By providing excellence in education at Bell Creek Academy, we spark curiosity, and our students ask questions. We collaborate on real issues and our students see the world from a new perspective. We view learning as meaningful opportunities focusing on technology, math and science, the use of digital tools, and emphasizing school-wide and individual character building.  

Schools are about students and our students are at the center of every decision we make. From our in coming middle school 8th graders to our graduating seniors, we design learning that engages creativity, motivates critical thinking, and inspires collaboration. In turn, our students stretch and grow beyond their wildest imaginations preparing them for future of endless possibilities.

Bell Creek Academy is a tuition free public charter school and is fully accredited by Cognia



The Cambridge Secondary Program, together with the AICE Program, prepares students for graduation, college, and beyond – helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning. Cambridge International helps students become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Students are encouraged to develop an international outlook and become confident global citizens. Ready to tackle the demands of tomorrow’s world, capable of shaping a better world for the future.

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Project-Based Learning (PBL) at Bell Creek Academy is an instructional methodology that encourages students to learn and apply knowledge and skills through an engaging experience. PBL presents opportunities for deeper learning in-context and for the development of important skills tied to college and career readiness. Project-based learning activities are interdisciplinary, rigorous, and student-centered. Research on PBL supports an increase in student engagement and achievement, and helps students develop the 21st-century skills they need to succeed in their future careers.



Executive Internship Program

The Executive Internship Program is designed to provide students with a head start toward applying textbook learning with the opportunity to become productive and responsible citizens of the 21st century. The program enables the student to extend their knowledge beyond the classroom. It offers an opportunity for students to apply their high school knowledge and skills to an independent career exploration in an area of personal interest.

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Our developmentally responsive curriculum provides dynamic learning activities that allow students to grow in confidence. A balance of content mastery and skill development ensures that students are ready for their next exciting learning opportunity. The middle, and high school curriculums are based upon the state curriculum frameworks and course description by the Florida State Department of Education.

Middle School HigH School



Learning outside the confines of the Bell Creek Academy campus provides significant opportunities for growth and discovery. It begins with visits to the Glazer Children's Museum and The Florida Aquarium. Adding to our Marine Biology studies is a behind the scene discovery at Sea World. Sixth graders experience a hands-on 2-day field study trip to Bone Valley hunting for fossils, canoeing on Peace River and discovering Florida's ecosystem. Seventh graders swim with the Dolphins during a 3-day Florida Keys trip. Washington DC provides eight graders with in person Civics lessons.



Discover this new virtual and paperless Community Service tracking platform that allows students to request pre-approval, and then submit, earned service hours.
Click below for a tutorial on creating an account. For any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Vanderbilt at 

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As with all POLICIES AND PROCEDURES handbooks, it is important to try to list every possible situation that might arise in a school. We have attempted to cover as many areas of concern as possible. Please consult with the administrative team should there be any questions regarding the expectations of the handbook.

Please read this handbook very carefully. We also require you to read the School District Student Code of Conduct. Students will be provided a page that requires the signature of the student and parent/guardian. The signed formed must be returned to school for placement in the student file.

For safety and to minimize disruptions, students are not permitted to order food deliveries of any kind during school hours or after school hours. Orders from Uber Eats, Grub Hub, pizza delivery, etc. will be declined by the front office. 
Parents/Guardians should not bring or drop off food for students, unless prior permission has been given by the school administration.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

In accordance with federal anti-discrimination laws and the Florida Educational Equity Act, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.