Dear Students, Families, and Community Members,
It is hard to believe but we are about to begin our third year of Pepin Academies-Pasco. We have grown from 189 students in our first year to 310 students for the 2016-2017 school year! This upcoming year is going to be an exciting and momentous one for us. We will be adding 12th grade and our first ever graduating class for Pepin Academies-Pasco! In addition, we are going through the accreditation process through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and intend to obtain our certification by December of 2016. As our board continues to search for a permanent location for our school, we have expanded our campus footprint here at the Shoppes at Golden Acres by about 4500 square feet into the fitness center space next door which will now house our new PE center as well as our new Dance studio!
In the area of instruction, our administrative team has been working diligently to help our teachers increase the rigor of our academics by using a variety of assessment data to drive their instruction while still remaining sensitive to the exceptional needs of our students. We hope to expand and concentrate our tutoring program this year to offer additional focused academic support to our students.
This year marks the return of the Pepin Academies Gala, a community event supporting all the schools of the Pepin Academies. The event will be held October 27, 2016 at the TPepin Hospitality Center. Pepin-Pasco’s own “Catchin’ for Pepin” Fishing Tournament will be held April 21-23, 2017. Information will be forthcoming as to how you can help promote and participate in both of these events.
We still remain intensely dedicated to bringing the vision and mission of the Pepin Academies to the families of exceptional students in Pasco County. Our board, faculty and staff are committed to this effort as well. My plea to you is to join us in our efforts to help support Pepin Academies-Pasco in whatever way you can. Join our Pepin FIRST parent organization, become a volunteer, help seek community support…help us in any way you can so we can support our students. Be a part of Pepin-Pasco!
Here’s to making 2016-2017our best school year yet!