About Our School
BridgePrep Academy South has been a high performing school since it's opening in 2012.
BridgePrep Academy South follows the standards and objectives stated in the Language Arts Florida Standards, Mathematics Florida Standards, and the Science and Social Studies Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The curriculum encompasses the core subject areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. In addition, we offer Art, Music, and Physical Education. We also provide one hour of Spanish instruction daily.
In the subject of Elementary English Language Arts, the McGraw-Hill Wonders series is being utilized as the core text. In Middle School Literature, McDougal-Littel is being utilized. Instruction in our ELA classes is often supplemented with rich novels and mentor texts. In Elementary Mathematics, Go Math! Florida Common Core Edition (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is being utilized. In Middle School Mathematics, Carnegie is our core program. For science, Science Fusion Florida Edition (Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt) is being utilized. For Social Studies, our teachers utilize a variety of resources, including Time for Kids magazine. For Elementary Spanish, the core text is Calle de la Lectura. For Middle School Spanish, the core text is Descubre.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
BridgePrep Academy South personnel will provide a system of multi-tiered supports for students designed to maximize each individual student’s academic potential. These supports include opportunities for remediation and academic support through targeted interventions as well as for acceleration through participation in our classes.
Academic support intervention is intended as a resource for educators to assist in integrating academic and behavior supports and services for all students. The MTSS model for instruction and intervention is based on the principle that academic and behavioral supports are first provided at a core or universal level to effectively address the needs of all students in a school (Tier I). However, not all students respond to the same curricula and teaching strategies. As a result, some students with identified needs will receive supplemental or targeted instruction and intervention at Tier II. At Tier III, a few students with the most severe needs will receive the most intensive and individualized behavioral and/or academic support.
Our Gifted program offers acceleration and enrichment for our gifted students. Project-based learning is encouraged to build organization skills and to stimulate the students’ minds. The aim of the gifted program is to teach the standards with in-depth knowledge of the topic while challenging the students in the process. We envision that this program will assist our students in fostering a love for science, social studies, and technology.
At BridgePrep Academy, the STEAM program is infused throughout the day. Students will be exposed to an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). The curriculum will address multiple intelligences and individual learning styles to meet the diverse needs of the 21st century. Students will be challenged with project-based activities and real-world connections throughout the academic school year.
Our students can experience hands-on learning in the field of engineering through our Robotics program. Our NEST program invites students to visit Deering Estate once a month to participate in labs, explore ecosystems, and ask experts questions. Our students use Gizmos and participate in labs on a regular basis to practice the skills of scientific inquiry and mathematical discovery. Beautiful art displays that mirror the works of great artists line our hallways. Our students enjoy and benefit from these experiences in our STEAM program.