School Information

  • Disston Academy for Progress and Enterprise Disston Academy for Progress and Enterprise

    Address: 5125 11th Avenue S., Gulfport, FL 33707

    Phone: (727) 893-1115

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Tamika Hughes-Leeks

    School Hours: 7:15 AM  -  1:45 PM

    About Us:
    Disston Academy for Progress and Enterprise is an accredited, Pinellas County public school providing scholars with an opportunity to get back on track or work ahead to acquire credits for high school graduation requirements. Our school uses a blended model of digital and teacher-directed instruction. All coursework is mastery-based and gives scholars the opportunity to earn credits on an individualized plan and often at an accelerated pace.  We live our school motto:  WE ARE THE MIGHTY PHOENIX ASCENDING THE ASHES AND SOARING TO GREATNESS!

    Areas of Study


    • All core courses offered to meet graduation requirements
    • Elective course offerings and dual-enrollment opportunities are available in partnership with Pinellas Technical College and St. Petersburg College
    • Embedded reading and mathematics testing preparation

    School Vision
    100% Student success through preparation, performance and pride.

    School Mission
    The Phoenix Promise is to educate and prepare each student for college, career and life through the expectation of performance and the infusion of pride.

    School Mascot
    The mascot of Disston Academy for Progress and Enterprise is the Phoenix. The phoenix symbolizes rebirth and transformation.