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Achievement Academy Staff Nominated for Awards

Two Achievement Academy staff members were nominated by their colleagues to represent Achievement Academy at an awards ceremony to be held in April 2018 for charter schools in Polk County. Nicole Jackson, Lakeland teacher, was honored as our Teacher of the Year and Trista Brown, Physical Therapist, was honored as our Support Person of the…
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Achievement Academy Staff Member Honored at Florida Charter School Conference

Achievement Academy’s Lead Teacher, Susan Shipe, was honored recently at the Florida Charter School Conference in Daytona Beach.  Susan was recognized by the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools as a 2017 Charter School Champion Teacher.  She has taught at Achievement Academy for more than 20 years and in 1997 was a founding member of…
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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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