Our Vision

A Performance Based Preparatory Academy education is built on the idea that each student is unique and learns best through an individualized plan. PBPA blends academic studies using a web based platform along with cooperative learning resources in preparing all students to be college and career ready. 

Our Mission

The mission of Performance Based Preparatory Academy is to ensure that all students graduate from our safe and caring school, equipped with the knowledge, academic skills, and the desire to succeed as life-long learners, and positive contributors in our diverse society. 

Theme

The theme of Performance Based Preparatory Academy (PBPA) is student academic development, providing the basis for a successful transition to college or a career related field. Elements of the Academy include the following:

  • Voluntary enrollment;
  • Certified teachers;
  • Emphasis on a core academic curriculum which requires mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, practical and performing arts;
  • Expectation of mastery of Florida States Standards and promotion contingent upon mastery of Florida State Assessments;
  • Grades are available on Edgenuity (E2020) and Skyward;
  • Parent involvement in the program including awareness and monitoring of progress through Skyward and E2020, communication with teachers, and support of discipline;
  • Emphasis on character development and citizenship education;
  • Well-defined attendance, discipline, and dress code policies;
  • Limited activities that would remove a student from his or her normal school day;
  • Extracurricular activities that support and enhance student development and content knowledge;
  • This Academy includes college coursework Dual-Enrollment Opportunities

Beliefs

Performance Based Preparatory Academy (PBPA) is a unique, non-traditional high school that utilizes a blended-learning approach allowing students to earn their standard diploma at their own pace.

  • The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school mission.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • Assessments of student learning provides students with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of the expectations for their learning.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes students learning
  • Students learning is the chief priority for the school.
  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
  • A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
  • Students need to apply their learning in meaningful context.
  • Students need to not only demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, but also need to be actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work.

Every student should be provided with an education that will empower them with life-skills and work skills to become responsible citizens in the business and social community. Education is necessary to ensure a decent quality of life and to develop responsible citizenship. A high school education is considered the minimum survival kit for coping with today’s world. The Program:

  • encourages students to master the subjects needed for graduation
  • helps students resolve personal and social conflicts that might affect attitude or attendance
  • empowers students to take responsibility for their future
  • provides career counseling and job training
  • provides flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of students

The Performance Based Preparatory Academy’s team couples academic studies with vocational training in such a way that one complements the other.