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Finding that Perfect Match: How to Evaluate an Online School

Last Updated by Joseph Corace on July 18, 2020

Covid-19 has roiled our lives – and permanently changed education. Even assuming that school systems institute changes that make a return to classroom instruction safer, what does “safer” mean? It certainly does not mean “safe.”

And if one can get past subjecting students to the relative risk of contagion on returning to schools and classrooms, exactly how rules on testing, social-distancing, and mask-wearing will be promulgated and enforced are completely open questions.

Topics: Homeschool Support, Virtual

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Topics: Homeschool Support, Virtual

How FL Home-Schooled Students Get Involved in High School Athletics

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on February 25, 2020

Yes, it’s possible, with some provisos, for home-schooled students in Florida to participate in high school athletics and other related activities under the auspices of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Those sport/activities include basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, baseball, cross country, football, swimming, track, volleyball, archery, fencing, wrestling, cheer, and band.

Topics: Homeschool Support

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Topics: Homeschool Support

The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on December 26, 2019

 

Topics: Private-School, McKay, Florida School Choice

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Topics: Private-School, McKay, Florida School Choice

Lady Liberty and the Crisis in the Bahamas

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on September 19, 2019

Nothing elucidates this country’s spirit of compassion more than does Lady Liberty’s “Give me your tired, your poor” – and it was in that spirit that Score Academy answered the call of need by rapidly collecting supplies for Bahamian citizens whose homes and businesses were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.

Topics: Extracurricular Activities

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Topics: Extracurricular Activities

Score Academy Student and Tennis Phenom Signs with Stanford

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on December 15, 2018

Visitors to our website ask us about our unique education. We state there that we create "an individual education plan and schedule for each student based on academic needs, learning style, and personality." It's true, especially when a student's schedule of commitments beyond the traditional classroom requires remarkable flexibility. Case in point: Angelica Blake. A senior at Score Academy in Boca Raton, Blake has signed a letter of intent to attend Stanford. She'll bring her remarkable tennis skills -- and her exceptional desire for top academics.

Topics: Stanford

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Topics: Stanford

Score Academy Renews Accreditation with AdvancED

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on July 6, 2017

We did it again! Score Academy was recommended for renewal of their 5-Year accreditation by AdvancED.

Our schools and learning centers submitted to a rigorous re-accreditation process that involves internal and external review and evaluation. The AdvancED team, who visited each of our facilities, carefully considered how well we use a carefully crafted framework for continuous improvement.

Topics: News, Private-School

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Topics: News, Private-School

Overcoming Asperger’s

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on June 20, 2017

With three decades of educational guidance, Score Academy has had thousands of success stories. Each month we choose one story to share in hopes that it will inspire others. 

Topics: Special Needs

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Topics: Special Needs

Read About The Win For Disabled Students

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on March 27, 2017

Prior to the day-before-yesterday, school districts could – and often did, with the concurrence of the courts – argue that they were fulfilling the "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) provision in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) if a non-mainstreamed student with a disability was making progress toward educational goals, however minimal that progress might be.

Topics: News, Public Schools, Special Needs

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Topics: News, Public Schools, Special Needs

Being “Average” is Beginning to Look Good — and That’s a Very Bad Thing

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on February 6, 2017

Last March, in a blog post entitled The Florida public schools’ student-to-counselor ratio, aka “Do we really want to be average?, we decried the fact that Florida public high schools’ student-to-counselor ratio in 2013-14 exactly matched the national average. Result? An average of only about five and one-half minutes of face-to-face time between student and counselor each week (based on the absurd assumption that counselors spend all of their time working with individual students). And we presented information showing why that assumption was absurd. In short, the sheer weight of numbers and paucity of time precluded school counselors from giving our students – our children, our future leaders and future contributors to the welfare of our society – the individual attention needed and deserved.

Topics: Florida Public Schools

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Topics: Florida Public Schools

What to do at Holiday Time

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on December 10, 2015

And while you’re on vacation from school…

Downtime, soon! We at Score Academy take a bit of a breather, too, but not because we’re closed for a week or two. Our holiday-season doors open to students who brush up, charge ahead, or prep for something upcoming. Every day of the week. Yes, we’ll be here for that. However…

Topics: Private-School

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Topics: Private-School