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Feb

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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 […]

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Jan

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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 […]

14
Nov

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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 […]

10
Oct

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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. […]

12
Sep

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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 moved frequently due to my father’s occupation,” he said, “and I […]

06
Jun

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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 them at Center Academy’s Riverview Campus. Initially she volunteered to help […]

09
May

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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 Academy in an effort to finish his career “on a high”! […]

11
Apr

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Lamarr Williams

Student Spotlight – Lamarr Williams

Lamarr Williams, a 9th grader at Center Academy Riverview campus, is a Florida native who loves math because it’s fun to do and has “tons of challenges”. His favorite teacher is Ms. Delcampo because she is “cool, nice, funny and special.” What Lamarr likes most about Center Academy is that he fits in with all […]

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