A Message to All Students from Andrew Post
Welcome to the 2016−17 school year! Catapult Academy is determined to provide a comprehensive, challenging, and rewarding academic program that empowers you, the student, to embrace any and all opportunities that are presented in your future. It is important to us as educators that when you earn a diploma from Catapult Academy, that you do so with confidence, knowing that you are well prepared and poised to succeed at any and all of your future endeavors. At Catapult, we are cognizant of the fact that your presence at, or interest in attending, one of our sites is due to a reflective decision, that for one reason or another, at this moment in your life, a non-traditional, more self-paced learning environment would best suit your continued educational success. The professionals at Catapult Academy are determined to ensure that this decision reinforces your understanding of the following benefits that may have led you to attend our institution:
- Personalized blended instruction, delivered both online and with a physical teacher present
- Low teacher-to-student ratios and a small-school environment
- Flexible scheduling to accommodate your job and family responsibilities
- College and career coaching
- Non-cognitive/social-emotional support services
- Ability to earn college credits via dual enrollment course offerings (availability varies by site)
- Ability to earn career and technical education industry certifications to make yourself more marketable to the workforce now and in the future
- And of course, upon completion of required credits, a high school diploma from your district
A high school diploma does not guarantee you a successful future; however, it does ensure that the doors of opportunity will be open to you regardless of the path you choose to explore next. We are humbled by the trust that you have placed in Catapult Academy to help pave the way to the next phase of your life! We look forward to working with you, students as well as our parents/caregivers, school districts, and communities to ensure that collectively, we are all successful at producing diploma graduates who are productive and marketable citizens in our society. We are here to serve you!
Superintendent of Schools
About the Superintendent
Andrew Post serves as President and Superintendent of Schools for Catapult Academy. In this capacity, Andrew is responsible for the day-to-day operations, including the recruitment and retention of students, increasing student achievement, professionally developing and monitoring teachers and administrators, and managing resources of school sites in districts throughout Florida and Georgia. Prior to joining Catapult, Andrew served as a classroom teacher and school site administrator in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and most recently as an Assistant Superintendent in Duval County Public Schools. In Duval, Andrew was responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring the district’s Overage Academy, Bridge to Success, as well as designing multiple Early College Career Academy Models with Fortune 500 business partners that have gained national attention and recognition. Andrew was successful in leading processes that resulted in dramatically increasing the district’s overall and African-American graduation rates, college readiness reading and math rates, and high school accelerated coursework participation and performance rates; all historic highs for the district. Aside from his work within the school district, Andrew founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit which infuses literacy and sports to increase students’ chances at becoming high school graduates through programming in the United States and Jamaica. Andrew holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Secondary Education from the University of Miami.