Western Academy Charter School Ranks In Top 20 Percent Of All Florida Schools

Western Academy Charter School Principal Linda Terranova is pleased to announce that the Royal Palm Beach school was recently ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools in the State of Florida.

Based on the school’s 2012-13 FCAT scores, Western Academy ranked in the top seven percent in math, in the top 14 percent in Reading and in the top 13 percent for science.

Additionally, Western Academy is rated in the top 21 percent in the state for kindergarten through eighth-grade schools and in the top 25 percent of all charter schools in the state.

Western Academy was designed as an innovative alternative to traditional public school education and opened its doors in 2003. Designated by the Florida Department of Education as a High Performing Charter School and a 5 Star School, it has been an “A” school since 2006. It is also “A+” rated by the Florida Consortium of Charter Schools.

“As a charter school, we are free to focus on our students and teachers,” Terranova said. “We are not bogged down by the district mandates and constant changes. We can focus on the students and on providing a high-quality academic program. Our scores beat the district’s and state’s year after year. So, we are obviously doing the right things.”

An open house event is scheduled for March 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the school.

Western Academy currently serves 385 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school’s mission is to equip all children with the skills necessary for success on both an educational and a social level.

Western Academy addresses the whole child through a multi-sensory approach to learning. School leaders believe that both the family and the community are essential participants in the education of children, and that together, they can help children become socially adept individuals with self confidence, self respect, compassion and respect for others and their community.

Western Academy is located at 650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 300. For more information, call (561) 792-4123 or visit www.westernacademycharter.com.