Center Academy Waterford Lakes

Center Academy is a fully accredited, private school, serving Waterford Lakes and Orlando offering s What Makes This Independent School So Special?

Independent Middle/High Private School for Students with Learning Disabilities near Orlando

Welcome to Center Academy - an independent, fully accredited, private school, serving Waterford Lakes and Orlando. Family-operated since 1968, we provide a college prep curriculum for students with learning disabilities. Our staff and teachers are proficient in the complex learning challenges of dyslexia,

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πŸ‘«πŸ’–Today, we celebrate the unique bonds shared between siblings. Relationships filled with laughter, care, occasional rivalry, but always – endless love. National Siblings Day is the perfect opportunity to reminisce about all the joyful moments spent together and to thank them for the support and understanding they offer us.


At Center Academy, our teachers are more than educators; they're mentors who play a pivotal role in nurturing students' self-awareness and self-esteem. Through encouragement, personalized attention, and recognizing each student's unique strengths, our teachers help students see their potential and believe in themselves.
Together, we're not just teaching; we're shaping confident, self-aware individuals ready to take on the world.
To learn more out Center Academy, please visit our website or give us a call to tour one of our campuses - 727-541-5716 - Center Academy | Special Education Independent Private School in Florida


Every day is an adventure at Center Academy, where curiosity leads to incredible experiments and discoveries! Our journey is filled with moments of awe, from the spark of understanding a challenging concept to the joy of hands-on experiments that bring lessons to life.
We celebrate the magic of learning, where each question asked opens the door to new worlds of knowledge and every experiment leads us one step closer to the next great discovery. Here, education is not just about the answers but about the thrilling quest for understanding and innovation.
Join us as we continue to explore, discover, and marvel at the wonders of the learning process. Together, we're not just learning; we're on an exciting adventure!
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Celebrate National Walking Day with Center Academy! πŸ’šπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ
On this day, we embrace the journey towards wellness together. Walking shines as a beacon of health, creativity, and stress relief, enriching our lives beyond measure.
At Center Academy, we're stepping into a brighter, healthier future. Today, we reflect on the simple, yet profound benefits of walking. It’s not just about physical health; it’s about setting the pace for a lifetime of well-being and discovery.
Here’s to taking steps, both big and small, towards a better tomorrow. 🌟
To learn more out Center Academy, please visit our website or give us a call to tour one of our campuses - 727-541-5716 - Center Academy | Special Education Independent Private School in Florida


πŸŽ‰ Happy April Fool's Day, everyone!

πŸƒ Today is the day to embrace your inner prankster and sprinkle a little bit of mischief and laughter into the lives of those around you. Whether it’s a harmless prank on a friend or simply sharing your favorite jokes, let's spread joy and create memories that will have us giggling for days to come. Just remember, keep it fun and friendly! πŸ˜„

Here’s to a day filled with laughter, surprises, and maybe a little bit of confusion (in the best way possible). πŸ€ͺ Have any hilarious April Fool's stories or pranks planned? Share them in the comments below and let’s get inspired. Let the shenanigans begin! 🎈

Remember, laughter is the best medicine, so let’s overdose on happiness today! Just watch out, because you never know who might be planning to return the favor.
πŸ˜‰ Happy pranking, everyone!


Happy Easter! As we celebrate this joyous season, let's remember the message of renewal and hope that Easter brings. It's a time to gather with family and friends, share stories, and enjoy the beauty of spring. Whether you're participating in an egg hunt, attending a service, or simply enjoying a meal together, may this Easter fill your heart with peace, joy, and the warmth of love. Here's to creating new memories and cherishing the ones we hold dear. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones!


Modern information technology has provided us with endless opportunities for development and education. It has become an integral part of our lives, helping us to explore new horizons and broaden our perspectives.
Kids have access to up-to-date information, develop critical thinking skills, and enhance their problem-solving abilities.

Therefore, it is our goal to provide students with access to modern technology to help them succeed in a constantly evolving world. πŸŒπŸ’‘

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Today we celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day!
🌊🌿 This holiday serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting marine environments and the richness of marine life.

