Our Mission

The mission of the Everglades Preparatory Academy is to offer students and parents a non-traditional, smaller, innovative and challenging learning environment to meet the unique and diverse needs of it’s community. The goal of Everglades Preparatory Academy it so provide a welcoming, supportive, interactive and technology-rich secondary program that will prepare each student for post-secondary education and a successful career.


Inspire students’ creativity, enthusiasm and desire to learn by offering a challenging, interactive and technology-rich learning environment.


Instill in students a sense of responsibility, a concern for the welfare of others and a desire to become contributing members of society by providing them with leadership opportunities, positive mentors and role models by establishing partnerships with community businesses and organizations.


Develop in students a strong confidence in their abilities to reach their goals by assisting them in becoming adequately prepared to enter a college program or career preparation program that will give them opportunities for future employment.

Our Vision

We believe all children can reach their learning potential and that the achievement gap can be eliminated. The Staff and teachers are committed to improving and supporting the School’s mission.


Everglades Prep Academy is committed to creating a safe, positive environment for all of our students, staff, parents and community partners.

Our Classroom

EPA provides educational software learning which will automatically prescribe students with personalized learning paths that cover sections of the course they haven’t mastered. Teachers adjust learning paths and assessments as needed.



Dear Parents,
On behalf of the staff at Everglades Preparatory Academy , I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our students success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out this commitment .

Everglades Preparatory Academy staff and I welcome you to be a part of our school family. We thank you for your support.

“Elevating Excellence through Education”

Linda Johnson-Earsley, Principal


STUDENT TESTIMONIAL:  To my EPA family Thank You for all of the time and energy you put into helping me throughout my high school and college career. During my graduation ceremony I reflected on my educational journey which began with you. Thank you so much for being part of my graduation celebration

Cebrina St. Pierre
Palm Beach State College Fall 2017 Graduate and Everglades Preparatory Academy Alumni (2015 Graduate)



  • Dropout Prevention, Alternative High School serving grades 9-12 students in Pahokee, FL.
  • The school model is highly technology infused, utilizing an instructional framework which emphasizes differentiation through small group, peer-to-peer, mentoring program, self-directed and other hands-on learning methods.
  • We provide College Readiness and Accelerated Programs, Career & College Counseling, Academic Counseling, and Development Coaching
  • Since 2012, our school has successfully graduated over 200 students. Currently, our student enrollment is 102. The school team consists of 2 administrators, 7 instructional staff, and 2 support staff.
  • We have been recognized for having the highest graduation increase rate among African American students in Palm Beach County.
  • From (5) to (10) years Charter renewal from 2017-2027
  • June 2017 ( June 30, 2017-June 30, 2022)Everglades Preparatory Academy received our Accreditation and the benefits that it provides to our learning communities, stakeholders, and society, as it helps to ensure that a high level of quality is maintained and that our school, faculty, and students remain ahead in the areas of education, technology, and innovative best practices.
    • EPA has serviced over the years from 2002 to date: 1300 (+) students.
    • Over 430 students have participated in Anquan Boldin Foundation and Florida Crystals Summer Camp since 2010.

State School Rating:  “COMMENDABLE”