Palm Bay Preparatory provides a unique environment for grades 6 through 12, which emphasizes high academic achievement using state of the art technology and innovative but proven educational methods. We prepare students to successfully compete in an increasingly competitive post-secondary environment and the global job market. In addition, our school offers a personal, safe, and caring environment where we strive to meet our students’ needs as individual learners.
In all classes, teachers implement an instructional framework that provides students with opportunities to learn in small groups with the teacher, collaborate with peers, and work independently.
Highlights of the academy curriculum include a focus on ‘Learning to Think’ strategies using Habits of Mind, 16 habits that successful “thinkers” employ, identified by researcher Art Costa and a blend of print and electronic curriculum resources, with technology integrated into every classroom.
Highlights of the high school curriculum include an entirely digital curriculum provided by Apex Learning. These dynamic online tools were created in 1997 by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Now, over 4,000 school districts are using these tools. With Apex Learning, students are encouraged to explore further and think critically. Apex provides students with a rich, in-depth learning experience using video, animation, audio, and interactivity to raise student achievement. Additionally, built-in assessments allow students to gauge their progress and move ahead at their own pace. Palm Bay Preparatory also provides students with a college preparatory education and real world experience through its unique Professional Internship “work-study” program. The Professional Internship exposes the student to a “real-world” work environment that broadens their horizons and encourages them to set high goals for themselves.
The mission of Palm Bay Preparatory is to provide a unique environment that emphasizes high academic achievement through the use of state-of-the-art technology and innovative proven educational methods, which will prepare students to successfully compete in a competitive post-secondary environment and the global job market. These methods will include “Project-Based Learning,” “Professional Internship Program,” and “Apex Learning.” The school will provide students with an educational opportunity that promotes high student achievement and flexibility. The school will offer students a learning model that focuses on the development of the whole student and high academic standards, integrates technology in all aspects of learning, and promotes tolerance for others.