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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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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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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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