Henry T. McMillan Campus

Henry T. McMillan Campus operates as a specialized model designed to offer two separate programs at one school location in partnership with the Escambia County School District

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  • 1403 W. St. Joseph Ave.
    Pensacola, FL 32501
  • (P) 850.497.6692 
  • School District Served: Escambia County School District 
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KAPS Academy of Escambia serves as an early educational therapeutic and behavioral model for elementary school-aged students who are beginning to express behavior difficulties in the classroom or need enhanced social-emotional support and coaching in a non-traditional setting and a safe, supportive, nurturing environment.

Achieve Academy of Escambia is a transitional school for middle school and high school students who have experienced disciplinary violations and were removed from their home campus. After sufficient time spent with Achieve Academy of Escambia, these students will return to their home schools with marked improvement in behavior, attendance, and academics.

KAPS Academy of Escambia excels at providing behavioral, academic, and therapeutic assistance to our younger students in a safe, supportive environment. Our framework designs the learning environment to minimize triggers, resolve negative behaviors, teach replacement behaviors, foster academic growth, and reinforce therapeutic support.

At KAPS Academy of Escambia, we stress the importance of positive peer culture and foster a therapeutic classroom environment that emphasizes the social, emotional, and intellectual development of each child. The program utilizes a behavioral modification system that offers rewards to cultivate positive leadership skills and increase pro-social behaviors. KAPS Academy of Escambia follows a rigorous academic model and is committed to continual academic growth and campus improvement:

  • Academic rigor through data-driven decision making and instruction
  • Frequent progress monitoring using research-based tools
  • Research-based reading and math interventions
  • Differentiated centers-based instruction
  • Focus on academic remediation toward basic skills, which better prepare students for standardized state testing

Through KAPS Academy of Escambia, students have improved their attendance rates, gained access to community resources, demonstrated growth in reading and math, earned field trips and other incentives, and began to enjoy going to school every day.

Highlights of KAPS Academy of Escambia include:

  • 4:1 staff-to-student ratio
  • In-school team leader, academic coordinator, social worker, and program director who support academics and school climate
  • Personal accountability for behavior and academic achievement
  • Positive behavior reinforcement through early intervention and positive rewards
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Social skills groups
  • Daily gym classes
  • Referrals for community counseling services
  • Nursing and health services
  • Life skills development
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy

As a transitional school for middle school and high school students who have experienced disciplinary violations and were removed from their home campus, Achieve Academy of Escambia’s mission is to ensure that these students return to their home schools in a timely manner demonstrating marked improvement in behavior, attendance, and academics.

To create a challenging, academically rigorous, and safe environment for all students, we utilize the Florida Department of Education Common Core State Standards curriculum and the instructional strategies of Jobs for the Future (JFF).

Additionally, Achieve Academy of Escambia offers Compass Learning for credit learning as well as an Accelerated Learning program.

Students and families also have access to services such as:

  • Back to School Night (meet and greet)
  • Parent-teacher conferences
  • Automated call system
  • Around-the-clock access to all administrators

Here you’ll find some important information regarding our admissions process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Admissions Process:

  • Contact is made with each eligible student’s parent/legal guardian for their signature on a waiver (in the case of a student who is not an Exceptional Education student) or a waiver and a Staffing Eligibility Report (in the case of Exceptional Education students).
  • If the parent/legal guardian does not sign a waiver and/or Staffing Eligibility Report, the District may utilize the due process procedures to refer eligible students.