US News & World Report Ranks Academica—Serviced Schools Among Florida’s Best 2019 High Schools

US News & World Report Ranks Academica—Serviced Schools Among Florida’s Best 2019 High Schools

Academica Congratulates International Studies Charter High School for being ranked the top charter high school in Florida

Miami, FL – April 30, 2019– US News & World Report ranked ISCHS as Florida’s best Charter High School for 2019. The International Studies Charter High School (ISCHS) awards dual diplomas — American and European. Students learn in English, Spanish, Italian, and French. It ranked as America’s 11th Best Charter High School and also ranked as Florida’s 4th Best High School. Earning a 100% college-readiness score, ISCHS prepares students for advanced studies. Founded in 2004, ISCHS partners with Spain, Italy and France.

Academica is one of the nation’s most successful charter school service organizations. It supports ISCHS as well as 11 of the Top 100 Best High Schools in Florida. Twenty-five Academica-serviced schools received 2019 Best High School rankings. Of those schools, 23 in Florida, one in Nevada and one in Texas.

Two Doral Academy charter high schools ranked in the Top 50 High Schools in Florida. Two Mater Academy high schools also ranked in the Top 50, as did Somerset Arts Conservatory and Somerset Academy High School in Pembroke Pines.

US News & World Report studied 23,000 public high schools in all 50 states and DC to rank the best. The rankings focus on college readiness using student performance in six categories. They are results on AP and IB exams, math and reading scores, and success with low-income and minority students. Although charter high schools represent 10% of the country’s 26,000 public high schools, they comprise 23% of the top 100 public high schools. Within the top 5 percent of ranked schools, more than 18 percent are charter schools.

Below is a list of Academica serviced charter schools ranked among U.S. 2019 Best High Schools.

Florida
International Studies Charter High School / #4

Little Havana / MDCPS

#11 in Charter High Schools #41 in National Rankings

College Readiness Index Rank #1 (tie for first) Graduation Rate 98%
Total Minority Enrollment 76%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 96%

Doral Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy / #15 Doral / MDCPS

#37 in Charter High Schools #146 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 99%
Total Minority Enrollment 95%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 49%

Doral Academy Charter High School / #22 Doral / MDCPS

#53 in Charter High Schools #208 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 98%
Total Minority Enrollment 93%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 58%

Somerset Arts Conservatory/ #31
Pembroke Pines/ Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)

#97 in Charter High Schools #419 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 100%
Graduation Rate Rank #1 (tie)
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 82%

Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 31% Mater Academy Charter High / #35

Hialeah Gardens / MDCPS

#112 in Charter High Schools #541 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 97%
Total Minority Enrollment 99%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 81%

Mater Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy / #37 Hialeah Gardens / MDCPS

#130 in Charter High Schools #669 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 100%
Graduation Rate Rank #1 (tie)
Total Minority Enrollment 98%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 76%

Somerset Academy Charter High / #42 Pembroke Pines / BCPS

#156 in Charter High Schools #820 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 100%
Graduation Rate Rank #1 (tie)
Total Minority Enrollment 89%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 42%

Mater Academy Lakes High School / #51 Miami / MDCPS

#184 in Charter High Schools #1,013 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 99%
Total Minority Enrollment 95%

Total Economically Disadvantaged 74% Somerset Academy Charter High School / #63

Homestead / MDCPS

#199 in Charter High Schools #1,130 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 97%
Total Minority Enrollment 93%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 79%

Mater Academy East Charter High School / #65 Little Havana / MDCPS

#201 in Charter High Schools #1,137 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 93%
Total Minority Enrollment 99%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 91%

City of Hialeah Education Academy / #82 Hialeah / MDCPS

#236 in Charter High Schools #1,555 in National Rankings

Graduation Rate 97%
Total Minority Enrollment 99%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 84%

iMater Preparatory Academy High School

Hialeah / MDCPS

#101 in Florida High Schools #268 in Charter High Schools #1,898 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 90%

