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Long-time South Florida educators Dr. Brent Goldman and Dr. Richard Goldman have launched their cutting-edge venture Xceed Preparatory Academy in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Xceed Prep’s model is a blend of the best educational practices combining technology-enhanced curriculum with on-site coaches and project-based learning to provide a high-quality education for grades 6-12.
Xceed Prep students create a personalized learning plan allowing them to have the flexibility to pursue their own interests and talents. Students have the opportunity to control their day and choose a schedule that works for them.
“Xceed Preparatory Academy truly addresses the deficiencies in the current education model,” explained Brent Goldman, Xceed Preparatory co- founder and CEO. “Flexible schedules and student ownership are the present and the future. Students now get to pursue their interests outside of school without having to sacrifice the quality of their education.”
“We want students to learn the way that works best for them,” added Richard Goldman, co-founder. “Allowing students to work at their own pace and choose their courses are two of the ways to effectively prepare our students for college and their future. It’s a game-changer.”
The Xceed Prep campuses, located in Coral Springs and Dadeland, are modeled after high-tech start-up facilities rather than a traditional factory-style school. Each location will have 75 to 100 students who will work both individually and in groups in a supportive and productive environment. Students will benefit from one-on-one instruction from subject-certified academic coaches and will have access to their online courses year-round and 24 hours a day. Xceed Prep has more than 100 courses to choose from including Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses.
Drs. Brent Goldman and Richard Goldman have been two of the top private school leaders in South Florida for several decades. Richard Goldman was the Dean of Graduate Education at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) for 20 years. He and his team were pioneers in the development of distance and internet-based education at NSU. In 1996, Brent and Richard co-founded The Sagemont School in Weston, Florida. Under Brent Goldman’s leadership the school grew to more than 800 students and sent graduates to universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and Vanderbilt. Additionally, Brent and Richard have co-founded and held leadership positions in a variety of highly successful education ventures, including University of Miami Online High School, Another Generation Preschools and Smart Horizons Career Online Education, which is McDonald’s official high school.
“We have combined the greatest components from each of our successes to create Xceed Preparatory Academy,” said Brent Goldman.
Xceed Prep’s model is designed to provide a well-rounded experience for students.
In addition to flexible schedules, individualized pacing, on-site academic coaches and year-round online curriculum, the school offers college counseling.
The college prep and guidance go beyond helping students get into college. From day one, each student in grades 8-12 will receive an individualized college plan, one-on-one counseling and digital tools that will help prepare him or her for admission to a great college and successful collegiate life.
“We are putting all of the proper measurements and programs in action to build a sense of community at Xceed,” stated Richard Goldman. “When our students are on campus we want them to get the life experience and collaborative interaction needed to succeed.”
Students will learn life skills outside of what they study in their core and elective courses. Vital lessons incorporated into the curriculum includes resume building, group communication and interview skills.
“I’ve seen countless industries other than education making advances in the past few years,” said Brent Goldman. “It’s time to modernize education and transform how children learn, and Xceed is ready to do that.”
Xceed Preparatory Academy is now enrolling students for the 2017 school year.
For more information visit www.xceedprep.org or call 888-688-5147.
About Xceed Preparatory Academy
Xceed Preparatory Academy is a groundbreaking network of private college prep middle and high schools that provides personalized learning plans and schedules delivered in a blended model combining master teachers with technology-enhanced curriculum. The school day is designed to meet the learning needs and interests of each student. More information available at www.xceedprep.org.