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Welcome to Palmetto Bay Academy!

Palmetto Bay Academy provides a top quality educational alternative for middle and high school students who will benefit from a small, nurturing environment. Our program has a proven record of success with students who are not reaching their full potential in traditional public or private schools. We offer rigorous academics in a socially and emotionally supportive setting. All levels of instruction are available, from remedial to Advanced Placement. Our goal is to help students develop the academics, values, motivation, and self-reliance that will successfully prepare them for the future.

What Makes Us Special

  • Small class size (maximum 7 students)
  • Flipped Classroom Model
  • Challenging academic content
  • Untimed testing, test-taking skills
  • Curriculum customized to student's level
  • Study skills and organizational strategies
  • Long and short-term goal setting
  • Critical thinking, not memorization
  • Self-paced instruction
  • Accelerate learning or recapture credits
  • Nurturing, home-like environment
  • Field trips, clubs and enrichment activities
  • Community service projects

Most Recent Articles

Many Paths to Learning

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

An Argument for ‘Many Paths’ by Cooper Zale – Starting in third grade with learning the multiplication tables, our son Eric began having a problem with school. By seventh grade he would not do...

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10 Signs You Need to Find a Different Kind of Education for Your Child

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Because our public school system has deteriorated considerably, many parents, teachers, and individuals have taken it upon themselves to create public and private alternatives to that system; and it is important for parents to know that they now have choices.

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7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

1. What is it? The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class...

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Are Standardized Tests Improving Education?

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800s. Their use skyrocketed after 2002′s No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated annual testing in all 50 states. US students slipped...

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