Total Minority Enrollment 99%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 25%

Cornerstone Charter Academy High School

Belle Isle/ Orange County Public Schools

#154 in Florida High Schools #360 in Charter High Schools #2,996 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 97%

Total Minority Enrollment 51%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 34%

College Preparatory Academy of the Treasure Coast

Port St. Lucie / St. Lucie County

#161 in Florida High Schools #376 in Charter High Schools #3,179 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 95%

Total Minority Enrollment 54%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 43%

Pinecrest Preparatory Academy Charter High School

Miami / MDCPS

#173 in Florida High Schools #392 in Charter High Schools #3,448 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 95%

Total Minority Enrollment 95%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 23%

Somerset Academy Canyons High School

Boynton Beach / Palm Beach County Public Schools

#245 in Florida High Schools #499 in Charter High Schools

#5,293 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 96%
Total Minority Enrollment 49%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 8%

Somerset Academy Charter High School Miramar Campus

Miramar / BCPS

#263 in Florida High Schools #531 in Charter High Schools #5,751 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 97%

Total Minority Enrollment 99%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 69%

Somerset Academy Charter High School South Homestead

Homestead / MDCPS

#337 in Florida High Schools #664 in Charter High Schools #8,101 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 97%

Total Minority Enrollment 89%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 82%

Ben Gamla Preparatory Charter High School

Hollywood / BCPS

#343 in Florida High Schools #673 in Charter High Schools #8,268 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 83%

Total Minority Enrollment 49%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 61%

Somerset Preparatory Academy Charter High at North Lauderdale

North Lauderdale / BCPS

#415 in Florida High Schools #817 in Charter High Schools #10,645 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 97%

Total Minority Enrollment 96%

Total Economically Disadvantaged 90%

SLAM – Sports Leadership of Miami Charter High School

Little Havana / MDCPS

#448 in Florida High Schools #910 in Charter High Schools #11,978 in National Rankings Graduation Rate 96%

Total Minority Enrollment 96%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 86%

Key West Collegiate School / Somerset Island Preparatory

Key West / Monroe County Public School

#12,935-17,245 in National Rankings #468-555 in Florida High Schools #972-1,760 in Charter High Schools

Mater Virtual Academy Charter Middle/High School

Virtual School

#12,935-17,245 in National Rankings #468-555 in Florida High Schools #972-1,760 in Charter High Schools

Nevada
Somerset Academy of Las Vegas
North Las Vegas
#66 in Nevada High Schools
#820 in Charter High Schools
#10,673 in National Rankings
Total Minority Enrollment 51%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 17%

Texas
Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering San Antonio
#623 in Texas High Schools
#625 in Charter High Schools
#7,546 in National Rankings
Total Minority Enrollment 93%
Total Economically Disadvantaged 69%

 

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Pinecrest Academy, Inc. announces new school in Central Florida

Pinecrest Academy, Inc. is pleased to announce its expansion in Lake County Central Florida.  Pinecrest Four Corners, a charter school serving grades Kindergarten through 8, will be located at 1100 S US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34714 in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. 

Pinecrest Four Corners will be staffed with highly-qualified, state certified teachers. Cutting-edge learning tools will be used in all classrooms.  The elementary school will provide before and after care and will have strong parent-teacher partnerships.  The middle school will offer a college preparatory curriculum in technology-rich classrooms.  In order to ensure we are creating well-rounded students, the school will also have an array of clubs and sports for students to participate in.

We are currently accepting interest forms online from students who will be entering K-8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.  Interested families should visit pinecrestfourcorners.com to apply. For more information, you can email info@pinecrestfourcorners.com.

Pinecrest Academy, Inc. is a high performing charter school network that operates 13 schools in Florida and 4 schools in Nevada. With nearly two decades of successful implementation of high quality academic programs, the organization thrives to raise student achievement. Pinecrest schools have consistently proven their ability to teach ALL students as is evidenced by data showing that Pinecrest schools are narrowing the achievement gap for disadvantaged student populations.

