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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 […]

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”! […]

14
Mar

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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 12 years, and also adult vocational programs for eight years. Janece […]

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