12
Jun 2017

Emilay Marcus

Student Spotlight – Emily Marcus

Emily Marcus, a recent graduate of Center Academy’s Orange Park Campus, is a Florida native whose favorite subjects are English and Government. She believes English helps her understand proper writing skills, and American Government because it is important to know how our government works....

15
May 2017

Center Academy Grad Alexia Cattnell

Alexia Cattnell – Scholarships Provide Path to Nursing School

Alexia is a senior at the Jacksonville St. Johns Bluff Campus. She, along with mom and dad, moved here from Jamaica in 2001, seeking better opportunities here in the U.S. “I love history because I get to learn about what life was like prior to...

15
May 2017

Center Academy Grad William Stack

William Stack Looks towards a Career as a Writer

William Stack hails from Michigan. He moved to Hudson, Florida with his dad for a better job opportunity, and to spend more time with his grandpa, who lives alone. A senior at the Center Academy Palm Harbor campus, William’s favorite subjects are history and...

15
May 2017

Center Academy Grad Jordan Bryant

Jordan Bryant – On to Broward College for Computer Engineering!

Originally from South Carolina, Jordan moved to Coral Springs, Florida when his mother relocated here. His favorite subject is math, because he delights in working with logic and patterns. His favorite teacher is Mr. Nelson. He admires how smart he is, and what a...

10
Apr 2017

Top Workplaces

Center Academy Again Named one of Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay

Tampa, Florida — Center Academy was recently named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2017 by the Tampa Bay Times. This is the second consecutive year that the school has earned this honor. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of...

14
Nov 2016

Student Spotlight - Hunter Dolansky

Student Spotlight – Hunter Dolansky

A 12th grader at the Center Academy Pinellas Park Campus, Hunter Dolansky, 17, said that he appreciates his encouraging teachers because of the helpful one-on-one coaching. His favorite subjects are Theater “because it is a fun, enjoyable class,” and Math “because I like learning...

10
Oct 2016

Center Academy Student Spotlight Alex Gann

Student Spotlight – Alex Gann

Meet Alex Gann, a tenth grader at Center Academy in Smyrna, Georgia. Alex is a Georgia native and has “an awesome” family, which includes his mom, dad, sister and his dog, Luke. His favorite subjects are math and English – math because it is...

12
Sep 2016

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT - Dr. Eric Larson

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT – Eric V. Larson, Ph.D.

A very special “hats off” to our Center Academy Chief Operating Officer and President, Dr. Eric Larson, who is celebrating 30 years at the school this year! Dr. Larson was born in Philadelphia and has lived in various places throughout the northeast U.S. “We...

06
Jun 2016

Center Academy Opens New Orlando Campus in Waterford Lakes

Center Academy Opens New Orlando Campus in Waterford Lakes

ORLANDO, FL (June 3, 2016) – On Monday, June 13, 2016, Center Academy will have an Open House at its new Waterford Lakes campus. The new campus is located at 1331 South Alafaya Trail, and Open Houses will take place from 3:00 pm to...

06
Jun 2016

Teacher Spotlight - Barbara Brady

Teacher Spotlight – Barbara Brady

Barbara. Brady, along with her husband, Vince, came to Florida from England to retire. At the time, little did they know that they would find themselves at Center Academy, back in teaching roles! Mrs. Brady has been teaching for 36 years – eleven of...

09
May 2016

Teacher Spotlight - Vince Brady

Teacher Spotlight – Vince Brady

Say hello to Vince Brady, who hails from England and has been teaching for 36 years – 11 of them with Center Academy. Mr. Brady teaches 11th and 12th grade math at the Riverview Campus. He chose to pursue a teaching role at Center...

14
Mar 2016

Center Academy Teacher - Janece Shelton

Teacher Spotlight – Janece Shelton

Say hello to Janece Shelton, a high school teacher who has worked at four Center Academy campuses, and is currently at the St. John Bluff campus. Born and raised in Michigan, Janece relocated to Florida for her job. She has taught various grades for...

08
Feb 2016

Center Academy Teacher Spotlight - Yhandry Mera

Teacher Spotlight – Ms. Yhandry Mera

She grew up in Colombia, but now Yhandry Mera calls Florida home after moving here with her family in 1999. She has been teaching Spanish for five years. She taught at USF while earning her Masters before joining the Center Academy Campus in Riverview....

08
Nov 2015

Carol Kuhnow

Teacher Spotlight – Carol Kuhnow

Like so many of us who packed our bags and headed south, Carol Kuhnow grew tired of those cold Maryland winter mornings that included shoveling snow before she could head out to work. So she and her ten-year teaching career arrived on the doorstep...

