||Name: Nellie Camarena
Age: 17 Grade: 12
I chose: Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy, FAPA
Why? To reach my goal of being accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis so I can serve my
country, travel the world, and show my parents that I
have the skills with which I was raised.
Nellie says: “I went to FAPA on a field trip as a
GATE student. At the end of a week there, I went
flying with an instructor. I fell in love with airplanes
as soon as the air lifted us from the ground.” She
advises new students to believe in themselves and
stay on the path for their success.
Our project-focused, integrated learning model offers a unique school environment where everybody knows every student’s name. Our Global Transitions Program (GTP) is designed to provide career and college preparation to students in grades 7-12. Students will be introduced to career paths that connect them directly to the global world. Students will have the opportunity to learn the 21st Century Skills that will prepare them to enter the job force or attend college directly after high school. If you want a truly different middle and high school experience, discover the Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy that emphasizes deeper connections, collaborations with adults and peers and time to pursue passion-driven interests. Our program ensures that every student is prepared for both college and the world of work through rigorous, supported courses, school-organized internships, and concurrent college enrollment. Students graduate with a resume of experiences and skills, a UC-ready transcript, college units and friends that will last a lifetime.
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News + Announcements
August 18, 2017
Dr. Paul Foster, FAASTeam Program Manager at the Riverside Flight Standards District Office, presented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to John Adair, a ground school instructor at Flabob Academy Preparatory Academy (FAPA).
August 7, 2017
Thomas Acuna, a 2017 graduate from Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (FAPA) and a CTE photography student, took part in Off the Block, a documentary filmmaking project, this summer as part of UCR ArtsBlock
July 12, 2017Seth Blynn
of Jurupa Valley, a 14-year-old 8th
grade student with Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy (going into 9th
grade with the Magnolia Student Center in the fall), goes scuba diving near Catalina 37 feet below the surface. He said of the experience, “I had the best time ever and can’t wait to do it again.”
June 9, 2017See All News
FAPA student Tim Carlson made his first solo flight. In November, he took an introductory flight at Hemet-Ryan Flight School; he flew alone onboard a Cessna 172 Skyhawk on May 27.