Western Academy Excels On The Florida Standards

Currently ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools in Florida, Western Academy Charter School in Royal Palm Beach has once again proved that its teaching methods are exceptional.

The Florida Standards Assessment results for 2014-15 are in, and Western Academy Charter School beat the School District of Palm Beach County and the State of Florida average at every grade level and in every subject.

“We are thrilled with our students’ results on this new state assessment,” said Linda Terranova, principal of Western Academy Charter School. “We were very nervous going into the testing because we know the standards and the makeup of the new assessment are a lot harder than the old FCAT. Our teachers really focused on teaching rigorous lessons that would provide the students with practice on the question formats. They made sure that the standards were taught in-depth, while providing a lot of hands-on opportunities for practice. Needless to say, the hard work and perseverance by the teachers and the students paid off. Our results are outstanding, and we look forward to the state releasing the school grades.”

Western Academy was designed as an innovative alternative to traditional public school education. The school serves 460 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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

ABOVE: Two Western Academy Charter School students learning in the classroom.