Manatees are extraordinary creatures with fascinating stories. In the past, they were observed by sailors who often mistook them for mermaids, sparking legends of mythical sirens. However, sadly, manatees are now endangered due to pollution, habitat destruction, and other human activities.
Today, we pay tribute to these gentle creatures and express our gratitude for their presence in our world. Let's honor manatees together by preserving their natural habitat and striving for its restoration. Perhaps today is the perfect time to donate to charitable organizations dedicated to protecting these magnificent animals.

Thank you, manatees, for your beauty and melodious presence, and thank you to their stories for the unforgettable impressions and lessons they provide! 🌊🌿


Waffles are more than just a delicious dish; they are a cultural phenomenon that brings people together around the taste and feeling of comfort. Whether they're crispy and crunchy or delicately fluffy, waffles always bring joy and satisfaction.

On Waffle Day, let's treat ourselves to these wonderful dishes! Prepare your favorite waffle recipes and share them with friends and family. It's time to indulge in these unmatched flavors together!...And what could be better than a waffle to start your school day!


Mathematics is not just a set of numbers and formulas. It is the foundation of our understanding of the world and plays a vital role in our cognitive development. This science has its own charm, which helps us comprehend and organize the universe around us.

By developing a harmonious relationship with numbers and logic, we acquire the ability to solve complex problems, analyze information, and make informed decisions. Mathematics equips us with tools to address real-world issues and cultivate critical thinking.

Let us be fascinated by the magic of mathematics and explore its limitless possibilities together! πŸŒŸπŸ”’


Cognitive development is a crucial stage in a child's growth. They learn to process, react to information and solve problems. Stimulating this development early impacts their future success. Play and exploration improve cognitive abilities and acquire essential skills. It's important to provide opportunities to explore, experiment, and solve tasks. Fostering cognitive development early opens limitless opportunities for children.

To learn more out Center Academy, please visit our website or give us a call to tour one of our campuses - 727-541-5716 - Center Academy | Special Education Independent Private School in Florida


Today is Saint Patrick's Day, a holiday filled with joyful celebrations and an incredible atmosphere! We wish you to have the brightest impressions, the most unforgettable moments, and extraordinary emotions to share with your family.

May luck generously bless you with happiness and success, while the green color of the Irish clover makes your holiday even more magical and unforgettable. Let this day fill your hearts with feelings of peace, joy, and harmony.

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with your family, share your smiles and joy, and get a dose of positive emotions that deserve the best holiday! πŸ€πŸŽ‰


This day serves as a reminder of the crucial role that quality sleep plays in our overall health and well-being. Sleep not only allows our bodies to rest, but it also restores our mental functions and emotional state.
We should prioritize quality sleep by creating comfortable conditions, adhering to a regular sleep schedule, avoiding stress before bedtime, and utilizing relaxation techniques.


Studying ecology and understanding the importance of balance in nature are crucial aspects of education. It helps children recognize the impact of human activity on the environment and fosters their appreciation for nature as a valuable resource. By studying ecology, kids can learn about the interrelationships among living organisms and their environment.
They can also learn more about the effects of pollution, climate change, and other human actions on the planet. This knowledge can help them become responsible citizens who are committed to protecting the environment and preserving it for future generations.


At our school, we recognize the profound influence of language. Through captivating activities and meaningful literary discussions, we cultivate our students' speech skills. They delve into the richness of language and gain an appreciation for the nuances of word culture.

To learn more out Center Academy, please visit our website or give us a call to tour one of our campuses - 727-541-5716 - Center Academy | Special Education Independent Private School in Florida


Today is an important holiday that celebrates women all around the world. It is a day to honor their strength, beauty, and talent.

This day is a time to express gratitude for the incredible roles women play in our lives: they are mothers, wives, sisters, colleagues, leaders, and so much more.
Women are tireless fighters for equality, justice, and dignity. Their strength and determination make the world a better place for all of us.

May this day be filled with love, respect, and recognition of women's incredible contribution to shaping our world.


This holiday is meant to honor dentists for their professional skills and the important role they play in preserving our health.

The history of this holiday dates back to ancient times when physicians first began treating teeth and oral cavity issues. In Ancient Egypt, specialized practitioners known as "tooth doctors" performed dental operations and treated oral diseases. Later, this practice spread to all continents, and in the 18th and 19th centuries, dentists became integral members of the medical community.
Today, dentists use advanced technologies and techniques to treat and prevent oral diseases, playing a crucial role in maintaining our overall health and well-being.

