WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – June 2022

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“Here, students are interested in doing, learning and accomplishing. There are no rewards or punishment, but plenty of positive reinforcement. In many cases, we provide a few minutes of instruction and then let the students do the work.”

— Judy Blake According to Kane, teachers at the school encourage each student to follow his or her interests and passions. The teaching environment is peaceful and filled with purpose. “We have all open spaces, no closed doors and there’s freedom of movement for everybody,” Blake said. “Here, students are interested in doing, learning and accomplishing. There are no rewards or punishment, but plenty of positive reinforcement. In many cases, we provide a few minutes of instruction and then let the students do the work.” At #1 Education Place, homework is not a regular occurrence.“Our students have a life outside of school,” Kane noted. The school also offers flexible arrivals and departures for students. According to Blake, flexible schedules are important for students who have serious interests in other endeavors, such as tennis, golf and equestrian sports that require unique travel and practice time. For the elementary school and middle school students at #1 Education Place, they do get 30 minutes of recess every day and occasionally go on field trips. #1 Education Place is located at 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 23. For more info., call (561) 753-6563 or visit www.1educationplace.com. 32

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Score Academy Score Academy, the private school component of Score at the Top, with a location on State Road 7 in Wellington, is also an option for families that require flexible scheduling because traditional schools don’t work for them. Score Academy teaches NCAA-approved core courses and is a SACS (Southern Association of Colleges & Schools) and SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) approved school. “We are your pathway to academic success, virtually or locally,” said Maggie Alexander, the center director and head of school.“You don’t have to be in Wellington to attend Score Academy.” At Score Academy, you can learn on site or remotely.According to Alexander, one of the appealing aspects of Score Academy is that many classes are oneon-one with a teacher, and no class has more than four students. Some classes feature a student connected via Zoom, who is joined by a student and teacher in one of Score’s classrooms. “Our classes are live, synchronous and faceto-face,”Alexander said. Many of the students at Score Academy are serious equestrian competitors

“We are your pathway to academic success, virtually or locally. You don’t have to be in Wellington to attend Score Academy.”

— Maggie Alexander — hunters, jumpers or dressage riders. Many other students are tennis players, golfers, water skiers, figure skaters and dancers. Because of different and changing schedules, students who compete in equestrian pursuits are enrolled at Score Academy for classes throughout the day. The academy accommodates a significant number of international students, as the school has the ability to provide I-20 visas for students who want to study and reside in the United States. Besides catering to full-time students, Score at the Top also provides SAT and ACT prep workshops, as well as tutoring in all subject areas.You can also register to take a regular, honors or AP class at Score Academy, even if you attend a different school.


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