North County Career Fair

The North County Career Fair was held on April 4th at the Havert L. Fenn Center. Approximately 400 juniors and seniors from Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, Fort Pierce Central, Lincoln Park Academy, and Performance Based Preparatory Academy were in attendance. Students were able to meet and chat with company representatives, ask questions about their company and careers, interview, and possibly land internships. The goal was to expose students to the companies and businesses in St. Lucie County, provide them with the opportunity to learn and explore specific industries, gain the confidence needed to approach adults and start conversations, interview, and … Read More


St. Lucie Public Schools took 34 wonderful seniors across the state to visit Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers. The students had the opportunity to receive a guided bus and walking tour that included their main campus (academic classrooms, academic resources, and administrative offices), residential halls, dining halls, basketball arena, and more. It was a beautiful day, a beautiful campus, and an amazing group of students. Wings Up!

SLPS Goes to FAU

SLPS took 33 of our shining seniors to Florida Atlantic University on Monday, October 16th. The students heard directly from admission representatives, received a comprehensive tour of campus, and ate lunch in the FAU Dining Hall. Go Owls! Our next college trip is October 25th and we are headed to Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.  

Mark Your Calendars: SLPS College Fair

We are excited to host the St. Lucie Public Schools College Fair on Thursday, September 21st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center. St. Lucie Public School students in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to meet with over 80 organizations ranging from armed services to technical schools, colleges, and universities. They will provide information about admissions and college life. There will also be two financial aid sessions at the event. The college fair is located at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Avenue, in Ft. Pierce. … Read More

College and Career Development Workshop Series: What Parents Need to Know

St. Lucie Public Schools’ Office of Teaching and Learning has launched a College and Career Development Workshop Series: What Parents Need to Know.  These workshops are geared for parents of 9th-12th grade students. The first workshop was held on July 18th at the SLPS District Office.  The first topic of the evening was College 101 presented by Kayleigh Nemo, District College and Career Advisor.   The second topic of the evening was Dual Enrollment 101 presented by Monica Brooks, Guidance Director at Port St. Lucie High School.  Dr. Beth Amey, IRSC Pruitt Campus Director, was in attendance to speak about Florida … Read More

2022 SLPS College Fair Has a Robust Turnout

The 2022 SLPS College Fair was November 3, 2022, at the Havert L. Fenn Center. This was the first in-person college fair in over two years, and it did not disappoint. We had over 50 college, university, and military representatives in attendance as well as almost 1,000 SLPS students. The evening also included two information sessions for students and parents to attend: FAFSA 101 hosted by IRSC and Scholarships 101 hosted by SLPS. This was a new addition to the college fair and we saw wonderful attendance for those sessions. We are looking forward to planning the 2023 St. Lucie … Read More

Getting Our Nutrition on at PBPA

UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program stopped in at PBPA to discuss nutrition with our LAPP students and a few others. The nutrition educator talked about food groups, good vs bad beverages, sugar shockers, and portion control. We look forward to having them back for other demonstrations, conversations, and projects.

The Corral at PBPA: Feeding Families

Performance Based Preparatory Academy is one of the schools fighting to break the stigma between finance and food. In two months, Performance Based became eligible to be the site of a School and Teen Pantry. PBPA had to work with the Treasure Coast Food Bank to satisfy their application and site requirements. Once everything was completed, PBPA was officially approved to operate on November 15th. Our students and their families can take home non-perishable food as well as toiletries with no questions asked. In our two months of operating The Corral, we had students and their families reach out more … Read More

Thanksgiving Food Drive at Performance Based Preparatory Academy

PBPA Student Council partnered with the Treasure Coast Food Bank to hold our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Pictured are Student Council members Morgan Cruce and Marc Jean Baptiste (not pictured: Kiana Medina), along with sponsor Mr. Portee, with our food bank donation. Thank you, Stallions, for your contributions!

PBPA Press-Starting a Tradition

Performance Based Preparatory Academy has created a student-led newspaper. The PBPA Press released its first issue this past October and the students are scheduled to release one issue per quarter. All articles and topics are student-generated. October’s articles ranged from school updates, Hispanic Heritage Month, human trafficking, for or against masks, dealing with anxiety, and being a teen parent. A huge shout out to PBPA Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Josie May for guiding our students as their Faculty Sponsor. For many of our students, this is the first time they have ever been a part of a school organization … Read More

IRSC Career Day at PBPA

The Stallions of PBPA had the opportunity to listen to several departments from Indian River State College. On October 15th, IRSC presented to all of the students at PBPA about the wonderful opportunities available to our students. Representatives came and shared from the following departments: Career Services, Workforce Education (Air Conditioning, Cosmetology, Design Technology, Welding, Barbering, Carpentry, Automotive), Business, Health Science, Nursing, Public Service and CCAMPIS. Postsecondary education can be for ALL. PBPA is looking forward to future events with IRSC .