship with Academy Prep starts at admission and continues throughout college.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
4
Music
including: Theory
0
Languages
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

13
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Tutoring

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 80% 23%
Hispanic 14% 29%
Two or more races 6% 3%
White 0% 42%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

13
Girls Sports
including: Track
12
Boys Sports
including: Baseball
15
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Flag football
Golf
Intramurals
Kayaking
Kickball
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Golf
Intramurals
Kayaking
Kickball
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Track
Clubs Art club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Mock trial competition club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:05 AM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Public Schools
Students typically continue on to these schools Tampa Prep
  Berkeley Prep
  Academy of the Holy Names
Parent involvement details Parents are required to volunteer 40 hours each year. Hours are easily obtained through various and frequent in-school opportunities, donations of food and supplies, and chaperoning on Saturday field trips. A Parent Council meets monthly with a school liaison to coordinate activities between school and faculty. A weekly family newsletter, an online family account, emails, and texts are all designed to keep parents informed and current. Our head of school observes an open door policy.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Zero tolerance. Issues are handled immediately by the school guidance counselor and the head of school.

Teachers

7
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
Educational diagnostician
School counselor
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details All faculty/staff know each and everyone of our students. Everyone is completely dedicated to insuring the success of our students. Americorps Teachers (the domestic branch of the Peace Corps) live on campus and teach non academic courses such as PE and English 2 and assist in most afternoon enrichments classes and Saturday field trips. Americorps volunteers are recent college graduates who serve our community for 1 or 2 years

Neighborhood

Transportation details Staff does a good job of finding carpools for students who need rides to/from school. Parents who provide rides receive service hours. Families are thus motivated to help so that every child is almost guaranteed transportation.
Transportation options Paid public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner David A. Straz, Jr. Center for Performing Arts and Patel Conservatory
  The First Tee of Tampa Bay
  The Rays Foundation
  Stageworks Theatre
  Sierra Club – Inner City Outings

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Prospective students must register online for an admissions test -conducted monthly from January to April and by appointment in cases of hardship. A student who passes an admissions test is given a school application. Once an application is accepted, the student is invited to our 3 week summer session. During this session students are judged on their behavior and work ethic. Only those students with the highest potential are then invited to return for the regular school term in the fall.
Application requirements Application
Entrance exam
Interview
Recommendations
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 01/25/2016
Application deadline 04/18/2016
Application fee waivers available? Yes
Tuition range (low) $16500
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Financial aid type (misc.) Step Up For Students Scholarship
Vouchers accepted Yes
# of applications received 280
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 60
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012