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Academics

The academic program for each child at Rose Academy is designed by the administration and teachers based on academic testing and the needs of each student. Each academic area has goals based on the components of that content area.

Rose Academy offers a unique approach to education for students who are ready to develop reading/writing skills, expand their thinking skills, and develop math skills in a nontraditional format. Students are placed in instructional groups according to their level of achievement instead of the traditional gerade level assignments.



Elementary School

Rose Mission Statement for Elementary:
Maximize academic and social skills for all students by providing an individualized curriculum that is in line with current state and national guidelines. Increase the desire to learn through engaging lessons taught by nurturing, certified teachers.

Grade K-5 are evaluated prior to acceptance at Rose Academy. Based on the evaluation, students are placed in instructional groups. Students are not placed in groups based on grade placement, but according to achievement levels. It is not unusual for a student to be instructed at a level above grade placement in one subject area and below their grade placement in another subject. Students are evaluated four times per year to adjust their individual academic goals.

Elementary students in grades K through 5 receive daily instruction in phonetic skills, word reading, reading comprehension, written expression, math calculation, application of math skills, problem solving, computer math, science and social studies. They also receive physical education 2 to 3 times weekly and participate in Meet the Masters and STEAM classes each week.

Below is a possible schedule for a student functioning at the K-2nd grade achievement level:

Example schedule K - 2nd

Below is a possible schedule for a student functioning at the 3rd-5th grade achievement level:

Example schedule 3rd - 5th

Homework requirements for K-2nd grade will range from 30-45 minutes each night Monday-Thursday.

Homework requirements for 3rd-5th grade will range from 45-60 minutes each night Monday-Thursday.

Homework is not assigned on Friday-Sunday. Homework should be completed with an adult as all assignments are designed to extend academic skills.



Middle School

Rose Mission Statement for Middle School:
Maximize academic and social skills for all students by providing an environment in which students feel safe, free from bullying and negativity. Provide an outstanding curriculum that exceeds current state and national standards with a focus on expanding thinking skills. Increase the desire to learn through engaging lessons taught by nurturing, certified teachers. Prepare students to be successful in high school.

Students are evaluated prior to acceptance at Rose Academy. Based on the evaluation, students are placed in courses that are in line with their achievement levels.

Middle school students in grade 6 through 8 receive instruction in the core academic areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Every middle school student has at least two daily math classes to prepare for high school standards. Middle school students receive physical education 2 to 3 times a week and participate in Meet the Masters and STEAM classes weekly.

During their 7th or 8th grade year, students that have average to above average skills can enroll in one or more Florida Virtual School courses, such as Spanish or HOPE, with support from Rose Academy teachers. Receiving high school credits by enrolling in FLVS high school classes allows Rose middle school students the opportunity to work at an advanced pace and to provide flexibility in future academic choices for their high school curriculum.

Below is a possible schedule for a student functioning at the 6th-8th grade achievement level:

Example schedule 6th - 8th

Middle school homework requirements will range from 60-75 minutes each Monday-Thursday. Homework is not given on Friday-Sunday. Homework should be reviewed with an adult as all assignments are designed to extend academic skills.



High School

Mission Statement for Rose Academy High School:
Provide students with the skills and courses through blended learning to maximize their success in the chosen post-high school courses of study.

Rose Academy uses a blended learning approach, combining State of Florida certified online classes and Rose Academy teacher instruction. Students are evaluated prior to acceptance at Rose Academy. Based on this evaluation, students are enrolled in appropriate high school level courses.

Rose Academy students in grades 8-12 enroll in the Florida Virtual School flex program. Rose Academy teachers provide instruction in support of the curriculum designed for each FLVS course. Then, students log into their individual FLVS account to complete the assignments for each lesson.

FLVS offers a superior curriculum, high performance standards, and up-to-date monitoring of state guidelines. The Rose Academy teachers offer each student the appropriate level of suppport in academics, study skills, organization, and time management.

Below is a possible schedule for 8-10th grade:
Example schedule 9th - 10th

As 11th-12th graders, students can enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment courses through the FLVS full-time program. These advanced classes allow students to boost their overall GPA and earn college credits while still benefitting from the support of Rose Academy instructors. Students are required to pass the PERT to participate in Dual Enrollment classes.

Below is a possible schedule for 11-12th grade:
Example schedule 11th - 12th

  1. All FLVS courses meet or exceed state standards and carry credits that are accepted by all other state supported high schools.
  2. All text materials are online, and as such, can readily be accessed by students and parents 24-7. This allows the flexibility to work efficiently within each student's individual schedule.
  3. FLVS revises and updates their curriculum consistently to adjust to changing academic standards. This is not possible when schools are in the position of committing to a textbook for 4 to 5 years.
  4. Students enrolled at Rose Academy can take a combination of regular courses, honors courses, and/or AP (Advanced Placement) courses to best design and support their own academic goals.
  5. Each student has the advantage of 2 teachers for each FLVS course; an FLVS teacher who is an expert on each specific course, and a Rose Academy teacher to reinforce time management and study skills.
  6. Students have the benefit of small group discussion of class concepts and hands-on activities with their classmates.
  7. In addition to FLVS courses, Rose Academy designs elective classes that are designed to support Literary Analysis and Math Problem Solving Skills that will help them be successful in more challenging core curriculum.


To learn more about Blended Learning, review the following links:

Key Questions for Design of a Blended Learning Tapestry
Faculty Focus: The Benefits of Blended Learning Explained
10 Benefits of Blended Learning For Teachers
Technology in the Classroom: The Benefits of Blended Learning