Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy
The mission of Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy is to use aviation as a tool to motivate students to acheive their personal, academic, and career goals.
Our vision is to use aviation, personal interests, and goal setting as educational tools. Real World Learning (RWL) will be accomplished through collaboration between students, teachers, parents, mentors, and the community.
The 4 defining elements of FAPA:
Use of aviation to facilitate real world learning.
Big Picture inspired Advisory Structure
Small School Community
Specific – Our goal is to increase our API score by five points on the CST in 2013. In addition to that, we have set a goal to improve proficiency in mathematics at our site. Last year, math proficiency was 27%. We expect our proficiency to increase to 35%.
Measurable – Our goal is measurable because we will be able to see the result at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
Attainable – The goal of an API increase of five points is attainable because our teachers are implementing many strategies (POWER Tools, cooperative learning, collaborating with colleagues, increased parental communication, INSPECT, Scantron) to ensure student success, as well as working vigilantly to assist parents in their roles during home study days. The teachers have also prepared excellent plans for this school year, focusing on direct instruction methods.
Rewarding – This goal is highly rewarding, because we will continue to increase the academic achievement at FAPA as we attempt to reach an API of 800, as well as getting over 50% of our students proficient over the next three years.
Timing – We know what our goal is for the CST test, so all of the educators in the CSC will be working hard all year long to achieve this goal. The use of INSPECT allows our teachers to test the students on Milestones to ensure they are on a progressive path towards proficiency.
These vocational education opportunities are in alignment with the California Career Technical Education (CCTE) Model Curriculum Standards. All courses are taught with an aviation applied-learning approach. Learning will be accomplished through formal lecture, independent study and project-based instruction at Flabob Airport or through the attendance of San Bernardino Valley College Aeronautics Department courses.
Students interested in aviation but planning on continuing their education by attending University of California/California State University (US/CSU) post-secondary programs will also attend all ninth and tenth grade classes at Flabob Airport. Beginning in the eleventh grade, they will be advised to take academic classes at either Riverside Community College or San Bernardino Valley Community College.
Targeted Students: Attendance at Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy requires students to actively participate in their educational process by completing all assignments whether in the classroom environment or at home as an independent study student. Students will not be permitted to disrupt the learning environment of their peers and will be expected to treat all students, teachers, airport personnel, and airport customers with respect.
Parent Involvement: Parent involvement is necessary to assure student success. A successful student will result when parents monitor student independent study (including homework assignments) to ensure the student is spending the requisite hours necessary to complete all work. Parent volunteers are always appreciated.
Pre-Requisite: Students must be at or above grade-level in reading and math to be enrolled in the UC/CSU preparation program. Aviation education focused students may be admitted at below-grade level proficiency on a case-by-case basis.
Resources: All text books and project related materials will be provided by the school. Parents may be asked to help with the purchase of some materials.