12
Oct 2015

back to school tips for teens

Five Back-to-School Tips for Teens

Helping teens prepare for a successful school year. By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC Sure – the newness a school year brings is fun, but other than material items, what things does a teen need to have a successful term? To answer that question...

12
Oct 2015

ADHD

ADHD can be a blessing and a curse

By Barbara Christiansen DAILY HERALD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is usually thought of as a negative — something that needs to be fixed, or at least mitigated. Mark Patey has a different perspective. And he should know. He has the disorder, which is a...

12
Oct 2015

Student Spotlight - Matt Tweedel

Student Spotlight – Matt Tweedel

He’s learning Spanish, enjoys flag football and soccer, goes whitewater rafting, and has hiked part of the Appalachian Trail! We’re talking about Matt Tweedel, a 10th grader at the Riverview Campus. Matt moved here from Charlotte, NC less than one year ago. His favorite...

26
Feb 2015

Student Spotlight – Bradley Harrelson

A senior at Center Academy’s St. Johns Bluff location in Jacksonville, Bradley Harrelson is motivated to excel! He joined Center Academy in 2012 and was a speaker at the School Choice Kick-Off ceremony. An A-B student, Bradley’s favorite subject is Humanities because he loves...

08
Dec 2014

Put on Your Running Shoes for National School Choice Week!

Jacksonville – On Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 8:00 a.m., Center Academy in Mandarin will host the first annual 5K and 10K races to celebrate National School Choice Week, which runs from January 25 to January 31. Center Academy Director Stephanie Thompson has challenged...

08
Dec 2014

Social Black Belt Author Inspires Center Academy Directors

Clearwater – On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Center Academy welcomed Dr. Harold Shinitzky, co-creator of the Social Black Belt Program. Dr. Shinitzky presented his valuable insights at the annual meeting of Center Academy directors, focusing on principles from the book Your Mind: An Owner’s...

10
Nov 2014

Center Academy Granted Membership in Georgia Independent School Association

As President of the Georgia Independent School Association, it is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that Center Academy has been approved for membership with the Georgia Independent School Association.  Representing over 74,700 students within 157 member schools, GISA is one of the largest...

10
Nov 2014

Teacher Spotlight – Jacky Dickerson

Say hello to Jacky Dickerson, who grew up on Long Island in New York and came to Florida to attend Eckerd College. She has been teaching for 15 years – all of them at Center Academy in Pinellas Park. Jacky has taught almost all...

16
Sep 2014

Center Academy Celebrates Mandarin Campus Grand Opening

Jacksonville, Florida – On Friday, August 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., Center Academy in Mandarin had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new campus location at 10679 Old St. Augustine Road. Parents, students, staff and community members were in attendance and wore decorative hard...

15
Sep 2014

ADHD Whats Next

ADHD What will we call it next?

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) has had a lot of names over the years, including labels such as “hyperkinesis” and “minimal brain dysfunction”.” Just as its name has changed, our understanding of its primary features also has evolved. Even the current diagnosis is not...

14
Sep 2014

Center Academy Ability to pay attention

Ability To Pay Attention

Researchers find computer-based exercises significantly improve the ability to pay attention by Jacqueline Mitchell About one in 10 school children suffers from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Linked to measurable differences in children’s brain structures and...

13
Sep 2014

Center Academy New Treatment for ADHD

New Support for ADHD

Strong New Support for Neurofeedback Treatment for ADHD By David Rabiner, Ph.D. Research | Professor Dept of Psychology & Neuroscience Duke University Neurofeedback – also known as EEG Biofeedback – is an ADHD treatment in which individuals learn to alter their typical EEG pattern to one...

12
Sep 2014

Center Academy and NIPSA

NIPSA re-accreditation letter CA 2014

April 17, 2014 Dear members of the Board: A team consisting of Chairman: Dr. Allan Blau, and including Anita Lonstein, Dom Maglio, Jim Williams and Todd Avis visited all of the Center School campuses. The results of the visit can be summarized in the...

11
Sep 2014

Ask the right questions

What to look for In A School

Visit while the school is in session Is the facility clean and well-maintained? Are you greeted in a friendly and respectful manner? Does the staff seem organized, positive, and in control? Are students respectful, orderly, and working appropriately? Is learning taking place in the...

10
Sep 2014

Center Academy Socialization

Socialization Myths and Realities

Parents sometimes worry about their child’s opportunity for socialization in the smaller private school. When we take a realistic view of socialization as a psychological process, we find that superficial experiences have little if anything to do with socialization. The ability to socialize and...