SONY DSC Academy Prep offers a fifth through eighth grade middle school program designed to help children who qualify for need-based scholarships to excel in their studies and develop the skills and confidence vital to compete and succeed as adults. Academy Prep classes are limited to 20 students. Students may only enter as fifth or sixth graders, thus ensuring that they have the full benefit of the program before graduating to college prep programs.


  1. A student must pass (at least 60%) an Academy Prep admissions test covering grade level reading, vocabulary, spelling, and math. Click the image below to register.

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  1. A student must have an income based scholarship award provided through Step Up For Students (SUFS), the Florida Empowerment Scholarship (FES), or the AAA Scholarship. There is no fee to apply.
    Families who qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Price School Meals Program will also qualify for a SUFS scholarship

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  1. Only students who pass the Academy Prep admissions test will be sent a school application.
  2. Once a completed school application has been carefully reviewed, students with the strongest  potential will be invited to attend Academy Prep’s three week summer session
    Summer attendance (June 8 to June 26, 2020) is mandatory for all Academy Prep students.  The summer session is an abbreviated version of the regular school session that combines academic study with indoor and outdoor recreation and educational activities.  The summer session affords new families the opportunity to “try out” the school and to fully understand the school’s expectations for its students.  Additionally, Academy Prep faculty and staff are looking to see that students show a desire to learn and to comport themselves in a manner that is respectful to their peers and their teachers. 
  1. Students who excel academically and behaviorally during the summer will be invited to join the regular fall term that starts in August.

For more information, please contact Luly Socias, Admissions and Scholarships Coordinator, at (813) 248-5600 or