San Jose Primary is opening August 2020
At San Jose Primary, we are driven to give our community access to a pre-K to grade 5 school system where learning and instruction are authentic, social-emotional education is embedded in our curriculum, the whole child is developed, and the love for learning is expanded. San Jose Primary focuses on the early years, but we work symbiotically with San Jose Prep, which is known for its college preparatory program, early college options, technology certifications and an extracurricular program that develops the interests and strengths of the whole learner. At San Jose Primary, we are building a curriculum that is inquiry- and solutions-based. We will use cooperative learning structures that enhance student potential. Students and staff members even learn strategies to become “better learners.” This is called “metacognition.” It equips them to thrive in our digital age, to participate fully in our diverse local and world communities, and to participate successfully and productively in a rapidly changing marketplace.
San Jose Prep (Formally San Jose Academy and Preparatory High School)
San Jose Prep provides a unique environment, which emphasizes high academic achievement using state of the art technology and innovative but proven educational methods. We prepare students to successfully compete in an increasingly competitive post-secondary environment and the global job market. In addition, our school offers a personal, safe and caring environment where we strive to meet our students’ needs as individual learners.In all classes, teachers implement an instructional framework which provides students with opportunities to learn in small groups with the teacher, collaborate with peers, and work independently. San Jose Prep offers advanced curriculum to include a Pre-Early College program where qualifying 8th grade students have the opportunity to obtain 6 college credits and a chance to roll into the Early College program at San Jose Prep. This program has pre-requisites to include advanced reading and testing requirements through the PERT test. Highlights of the high school curriculum include an entirely digital curriculum provided by Edgenuity, which is an approved provider of online education by the FLDOE. Edgenuity provides engaging online and blended learning education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning. San Jose Prep also offers the AP Capstone Diploma program sponsored by CollegeBoard for those that qualify. All students have the opportunity to receive this specialized diploma if all requirements by the CollegeBoard are met. There is also the opportunity to earn the equivalent of an A.A. degree upon graduation with our Early College Program through Edward Waters College, Doral College, and FSCJ.