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 psychology, and his favorite teacher is Mr. Rowan, a general music […]


Music aids brain development

If You Want To Accelerate Brain Development In Children, Teach Them Music

By Joe Battaglia “If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.” ~ Luciano Pavarotti   Music, the universal language of mood, emotion and desire, connects with us through a wide variety of neural systems. We now know from controlled treatment/outcome studies that listening […]



Teacher Spotlight – Gretchen Finley

Say hello to Gretchen Finley, a middle school teacher at the Center Academy Palm Harbor campus. She hails from Long Island, New York and has been teaching for 15 years. Mrs. Finley sought out Center Academy as her school of choice because it does not adhere to the “one size fits all” curriculum, often found […]


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 about real-world money situations.” Hunter defined his teachers as “nice and […]


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 “so perfect”, and English because he’s always enjoyed using proper grammar. […]

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