Cambridge Prep Academy
From small acorns grow mighty oaks ~ planting the seeds for tomorrow's leaders
2658 SW Main Blvd Lake City FL 32025
PH. (386)243-8285 FAX (386)243-8271
Cambridge Prep Academy is a private school whose program of instruction is designed to meet the needs of the children we serve and to create an atmosphere of higher learning. While we have specific developmentally appropriate programs for grades K-12 based on Florida State Standards. We are committed to teaching Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, World Geography, Spanish, Physical Education, Music appreciation and the Arts. Our team teaching approach provides the opportunity for each student to be more than taught, but to ensure that the student understands all course material by utilizing extra resources to raise their educational level to a higher standard.
Our main focus is to look at each student individually and to create the opportunity for them to advance whenever possible. It is a privilege for us to teach your child. With that opportunity we strive to help them realize the potential that is within them to excel. We look forward to sharing this responsibility of your child's education with you. It is the partnership between school and home that will allow your child to reach his/her fullest potential.
As a staff, we pledge to provide the best possible education and atmosphere to all children. Our staff will continue to strive for the quality instruction and environment that makes Cambridge Prep Academy an exceptional school.
At Cambridge Prep Academy we offer students the ability to take Dual Enrollment classes here on Campus. We have an articulation agreement with Florida Gateway College as well as Santa Fe College. During a student's 10th and 11th grade year, we enroll them in online courses so that they can continue to stay on our campus. Our Academic Advisor and Dual Enrollment Mentor work hard to assist these students with their course material if needed and keep a close check on how they are progressing as a means to ensure their success. Most all of our students grades 10-12 are in the dual enrollment program and on track to receive their Associates of Arts degree at the same time they graduate high school here at Cambridge.
Our Physical education teacher teaches physical fitness techniques, sports playing, and guides them toward living a healthy and active lifestyle. They typically instruct and coach students to play on interactive sports teams against each other, motivate them during exercises such as running or weight lifting, and teach them fun active techniques such as rope climbing.
This course combines art history, appreciation, and analysis, while engaging students in hands-on creative projects. Lessons introduce major periods and movements in art history while focusing on masterworks and the intellectual, technical, and creative processes behind those works. Students are provided opportunities for drawing, painting, sculpting, and other creative endeavors.
DANCE AND MOVEMENT
Our Dance and Movement class provided to Pre-K through 7th grade teaches students the basics to rythym, types of dancing, and how to properly stretch your body for best performance.
Our STEM elective teaches students elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Students have the opportunity to build, imagine, and play all while learning more about these important fields of study.
This course introduces students to the history, theory, and genres of music. The course explores the history of music, from the surviving examples of rudimentary musical forms through to contemporary pieces from around the world. Students will learn the musical forms including classical music, American jazz, modern traditions, gospel, folk, soul, blues, Latin rhythms, rock and roll, and hip hop.
Students will also learn about instruments, reading music, and much more!
This course introduces students to play writing, play production, and acting. Our drama group will learn, rehearse, and perform programs for the school throughout the year.
Career planning is an elective offered to students grades 8 - 12. In this class, students learn more about what certain professions require and how to become the best candidate possible for their desired future. Students learn study skills, organization, and more.
Our Life Skills elective is provided to students grades 8 - 12. These students have the opportunity to learn useful skills. Some of these skills include (but are not limited to) sewing a button, writing a check, applying for a job, ironing clothes, choosing a career, and basic cooking.
Students in grades 8 - 12 are able to choose to participate in our HOSA elective and club. HOSA stands for Health Occupation Students of America and provides students wishing to go into the medical field a chance to familiarize themselves. Students can participate in competitions including hands-on, speech, and presentation/demonstration all while learning about medicine and the requirements of the medical field.
Yearly, our students elect officers to serve as student council representatives. Once elected, students help plan activities, represent their grade or whole-school student ideas, reflect ideas to administration, and are leaders for our community outreach events. Students must maintain their grades, coursework, and remain in good behavioral standing in order to serve on the Student Council.
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