Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg serves a community that is suffering from a crisis of low educational attainment, including staggering high school drop out rates and some of the poorest performing elementary schools in the nation.
In 2014, at the best-performing of the (5) elementary schools in APSP’s neighborhood from which most of our students come to us, only 9% of students passed their English and Math exams in 2014. In the worst of the (5), the figure was only 4%. Take a look below at the Academy Prep difference.
By the Numbers:
Where Are They Now?
LOCAL PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS
LOCAL PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS
Admiral Farragut Academy
Berkeley Preparatory School (Tampa)
Canterbury School of Florida
Jesuit High School (Tampa)
Keswick Christian School
Northside Christian School
Shorecrest Preparatory School
St. Petersburg Catholic High School
Tampa Preparatory School (Tampa)
Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)
Chatham Hall School (Chatham Hall, VA)
Florida Air Academy (Melbourne, FL)
The Master’s School (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Piney Woods School (Piney Woods, MS)
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School (Rabun Gap, GA)
St. Andrew’s School (Middletown,DE)
Tallulah Falls School (Tallulah Falls, GA)
Vanguard School (Lake Wales, FL)
PUBLIC SCHOOLS (IB/MAGNET/FUNDAMENTAL PROGRAMS)
Boca Ciega High School Center for Wellness & Medical Professions
Boca Ciega High School Fundamental Program
Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School (Hillsborough County)
Dixie M. Hollins High School Graphic Arts Academy
Eastlake High School Academy of Engineering
Gibbs High School Pinellas County Center for the Arts
Gibbs High School Business Economics Technology Academy
Lakewood High School Academy for Aquatic Management Systems & Environmental Technology Lakewood High School Center for Advanced Technologies
Lakewood High School Center for Journalism & Multimedia
Manatee School of the Arts (Manatee County)
Osceola Fundamental High School
Pinellas Park High School Criminal Justice Academy
St. Petersburg Collegiate High School
TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Blake High School (Hillsborough County)
Boca Ciega High School
Clearwater High School
Dixie M. Hollins High School
Gibbs High School
Lakewood High School
Manatee High School (Manatee County)
Northeast High School
Pinellas Park High School
St. Petersburg High School
Sun Lake High School (Pasco County)
HS Graduation Rate
Since 2005, 99% of Academy Prep alumni have graduated from High School on time.
70% of Academy Prep alumni are now college students or graduates, and an additional 10% are proud members of the armed forces!
Private / Boarding Schools
After AP, 59% of our scholars matriculate into prestigious private or boarding schools, both in St. Pete and around the country.
Advanced Public Programs
... and another 36% go on to advanced public honors or magnet high school programs.
A Family Commitment
Students' families go all in for their children's success, contributing over 4,000 engagement hours each year.
In addition to families’ engagement hours, volunteers contribute over 2,000 hours each year to one-on-one and group mentoring, homework help, and service projects.
The per-pupil/hr cost of an APSP education is estimated at only $0.04 more than the cost of a public school education in our county (as of 2015).
At 97%, - Academy Prep students maintain one of the highest attendance rates of any school in the Tampa Bay region.
Agnes Scott College (GA)
Albany State University (GA)
Alcorn State University (AL)
Andrew College (GA)
Assumption College (MA)
Ave Maria University (FL)
Bethune Cookman University (FL)
Dickinson College (PA)
Eckerd College (FL)
Edward Waters College (FL)
Ellsworth Community College (IA)
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)
Flagler College (FL)
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Gardner-Webb University – NC
Howard University (DC)
Joliet Junior College (IL)
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts School
Liberty University (VA)
Loyola University Chicago
Lynn University (FL)
Northwestern University (IL)
Palm Beach Atlantic State College
Rollins College (FL)
Santa Fe Community College (FL)
Spelman College (GA)
St. Petersburg College (FL)
State College of Florida
Stetson University (FL)
Tallahassee Community College (FL)
Texas Southern University
Troy State University (AL)
Tuskegee University (AL)
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Mississippi
University of North Florida
University of Rochester (NY)
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
Waldorf College – (IA)
POST-GRADUATE PREP PROGRAMS
St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (WI)
The Boston Conservatory (MA)
Life Skills Center
Pinellas Technical Education Center
United States Air Force
United States Army
United States Marine Corps
This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, ... More have above average college readiness measures, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, take fewer advanced courses per student than the state average, and more information about this school can be found below.
Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.
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Students at this school are making far more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.
High progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing an excellent job at supporting academic growth compared to most other schools.