Curriculum & Scholarships 


Your Child Learning at His or Her Own Pace for Success

The Core Curriculum:

Includes basic academic disciplines that focus on essential educational needs: math, English, Literature and Creative Writing, social studies, science, Word Building (spelling), and Bible Reading. Each core subject contains 156 PACEs from kindergarten through Level 12. Exceptions are math (144 PACEs), Word Building (concludes with Level 9), and Literature and Creative Writing (for Levels 2 through 8). Some core courses are enhanced with DVD's, videos, and computer software.

Each core subject consists of 12 PACEs per level. Typical students work daily on one PACE in each subject and may be performing at varying levels according to the diagnostic test results. Most complete at least 70 PACEs per year, maintaining academic balance by completing about the same number of PACEs in each assigned subject.

Students who are more skilled may progress at a faster rate or may accelerate in the areas of their academic strengths. Slower students are encouraged to do their best but are able to work at their levels of proficiency and proceed as they are capable.

    Step Up For Students:

    offers two scholarships that are based on your household’s income: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and the Family Empowerment Scholarship.

    The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and the Family Empowerment Scholarship give families a choice of financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or helps with transportation costs for students to attend a public school different than the one they are assigned to. The Family Empowerment Scholarship transportation option is limited for the students with the greatest need.

    Both scholarships are based on financial need and not how well your child does in school. The application is the same for both scholarships. We determine if you are eligible, and for which scholarship.

    The Florida Legislature established the Florida Education Foundation as a direct support organization to the Florida Department of Education in 1984. The Foundation was created to manage external resources for the benefit of pre-kindergarten to 12th grade education. The Foundation’s endowment was established with a generous gift from Mary Murdock in 2012.

    In 2015, the Board took note of foundation and state educational organizational models, and launched a strategic planning process to determine areas where a private sector foundation might serve as a change agent for improved educational outcomes. That process launched the three major areas of work that currently define the Foundation’s efforts: Strengthening systems for standards and accountability, closing achievement gaps, and improving outcomes in early grades reading.


    As a valued partner in public education and a direct support organization for the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Education Foundation invests in high achievement for every student to contribute to Florida’s globally competitive workforce.


    Every student graduates from high school ready for post-secondary education and a career.


    The Florida Education Foundation supports the Florida Department of Education and highest student achievement for all Florida students through:

    1. Recognizing and supporting the development of teachers, learners and leaders.

    2. Telling the story of Florida’s education progress in preparing students for lifelong success.

    3. Raising and managing financial resources to improve Florida’s outcomes.