Welcome to The Palmas Academy




April-May Issue 181

School Life


First and foremost, The Palmas Academy provides a world-class education to all its students, from preschool through 12th grade. But the academy also recognizes that a well-rounded education goes beyond math and reading. For that reason, the school offers students a broad curriculum and numerous extracurricular activities that promote curiosity, critical thinking and leadership skills.

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Electives


The Palmas Academy continues to improve the academic offerings taking into consideration an integrated approach to the learning process. Elective courses are classes that a student can take aside from the core subjects. These electives will help them decide which are their real interests and focus on the careers they are planning to achieve in college.

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Arts


The Palmas Academy believes that a well-rounded education includes a comprehensive arts curriculum. In addition to a broad academic education, The Palmas Academy offers a rich variety of classes in drama, music and art. These courses allow students to experiment and explore, and then go on to develop particular passions and talents.

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Application Process


At The Palmas Academy, we create a community of learners that recognizes, develops, and fosters the students’ many innate talents and traits through their participation in scholastic and athletic activities, fine arts programs, special clubs and community service. That is why, we encourage you to come and visit the School and see whether TPA is the right school for you.

Request Information: If you are considering admissions to TPA, we encourage you to submit an on-line inquiry form or contact us at admissions@palmasacademy.org

Academy Hours


Utilize our renown library resources and helpful staff from 6am – 10pm. The Academy student lab is open 24 hours 7 days a week. And the Academy will we holding rallies for upcoming sports events Fridays at noon.

Parking Stucture


Don’t forget to pick up your parking pass at the student services office this week. You’ll need to bring your payment in full along with your student id card. This parking pass will provide you with unlimited parking in the parking lot and structure for the entire fall semester.

Student Housing


Student housing is now available. Click here for more information and to book your place now. Spaces are limited so get your information into student services to make sure that you get the spot you want.

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Organizations & Clubs


Learning at The Palmas Academy is extended beyond the classroom. Our students have the opportunity to develop their leadership, service and character skills through a variety of extracurricular activities that our school offers. Our students have the chance to try everything from sports, liberal arts, and community service. The following are examples of the different student organizations, clubs and sports that our school sponsors.


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Library Services


The TPA School Library’s mission is to integrate its diverse collection with the curriculum, fulfilling the research, teaching, and learning needs of our school.

The School Library encourages teachers and students to utilize all of the available resources. Our PK-12 collection consists of books in the languages of English, Spanish, and French. The collection is divided into various sections: reference, fiction and non-fiction, specialized non-fiction collections, Puerto Rico, biographies, classics, as well as magazines, and newspapers.

TPA offers their students an online access resource known as “Databases” which allow students to easily access reliable information for their assignments. There is also a collaborative agreement with the Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez that offers accessibility to the TPA Digital Library link that provides various trustworthy web links as well as other databases offered.

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Student Life


The Learning Center is committed to provide excellent educational services that increase the academic and emotional success of our students. Each student will remain integrated with his/her peers in the regular classroom except for the remedial period in which the student comes to the center for additional support. Trained and licensed teachers will provide individual or small group instruction. The TLC works hand in hand with the teachers to ensure coordinated efforts toward the best interest of the students.

Services


  • One on one support or class
  • Up to 3 students support or class groups
  • 3:00 to 4:00 pm tutoring in the subjects of English, Math, and Spanish
  • Barton Reading and Spelling System/Tutor
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

 

About Palmas

The Palmas Academy, a unique college-prep institution, in Palmas del Mar, Humacao. With English as language of instruction, offers Pre-school through twelfth grade level in new modern facilities with air conditioned classrooms, computer and science labs. The emphasis on Science and Math is been enhanced by the design and installation of modern biology, physics and chemistry laboratories. A spacious library is the center of the educational activity for students.

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Very proud to be a part of this great school The Palmas Academy. I was amazed to see the process from the beginning of the “Sofrito” made straight from our garden. The students from elementary school worked together in different groups from picking the crops, to cleaning, sorting and cutting every item. Later on they went to our Culinary classroom to start the process of production, mixing and blending everything. Students from first grade to 6th grade, all working as a team. The pictures will prove it!