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    School search

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published October 31, 2000


    There are several additions to the annual School Search section, which appeared Sunday in the Times, as follows:

    THE ATHENIAN ACADEMY 1120 Curlew Road, Dunedin

    (298-2718)

    Students: 30

    Type of school: Public, charter school

    Contact: Eva Poulakidas, director

    Hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Grades: Kindergarten and first grade; will add a grade each year until school includes fifth grade and maximum of 240 students.

    Class size: N/A

    Zone: Throughout Pinellas County

    Curriculum: A Greek-immersion charter school

    Exceptional education: None

    Special features: A bilingual school, with emphasis on individualized learning; just began in fall 2000

    HIGHLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    (449-1517; fax: same)

    Students: 41

    Type of school: Private, non-denominational

    Contact: Principal Mary R. LoTruglio

    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and after-school care

    Grades: Prekindergarten through eighth grade

    Class size: Student-teacher ratio: 6/1

    Zone: From throughout Pinellas County

    Curriculum: Traditional

    Exceptional education: None

    Special features: Individualized attention; computers. foreign language; phonics

    Uniforms: Yes

    Accreditation: National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance

    Registration: Ongoing; $50 nonrefundable application fee.

    Tuition: $3,200 currently

    Web site: ASD.com

    e-mail: HCASharks@aol.com

    * * *

    Also, Belcher Elementary School has an additional special program: English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). And, Academie Da Vinci, a charter school in the Pinellas County Schools, achieved the following test scores: Florida Writes, fourth-grade: 4.3; FCAT: fourth-grade reading, 331; fifth-grade math, 342. The school was not given a letter grade.

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