About Wellmont Academy

We school differently, and it works.

Wellmont Academy began as a co-op of two families looking to support one another and share the load in educating their children.  It quickly grew to incorporate several families, and is now a full-time private school, which runs two distinct programs. One program is our Private School Program for enrolled students. The other is our FLEX program for homeschooled students. We accommodate private school and flex students with expertise.

Our school provides the accountability, measurable feedback and direction of a private school, and accommodates students and families who desire the flexibility of alternate hours on and off campus. We stand with you, helping navigate the often cumbersome load that accompanies a full-time school environment.

Our Approach is Simple

Solid Curriculum

We use a combination of well-known curriculum and our own course material to provide students with a challenging set of courses. We integrate subjects so that students can understand how topics affect and relate to each other. This promotes a solid understanding of the overall picture.

High Standards

We believe academic excellence is the only way for our kids to prepare for the challenges they will face in their chosen profession. We teach the tools to learn, process and understand information in a way that enables students to handle real world problems.

Social Interaction

Well adjusted adults don't get that way by chance.  We believe students need a classroom environment to promote social skill development and collaborative work skills. A dose of healthy competition also is a key ingredient in the development of a student into a productive and engaging adult.

Our Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

Mission Statement

We are a Christ-centered, soul-safe community encouraging balanced academic excellence through God-written identity.

Vision Statement

"We conduct a Christ-centered academy by hosting Bible-centered chapels twice per week as well as incorporating conversations in all subject areas that draw our community back to the heart of God the Father and his providence.

We are a soul-safe environment because we have a zero tolerance for all bullying as well as encouraging each member of our community to ask hard questions without fear of judgement or persecution.

We encourage academic excellence by assigning homework, testing, and assignments that are challenging for most students. We also conduct individualized high school internships on and off campus and offer Dual Enrollment options to our students that are more extensive than most private schools in FL and have heavier weights on transcripts than AP, IB or Honors courses.

We use a balanced approach because students and families have flexibility to complete work according to their family's schedule. We also offer extracurricular activities and sports to make school more fun and enjoyable, not simply an academic exercise. Our planned vacations are also centered around the family, so our schedule leaves more room than the typical school calendar for breaks. Included in our calendar are a Fall Interim for independent study, a 3-week Christmas Break, and a 1-week Spring Break, along with Summer Break.

We encourage attention to individual needs by offering flexible schedules to those students who need them for a variety of reasons, accommodations as needed, offering challenge-based work as an option for students who identify gifts in certain areas, and encouraging independent study for credit whenever possible.

We encourage our community to seek out their God-written identity by encouraging application-based bible discussions, as well as encouraging discussions inside and outside the classroom that consistently reference the identity of each student according to what God says about them in scripture. This is the basis for the outpouring of excellence in our community."

Our Philosophy of Learning

A student's identity (spiritually, emotionally, and socially) is at the core of who they are and is highly related to their academic growth and maturity. At Wellmont, our desire is to foster an environment of excellence, where the heart of God the Father towards his children is well-known, discussed often, and is woven into every aspect of school. When people understand God's heart towards them, their desire to be excellent in all things naturally pours out of them. We also believe that students learn best in an environment of support, so we foster very close relationships with our families.

Service Together

At Wellmont, as well as serving in the community, students have many opportunities to serve at school. All students in middle and high school have the opportunity to volunteer with our Front Desk, which is our center for hospitality, and in our Staff Nursery - reading to the youngest people on campus. Many of our students go above and beyond their volunteer goal because we have fostered an environment that makes volunteering a natural way of life and something that can actually be fun and build community.

Interested in knowing more?

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

Reporting Misconduct

At Wellmont Academy, we pride ourselves on maintaining a safe community and toward that goal, we encourage reporting of any inappropriate behavior or misconduct to school staff. Please read this link for further information:

http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7725/urlt/0072443-educatormisconductposter_landscape_2-1.pdf

Teacher Qualifications

Interested in Wellmont Academy? Come to our next Information Meeting!
Date: December 4th, 2019 Time: 9:30am
Location: Wellmont Academy 4400 Shore Acres Blvd NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
RSVP: info@wellmontacademy.com
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