• Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Oct 30, 2018
  • Category: News


Pinecrest Academy, Inc. celebrates its expansion in the Avalon community

Orange County, FL – On Friday October 19th, Pinecrest Academy Avalon students, faculty, community leaders and board members celebrated the school’s grand opening ribbon cutting. Principal Yasmeen Khan was joined by the Board Chair of Pinecrest Academy, Inc., Dr. Judith Marty. Several Pinecrest Academy Inc. board members along with Orange County Public School board member, Ms. Daryl Flynn and Avalon Park Community leaders attended the ribbon cutting ceremony that began at 10 a.m. at the school site located 13993 Mailer Blvd., Orlando, FL 32828.

This tuition-free public charter school opened its doors in August 2018 to 200 students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The school’s curriculum will allow for students to experience a rigorous curriculum with an enhanced focus on Project Lead the Way STEM curriculum, Coding and a Positive Behavior Supports Character Education program.  

Mrs. Khan, the Principal said, “I am very proud of our achievements thus far. In a short time, we have implemented many research based programs which students are enjoying.  I love seeing the excitement on the students’ faces when they come to school every day.  That alone, makes my job very rewarding.’’

Accredited by AdvancED/SACS, Pinecrest Academy Avalon is the fourth Pinecrest Academy School in Central Florida, and joins Pinecrest’s growing roster of high-performing charter schools in Florida. The organization has a proven track record of developing a network of successful charter schools throughout Miami and has been seeking to expand its program throughout the state. Pinecrest’s strategic formula of establishing schools in areas of great need has made it an instrumental resource in accelerating student and school performance nationwide for the past decade.
Academica, one of the nation’s longest-serving and most successful charter school service and support organizations, is the education service provider for Pinecrest Academy, Inc. as well as for over 175 charter schools in Florida.  More information about Pinecrest Avalon is available at www.pinecrestavalonk5.com.

For immediate release                    
October 23, 2018

For more information, contact:
Mr. Fernando Barroso


Mr. Fernando Barroso
Ms. Jessica Brown
Dr. Judy Marty
Ms. Yasmeen Khan
Mr. Carlos Alvarez
Ms. Shannie Sadesky

Mr. Michael Williamson (RD Michaels)
Ross Halle (Avalon Park Group)
Beat Khali (Avalon Park Group)
Dr. Judy Marty (Pinecrest Board Chair)
Dr. Kia Sweeney Scott (Director of School Choice OCPS)
Mr. Julio Robaina (CEO of Academica?) I was not sure of his title
Ms. Yasmeen Khan (Principal)
Ms. Jessica Brown (Lead Teacher)
Ms. Daryl Flynn (OCPS district 2 board member)
Mr. Juan Molina (Pinecrest board member)
Ms. Shannie Sadesky (Pinecrest board member)
Mr. Carlos Alvarez (Pinecrest board member)




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