National Dentist Day is an opportunity to express gratitude to these doctors and to remind our children how important it is to brush and care for their teeth regularly.


In our school, we believe in the power of curiosity. By encouraging students to explore the world around them, we open up new horizons. Through projects and experiments, we stimulate their interest and develop critical thinking. Our students are the future explorers of the world!
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The history of this product spans hundreds of years. The first mentions of peanuts and peanut butter date back to ancient times when they were used by Native American tribes in South America. Later, George Washington Carver's invention of the peanut sheller machine accelerated the industrial production of peanut butter.
Today, peanut butter is widely used both in culinary and industrial applications. It has become an integral part of many dishes and products.


Today is National Pancake Day! It's the perfect occasion to enjoy stacks of fluffy and delicious pancakes, however, you like them - classic with maple syrup or loaded with your favorite toppings? Gather around the breakfast table with your loved ones, share a stack, and celebrate the joy of indulging in these simple pleasures.

What is your favourite way to eat pancakes? Share in the comment below


In a world where we are constantly connected, it is important to remember the beauty of true friendship and meaningful interactions. True friends are like stars, they brighten our darkest days and share in our brightest moments.

Whether it's a heart-to-heart conversation, a shared laugh, or a simple gesture of kindness, these interactions weave the fabric of genuine connections.
Let's cherish the friends who make our journey brighter and inspire us to be the best version of ourselves. Here's to the magic of friendship!


What kind of music do you prefer?
Research studies have confirmed that listening to music can significantly contribute to the development of emotional intelligence and help in reducing stress. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you let your kids enjoy various genres of music, and encourage them to play musical instruments, or even sing. Music is a language that brings immense joy and inspiration to our lives every day.


Let's cultivate optimism in our children! We can encourage them to view the world positively by sharing stories of success, gratitude, and positive experiences. Let's support them in reaching their goals and teach them to find the positive aspects in every situation. Together, we can build a future filled with happiness and confidence in a brighter tomorrow!


Today is Presidents' Day in America! Let us take this opportunity to feel proud of the history and leaders of our nation. Together, let's remember the contributions made by the past presidents toward the growth of our country and extend our good wishes to their successors. Presidents' Day is a time to come together in patriotism and unity. Wishing you all a Happy Presidents' Day!



Did you know?
The smart utilization of gadgets is crucial for maintaining good mental health. We can enjoy technology without compromising our emotional well-being by following a few simple rules. Firstly, it is important to set boundaries for screen time. Secondly, we should choose positive content to engage with. Thirdly, taking intermittent breaks is also essential. Lastly, we must let our brains rest. Adopting these practices is a significant step towards achieving a harmonious balance between technology and our mental health.


Happy Valentine's Day, dear friends! Today, we celebrate the love, friendship, and warmth in our hearts. May this day be filled with love, pleasant surprises, and unforgettable moments. We hope everyone enjoys the beauty of love and that you are surrounded by those who love you. Happy Valentine's Day!


Today is Darwin Day, a day dedicated to commemorating the life and work of Charles Darwin, a renowned naturalist and the father of evolutionary theory. On this day, we are reminded of the crucial role of the scientific method and the progress of science. Darwin's groundbreaking discoveries, particularly his theory of natural selection, helped unravel the mysteries of the living world. This is a day to celebrate science and share our marvels of nature!


What is your favorite color? Comment below
Colors have a significant impact on our emotions and moods, and research has confirmed this. For example, blue is calming, while red is energizing. By utilizing the benefits of color therapy, we can achieve harmony and improve our mental well-being. So, invite colors into your life and enjoy the positive impact they bring!



Today is National Girl's Day in Sports! Let's celebrate and recognize women's contributions to the sports world. To all our young athletes out there, you are true heroes and an inspiration to others.
Let's show that nothing can stop you from reaching great heights in any sport!


Stress is a natural part of life, but children must learn how to manage it effectively. Simple techniques such as breathing exercises, taking short breaks in the fresh air, or engaging in virtual or physical sports can work wonders in promoting emotional stability. It is crucial to teach children how to identify their emotions and find ways to deal with them.
With the right skills, stress can be overcome, and these skills will be valuable throughout their lives.
Let's turn stress management into a fun quest. What creative ways can you think of to make stress vanish into thin air? 🌬️✨ Share your imaginative ideas and let's build a stress-free world together! 🏰

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