Welcome to  

 The Big Pine Academy

 "A" Rated School

                                A Public Charter School

Serving Pre-School through Seventh Grade

Success Is The Only Option

 

     

Vision         

 

    MISSION 

 

   Principles

Literacy is the gatekeeper, and the deadline for learning is alarmingly early.

 

     Updated 09/23/2011

 

No School on Monday, October 10th - Columbus Day

 

School Picture Day - Friday, October 14th

 

            

General Information

 

Click the link below for our School Public Accountability  Report (SPAR)

http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/year1011/nclb1011.cfm?dist_schl=44_391

 

Open Registration

 We are now accepting applications for students in our Pre-school 3 year old program through  7th grade.   Most of the classes are filling up quickly so please come by and  register today.  Several classes are accepting names on a waiting list for the 2011 - 2012 School Year.

 

 

 

5th Grader  Madeline Launstein named a National Winner in the 20th Annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest

 

Madeline Launstein, a fifth grade student at Big Pine Academy, is one of 16 students from across the country that have displayed excellent handwriting skills to become national winners in its 20th annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. This year, more than 220,000 students participated in the annual contest. Zaner-Bloser estimates that more than 2.5 million students have participated in the contest during its 20-year history.  Madeline is the daughter of Jodie and David Launstein of Ramrod Key.

Big Pine Academy was proud to submit Madelines entry into the contest. She represented the best handwriting from our school. Her entry was judged according to the Zaner-Bloser Keys to Legibility: Size, Shape, Spacing and Slant.

I am very proud of Madeline, said Principal Cathy Hoffman.   We believe that handwriting is an invaluable skill that is critical to developing literacy and leads to academic and career success.

            Judges selected state winners in Grades 1-8 for both public and private schools. State winners competed against each other to become one of the 16 public and private National Grade Level Winners. The National Grade Level Winners then competed to be chosen as one of eight Grand National Champions. 

The annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest encourages legible handwriting by testing the abilities of students in Grades 1-8 in both Public and Private Schools who use the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting program.

As a National Winner, Madeline Launstein won a trophy and a $250.00 cash prize, Her teacher, Mrs. Kim Thompson, won a $500.00 Zaner-Bloser Gift Certificate, and Big Pine Academy won a Handcrafted Certificate by Zaner-Bloser Master Penman Michael Sull.

Zaner-Bloser, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Highlights for Children with more than 120 years of experience in education, is one of the premier publishers of research-based reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and handwriting programs. The Zaner-Bloser mission is to create dynamic, appealing and effective educational programs and services. Zaner-Bloser focuses on distinctive programs that inspire all students to become engaged, literate participants in the global society.

 

   

PTO

very active and supportive PTO Activities

Development of an outdoor Eco- Classroom

Purchase of a Mobile Science Lab

Purchase of playground equipment for pre-school students

Purchase of shade sails for playground equipment

 

 

Fundraisers         

The PTO is collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup    Labels.  They can be turned in to each classroom teacher.  This is a quick, easy and very productive fund raiser and we encourage all parents and friends to get involved.  Thank you in advance for your support!

 

         Big Pine Academy Student Council Members and Advisors

 

Officers include:

     President........................Hanna Antonides

Vice President................Matti Sirokov

        Co-Treasurers................Lizbeth Hernandez

                                              Astghik Zargaryan

Secretary........................Truman Berger

 

 

 

2010 2011 School Year FCAT Information for BPA


 

Grade 3 - Reading

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

346

100

MCSD

320

78

State

314

72

 

Grade 3 - Math

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

377

100

MCSD

340

81

State

337

78

 

Grade 4 - Writing

 

FCAT

Prompt Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

4.4

93

MCSD

3.9

78

State

4.0

81

 

Grade 4 - Reading

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

326

71

MCSD

323

73

State

323

71

 

Grade 4 - Math

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

387

93

MCSD

343

80

State

331

74

 

Grade 5 - Reading

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

327

79

MCSD

318

78

State

310

69

 

Grade 5 - Math

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

373

93

MCSD

339

70

State

336

63

 

Grade 5 - Science

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

375

86

MCSD

332

59

State

322

51

 

Grade 6 - Reading

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

333

80

MCSD

325

76

State

315

67

 

Grade 6 - Math

 

FCAT

Scaled Score

% at or above Grade Level

BPA

349

73

MCSD

331

68

State

319

57

 

 

Staff and Students enjoy some time in our Eco Classroom, supporting their favorite College by wearing College Colors

 

Trauma Star Visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Campus

Our Playground

Our Eco Garden Classroom

 

 

 

Congratulations to our students and staff for our FCAT excellent scores. 

 

Please scroll down for link to FCAT results.

 

2010 FCAT Results and Executive Summaries

FCAT  scores have been posted on the Florida DOE Website. An Executive Summary and year-by-year comparisons have been prepared by the Office of Accountability and Assessment and are available on the MCSD Assessment web page.

 

 

2009 FCAT Results and Executive Summaries
 

FCATFCAT  Scores have been posted on the Florida DOE Website. Subject level Executive Summaries and year by year comparisons have been prepared by the Office of Accountability and Assessment.

 

  

 

Reminding Students about Safety

Be safe        It is very important that teachers and parents alert students to remember safety rules, especially never accepting a ride with strangers!  School staff and parents should watch the bus stops and walkways for any unusual strangers who may be attempting to lure students into their vehicle. If you notice such a person, please alert your local law enforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information
30220 Overseas Hwy
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Voice(305)872-1266
 Fax  (305)872-1265
 

Student School Day

8:00 - 2:45

Office Hours

7:30 - 3:30
 

Cathy Hoffman
Executive Director

 

Hazel Hartman
Budget Director

 

Employment Opportunities

 

Big Pine Academy

Board of Directors

 

Drew Haggard

Kristie Killum

Jay McDaniel

 Tina Sizing

Arthur Szeglin

 

Meeting Schedule and Agendas