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Academic Profile 2011 - 2012 Co-educational

Boarding & Day

College Preparatory

6th - 12th grade

The mission of Admiral Farragut Academy is to provide a college preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women. CULTURALLY EXPERIENCED




AFA provides a structured, nurturing environment consisting of both boarding and day students from an average of 17 countries and 15 states. The diverse population provides a rich cultural learning experience.

We not only prepare students for college, we develop critical thinkers for the twenty-first century. Our graduates are more prepared for the college environment as a result of the unique boarding setting.

Our military component is in place primarily to instill the values of selfdiscipline, organization, accountability, leadership, and respect for self and others.

Rich in history, the Academy was established over 75 years ago and is proud to say it has graduated two of the twelve moon-walking astronauts in our country’s history.

CEEB 101 - 495 501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 ph: (727) 384-5502 | fx: (727) 347-4348 Director of College Placement and School Counselor: Valdis J. Gailitis (727)384-5500 ext. 275 | Headmaster: CAPT Robert J. Fine, Jr. | Head of High School: CDR L. Shannon Graves Director of Naval Science: CAPT Tom McClelland, USN (ret.) | Chief Academic Officer: CDR Robert Gibbons

Academic Programs Admiral Farragut Academy offers a college preparatory program. Students can choose an advanced track which includes honors, advanced placement level classes and dual enrollment course work through St. Petersburg College, FL. In addition, diverse electives are offered to develop broader academic interests. Radford Star The Radford Star Award recognizes outstanding students who have excelled in academics, co-curricular activities, deportment, drill and seamanship. It is the single highest honor a student can receive at AFA.

National Honor Society

Community Service

The Academy’s criteria for admission is stringent and the requirements include:

All students must complete 80 hours of community service. The Academy sponsors numerous volunteer organizations: Lions (LEO) and Kiwanis (KEY) Clubs, Florida Blood Services (blood drives), Habitat for Humanity, VA Hospitals, and participation in Veterans and Memorial Day celebrations with the color guard and Drill Company.

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93% academic average for three consecutive semesters 3.75 weighted GPA overall Active participation in community service learning, leadership roles, athletics and clubs Character and ethical evaluations

Admiral Farragut Academy requires 24 credits for graduation of which three are in Naval Science.

Graduation Requirements (12 Classes) English

(4 Units)


(3 Units)


(3 Units with 2 Labs)

Honors (16 Classes) English I, II, III, IV Algebra I, II Calculus Geometry

Advanced Placement (10 Classes)

U.S. History

(1 Unit)

World History

(1 Unit)

Pre Calculus/ Trigonometry

Geography / Ethics

(1 Unit)

Physics with Lab

Calculus AB, BC



(2 Units)

20th Century History

U.S. History

Composition I, II

(3 Credits)

(1 Unit)

Western Civilization


U.S. History I, II

(3 Credits)

Naval Science (1 Unit Per Year, 3 Total)

Spanish III, IV


(3 Credits)

Academic Electives



20th Century World History

Marine Biology


Development of Western Civilization

(3 Credits)

Government / Economics (1 Unit) Foreign Language Fine Arts

(4 Units)

TOTAL = (24 Units)

English Literature English Language

Dual Enrollment (6 Classes, 12 Credits)

Academic Programs The NJROTC Program As the only Honor Naval School in the United States, the NJROTC Program is the backbone of the Academy and an integral part of the college preparatory mission. This structure provides a focused academic atmosphere where students learn self-discipline and are challenged. Students can earn leadership positions based on seniority, performance, and qualifications.

Grading Scale US









The Academy can nominate up to six cadets to the Naval Academy, five to the Air Force Academy and three to West Point Military Academy each year. Our Corps of Cadets has earned the NJROTC Distinguished Unit Award six years in a row. Students are also required to take three years of Naval Science classes, which consist of history, nautical sciences, physical fitness, military drill, and seminars in leadership. NJROTC instructors manage the AFA Sailing Program where students are required to pass a Qualified Boat Handler’s License (QBH) test.

Class of 2011 Distribution


Weighted GPA

% of Students



4.0 - 4.4




3.75 - 3.99





3.5 - 3.74





3.25 - 3.49





3.0 - 3.24





2.75 - 2.99





2.5 - 2.74





2.25 - 2.49





2.0 - 2.24


AFA Memberships • • • • • • • •

GPA / SAT / ACT Distribution Class of 2011 GPA


In keeping with NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice, we do not report mean GPA or standardized test scores.

Middle 50% range for the class of 2011



Middle 50% range for the class of 2011 CR 450 - 580 | MA 450 - 570 WR 420 - 550

Middle 50% range for the class of 2011

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Small Boarding Schools Association (SBSA) Association of Military Colleges and Schools in the United States (AMCSUS) Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Bay Area Association of Independent Schools (BAAIS) National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) Tampa Bay Independent Secondary Schools

2.98 - 3.85

AFA Accreditations • • •

Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)

18 - 24 composite score

Co-Curricular Programs Students can take part in a variety of programs which include academic, athletics, clubs, and organizations, such as: Aviation Academy

Marine Science


SCUBA Certification





Track & Field











Student Government

Engineering Club

Math Honor Society

National Honor Society

Spanish National Honor Society

Notable College Matriculations Classes of 2005 - 2011 In 2011, 96% of our graduates matriculated to a four-year college. Over the past three years we have averaged $3.7 million in scholarships and financial aid. The Academy takes great pride in its mission and the future of its students. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Jacksonville University James Madison University John Hopkins University Johnson and Wales University Kennesaw State University Lafayette College Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University, New Orleans Maine Maritime University Marist College Massachusetts Maritime Academy Merchant Marine Academy Morehouse University New York University Northeastern University North Carolina State University Norwich Univeristy Pennsylvania State University Purdue University Quinnipiac University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhodes College Ringling College of Art & Design Rollins College Saint Leo University San Diego State University Savannah College of Art & Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago St. John’s College (MD) St. Leo University State University of New York Stetson University Stony Brook University Suffolk University SUNY Maritime College Syracuse University


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Matriculations for the 2011 year.