Recent Posts by Gretchen Pigott

Dedicated Donors provide Achievement Academy’s Winter Haven Campus with AED

Steve and Sandy Earley recently presented the Achievement Academy with an automated external defibrillator (AED) for its Winter Haven campus.  An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a condition…
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George C. Forsythe Family Foundation Funds CPR Materials for Achievement Academy

The George C. Forsythe Family Foundation provided funding for CPR materials and training for the staff of Achievement Academy. The items included junior and baby training mannequins, Heartstart trainer pads and CPR instructor training cost.  “This training is vital to all 62 staff members. They will master and keep their certifications current to save lives…
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Watson Clinic Foundation Helps to Save Lives with Donation to Achievement Academy

Thank you to the Watson Clinic Foundation for donating an automated external defibrillator (AED) to our Lakeland campus. This unit will provide a potentailly life-saving piece of equipment for our students and staff. Read the full article here. Pictured: (L-R) Steve Earley, Achievement Academy Board Member; Laurie Turner, RN, Achievement Academy School Nurse; Louis Saco,…
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Community Partners throughout Polk County Invest in Children

Many individuals and companies from across Polk County helped Achievement Academy this summer. While children were out of school playing and enjoying their summer vacation, volunteers pitched in behind the scenes to make a huge difference at all three of our campuses. Gator Giles, owner of Gator Pressure Cleaning & Custom Painting, Inc. of Winter…
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Commissioner Adam Putnam Served as Honorary Chair of Top Chef of Polk County

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam served as Honorary Chairman for the Achievement Academy’s third annual “Top Chef of Polk County” event, which was held on Monday, April 10, at the Lakeland Center. “I am honored to be asked and happy to serve as Honorary Chair of the Top Chef of Polk County that will support the…
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Achievement Academy Staff Nominated

Two Achievement Academy staff members were nominated by their colleagues to represent Achievement Academy at an awards ceremony to be held on April 24, 2017 for charter schools in Polk County. Missy Kopp, Lakeland teacher, was honored as our Teacher of the Year and Rebecca Lidle, Lakeland paraprofessional, was honored as our Support Person of…
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Libertore Matches $5,000 in Funds for Achievement Academy

We, along with several other nonprofits in Polk County, were fortunate to be selected by the The Libertore Fund For Children as one of the recipients of their #GivingTuesday campaign! We met our $5,000 match goal in just two days! With matching funds from The Libertore Fund, the funds we raised from donations from generous people in…
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Top Chef of Polk County 2016 Winners

Congratulations to Chef Ronald Mayer of Florida Presbyterian homes for being crowned "Top Chef of Polk County" for the second year in a row! To see a list of all of the winners from this year, click here.
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Achievement Academy staff recognized at Polk County Charter School banquet

Two Achievement Academy staff members were nominated by their colleagues to represent Achievement Academy at an awards ceremony that was held March 14, 2016 for charter schools in Polk County. Monica Franklin, Lakeland teacher, was honored as our Teacher of the Year and Laurie Turner, Early Interventionist and School Nurse, was honored as our Support…
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