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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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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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April 16, 2021

FAPA Senior Earns His Pilot Wings

Springs Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) senior, Matthew Healy, has earned his pilot wings, completing his last flight to receive his private pilot license, reported Robin Davis, FAPA principal. Matthew has been taking FAPA’s AOPA Learn to Fly Aviation classes as well as San Bernardino Valley College Aeronautical Classes.

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December 11, 2020

FAPA Senior Writes and Performs Classical Music

Joseph Greene, 18, a senior at Springs’ Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy who lives in Riverside, is a gifted classical music composer and performer. He has been offered a music scholarship and a trustee merit scholarship for $14,500 from California Baptist University (CBU)—although he has not committed to going to the school—and has taken three music classes through Springs, excelling in each one. Joseph has attended Springs schools since 3rd grade and maintains a 4.08 GPA. 

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