Welcome to Wellmont Academy

Wellmont Academy is an accredited Christian private school for K12 students with hybrid 3-day options.

Wellmont Academy was birthed in 2011 from one homeschool family's desire for more structure than what homeschooling and co-ops would provided. Other families joined them, and over the next 12 years, it flourished and grew, becoming an accredited Christian school in 2018, and has gradually became a 5-day K12 academic program, retaining the option for families who qualify to retain a 3-day campus attendance schedule.

At Wellmont Academy, we focus first on developing the whole student, including constant inclusion of a Christ-centered world-view in all subjects and activities, helping our students to focus on daily encounters with Christ, developing character through leadership opportunities and service roles, and prayerfully helping them to become excellent in all things including academics.

Elementary Program

Our elementary program (K-6th grades) operates shared classroom spaces dependent on enrollment each year. This environment allows students to be with their own grade level, but also easily move to reading and math groups that fit their ability. Barton tutoring for students with dyslexia is also available for enrolled students. Teams of lead teachers and teacher aides operate in concert in these classrooms, so that our student-teacher ratio is approximately 5-1, or in the case of Barton, 1-on-1. Teachers are keenly aware of the needs of each student and have close relationships with  parents to provide the foundation and structure that young students need to thrive and be ready for our rigorous upper level program.

At Wellmont Academy, we believe strongly in the use of textbooks, and use of smart boards and technology is minimal. This is done with intention, to foster active alpha brain wave activity that promotes active not passive learning. Through discussion, practice, repetition, hands-on activities, formal writing expectations, tests, quizzes, presentations, and fun days like internal and external field trips.

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Upper Level Program

Our upper level program (7-12th grades) is structured with class separation for cores according to grade level and ability. We continue with the use of textbook-driven study, but the use of electronic submissions is also employed. We offer standard and honors level courses as well as on-campus online dual enrollment for students who qualify.

Students in the upper grades are encouraged to apply for limited student teaching opportunities in our lower grades with qualified teachers. This develops self-esteem, leadership, and presentation skills in a low-stress environment and bridges the gap between our lower and upper grade programs, uniting our K12 student body. Juniors and seniors interested in studying education are encouraged to apply to be Student Teaching Assistants in the upper grades as well.

 

Wellmont Academy also specializes in training gifted students with dyslexia to understand their brain, use their unique ability, build on their strengths, and integrate into mainstreamed classrooms. We utilize 1-on-1 Barton tutoring to initiate this transformation, and offer services throughout the day for Wellmont students and after school for students who attend other schools.

Biblical Perspective

All material, from classic literature and philosophy to the sciences is expressly and purposefully synthesized into a biblical worldview. We believe the Word of God to be the truth and in all that we do, we include this doctrine of biblical faith.

Integrated Subjects

History and geography hold hands as students discover world history chronologically.  Literature spans parallel time periods, as does governmental studies.  Writing is both creative and standardized.

Group Learning

Class averages at Wellmont Academy range from 5-20 students, enabling teachers to better facilitate learning in the classroom, as well as keeping up with their students and parents through messaging, printed agendas for younger children, and online discussion groups.

Qualified Teachers

All the members of our staff are purposefully chosen, trained in their field of study, and have demonstrated a passion for education and a love for their students.

We Work with Parents to Provide the Right Environment for Academic Success

Accountability

Our program inspires students to be accountable to God first. Daily encounters in God's presence are encouraged and practiced at Wellmont to provide a proper framework for spiritual growth and vitality. We also have a zero phone policy at school to encourage maximum engagement and learning. The continued utilization of textbooks encourages alpha wave brain activity, not passive beta wave activity through overused screen time. 

Students work from a daily agenda so there's never a question about what schoolwork needs to be done and their Google Classroom agenda is available to parents and academic mentors at school to help keep them on track. Google Classroom serves as the avenue for turning in assignments, messaging teachers, and accessing source materials.

Daily Structure

Our A/B Day schedule will be NEW in 2023/2024. A Days (Tues, Thurs, Fri) will be days for core classes, PE, chapel, sports, and electives. B Days (Mondays and Wednesdays) will incorporate Bible, academic accountability periods, electives, and expanded learning.

Dual Enrollment Encouraged!

Did you know that Dual Enrollment is one of the best ways for your student to earn college credit in high school? Unlike Early College or IB that force a student into a heavy class load in high school, Dual Enrollment allows you to earn many or few college credits at a time. Our guidance counselors work with your student to create a Dual Enrollment schedule that works for them and helps them to maintain a well-balanced high school experience. AP credits are only pass/fail and do not count toward college credit, so we do not offer AP courses at Wellmont. 

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We are Accredited

Wellmont Academy is accredited through the Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools (FCCPSA) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation. (NCPSA)

Scholarships Available

We work with Step Up for Students and AAA to offer affordable options for families, as well as discounts for siblings.

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FES (formally known as FL Tax Credit, and FES-AU (formally knows as Gardiner) Scholarships

We work with Step Up for Students as well as AAA funding.

Why Parents Love Wellmont

Coursework that challenges students

Knowledgeable and experienced teachers

Student-run social opportunities

Reinforcing Biblical beliefs

Hands-on group class activities

Why Students Love Wellmont

Engagement in clubs and activites

Competitive intramural sports

Fun and engaging extracurricular courses 

A space to cultivate meaningful friendships

Serving Unique Needs of Families and Students

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Barton Tutoring

For students with Dyslexia!

School hours for enrolled students

After school hours for non-enrolled students

Interested in knowing more?

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us to ask questions or schedule a visit!

Wellmont Academy of Tampa Bay, Inc admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.