Source: The Town-Crier
Western Academy Charter School in Royal Palm Beach recently received an “A” grade from the State of Florida for the eighth year in a row.
The school earned 710 points — the highest charter score in the district — and was only one of five charter schools to receive the “A” grade.
“I am thrilled to once again receive an ‘A’ grade from the state,” Principal Linda Terranova said. “We have worked very hard to build an excellent academic program and push our students to the highest level. This ‘A’ grade confirms to me we not only know what we are doing, but that we are doing it for the success of our students.”
Western Academy was designed as an innovative alternative to traditional public school education and opened in 2003. Designated by the Florida Department of Education as a High Performing Charter School and a 5-Star School, it has been an “A” school since 2006. It is also “A+” rated by the Florida Consortium of Charter Schools.
The school currently serves 385 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school’s mission is to equip all children with the skills necessary for success on both an educational and social level. Western Academy addresses the whole child through a multi-sensory approach to learning. The school believes that both the family and the community are essential participants in the education of children, and that together they can help children become socially adept individuals with self-confidence, self-respect, compassion and respect for others and their community.
Western Academy will begin the new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Academy this month as a special academy within the current middle school. It will start with sixth grade and roll up each year into a full middle school program. When complete, the full STEAM program will consist of two classes at sixth, seventh and eighth grade, for a total population of approximately 120 students.
Western Academy is located at 650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 300. For more info., call (561) 792-4123 or visit www.westernacademycharter.com.
ABOVE: Western Academy Charter School students working at their computers.