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Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (6-12)

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5580 42nd Street,
Riverside, CA

6-8 | 5 DAYs on campus
9-12 | 4 days on campus, 1 day of guided homestudy
(951) 225-7100

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Our project-focused, integrated learning model offers a unique school environment where everybody knows every student’s name. Our Global Transitions Program (GTP) is designed to provide career and college preparation to students in grades 6-12.  Students will be introduced to career paths that connect them directly to the global world.  Students will have the opportunity to learn the 21st Century Skills that will prepare them to enter the job force or attend college directly after high school.  If you want a truly different middle and high school experience, discover the Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy that emphasizes deeper connections, collaborations with adults and peers and time to pursue passion-driven interests. Our program ensures that every student is prepared for both college and the world of work through rigorous, supported courses, school-organized internships, and concurrent college enrollment. Students graduate with a resume of experiences and skills, a UC-ready transcript, college units and friends that will last a lifetime.

Name: John Greene
Age: 17
Grade: 12
I chose: Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy, FAPA
Why? I was looking for a small school to help me transition from homeschool.  I had taken my first airplane flight at Flabob Airport a few years before and wanted to learn more about how to become a pilot.
John says: “The opportunities at FAPA are endless. This school, especially the internship and Career Technical Education programs, have connected me with so many aviation opportunities to foster my aviation aspirations. In addition, the small environment allows the students to truly connect with their teachers and peers.”


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Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (6-12)

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January 14, 2022

FAPA Welcomes Black Aviators Traveling Museum

Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) hosted the African Americans in Aviation Traveling Museum, reported Robin Davis, principal. The museum was founded by Chauncey Spencer II, son of aviator Chauncey Spencer, and tells the story of black aviators in the U.S. Spencer served as the docent; he spoke of such aviation pioneers as Willa Brown, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Dale White, Bessie Coleman and the Tuskegee airmen.

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December 6, 2021

Model Airplane Club Begins at FAPA

Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) is launching a Model Aviation Student Club (MASC). The club will serve as a vehicle to teach students about science, technology, engineering, art and math, and how model aviation can transform from a hobby into a career in aviation. Students will also have the chance to serve in leadership positions in the club, which can further aid their future job prospects.

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September 23, 2021

Flabob Students Enjoy New Flight Simulators

Students of Springs' Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy now have the opportunity to use one of two Redbird Jay Flight Simulators purchased with a grant from American Airlines, reported Principal Robin Davis.

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June 21, 2021

FAPA Moves into New Facility

Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) moved into its new permanent classroom facility located at Flabob Airport in Riverside in June. The facility includes an office, hangar able to accommodate a small airplane, and 10 classrooms (pictured).

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Riverside, CA 92509
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