The Academy was incorporated in March of 1999 with a vision of helping others to become successful working with computers. The school’s goal was to give students the proper training to help them excel in the IT industry. The Academy was founded with one basic principle – to help students get a high-quality computer education at an affordable price. Students who have graduated from The Academy’s program(s) have been able to seek employment with the skills and knowledge they have attained at the school and be successful in a competitive job market. In 2003, The Academy was re-established to fill the need for comprehensive computer training in South Florida. At the time, public schools were the main resource for computer training. The rapid growth of technology pointed to a current and future need for trained individuals to meet the need for computer specialists. For that reason, Christopher Perez a Microsoft certified trainer decided to develop a computer training school to meet the needs of adult learners and companies who needed computer expertise.
Mission & Goal
The Academy’s mission is to provide students with a first-class education, actual hands-on experience, and a unique, personalized “student experience.” Our goal is to ensure that each student obtains the proper tools needed to begin a career in the Information Technology field.
The Academy strives in all its activities to provide an atmosphere that fosters professional and personal development, academic achievement, and social interaction.
The Student Experience
The “student experience” is a signature of The Academy. The instructors and staff strive to make each student’s time enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding. We believe that a positive environment leads to success!
Students at The Academy have the opportunity to build one-on-one relationships with instructors and staff.
From day one, Admission Representatives meet with students individually to discuss their educational goals and career objectives. Periodically, instructors provide hands-on internship opportunities and discuss effective study habits and test-taking skills.
The purpose of The Academy is to bridge the gap between students and employers through quality training and personal development. The combined teaching of personal and professional skills enables our students to live and work responsibly in a complex, changing society. The school emphasizes the awareness of the consequences of individual actions and choices.
At The Academy, we dedicate ourselves to providing our students with a quality educational experience — leading to an enriching and profitable career. In achieving this goal, our administration, staff members, and educators understand the following: (a) the most important people in our organization are our students; (b) our students are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them; (c) the purpose of our work is our students; (d) all students who enter the doors at The Academy are entitled to respect, dignity, and the recognition that they are the future professionals of their newly chosen field of study; (e) the staff at The Academy will provide support to the student in the attainment of his/her personal and professional goals and (f) the only unjustified suggestion or complaint is the one which goes unspoken.
We, at The Academy, in support and agreement with this statement, promise to uphold these ideals to the fullest of our abilities.
“The Academy is a private post-secondary institution dedicated to providing quality education designed to prepare students for specific professional fields.
The curriculum prepares students for employment within their chosen disciplines by developing new skills, expanding their knowledge base, and awakening new intellectual interests.
The Academy of South Florida strives in all its activities to provide an atmosphere that fosters professional and personal development, academic achievement, and social interaction”
Christopher M Perez
Director of Operations