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The mission of University Preparatory Academy- Palm Beach ("University Prep") is to provide students with the academic, leadership and social skills that will enable them to attend and graduate from an institution of higher education. We believe this mission statement encompasses the best of what University Prep will have to offer, and focuses in on the three components that we believe will be essential to building the overall culture of the school.

Academic - University Prep’s program will hold students accountable for academic success.  Structures are built in for assisting those students who may be struggling. The use of the Florida Standards will be used as the core program focus. Florida Standards will be looked at as a minimum set of academic expectations. We will expect our students to rise above the academic standards.

Leadership - The culture at University Prep will be that student achievement is everyone’s responsibility. Teachers, administration, volunteers and students will work to develop leadership skills necessary for increasing student achievement.

Social Skills - We are confident our college focused aim will help students succeed. Our students will develop character.  They will develop work habits necessary to succeed in college and beyond. 


Instructional staff are responsible for:

  • Educating students in a group or class in an elementary or middle school setting.
  • Understanding and demonstrating the use of the school’s curriculum, student instruction and assessment to maximize educational achievement for all students.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure a working and learning climate for all students that is safe, secure and respectful.
  • Implementing strategies to reach the multiple intelligence of students through creative lessons is required.

Minimum Educational Level

Bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited college or university.

Possession of, or eligibility for, a Florida teaching certification for the level and subject area to be taught. Preferred FL certification in the Elementary Education Integrated Curriculum


Minimum of $41,000

University Prep offers a comprehensive benefits package.

The school will open as a K-2 school for 2015-2016 and grow into a K-8 school. Position is available immediately until filled. Please email letter of interest and resume to the principal, Mr. Richard Ledgister, at [email protected]