Big Pine Academy has earned an A rating from the Florida Department of Education for over five years. We offer a unique educational experience in the lower Keys with small class sizes and one on one engagement with students and teachers. Our curriculum has been developed to engage students on many different levels, including a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. STEAM represents a paradigm shift from traditional education philosophy, based on standardized test scores, to a modern ideal which focuses also on valuing the learning process as much as the results. In essence, we dare our students to be wrong, to try multiple ideas, listen to alternate opinions and create a knowledge base that is applicable to real life as opposed to simply an exam.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical education is an integral part of the total education of every child. Quality physical education programs are needed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime. Physical education programs can only provide these benefits if they are well-planned and well-implemented.
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The Big Pine Academy is a public charter school for three year old and pre-k through 5th grades. The Big Pine Area is a protected habitat for both the Key Deer and the Bald Eagle and all the natural wonder is incorporated into a meaningful program that is immediately relatable.