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St. Petersburg, Florida

COMMUNITY

IMPACT REPORT


ADMIRAL FARRAGUT ACADEMY Brief Statement on Our History:

THE LIBRARY/STUDENT CENTER THEN

THE LIBRARY/STUDENT CENTER NOW

Admiral Farragut Academy, named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, the first U.S. Naval officer to rise to that rank, was founded in 1933 on the banks of the Toms River in Pine Beach, New Jersey. It began as a college preparatory, militarystyle boarding school for boys. During Admiral Farragut Academy’s first 12 years, the school became so popular that a second campus was purchased in 1945. This is the only campus open today and boasts a college-like campus setting on 35 acres, 6 of which are located directly on Boca Ciega Bay where students and

visitors enjoy boating, sailing, kayaking and numerous marine science activities. Over the years, the school has transitioned and grown. Farragut is now co-educational, college prep, and has both boarding (in grades 8-12) and day students (in grades PreK-12). Today, our campus continues as an honor naval academy and follows the traditions of the Naval Jr. ROTC. We focus on character development to create well-rounded, resilient young men and women who are emotionally mature when they matriculate to college.

Mission Statement: Admiral Farragut Academy provides a college preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women.

LOWER SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL CELEBRATES AFTER THEY STAINED THE SCHOOL’S FENCE.

We are committed to helping our students on their journeys of self-discovery by modeling integrity, self-discipline, perseverance and wellness while preparing them for 21st century challenges within a global society.


ABOUT Admiral Farragut Academy opened its second campus in St Petersburg in 1945. Since that time the academy has been a staple on the West Side of St Petersburg, maintaining the historically designated “Jungle Country Club Hotel”, a St. Petersburg landmark building of architectural significance. Farragut continues to have significant impact in Pinellas County by the nature of its business. Whether one looks at the employment of over 100 county residents or the revenue brought into the area’s hotel and retail industries through their visitors,

boarding student and families, Farragut has been, and continues to be, a positive influence in our community, both financially and socially. This report is intended to contribute to local knowledge about the impact that Farragut has on the community and surrounding areas. We hope this provides you with a better understanding of our commitment to St. Petersburg as well as allows us to celebrate our accomplishments.

Core Values: Admiral Farragut Academy’s core values form the foundation on which our students, faculty, staff, and alumni perform, educate, and conduct themselves. We use these practices every day in everything we do.

INTEGRITY - be of strong moral character SELF-DISCIPLINE - make good choices PERSEVERANCE - accomplish your goals WELLNESS & FITNESS - achieve your full potential

Average Enrollment for one School Year: grades PREK-7TH

{112} day students

grades 8TH-12TH

{ 320} boarding+day students

UPPER SCHOOL AND LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SCIENCE LAB.


$11,000,000 Operating budget

INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES DURING BOARDING STUDENTS’ CHECK-IN DAY.

$6,500,000

Total wages and salaries for faculty, staff, and contract employees

105

EMPLOYEES,

96%

of whom live in Pinellas County

$3,500,000

Spent on local services: banking, food, printing, laundry, utilities, doctors, hospitals, fire alarm, maintenance (i.e. air conditioning, electrical, irrigation, roofing, etc.), pest control and landscape services.

OF WHICH:

$100,000 Spent on Aviation Program at Albert Whitted Airport


average yearly ECONOMIC IMPACT

,000,000 $4 Out-of-State tuition dollars into the St. Petersburg economy.

AERIAL VIEW OF HISTORIC FARRAGUT HALL

$2,300,000

International tuition dollars into the St. Petersburg economy.

$500,000

115

Spent by boarding students in the St. Petersburg community.

Students each year, on average, receive tutition assistance or Foundation-funded scholarships.

550

room nights In the local Hotel Industry

250

Out-of-Town Visitors including prospective families, alumni members and their significant others, dignitaries, consultants, partner schools, etc.

$900,000

Estimated amount of money spent by families on these visits in the community.

$300,000

$50,000 Spent in local venues

$25,000

Spent on limo, taxi, and bus services in St. Petersburg

For the past fifteen years, Admiral Farragut Academy has participated in a community outreach partnership with Academy Prep of St. Petersburg. Academy Prep is a local 5th8th grade charter school that educates low-income minority students in the St. Petersburg community. Admiral Farragut Academy has awarded one fouryear day student scholarship to a deserving Academy Prep graduate each year.

40%

on average of the graduates of the last 5 years attended Florida colleges.


Community Service Projects: LOWER SCHOOL LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS SERVE AS CAMPUS SAFETY.

