||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, inquiry learning model school offers a unique small-school environment where everybody knows every student’s name. Hands-on projects, core mastery, and positive interpersonal skills are the focus. If you want a truly different middle and high school experience, discover the Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy that emphasizes deeper real-world 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
June 9, 2017
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.
April 27, 2017
Please join us at our 6th Family Fun Fair on Monday, May 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Riverside's Ryan Bonaminio Park.
March 10, 2017
Vanessa Cortes, 13, attended Springs schools for four years, most recently at FAPA.
January 10, 2017See All News
Visitors to the Pathfinder Resource Center in Riverside, which temporarily houses Magnolia Academy (TK-12th) and Flabob Airport Prep Academy (7th-12th) students, are experiencing the creativity of famous master artisans as well-known works of art have been grouped and displayed by their artists’ country of origin, reported Principal Beverly Voechting.