Tampa, Fla. (February 28, 2018) – Avant Garde Academy Westchase in Tampa, Florida, a highly anticipated STEAM-focused charter school, is now fully completed and accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
The nearly $20 million new-build facility, which opened as a K-6 for the 2017-2018 school year, will be adding a grade level and offer K-7 next year.
Avant Garde Academy Westchase, located at 13901 Sheldon Rd., is not only state-of-the-art, but includes offerings which are often scarce among charter school facilities, among them, a full-size gymnasium.
“Absolutely everything is now up and running as we finalized construction,” says Dr. Dana Smith, the school’s principal. “We encountered some unexpected construction delays as we prepared for the current academic year, but we opened as a small K-6, and the year has so far been extremely successful and encouraging.”
Beyond its academic STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Mathematics) focus, Westchase offers active robotics during the school day, Lego classes for all grade levels, engineering projects, performing arts, (including an art club, band, chorus, and guitar) and a full sports program offering volleyball, soccer, track and basketball.
“We have received several hundred applications from interested parents already,” adds Dr. Smith. “We have had such a positive first year, and are very much looking forward to sharing our expanded offerings for the next academic year.”
Avant Garde Academy Westchase participates in the national school lunch program and even offers bus transportation service to the school.
Interested parents should contact Dr. Dana Smith, at 813-551-2144, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our parents make a difference! They have already held dances, fundraisers, service learning activities and special events,” concludes Dr. Smith. “This area of Tampa has extremely involved parents, a key to overall academic success. We take the responsibility of educating our children to heart, and appreciate being so positively welcomed to the area. I am confident that Avant Garde Academy Westchase will be an integral part of this community for decades to come.”
About Avant Garde Academy Westchase Academy
Avant Garde Academy’s mission is to implement an innovative and creative, student-centered learning environment where students and teachers utilize the latest technology in the acquisition of knowledge and skills to succeed in a competitive global economy. We are committed to providing students with the highest quality educational program possible in a state of the art facility. For additional information, visit www.agawestchase.org.