The prescriptive learning program at Center Academy was developed by our team of psychologists, neuropsychologists, remedial clinicians, and educators. We are one of a very select group of United States schools to receive a $325,000 NIMH grant from the federal government to develop and measure our prescriptive learning program. Based on our assessment of each student, we develop an individualized program that incorporates appropriate academic levels and prescriptive strategies which recognize processing strengths and weaknesses.
Students may receive accommodations or work on remedial materials to address auditory processing, visual processing, attention, thinking skills, memory skills, sensory integration, or other processing avenues.
Students with more significant processing deficits or dyslexia may use programs such as BrainWare® Safari (cognitive skills program used to help increase 41 learning skills), the Fast ForWord® reading intervention series, Earobics® multisensory reading intervention program, and the Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP).
In addition to the individualized system that addresses learning styles, our course offerings include subjects aligned with the Florida Sunshine Standards. Our approach to education is to focus on essential academic skills and to help students to learn “how to learn.”
Many of our students take advantage of “dual enrollment”, earning college credits while still at Center Academy and preparing them to attend four-year colleges and universities. Many of our graduates take advantage of Bright Futures scholarships. We offer college preparatory courses in mathematics and science at some of our locations, including such courses as Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Marine Science, Ecology/Environmental Technology, Physics, and Anatomy and Physiology.