About the Academy

  • We are determined to positively impact the graduation rate of our community and prepare our students for the most important game of all, life.

    The Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy, located in Clearwater, Florida is a public private partnership school that serves fourth through eighth grade students who are not achieving at their grade level, have low self-esteem, or have difficulty adjusting to their academic environment.

    The Academy is made possible by a unique public private partnership between the Pinellas Country School System and the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. The school system identifies children in need of these special surroundings and provides the teachers and principal, while the Foundation provides the assistants, facilities, and classroom enrichment materials.



    The Academy’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade student’s outperformance the Pinellas County School average during the 2016 December Math and Science Midterms. This includes all schools.


    The Academy’s 7th grade class scored 2nd highest out of any 7th grade class in Pinellas County for 2015 December Math Midterms. This counts all middle schools including traditional and charter schools.


    The Chi Chi Rodriquez Academy was the only dropout prevention school in Pinellas Country to receive an overall improving grade for the school year. This grade is equivalent to an A rated school.


    Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT) scores reflected that our students made significant growth in reading during the 2012-2013 school year.