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Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (6-12)

nellie-camarena-web Name: Nellie Camarena
Age: 17 Grade: 12
I chose: Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy, FAPA
Why? To reach my goal of being accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis so I can serve my
country, travel the world, and show my parents that I
have the skills with which I was raised.
Nellie says: “I went to FAPA on a field trip as a
GATE student. At the end of a week there, I went
flying with an instructor. I fell in love with airplanes
as soon as the air lifted us from the ground.” She
advises new students to believe in themselves and
stay on the path for their success.

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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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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October 19, 2018

Flabob Academy Students Learn Drone Basics

Representatives from San Bernardino Valley College visited Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) to discuss drones, reported Robin Davis, principal.

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August 17, 2018

Flabob Academy to Assist in Creation of Animated Film

Springs Charter Schools’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) in Riverside will work with 26 other California schools to help create The Wonder Grove Wizard of Oz, the first animated feature length movie ever produced by elementary and middle school students. Production beings January 2019; the modified Oz storyline involves Dorothy making the transition from elementary to middle school.

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May 23, 2018

FAPA Adopts New AOPA Curriculum

Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) will implement the new Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations (AOPA) high school aviation science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum in the 2018-2019 school year, reported FAPA’s principal, Robin Davis.

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