Western Academy Charter School is excited to announce that its middle school after-school program has been invited to participate in Prime Time Palm Beach County.
Prime Time is a nonprofit, intermediary organization dedicated to out-of-school time (OST) programs. Prime Time oversees a system for reaching quality standards through assessment, program improvements and quality coaching. They also provide professional development, career advising and network opportunities to staff and through partnerships support a range of enrichment activities to OST programs.
Prime Time partners with local organizations to offer expanded learning opportunities to students at no additional cost. They offer programming in academics, health and wellness, integrated arts and positive youth development. Community partners such as the Palm Beach Zoo, the South Florida Science Center, an anti-bullying curriculum, a fishing academy, Lake Worth Playhouse and many more will come to the school and work with the middle school students at no cost to the school or families.
Prime Time has established five quality standards for after-school programs: a solid organizational framework, supportive ongoing relationships, positive and inclusive environments, challenging learning experiences, and family and outreach and involvement.
“We are thrilled to be accepted into Prime Time and look forward to enhancing our after-school program for our middle school students. The training opportunities provided to our staff will further our goal of providing a quality after-school program,” Principal Linda Terranova said. “Prime Time will partner with Western Academy to maintain a high quality after-school program that keeps children safe, inspires learning and helps working families.
Western Academy was designed as an innovative alternative to traditional public school education. The school serves 460 students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Western Academy is located at 650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 300, in Royal Palm Beach.
ABOVE: Western Academy middle school students work on computers.