What grade levels will Ignite Academy enroll for the 2023 – 2024 school year?
We will enroll kindergarten through 6th grade for the 23-24 school year.
Is Ignite Academy adding grade levels beyond 6th grade?
We are adding one additional grade level each school year to grow with our oldest kids through 8th grade. So we will enroll kindergarten through 7th grade for the 24-25 school year.
Will Ignite Academy have a preschool program in the future?
There are no plans currently to add a preschool program in the future.
Is Ignite Academy a private school?
We are a private, Christian school.
Does a family have to be of the Christian faith to attend Ignite Academy?
No, we accept families of different religious backgrounds. However, all staff and board members are of the Christian faith and sign a statement of faith.
Is Ignite Academy a full-time school?
Yes, Ignite Academy is a full-time school. Our kids attend school from 8:45 am – 3:20 pm every day. Our days off from school are typically in alignment with Pinellas County Schools.
What is Ignite Academy’s educational model (ie. Classical Education, Flipped Education, Project-based Learning, Montessori)?
We do not adhere to a single educational approach. Our learning time focuses on a) laying a solid, balanced foundation for all major disciplines including: the arts, humanities, language arts, mathematics, physical education, and science and b) providing learners with a context to explore and experience how these disciplines interact in real life scenarios. Our educators consist of a team of professional teachers, parents, and mentors who consistently look for innovative ways to help our learners increase their faith, health, curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, character, community and citizenship, and productivity.
What are the qualifications of Ignite Academy’s teachers?
All our teachers must have a bachelor’s degree and all classroom teachers have a teaching certificate.
Does Ignite Academy accept state scholarships?
Yes, we accept all of Florida’s state scholarships which include the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, Family Empowerment Scholarships (this includes the former Gardiner and McKay Scholarships), and Hope Scholarship. If you have any questions about these scholarships, please reach out to the school for assistance.