• Valentines for Veterans Program: Each student from each classroom made a valentine in class that was collected and delivered to the VA Hospital for our wounded/ill/elderly veterans. The Student Council sponsored this event. • All Children’s Hospital: Monies were raised by holding a bake sale sponsored by the Student Council. All monies raised were then used to take a trip to Build-A-Bear in Tampa where students were able to build teddy bears that were then delivered to the All Children’s Hospital for children who would be in the hospital for the holidays. • Pet Pal Shelter: The Student Council sponsored a ‘Crazy Hat Day’. If a student donated an item to help the local pet shelter they were able to wear their favorite crazy hat from home for the school day. They collected between 75-100 items for the local pet shelter with this fundraiser.

UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS HARVEST SALT MARSH PLANTS.

• Clean-Ups: Greenwood Cemetery. Students joined a city-wide cemetery cleanup of this beautiful old cemetery where many early pioneers from St. Petersburg are interred. • Campus Safety: Lower school student volunteer as safety patrols for their peers every weekday at pick-up and drop-off times.

UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT THE PET SHELTER.


community

& SOCIAL IMPACT

All Farragut graduates are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service, but most complete much more. Collectively, our students serve an average of 10,000 community service hours per school year! UPPER SCHOOL • Tampa Bay Watch: We work with Tampa Bay Watch in the Bay Grasses in Classes Program to plant salt marsh grasses to help restore lost habitat in the Tampa Bay Estuary. • Volunteer at Major Non-Profit Organizations and Fundraisers: 9/11 Patriot Breakfast, Angels Against Abuse, Baseball Challenger League, Florida Blood Services, Habitat for Humanity, Nina Harris School, PARC, Petwalk, Queen of Hearts Ball, Southeast Guide Dogs, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Toys for Tots, and the YMCA, as well as in various musical performances. • Exhibition Drill Team Performs for Numerous Community Events: Christmas Parade in St Petersburg, Nina Harris School Outreach Event, Patriot’s Day Celebration, St. Petersburg History Museum Honor Guard, Veterans Day at St. Petersburg College, Veterans

Day at the Dali Museum, Veterans Salute at the St. Pete Yacht Club, and Wounded Warrior. • Honor Guard Presents the Colors at Numerous Community Events: Chamber of Commerce activities, Rays Baseball games, and Veterans Day activities. • NOAA Federal: Received a grant for the 2014 - 2015 School Year. The NOAA Oral Histories Grant allows our 8th Grade Marine Science classes to interview fisher-people about what it was like to fish in Tampa Bay. • USFSP - College of Marine Science: Work with Dr. Teresa Greely and Dr. Angela Lodge in facilitating coastal cleanups.

UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS VOLUNTEERED FOR THE SPARTAN RACE AT THE RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM IN TAMPA TO RAISE FUNDS FOR VARIOUS CHARITIES.


More Benefits to Our Comunity: USE OF CAMPUS FACILITIES BY THE COMMUNITY: AAU Basketball Teams All Star Football Teams Bay Area Law Enforcement K9 Unit Training (drug and bomb training) CONA Leadership - Council on Neighborhood Associations Florida All Star Travel Softball Team Jungle Neighborhood Association Music and Me (mother and toddler program for the community) Park Street Neighborhood Association Scripps Spelling Bee (host site for the regional bee) St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Events St Petersburg Second Time Rounders Band Summer Baseball Leagues in the Area South St. Pete League Yacht Club Estate Neighborhood Association SCHOOL HOSTS GUEST SPEAKERS AND INVITES THE PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE: Bobby Petroceli, Motivational Speaker Courtney Draper, Head Volleyball Coach at USF Dr. Kim Costello, The Costello Center Katie Koestner on “Parenting the Cyber Generation” Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office St. Petersburg K-9 Unit Demonstrations Various College Coaches COMMUNITY PARTNERS: FAWQC - Florida Association for Water Quality Control Florida Aquarium NOAA Federal Secrets of the Sea (formerly The Pier Aquarium) Tampa Bay Watch The Club at Treasure Island USFSP - College of Marine Science WE REFER OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO SOME OF THE FOLLOWING: All-Children’s Hospital Baldizzi Clinic Costello Center Dr. Lori McAuliffe

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW WE IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY, CALL 727-384-5500 EXT. 233 or EMAIL communications@farragut.org

Community Impact Report  
Community Impact Report  

This report is intended to contribute to local knowledge about the impact that Farragut has on the community and surrounding areas. We hope...

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