Center Academy provides a small, safe, accredited college prep environment for students who have fallen behind or who want to get ahead. Based in Florida, Center Academy started the first school for dyslexia in the United Kingdom. Center Academy is family-operated since 1968. It was founded by Dr. Mack Hicks, neuro-psychologist and chairman of the board of directors. More than a dozen directors, teachers, and staff have worked as members of the Center Academy "family" for at least 10 years. Center Academy private schools do not give the FCAT. Because education is much broader than a single measure, we do not "teach to the test". Nevertheless, our nationally-normed assessments consistently demonstrate that, on the whole, Center Academy students make learning gains greater than they had in their prior schooling.
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Student Teacher Ratio
9 : 1
70% Male / 30% Female
Percentage of Student Body
Black or African American
Associations & Memberships
Other school associations
National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)
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