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are not allowed inside the school building until teachers are on
duty at 8:30 a.m. Only students enrolled in
will be allowed into the building before this time.
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Enterprise Learning Academy (ELA) was erected in 1998. The school originally planned to use the ECOLOGICAL, FUTURES, AND GLOBAL (EFG) CURRICULUM: A PROJECT BASED APPROACH to learning. At that time, utilizing project based instruction helped determine that ELA would be a futuristic school. The name Enterprise was adopted with that in mind. The modern digital infrastructure and highly polished floors support a PK-5 student body of 800 students. Superintendent John Fryer and Assistant Superintendent Levi Macintosh were district leaders in 1998 when ELA was conceptualized and constructed. Under the principalship of Sheri Turchi, students were welcomed August 25, 1998. When she retired in 2005, Cynthia S. Thompson assumed the principalship for three years until her retirement in 2008. Sheridan Brown (2008-) is the current principal.
accredited through the Southern Association of Schools and
Colleges. It serves neighborhood students from just north of
Taylor Field Road, northeast to just south of Marlee Road, east
to McGirts Creek, south on McGirts Creek to Collins Road, west
on Collins Road to Shindler Drive, then continue on a line east
of Shadwell Court to Argyle Forest Blvd, south on a line to the
county line, west on a line to the boundary of Cecil Field,
north on the boundary of Cecil Field to just south of Sandler
Drive, then southeast on Brannan Field Road to just north of
Traylor Field Road to Old Middleburg Road.
The faculty and administration are highly qualified and well educated with ESOL endorsed teachers. Resource specialists include Music, Art, Physical Education, Guidance Services, and Media/Library. Paraprofessionals assist teachers. The student teacher ratio is 18:1 in K-3 and 22:1 in grades four and five. Students score above average on standardized tests and in above average in students attending school. Our Florida School grade is a B. Our goal is that all students make learning gains above their previous year’s accomplishments.
Parents are invited to have breakfast with their child in the parent gathering area inside the Manateria at 8:30 AM. Parents are no longer allowed to accompany their child to the classroom, or down a hallway, between 8:30-9 AM without prior approval from the teacher (parent conference) and/or a parent nametag given in the office after proper identification are shown.
Should a parent choose not to adhere to the safety request of staying in a car for their child, the parent will have to show the yellow car tag in person and the child(ren) will be called from inside the school to come out to the parent. Parents will need to stand in the area marked K outside the front porch windows to be assisted by an adult calling the student(s). Students are not released until the teacher on duty hears the child’s name called from outside the front windows of the school.
If you would like to have a short class birthday
acknowledgement for your child, please speak with your child’s
teacher in advance. Parents should be mindful of the district’s
nutritional policy as well as the dietary restrictions of
students in the classroom. These birthday recognitions are short
(ten minutes) and limited to the classroom community. Parents
are asked to drop off the treats in the main office and these
treats will be delivered to the
classroom. Balloons, stuffed animals, goody bags, flowers,
etc. are never accepted at school for any occasion for your
child. Please do not deliver them or have them delivered as they
will not be given to the child. These can be distracting to
students’ learning. School Board policy only allows two class parties
a year, one in December and one in June. No other occasions are
celebrated at school.
DIRECTIONS : I-10 East to I-295 South, Exit on 103rd Street to the right, Continue on 103rd Street past Shindler Drive, Turn left on Old Middleburg Road South, Drive approximately 5-6 miles and the school will be on your left.