For more information visit http://www.pinecrestacademyschools.org .

Pinecrest Academy Four Corners will be supported by Academica. Academica is one of the nation’s longest-serving and most successful charter school service and support organizations working with over 180 successful charter schools across the US.

INTEREST FORM: http://www.pinecrestfourcorners.com/

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  • Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Mar 20, 2019
  • Category: News, School News
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Cornerstone Charter Academy took home 2 Honorable Mentions and 2 Awards of Merit at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival!!

“We are pleased to announce that CCA took home 2 Honorable Mentions and 2 Awards of Merit at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival!!  Cornerstone Charter Upper Academy was competing against thousands of student art pieces from more than 50 different K-12 schools across Central Florida! We are incredibly proud of these talented students and of all those who participated. Thank you to everyone who made it out to the event!

Honorable Mentions:

Norah Crotty, acrylic paint, 7th grade
Lyla Schuppner, oil paint and collage, 12th grade

Awards of Merit:

Izabellah Chan, linocut printmaking, 11th grade
Jonell Hernandez, photomontage, 12th grade

Come see these award winning art pieces and hundreds more on display next week at the CCA Art Show on March 28! It’s going to be a fun event you won’t want to miss!”

https://www.cornerstonecharter.com

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Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition - Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition – Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

 

For Immediate Release                                                           
February 28, 2019   

Media Contact:
Dr. Renee Pancoast
Principal
rpancoast@cornerstonecharter.com    407-608-7171
Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition                                            for Commitment to Empowering Students

Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Belle Isle, FL –Cornerstone Charter Academy announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. It is one of just 148 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, CCA had to meet the following criteria during the 2017-18 school year:

  • Offer at least one PLTW Gateway unit at each grade level;
  • Have at least 50 percent of the student body participating;
  • Have 25 percent of students advancing to high school participate in two or more units during their middle school tenure.

Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. PLTW Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.

“It is a great honor to recognize Cornerstone Charter Academy for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

CCA is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.

For more information on Cornerstone Charter Academy’s PLTW Gateway program or to set up a school visit, contact Ms. LuCinda Coder at:  lcoder@cornerstonecharter.com

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 11,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.

 

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition  - Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition – Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

 

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition  - Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Cornerstone Charter Academy Receives National Recognition – Named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

 

 

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  • Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Jan 30, 2019
  • Category: News, School News
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Students build a stronger community, make friends through bi-weekly club activities

What Would You Do with Thirty Minutes?

Boynton Beach, FL – December 2018 –  What if you had thirty minutes on a Friday afternoon scheduled into your work day to spend time doing something that you love? Ben Gamla Palm Beach Charter School in Palm Beach has done exactly that — incorporating a bi-weekly club titled “Hugim,” Hebrew for clubs, into the school schedule.

The purpose of these bi-weekly clubs is to build a stronger community among their already tight-knit school of 245 students, while creating bonds with new friends of different ages and grade levels, all coming together with the same personal interests at heart. Students created a list of their top three choices for club assignments, and with a variety of physical, mental, and educational choices, some students found it hard to choose only three! Some options from the list of over twenty clubs included yoga, chess, creating comic books, painting, and field hockey. According to Principal, Elanit Weizman, “This is an excellent opportunity for students to express their personal interests, show off their talents, or master a new skill, while building personal relationships with children in other grades, teachers or school staff they may not know with the same passions or interests as them.”

Ben Gamla, a Palm Beach County Public Charter School, is located in Boynton Beach and has been a vital part of the education community for the past eight years. Ben Gamla is a community of learners that honors individual student’s needs, varied modalities of instruction, and nurtures character traits that help develop good citizenship. We serve families who come from all over Palm Beach County to have their children educated in an environment rich in S.T.E.A.M. activities. Ben Gamla Charter School provides a safe environment for innovative instructional practices that continuously lights the path toward maximum student achievement and personal growth. As the first English- Hebrew language Charter School in the United States, and the only one in Palm Beach County, Ben Gamla Charter integrates Hebrew instruction giving our students a useful tool in our global society.

