Eric Marshall Leads Palm Bay Academy Middle School
By Space Coast Daily // March 14, 2014
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ABOVE VIDEO: Palm Bay Academy Middle School Principal Eric Marshall talks about Palm Bay Academy Middle School’s multicultural community of students, staff and parents.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — Palm Bay Academy Middle School Principal Eric Marshall leads the independent, non-profit charter school that prides itself on providing a challenging academic environment.
Originally from South Florida, Marshall joined the school as its principal three months ago and brings a wealth of experience to the dynamic independent, non-profit charter school.
Based on Montessori philosophy, Palm Bay Academy boasts small class sizes and innovative educational opportunities, and takes great pride in portraying itself as a multicultural academic center where excellence is pursued in action.
Palm Bay Academy promotes a full range of traditional activities from sports to the arts, music, chess and science research.
MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY OF STUDENTS
Featuring a multicultural community of students, staff and parents, Palm Bay Academy fosters enthusiastic, respectful life-long learners working to achieve their maximum learning potential.
The school’s unique ClearSteps program encompasses the study of multiple career paths such as Agriscience, Medicine, and Aerospace throughout our K – 8 student body.
The school continues to refine its curriculum and methodologies, invests in all Palm Bay Academy students and is relentless in maintaining an upper level academic track. PBA’s goal is to supply a clear, step-by-step path for its students towards highly technical and professional careers.
Through it’s Palm Bay Academy Clear Steps Program, the charter school is in the process of integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts with agricultural, biomedical, and space science technical career education bringing enhanced academic and career opportunities to it’s students.
PALM BAY ACADEMY PROGRAMS
GIFTED STUDENT PROGRAM
The Gifted Student Program serves Palm Bay Academy students who have been identified with advanced academic abilities.
Gifted classes are incorporated as separate courses. Accelerated classes in Mathematics and Language Arts are also offered to students who meet specific criteria.
Dual language (Chinese or Spanish) education provides an enriched learning experience by exceeding standard core academic content in two languages; English and the targeted immersion language.
The goal of the Palm Bay Academy language program is for all students to become bi-literate, achieve a high academic level, while developing cross cultural skills promote collaboration by encouraging the verbal exchange of ideas, feelings, and concepts, prepare the children to become global citizens and broaden their world through music, conversation, art and reading as they explore diverse customs and cultural differences.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES & SPORTS
• Athletic sports includes tackle football, volleyball, golf, soccer, softball, basketball and cheerleading.
• Music and Arts in includes chorus, orchestra and band.
• Leadership programs includes 4-H leadership training and student government.
• Extracurricular activities includes journalism, yearbook, chess, science research and debate.
Palm Bay Academy’s locations include: Traditional Elementary (K-5), 2112 Palm Bay Road in Palm Bay; Language Immersion Elementary (K-5), 1464 Troutman Boulevard in Palm Bay; and Palm Bay Academy Middle School (6-8),
635 Community College Parkway in Palm Bay.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PALM BAY ACADEMY OR CALL 321-984-2710
ABOVE MAP: The Palm Bay Academy Middle School is located at 635 Community College Parkway SE in Palm Bay.