SOAR Academy students are leaders

Nov 1st, 2013

LAKE WALES –– A special group of students posed for a photo in the new Hillcrest Elementary gazebo recently, wearing blazers that identify them as members of SOAR Academy.

SOAR group 10 13

SOAR Academy is a research-based multi-grade classroom program for 18 students in grades 3-5. Participating students will remain in the same group and with teacher Mary Ann Smith until they leave Hillcrest. In addition to a structured academic, arts and technology program, SOAR Academy students serve as Hillcrest ambassadors; explore career opportunities with local business partners and guest speakers; and take educational field trips as a class.

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