MEDIA is invited to take part in the bi-weekly Hugim. The following dates are when they are currently scheduled to take place: December 7, December 15, January 18, February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, April 5, April 26, May 10 and May 17.

For more information, please contact: Brianna Schraft, Bschraft@bengamlapalmbeach.org

Original Article at: https://flcharterschool.org/students-build-a-stronger-community-make-friends-through-bi-weekly-club-activities/

 

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Mater Lakes makes school history at John Lyzott

Mater Lakes makes school history at John Lyzott

Mater Lakes made school history on Saturday, winning the first-ever IBT title in school history, topping the John Lyzott Memorial IBT at McArthur.

The Bears, ranked sixth in the Orlando Sentinel’s latest Class 1A team rankings, finished with five individual champions, outscoring Coral Park and South Broward by 52 points.

Week 2 tournament results from across Florida »

“We are pumped,” Mater Lakes coach Brandon Neifeld said via email. “We started this program six years ago from scratch and the team is looking very good and coming into form.”

“We have six seniors in the lineup, all capable of reaching the podium at states.”

Winning titles on Saturday were Danny Martinez (106), Nick Luna (120), Omar Amengol (132), David Alvarez (220), and Ethan Vargas (285). Nestor Nunez (16) also reached the finals as the Bears won with a team effort with 10 wrestlers making the podium.

“It feels great to see the kids achieving success not only individually but as a team because we really developed a family type of bond together at Mater Lakes,” Neifeld said. ‘”We have very limited facilities at our school but it doesn’t stop us from training and competing with the best teams.”

limited facilities at our school but it doesn’t stop us from training and competing with the best teams.”

Check out the latest Class 3A individual rankings »

Coral Park and South Broward finished in a tie for second place. Steven Villalobos (152) won an individual title for Coral Park with Justin Maynard (160) taking home top honors for South Broward.

Michael Sarron (126) and Alex Chitty (138) both won titles for fourth-place Coral Springs Charter

Results — Rankings based on Orlando Sentinel rankings

Team scores: 1. Mater Lakes 230; 2. South Broward, Coral Park 178; 4. Coral Springs Charter 167.5; 5. Cypress Bay 156; 6. Goleman 143; 7. Taravella 118; 8. Ft. Lauderdale, Nova 92; 10. Deerfield Beach 64.5; 11. McArthur 53.5; 12. Everglades, Miramar 47; 14. Monarch 46.5; 15. Douglas, Western 45; 17. Calvary Christian 25.

Finals: 106: #4-1A Danny Martinez (Mater Lakes) p. Alex Couto (Coral Park) 3:57

113: #19-3A Justin Huertas (Taravella) p. #18-3A Nico Cava (Monarch) 5:23

120: #2-1A Nick Luna (Mater Lakes) maj. dec. #7-2A Anthony Montanez (South Broward) 15-5

126: #8-1A Michael Sarron (Coral Springs Charter) p. Frank Indiero (Goleman) 1:09

132: #5-1A Omar Armengol (Mater Lakes) maj. dec. #20-3A Eddie Punzalan (Cypress Bay) 18-4

138: #10-1A Alex Chitty (Coral Springs Charter) maj. dec. Marlo Garcia (South Broward) 9-0

145: #8-3A Steven Erched (Douglas) dec. #7-1A Terrell Taylor (Coral Springs Charter) 12-9

152: #3-3A Steven Villalobos (Coral Park) p. #12-2A Raul Chavarry (Goleman) 3:08

160: #3-2A Justin Maynard (South Broward) dec. #3-1A Nestor Nunez (Mater Lakes) 6-3

170: Emerson Derose (Miramar) dec. #10-1A Tyler Vargas (Coral Springs Charter) 10-8

