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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

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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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