For the 2016-2017 Academy year, CLA will offer the following…

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JUNIOR ACADEMY

Our Junior Academy and Preschool provides a rich environment where students are encouraged to explore and are challenged to learn. Our preschoolers will make new friends and grow in self-confidence as they develop reading and writing skills and are introduced to important literary concepts, math skills, and social skills. Within our warm and nurturing environment, children are taught from a biblical world-view by highly qualified and caring staff. Physical development and imagination are enhanced through many opportunities for creative play, hands on learning, and social development. Our preschool program is certified by the Florida League of Christian Schools.

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LOWER SCHOOL

Our Lower School combines the best of private school and home learning in a unique community school experience. Students are provided with a rigorous curriculum in a warm and spiritually uplifting environment. Certified teachers partner together with parents to provide quality instruction that teaches to the heart of the child. Academic excellence, spiritual and moral development, and leadership skills are the focus of our program.

Lower school students are provided many enrichment experiences through classes in music, Art, and physical education. It is the community of families at CLA which really sets us apart. We hope you will visit and come be a part of this unique and exciting program.

There is a three day and five day option for Lower School students.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Our Middle School is designed to provide a college preparatory curriculum to its students and meet their changing physical, social, and academic needs. In middle school, students are making the transition from child to young adult. They must embrace life and its questions from a new perspective and must grow in their maturity, independence, and responsibility. Our program is designed to give students the skills necessary for higher learning, to help them grow in their ability to organize knowledge, cooperate in groups, and gain independence. Our teachers are aware of and address the unique spiritual needs of this age as well. Inductive Bible studies help our middle school students grow in their faith and knowledge of the truth. Throughout the middle school years students will be exposed to enrichment opportunities, will start to earn high school credits, and will begin to explore together with their parents pathways for their future learning and success.

In sixth and seventh grades, students attend classes on site Monday through Thursday and have an option to complete lesson plans for Friday at home or at school under the direction of a certified teacher.  Eighth grade students attend classes on site Monday through Friday in order to accommodate a rigorous schedule of advanced coursework and in preparation for the transition to high school.

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PERSONALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Personalized Education Program (PEP) is designed to be a resource to homeschooling families in our community who are looking for enrichment opportunities and academic support. In lower school, students in Kindergarten through 5th grades can sign up to take enrichment classes in P.E., Art, and music.

In upper school, students may sign up for individual academic or elective offerings in our college preparatory program. Middle School PEP students may sign up to take a math, science, language arts, social studies, foreign language or elective class. The Middle School PEP student will also benefit from an inductive Bible study course. All middle school academic classes meet 4 days per week and some high school credit courses meet 5 days per week.