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Our Story

Our mission is to empower students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive therapeutic educational environment.

Established in 1999, Pepin Academies are 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, tuition-free, public charter schools that serve students with specific learning and learning related disabilities. We educate students in 3rd through 12th grade, and also offer a transitional, job training program for students 18 to 22-years-old. Pepin Academies are considered ESE Center schools. We feature a nurturing environment that focuses on improving the academic and social success of students. All students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and educational opportunities such as athletics, performing arts, clubs and career and technical education. .

Today, Pepin Academies has grown to serve over 1,200 students, with Hillsborough County campuses in Tampa and Riverview and a campus in New Port Richey, which serves the students in Pasco County.

Pepin Academies also offers a Transition Program that is a comprehensive individualized program of vocationally-based training in conjunction with life and job readiness courses, designed for young adults ages 18 to 22 who have an identified learning or learning-related disability. The program offers on-site career training through community partnerships.