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Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (6-12)

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.”

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.


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April 25, 2019

FAPA Boy Begins Working with Software Anywhere

Ryder Price, 12, a 7th-grade student at Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA), has begun an informal internship with the technology company Software Anywhere. In a meeting at the company headquarters, he discussed designing websites and games, and the coding behind it.

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March 12, 2019

Flabob Senior Joins United States Air Force

Teresa Vandenberg, 18, a senior at Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA), has been accepted as a member of the U.S. Air Force. She will begin training two weeks after graduating from FAPA this June.

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February 21, 2019

Flabob Vice Principal Promotes Flight in EAA Video

Shawna Lewis, teaching vice principal of Springs’ Flabob Academy, and husband Roy have featured interviews in a promotional video for the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Flying Start Program. The program is an effort to reach out to local communities and “bring those interested in aviation to the airport for a first-hand look at the wonders of flight.”

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December 17, 2018

New FAPA Teacher Implements New Science Standards

Crystal Johnston is a new biology and chemistry teacher at Flabob Academy. She comes to Springs after working for UC Riverside in Entomology for 11 years.

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