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Academy for Positive Learning

Preschool | Grades K-8 | Palm Beach
128 North C St
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 585-6104

About This School

Academy for Positive Learning is located in Lake Worth, FL and is one of 245 schools in Palm Beach School District. It is a charter school that serves 114 students in grades K-8.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Academy for Positive Learning's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Academy for Positive Learning had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

53% 47%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Worse school I have ever seen!

Reviewed on

My grandchildren went to this school.  When they first enrolled the students were attending classes in trailers.  We was told that would only be until Christmas vacation ended it will be three years in Sept of this year.  The students are still in trailers.  They did build a "NEW" office for the Principal though.  Thank God they no longer attend.  In my 66 years I have never seen such a poorly run school.  I cannot believe this school was ever granted a charter.

depends how you look at the school

By a Former Student on

Academy for Positive Learning is a how-you-roll-the-dice kinda school. If you want your kid/kids to learn everything (including arts blocks like music, art, etc.), this really isn't it because their budget can't really go up to that. 40 hours of volunteer hours are mandatory, which my parents bombed every year (that's how you get on the principal's good side). There are sadly some downsides to the students more than there is the parents.

*uniforms are mandatory unless dress down day
*no nail polish,bracelets
*(Depends on your personality) the kids can be the most annoying beings to ever live (kinda an exaggeration but it's been 3 years for me so...)
*no art, music, woodshop, band, school sports (just mandatory spanish,gym and a dance camp sponsored by Kravis Center in Lake worth)
*principal is strict
*no nurse!! (when i went there, they might have one now)

Well, I'm not going to sound like a complainer, so I'm gonna summarize my thoughts. If you can make room for chaperoning hours, can endure a super-strict principal, and I best suggest the school when your child is entering middle school. And if you want to transfer your child because of their emotional issues/bullied, it is a small school, so I would suggest it. I moved there because i was bullied in my ln my old school, but when I got to middle school, things got more irritating, but the principal is strict on bullying so if you tell her what's happening, she'll control things.

By a Former Student on

This is an awesome school. Don't listen to anything that the second review said. I do agree, if you go to this school they have brilliant teachers and awesome academics. All the teacher care about your health and safety. The principal is strict but it helps kids do their absolute best. This school provides all children with a desk a chair even if you are in elementary school. Let's rap this up: Academy for Positive Learning is a FABULOUS school.

By a Former Student on

AFPL is a wonderful school maria is right about everything she said, ms.e does in fact act as a second mom to most of the students and becomes like family over time, the school has been recently moving to another building and i specifically remember that there are many chairs and desks for every single class in that school, each student does get their own desk to do their work, also they don't charge any money from what i know you just have to volunteer 40 hours to the school a year and they do have certain clothes that they need to buy, specifically because they don't want anyone feel bad if they can't buy the top name brand clothes, shoes etc., my point being that for a charter school that doesn't charge parents fees, and they give these kids a good education not to mention awesome field trips, it is overall a wonderful school to go to

By a Parent on

My child went to AFPL for one year and that was enough for us to see that although the academics are set at a high standard, the happiness of the students is the last priority. If your child likes being talked down to and you as a parent like to be pushed around mentally by Ms. Espinosa then this might be your school. The school prides it's self on being a Title 1 school but then expects the low income parents of the children to buy excessive amounts of supplies and pay twice the price for school clothing just to have them embroidered with AFPL logo. Don't expect your child to be provided a desk to do their work on beacause it won't happen. In the elementary classes the childeren have to do all work on the floor in tiny class rooms. If you have other options I would recomend expolring them completely before choosing this school.

By , a Former Student on

i went to afpl for 5 years and throw out those years my grades became high and stayed their. Ms.E was are second mom she knew all are names.always knew what we were up to. helped us join the high schools we wanted to join. made it possible for us to go on the most out standing field trips.was alaways their to help us with anything.

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