182: #15-3A Christian Deluna (Cypress Bay) dec. Coby Newton (Taravella) 6-3

195: #12-3A Caio De Almeida (Cypress Bay) p. Jesus Rodriguez (McArthur) 5:22

220: #10-1A David Alvarez (Mater Lakes) dec. #12-3A Julian D’orazio (Fort Lauderdale) 7-0

285: #13-1A Ethan Vargas (Mater Lakes) dec. Kareem Crawford (South Broward) 5-4

Check out the latest Class 1A individual rankings »

Mater Lakes makes school history at John Lyzott

Mater Lakes makes school history at John Lyzott

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  • Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Dec 10, 2018
  • Category: News, School News
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SPORTS, LEADERSHIP, ARTS & MANAGEMENT OSCEOLA is the newest member of the Slam Family

SPORTS, LEADERSHIP, ARTS & MANAGEMENT OSCEOLA – A TUITION-FREE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL SERVING STUDENTS IN GRADES 6th-8th is the newest member of the Sports, Leadership, Arts & Management family of high performing charter schools. The brand-new facility is located at 611 Heritage Park Way, Kissimmee, FL 34744.  With plans to add high school grades in years to come, the vision of Sports, Leadership, Arts & Management Osceola is to produce college bound and career-oriented graduates. With career academies designed to provide unique educational experiences, with internship opportunities for high school students in areas such as Sports Management, Medicine, Multimedia and Graphic Design, Broadcasting Communications, and more.

“My goal is to develop a high-energy, college-preparatory academy that transforms classrooms into vibrant learning environments that build expert problem solvers,” Principal Monique Machado said. “Couple this energy with learning academies designed to provide job shadow opportunities and professional internships and the results are confident, driven high school graduates that are prepared for the challenges of both college and career.”

“Our goal is to engage students and promote high achievement for all students,” Ms. Machado added.

2019-2020 applications are currently being accepted for students entering 6th grade through 9th grade at http://www.slamosceola.com  or by calling 407-569-7637.

Sports, Leadership, Arts & Management Academy provides students with unique access to career mentors, athletes as role models, and executive internships through educational partnerships with local and national sports franchises. By fostering these and other long-term relationships, students at Sports, Leadership, Arts & Management Academy benefit from real world learning experiences within all facets of the sports industry.

Additionally, the school will benefit from partnerships with local and national sports organizations such as the Florida Fire Frogs, Osceola Heritage Park, Orlando Sea Wolves, NBA, MLB and NASCAR through its affiliation with the National SLAM! Foundation, which also provides support.

For more information about the SLAM! network please visit www.slamfoundation.org

The quality of the educational programs and system effectiveness over the past decade demonstrate SLAM! Foundation’s commitment to ongoing improvement efforts and academic progress.   

Charter Schools are…

  • Tuition-free public schools
  • Accountable for academic results
  • Required to employ highly qualified state-certified teachers
  • Required to participate in state standardized exam (FSA)
  • Required to meet Annual Yearly Progress, under the No Child Left Behind Act

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  • Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Oct 29, 2018
  • Category: News, School News
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New $12M charter school to open in vacant Four Corners supermarket on U.S. 27

Article by Laura Kinsler

A Jacksonville-based charter school developer has secured county approvals to open a K-8 charter school in a former Winn Dixie supermarket on U.S. 27 in south Lake County.

Taylor Smith, president of Project Finance & Development Inc., said the new Pinecrest Academy in Four Corners would serve up to 1,050 students from all four counties. The school site is about a half mile north of Cagan Crossings and one mile north of the U.S. 192 intersection.

from the county. Lake County Schools awarded a charter beginning in Fall 2019.

The new Pinecrest Academy in Four Corners would renovate and repurpose the 49,000-square-foot supermarket, outlined in red, while another 15,316 would be reserved for future expansion.

