College Plans and the Class of 2019!!

As of July 1, and for the third consecutive year, all the graduates of the Class of 2019 have been admitted to college.  Congratulations on your hard work and perserverence!!! We will miss you next year, but are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to your future success.

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CFLA Celebrates Best Ever testing results!!

The Florida Department of Education recently released test scores in 14 subject areas relevant to our school (Language Arts, grades 6-10; Math, grades 6-8; Science, grade 8; and end of course exams in Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, U.S. History and Civics.

CFLA gained more that 100 points in these 14 testing areas over last years’ scores.  We outperformed the District on the majority of areas tested.  We are very proud of our students and teachers who worked so hard to achieve this success.

While all of our departments did well, some items of significant note are the following:

Science – best scores ever for our school in both 8th grade science and Biology.

Math – 100% passing rate for 8th graders taking the Algebra 1 EOC – in fact over 90% of all 8th graders are now on or above grade level in math.

Language Arts –  25% of the students for whom we had stanine scores for last year and this year in tested grades, made gains of two or more years (14+ points).

 

 


Malak shares his summer Outward Bound Experience

CFLA student, Malak B., recently traveled to North Carolina to participate in an Outward Bound course. Here’s what he had to share about his experience, and we’re so proud of his accomplishments: 

During this course so many challenges were thrown at me pushing me out of my comfort zone. The challenges varied from reading the rocks in the river that you couldn’t see from the surface while white water canoeing, hiking 2 miles up mountains while carrying 80 pounds on my back and with no navigational help from the instructors, setting up camp all by ourselves, to learning how to properly use the bathroom in the woods. There were a lot of challenges but I, along with all other 10 kids, were able to complete the course successfully. This gave me the biggest boost in my confidence I’ve ever had because I would never have guessed I would be able to hike 2 miles carrying 80 pounds or run 7 miles in 1 hour and 40 minutes while healing from a blister on my foot.Malak returns from Outward Bound I am extremely happy that I was able to participate and complete this course! I learned multiple life skills, some as simple as the true meaning of perseverance. I will never give up on challenging tasks from this point on because this course has shown me that I can do it.