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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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August 3, 2020

Construction on FAPA Facility Nears Completion

Construction of a permanent facility for Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) is making progress, reported principal Robin Davis, with an office and 10 classrooms having been completed and work on a hangar and installation of plumbing underway.  Inspections will follow once the work is complete, and the building is expected to be ready for occupancy by January.

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January 16, 2020

FAPA Receives $24,400 Grant to Encourage Aviation Careers

Springs' Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) in Riverside was awarded a $24,400 American Airlines Flight Education grant to encourage students to consider careers in aviation, specifically becoming pilots. The funding will be used to provide students with a tour of Boeing aircraft manufacturing facilities, for the purchase of remote control airplanes, for flight lessons and a tour of Coast Flight Training flight school in San Diego.

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October 11, 2019

FAPA Launches First Robotics Class

Middle school students in Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy’s (FAPA) first robotics class are learning to program microcontrollers in its “What’s a Microcontroller” class. Students completed their initial egg drops and are learning about the engineering design process so that they can engineer an updated verson of their first “egg delivery system.”

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September 4, 2019

Grandparent of FAPA Student Grateful for Springs

Springs released a video keeping with its 2019-20 school year theme “There’s no place like Springs,” prompting Paul Henry, grandparent of a Springs student, to write: “This video reminds me of the seven years I homeschooled my autistic grandson. He is now a sophomore at [Springs’] Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy [FAPA].

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