From May 1-7, 2016, FCSA celebrated National Charter Schools Week with visits to schools around the state. Our goal was to highlight charter schools’ academic successes and acknowledge the incredible work charter school leaders and teachers do every day to help students make academic gains.
On Wednesday, May 4, the FCSA Florida Honor Roll event was held at Renaissance Charter School at Tradition in Port St. Lucie.
The following schools and their principals were recognized:
Somerset College Preparatory Academy – Under the direction of Principal (and co-founder) Erika Rains, Somerset College Preparatory has become a model of excellence among high schools in the state. After getting their original charter application denied by the district in 2011, Ms. Rains won an appeal. All her efforts and support from her board and community she serves have paid off. In 2014-2015, the school was among the highest performing high schools in St. Lucie. Somerset College Preparatory Academy high school is clearly thriving and so are the students they serve.
Western Academy Charter – Western Academy Charter opened its doors in 2003. A testament to the great work they were doing…in 2008, the School was awarded a 15-year renewal from the Palm Beach school district. Under the direction of Principal Linda Terranova, Western Academy has been an “A” school since 2006 and a Florida Department of Education High Performing Charter School since 2011. They offer classes for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in Royal Palm Beach, they serve students who reside in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Western Lake Worth and Lantana.
Renaissance Charter School at Tradition – A member of Charter Schools USA family of schools, Renaissance Charter School at Tradition serves students from grades K to 8th grade… Under the leadership of Ms. Schmidt, the school has made great academic gains…earning “A” from the state assessment system for 2 consecutive years. From art to science, music to math, this school offers a well-rounding program that is helping students achieve and setting the pace for all to follow.
Watch a VIDEO from the event here.