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The Foundation Academy

The Foundation Academy Contact Information:

3675 San Pablo Rd South
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Phone: 904-493-7300

CES Affiliate for 1-5 Years

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The Foundation Academy is an arts-based/STEAM and Christian environment in which students K-12 flourish through project inquiry based learning. For five years, we have hosted the first student led Science Festival in the nation, partnering with Florida State College at Jacksonville and the Museum of Science and History in a three-day event in February. We believe in equity and justice in education and serve ALL students as God's perfect children, accepting STEP UP and McKay scholarships.

Our 2016 Essential Question:

How Do I Choose?

Our Competencies and Strengths:

Critical thinking, data driven and reflection based portfolio presentations with artifacts before a panel for promotion and graduation

Advisories where students get to be well known by one teacher who serves as an advocate all through high school

Use of paedeias, protocols, strength-based groups, integrated learning

Theatre, music, dance 2D and 3D art, band, programming, lab, aquaponics, gardening, intensives, test prep, multimedia as electives

Studio School-a career and internship program partnering with businesses

Community service focus

The Foundation Academy has been serving the community through equity and justice, values based teaching and inquiry-based learning for 28 years.