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Nov

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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 subjects at all grade levels over the years, but predominantly middle […]

16
Sep

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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 hats for the occasion. Cake was served in the new multipurpose […]

15
Sep

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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 without some controversy. Is ADHD one disorder with many variations? Is […]

14
Sep

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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 brain waves, ADHD can have dire effects on children’s academic achievements […]

13
Sep

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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 that is consistent with a focused, attentive state. This is done […]

12
Sep

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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 following comments: “The Maitland school building is a gift from heaven” […]

11
Sep

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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 classrooms? Does the director seem knowledgeable and able to answer your […]

10
Sep

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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 work well with others finds its roots in the individual’s own […]

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