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Rhodora J. Donahue Academy of Ave Maria:
The Donahue Academy of Ave Maria is a Private K-12 Classical School in the Catholic Tradition serving Ave Maria and the greater Naples areas of South Florida. At the Donahue Academy we strive to Provide a Classical Education which is structured and integrated, not only the transmission of knowledge but also the integration and synthesis of information. Our curriculum focuses on the acquisition of knowledge through reading by focusing whenever possible on original texts and classics.

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Classical Education:

Photo of Private School in Naples, FLThe Donahue Academy of Ave Maria offers a carefully structured curriculum, focusing on the great books, emphasizing reading and language (including Latin) and delivered with a pedagogical emphasis appropriate to the students' developmental abilities. Dorothy Sayers in her important article on classical education, The Lost Tools of Learning, referred to this as "teaching with the grain." The subject matter is structured, sequenced, and repeated over a period of years, growing ever deeper into details and increased depths of synthesis.

History and literature, music and art are studied in a complementary context. Science instruction also follows a similar four-year pattern of biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics. Each iteration of the discipline and subject matter increases in depth and scope as the student advances through our school and is constantly challenged to connect existing information and ideas to new information, insights and challenges.

Dr. Dan Guernsey, Ed.D. - Headmaster:
Dr. Guernsey is a graduate of the Saint Ignatius Institute (a classical great books program) at the Jesuit University of San Francisco where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in English. He holds a Master’s degree in English from U. C. Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in school administration from CSU Fresno. He earned his Doctorate in Education at Eastern Michigan University, specializing in educational leadership. He has 17 year's experience working in Catholic schools, both nationally and internationally, from kindergarten to graduate school, as a teacher, consultant, principal, dean, and president.

K-12 Classical Education which is broken down into 3 stages:

- The Grammar Stage (Grades K-4)
- The Logic Stage (Grades 5-8)
- The Rhetoric Stage (Grades 9-12)

Location:
The Donahue Academy of Ave Maria is located in the town of Ave Maria, serving Ave Maria and the greater Naples areas of South Florida. The School is located about 2 blocks north-west of the Oratory Church just three-tenths of a mile down Seton Avenue.

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Address: 4955 Seton Way, Ave Maria, Naples, Collier County, Florida , USA
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The Crenshaw School has accreditations from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation & Curriculum Improvement (SACS CASI) and the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF).
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- Elementary School program

- Junior School program

- Middle School program

- Senior School program

- Advanced Placement programs

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Adirondack Learning Academy
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• Enroll in an accredited online homeschool course from Adirondack Learning Academy (ALA), and give your child or teenager the opportunity to benefit from quality, NCAA-approved online education from the comfort of their own home.

• Adirondack Learning Academy is a Brevard County-based online homeschool provider that serves K-12 students in Florida, and throughout the U.S.

• Through our partnership with Odysseyware (online curriculum provider), we are able to offer an in-home online option that expands learning beyond the walls of any school to provides a global academic experience. At the same time, online students can still participate in extracurricular benefits offered online.

• Our program recognizes that each child is an individual, so we offer comprehensive, customizable courses that suit their learning styles, interests, and educational goals.

• On completion of the program, each senior will receive a homeschool diploma from ALA and an official transcript that states that you have completed the requirements for graduation in your state.

ALA is accredited by the National Independent Study Accreditation Council (NISAC) and approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Online K-12 Homeschool Programs:

- For kindergarten, elementary school, middle school & high school students

• Core courses, electives & and career-technical courses

• Homeschool diploma awarded on successful completion of the program

• College entry assistance

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• Individualized curriculum with each student assigned a personal learning coach

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The Bolles School, Jacksonville
Courses / Programs
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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Orlando
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Located in Orlando in Orange County, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School is a private co-educational Catholic school and welcomes children in pre-kindergarten (from 3 years) through to 8th grade. As part of our programs, we offer an APEX program where students can choose from a wide range of electives, a PACE program for academic challenge and excellence as well as extensive arts and athletics programs. We have a 50-year tradition of excellence in education and we continue to uphold the traditions of the past while forging into the future.

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School uses both the Diocesan and the Florida Sunshine State’s Curriculum Standards as a basis of its curriculum. We are accredited by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and a 2007 Winner of the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award.
Catholic Education Programs from Pre-kindergarten (3 years) through 8th Grade:

- Preschool and Kindergarten programs
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- APEX program with a wide range of electives
- PACE program with tutoring and enrichment classes
- Athletics program
- Arts program
Cape Coral Christian School
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Cape Coral Christian School, located in the heart of Cape Coral City, Lee County, Florida, is a ministry sponsored by Cape Coral Community Church offering students grades PK - 12th. The staff of Cape Coral Christian School realizes that parents are faced with challenges in the spiritual, academic, and social training of their children. We consider it a privilege and honor to be able to work with you in meeting the needs of your child in these areas. It is our goal to provide each student with the knowledge and character training necessary to become successful in life.
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Courses / Programs
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For over 30 years, we’ve provided a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum for talented K-12 students who hold average to above average intelligence.

Paladin's mission is to provide a unique and nurturing environment for students with learning challenges. Many of our students have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia or simply require a smaller classroom environment to be successful. 

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The Paladin Academy is a participant of the McKay Scholarship Program.

“Paladin has helped me with my work ethic. I have made many friends and teachers actually show they care by taking the time to help.”
- Paladin Student
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- Elementary School: Kindergarten – 4th Grade
- Middle School: 5th – 8th Grade
- High School: 9th – 12th Grade

Our unique approach enables Paladin Academy to cater to students who require a smaller class size, a more individualized structured environment and, if needed, a slower academic pace.