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8:45 AM - 2:45 PM



1626 W Airport Blvd

Sanford, FL 32773

08:45 - 3:00

Monday to Friday


Central Florida Academy is committed to bringing individualized learning to various kinds of minds and removing barriers that keep children from reaching their true potential. Our vision is that through this student-centered learning environment our students will:

  • Share in our excitement of learning
  • Achieve mastery of core knowledge
  • Embrace and respect diversity and change
  • Act with kindness and strength of character
  • Passionately pursue academic and extracurricular interests
  • Reach their Potential—their unique, innate personal possibility
  • Create an innovative and inclusive learning environment
  • Contribute to the community
  • Prepare for higher education

It is the mission of Central Florida Academy to provide primary and secondary non-religious education. We focus on developing the unique character and intellect of each student, thereby laying the foundation for his or her success in life; utilizing a hands-on, student-centered approach that promotes and rewards learning.

  • We use Common Core Curriculum.
  • Follow Florida Standards for Preschool.
  • Our education philosophy stems from Progressive Theory.
  • Hands-on  Training
  • Project-based lessons
  • Manipulative
  • Real life experiences (field trips)
  • Differentiation of Instruction
  • Classrooms are designed for Student-Centered Learning.
  • Small class sizes
  • Mini-lessons
  • Cooperative Learning Groups
  • Independent Learning Centers
  • Discussions and Debates
  • High School Electives incorporate Vocational Training.
  • Approved by the NHA National Health Career Association.
  • We offer dual enrollment through partnerships with Daytona State College and Bethune Cookman.
  • Standard Florida 24 credit completion requirement for graduation with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Standard grading policy
  • Tutoring available

Pre School

CFA’s pre-school is a safe, nurturing learning environment that promotes inclusion. We strive to give each child the opportunity to grow and develop socially, physically, and cognitively in a happy and caring place. We serve ages 3 years old and above.

  • Gold Seal Certified
  • Before and after care is available at an additional charge.
  • Adopted DOE Approved Curriculum.
  • Innovations-infants and toddlers
  • Frog Street - Pre-school (K3-K4)
  • Meals are complimentary.

Central Florida Academy has adopted a bilingual curriculum based upon currently accepted principles of Early Childhood Education. All activities are developmentally appropriate, and each class has a set of learning goals designed specifically for that age group of children. These goals include the areas of language development, early math, science, social studies, reasoning and thinking skills, social skills, motor skills, character development, art, and music.

Central Florida Academy VPK program is designed with the belief that a bilingual education can strengthen the executive function of the brain. As such, students who are being educated bilingually, often perform better on tasks which require multi-tasking, decision making and problem-solving even though they have nothing to do with the language.

In addition to the 3-hour program paid by the Early Learning Coalition, each student enrolled at CFA receives an additional 3 hours of bilingual instruction FREE of charge.

VPK Wrap is considered before and/or aftercare.

We believe education is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Every child has different needs and abilities, each learns in their own way and at their own pace. So we designed our educational programs with this philosophy in mind.These programs are designed to fully prepare a child for his/her formal school years.

Kindergarten through 8th Grade 

CFA supports the needs of our students by providing them with the necessary tools to succeed in their education by stretching beyond the norms and identifying roadblocks to their academic growth and ensuring that they have adequate support.

High School

Central Florida Academy offers a 24-credit program, standard diploma option to students entering grade nine. In order to be considered for graduation. Graduating Students are awarded a Standard High School Diploma and can apply for any college of their choice
Central Florida Academy offers a 24-credit program, standard diploma option to students entering grade nine.  In order to be considered for graduation, students must have completed the following credit requirements:
  • 4Credits English
  • 4 Credits Mathematics including Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • 3 Credits Science1 Credit World History
  • 1 Credit American History
  • 5 Credit American Government
  • 5 Credit Economics
  • 1 Credit Physical Education
  • 1 Credit Fine or Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts
  • 8 Electives to include  Foreign Language
9th Grade Program
English 1
Algebra 1
Earth Science
World History
Spanish 1
Critical Thinking
Computer Applications 1 & 2
10th Grade Program
English 2
Physical Science
American History
Spanish 2
Fine Art Elective
11th Grade Program
English 3
Algebra 2
American Government
P.E. Hope
12th Grade Program
English 4
Voluntary Community Services
Personal Fitness
Weight Lifting
Spanish 4
In addition to satisfying the completion of 24 credits requirement, students must satisfy the cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and completion of a minimum of 75 hours of community service.

Students have the opportunity to earn special awards while pursuing their studies. The accomplishments are acknowledged by the presentation of special certificates.
Honor Roll - this award will be given to students achieving 3.5 cumulative grade point average or better
Academic Achievement - this award will be granted to students possessing a positive attitude and drive for success. This award is not given based solely on academics; however, grades are taken into consideration.
Perfect Attendance - This award is given to students achieving 100% attendance.