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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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November 20, 2023

FAPA Prepares Students for Aviation Careers

Juniors Brian Shaffer and Connor Miller, both Aviation 3 students at Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA), are preparing for their future careers in aviation.  FAPA provides four full courses for aspiring aviators to learn the concepts, science, history, and regulations needed to be successful pilots or drone operators. 

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September 25, 2023

Student Artists of the Month

The Student Artists of the Month for September and October 2023 are Noelle Allison and Jet Wilbur. Noelle is a 6th grade student at FAPA; her artwork is entitled “We Boldly Go.” Jet is a 3rd grade student at the Riverside Student Center; Jet’s artwork is entitled “Deep into My Mind.”

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August 29, 2023

Ignite Events Launch New School Year

Springs presented both a parent and high school student “Ignite” conference to prepare for the new school year, shared Tammy Jackson, senior director – ILP.

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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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Springs Charter Schools prepares me for a career in the 21st century because the home study days make me more independent, which is helpful in adjusting to the college experience.

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