Florida Air Academy
Florida Air Academy is located in Melbourne, FL and is a coeducational, college prep, military school for grades 6-12. Founded in 1961 by Jonathan Dwight and his wife Emmy, the school was for young men only. In 2005, Florida Air Academy began accepting female students and the girls have contributed to the school and raised the bar academically. The highest goal at Florida Air Academy is for all students to reach their highest potential in their academics. FAA offers Honors, Advance Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses. Many of the students that attend FAA are from another country. The school has a program for them to learn English. This program is designed to prepare these students for college. The English as a Second Language Program has their emphasis on the students learning to speak, read, write and listen in English. Foreign students are immersed in the English language the first week they are there.
The United States Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program is a vital aspect of the Florida Air Academy experience. The Academy’s has earned the “Honor Unit” status and they are in the top 20% of all AFJROTC units in the country. Instruction is provided to the cadets by official authorized U.S. Air Force instructors. They give the cadets leadership education, aeronautics, survival, life management skills, advanced technology, military protocol and another topic related to the mission of the U.S. Air Force. They also give instruction in drill, proper wearing of the uniform, and the understanding of and belief in the cadet Honor Code. The cadets are given the opportunity to participate in the athletic program. Some of the sports that they can participate in are: cross country, football, volleyball, gold, swimming, basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball, tennis, track & field, weightlifting and softball.
Florida Air Academy is a place where students may explore the world of flight. The Kennedy Space Center, Patrick Air Force Base and Melbourne International Airport are minutes away from campus and students can learn the basics of aviation, and to be responsible and make decisions in the world of aviation. The flight school programs are structured so they do not interfere with the academic day of the students. The flight instructors are high qualified to monitor each student’s progress, and to make sure that the highest quality and safety standards are maintained.
There are many extracurricular program and clubs students may find interesting and could choose to be involved in. Some of these are: model rocket club, equestrian program, academic team, surfing and skateboarding clubs and Kitty Hawk Air Society.Grades: 6-12
Student Cap 250
Class size 15
Extra Info: Students may take advantage of the driver’s education course to earn their Florida Driver’s License, the student’s need to be age 15 or older to participate.