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Great school with a great program, Director and Staff!
I highly recommend Centeracademy. Mr.Jones is a super principal and he has a great understanding for the students.The teachers are phenomenal,they genuinely care about their education.If you have a child that may be struggling to fit in the public school environment or just needs a little extra attention Centeracademy is the school for you!
Very caring staff, the way they work with the kids. I really appreciate the curriculum, how more understanding it is to the students. Great computer programs to do the school work with. Overall everyone is great, such a happy environment.
❛ As prospective parents we imagine that our child will be perfect. Ten fingers, ten toes, beautiful, and very smart, but sometimes our child’s perfections lie within their imperfections. My daughter Danielle was born 4 weeks premature and stopped breathing three times at birth. Modern medicine saved my daughter’s life, but Center Academy opened the world up to her.
With a severe case of Centralized Auditory Processing Disorder and Dyslexia, Danielle was drowning in the public school system. She had been held back in the second grade, and continued to fall behind the other students. Keeping up with her classmates was impossible, and she began to give up. Originally I planned to home school my daughter, but while researching online I found Center Academy.
The staff at Center Academy tested Danielle extensively, found her strengths and weaknesses, and put together a learning program just for her. All the students at Center Academy work at their individual level for each subject, and at their own pace. Something you can’t get in the cookie cutter public school system. The teachers at Center Academy really care about their student’s success. If they see a student struggling they pull them aside and work with them one on one until the student fully understands the work and can continue on their own. And the small class size and individual cubbies make it easy for them to concentrate. In fact only two years after entering the school my daughter was able to make up the grade level she had lost and is now an honors student.
With the encouragement of our new principal Mr. Collins, my daughter has taken on more responsibilities than ever before, and with a confidence I have not seen. He has a genuine love for the work that he does and it shows. He is very approachable, and available to assist the students and parents at a moment’s notice. His support and the support of the faculty and staff at Center Academy makes the school seem more like an extended family.
What’s even more amazing is that Danielle’s learning disabilities fall under reading and language, something she has come to excel at. Since attending Center Academy she now loves to read and devours books one after another. Next year she will be a senior, and with only four credits left needed to graduate she plans to take dual enrollment with Seminole State College. After graduation she is planning to attend Stetson University and major in digital arts with a minor in journalism.
I truly believe that none of this would be possible without Center Academy. Our imperfect perfect children deserve the best education we can give them. With all the preparation Center Academy has given my daughter, I know she will succeed at anything she sets out to do. Thank you Center Academy for everything you have done for my child. ❜
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It’s quiet and I can think better.
I picked a pomegranate because on the outside of a pomegranate the the skin’s oils make it so that bugs and certain animals don’t eat it. Those bugs and animals are metaphors for different things such as drugs, violence, guns, etc..
But, when you open a pomegranate, you see different sections with all seeds neatly placed. The walls dividing the seeds connected to the center core are the teachers keeping the seeds (aka…the students) in line where they are supposed to be. The core is the principal. Without the core, the structure of the pomegranate would collapse.
Now the seeds are the students. Some are sour. Some are sweet. The sweet ones are the students who feel like doing the “right things”. The sour ones are the kids who maybe woke up and said “today is just NOT my day!”. But, if you look at the core of the seed – they are all the same trying to help one another succeed and rise to our potential. That is our school.
— Elvis O.
Dreamin’ of the day where before you he’d stand,
With a cap, and a gown, and a diploma in his hand
He started in the public system where couldn’t pay attention of listen
In and outta detention, constant misapprehension
Stressin’ and feelin’ like I got hypertension,
What do I do? I don’t have a clue
Feels like I’m gonna be stuck here forever like Elmer’s Glue
Now allow me to, continue to, subdue you, into, a lyrical a coma
The room room is filled with the aroma
I almost gave up, could no longer endure the feelin’ of going no where no more,
Then it all changed, things rearranged,
At a new school that’s lookin’ kinda strange
Why would my parents put me here, are they deranged?
The I discovered,
To never judge a book by its cover
Because this school uncovered
My true potential
And now I’m quintessential
The real thing
Don’t believe me? Check the credentials,
New School, New opportunities, New me.
I’d never gotten this far without my teachers
I’d like you to meet ’em
May I have the honor to introduce Mrs. Austin and Mrs. Murdono.
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