Construction is now in full swing for Pinecrest Academy charter school in Viera, set to be open just in time for the 2020-2021 school years. Last month, the groundbreaking celebration was held at the site.

The state-of-the-art K-8 school will offer special programs in performing and fine arts, health, physical education, technology and dual language programs—with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Project Lead the Way focus. This curriculum will incorporate handson activities in areas such as biomedical, computer science and engineering.

“Students need to be challenged to meet their highest potential and keep their interest in school,” said Pinecrest Academy’s principal, Sylvia Mijuskovic.

“With the notion that children can learn and with the right teachers at the helm of every classroom, Pinecrest Academy Space Coast students are sure to excel.”

Since 1996, the number of charter schools in Florida has grown from five to just over 650 in 2019, enrolling over 313,000 students in the tuition-free classrooms.

College preparation at Pinecrest Academy will follow a state standards based curriculum unique to community and the students it serves. The school will continue to implement research based instructional strategies and innovative resources in technology-rich environments to maximize learning for all.

The new Viera school will be the fifth county in Florida where Pinecrest Academy will operate, one of ten locations in two states, including Nevada. The other four locations in Florida include Orange, Pasco, Lake and Miami-Dade.

Pinecrest Academy Space Coast will provide dual language programs that will include such initiatives as increased cognitive dexterity and problem solving skills, increased employment opportunities, higher student achievement scores, and embrace the areas cultural awareness and diversity.

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