A Member of the Charter School Associates' Family of Schools
Dr. Laura Ferreira Vesga seasoned educator, with extensive experience in school reform, has had numerous opportunities to lead and be part of teams which aim to improve multifaceted change through specific strategic initiatives. The use and alignment of data and research in the field to target school and district deficits are at the core of her experience and training.
As a school leader she has developed systems and programs which aim to increase district and state performance. Performance indicators have included: student achievement (especially as it relates to high-risk populations and high school completion), retention/attrition and attendance, and language acquisition for non-English speakers. Additionally, she also finds it essential to establish strong community support networks to help provide our students access to additional educational and cultural experiences.
A passionate educational leader who has a history of working in urban educational reform and special education is skilled in teacher coaching, curriculum development, action research, staff development, and educational leadership. A strong professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) whose dissertation work focused in special education, urban education reform and literacy from Florida International University.
The mission of Palm Glades Preparatory Academy is to provide students with a well-rounded middle-school education, through a challenging program, focused on mathematics and science using innovative, reform-based instructional methods in a stimulating and nurturing environment that fosters maximum student achievement.
The mission of Palm Glades Preparatory High School is to provide students with a well-rounded college preparatory and career exploration high school education, through a challenging academic program supported by technology, on-site learning experiences via local business and the opportunity to tie classroom learning with the real world of work.
Palm Glades Preparatory Academy recognizes that all children are unique; that each learns in a different style and at a different pace. We strive to meet the individual needs of every student through a variety of programs and differentiated instructional techniques designed to prepare the child for success.
PGA offers a safe, secure, private school environment with a program that provides a quality and challenging academic education that includes:
- parental involvement
- school-wide disciplinary expectations
- standards designed to foster academic, social and emotional growth.
We offer a balanced and flexible curriculum that provides a firm foundation in the core disciplines with enrichment in Math and Science and the infusion of technology throughout the school day.
Palm Glades Preparatory Academy is an AdvancED accredited educational institution. Accreditation through AdvancED indicates that Palm Glades Preparatory Academy has met rigorous, research- based standards of educational excellence to ensure the education program offered at Palm Glades Preparatory Academy meets the needs of learners through proficiency in Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity. Using these standards, Palm Glades Preparatory Academy targets areas in each domain for continuous improvement in creating student success.