Interactive Education Academy
Valrico, FL 33596
About This School
In 2010, Interactive Education Academy had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Interactive Education Academy Reviews
IEA is a wonderful school!
My son has attended IEA for the last 3 years. What a blessing this school has been for him and our family! He needed a small atmosphere to succeed and that is just what he has gotten. Classes are small and the school itself has a family atmosphere. He has a Study Skills class at the end of each day and his English teacher has worked with him one-to-one some days to help him complete assignments and homework. This extra attention has helped him stay focused enough to finish assignments that he used to never do because of his ADHD. His grades have dramatically improved and he is actually excited about going back to school this Fall. He will be doing a dual enrollment class in the Spring this year at HCC and is very excited about the opportunity. The teachers and staff are so patient with him and he has finally made some friends. They have a school bowling league on Friday afternoons that he loves. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a more individualized high school program for their son or daughter.
Great Small School
This is a very small school for middle school and high school students with learning disabilities. My daughter attended high school there for three years and graduated with a regular diploma. She is now attending Hillsborough Community College. The teachers did a tremendous job of working with her both in a small group and individually to bring her reading up to grade level. Her confidence level increased as she became more successful and I will be forever grateful for all the encouragement that the staff gave her. IEA does not have all the bells and whistles that you might get with a larger school but it did give my daughter the chance to get a diploma and hopefully in the future a college degree when the public school she was attending would not work with us. My daughter enjoyed the field trips and events that the school planned and made several close friends that she still stays in contact with even now. I am so happy that we chose IEA.
Ask LOTS of questions. Your child will not receive a diploma geared toward going to college at this school. You won't be told that though, you will be told that they are getting a better one. There are a lot of misbehavior at this school and lack of control. Our child was on level before going there, now is behind an entire year and has summer school to look forward to. Think twice before enrolling your child. This school intentions were correct in the beginning, but has become a school for children that the public schools kick out. Childrens needs are not being met there.... at least not in our situation as well as others that have left. All the children that have left the school are behind and need to make up work.