Severns and Smith said that the project involves the complete conversion of the closed 49,000-square-foot Winn Dixie store into a new state-of-the-art charter school, as well as the redevelopment of a portion of the parking lot to provide parent drop-off and pick-up areas, recreational fields and playground areas. The school would feature the latest educational technology for students as well as high-tech security and safety features, they said.

The Four Corners school represents the second Pinecrest Academy charter school in Lake County, with the other A-rated Pinecrest K-8 School
in Minneola.

Florida Engineering Group provided civil work. The school is being designed by Miami-based Civica Architecture Group and will be built in two phases, with the second phase involving a 15,000-square-foot expansion of the existing facility.

Pinecrest officials are also working with Lake County School officials to avoid duplication of services between the charter school and a planned K-8 public school to serve the growing Four Corners area. The school district has a 35- acre site nearby and is designing a traditional campus to open as early as August 2021.

The development team has been active in charter school development in Central Florida. Smith’s PF&D Inc. provided the financial backing for a new

Mater Academy in St. Cloud, and Severns represented BridgePrep Academy on the land acquisition and permitting for its new Poinciana charter school.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at lkinsler@GrowthSpotter.com or (407) 420-6261, or tweet me at @LKinslerOGrowth. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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https://www.growthspotter.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=four+corners+charter&target=all&spell=on

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  • Posted by: Luis Beyra
  • Posted On: Apr 26, 2018
  • Category: News, School News
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The Zimriyah at Ben Gamla Charter School

Israeli culture & entertainment was on full display on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Ben Gamla Charter School located on 8600 Jog Road in Boynton Beach.  The K-5th tuition free charter school, which provides a Hebrew language program, celebrated Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) Zimriyah.

What is a Zimriyah…?

The Zimriyah is an Israeli Song & Dance Performance that the Ben Gamla students put on each year celebrating Israel’s Independence Day.  The event took place at the Temple Torat Emet Social Hall from 8:30am – 10am.

 

 

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FLORIDA TAX WATCH AWARD

Mater Lakes Academy’s Principal is Named Top Principal by Florida TaxWatch

Miami, FL, Monday, April 23, 2018 – Principal, Rene F. Rovirosa of Mater Lakes Academy was named one of the top nine principals in the State of Florida, by Florida TaxWatch, and one of the top three in the high school division in August.  On Thursday, April 19th, Florida Tax Watch held their Principal Leadership Award dinner, and amongst the three nominees in the high school category he was awarded the top principal.

Florida TaxWatch is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute.  According to their website, “Its research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies and practices on citizens and businesses.”

Florida TaxWatch established their Principal Leadership Awards Program in 2014.  The criteria used to name the top 3 principals per grade division (elementary, middle, and high school) is not done through a nomination basis, but it is data driven.  Florida TaxWatch basis their criteria on data received from the Florida Department of Education, using assessment scores, their learning gains, and the percentage of students that are ELL, SPED, and economically disadvantaged and their progress.  Mater Lakes Academy has 4% learning gain in English and Language Arts and a 14% learning gain in Mathematics.  Mater Lakes Academy exceeded both the state and district percentage of proficiency at 71%.

“I am honored, there are no other words to describe it, but just that I am honored,” said Principal Rene F. Rovirosa.  “I truly feel that they key to a better community is quality education, and that is what we are providing because this award is not just mine but all of Mater Lakes.”  Earlier in the school year, Mr. Rovirosa was also awarded the 2017 Charter School Champion Leader Award by the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools.

Mater Lakes Academy is a Miami-Dade County Public Charter School, with students enrolled in 6th – 12th grade.  Mater Lakes Academy has been open since the 2006-2007 academic school year, and is currently in its 12th year under the direction of Principal Rene F. Rovirosa, and is an A school for both the middle school and the high school.  For more information, visit the school’s website at www.materlakes.org.

CONTACT:

Mrs. Alice Martinez
Mater Lakes Academy
Phone:  (305) 698-8000
Fax:  (305) 698-1800
amartinez@materlakes.org
www.materlakes.org

 


 

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