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The Centre for Girls
105 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
The Centre for Girls provides free after school programs for girls between the ages of ten and 18 years. The goal is toMore help them transition from childhood and adolescence into healthy adulthood. The Centre provides a safe place for girls to go after school and on school holidays, featuring community service projects, family fun nights and activities, support groups for parents of teens and homework help. Emphasis is placed on helping girls build better decision-making skills, understand health and body issues, appreciate the benefits of volunteering and boost self-confidence and a sense of responsibility.
North Tampa Alternative School
8602 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

North Tampa Alternative School was established to educate students that displayed a pattern of disruptive behaviorsMore or committed a violation that was not due to any disability.

The average length of a student's stay is a year. However, students must remain at the school until they meet the requirements of his or her expulsion, including maintain a satisfactory behavioral, academic and attendance record, take part in at least three parent involvement activities and maintain a satisfactory academic record. After a student meets the criteria, he or she transitions back to a neighborhood school.

Approximately 70 percent of students are black, 18 percent are Hispanic, 8 percent are white and 4 percent are multi-racial. In addition, 31 percent are classified as students with disabilities and 15 percent are classified as English Language Learners. Approximately 87 percent of students receive free or reduced cost lunches.

The school is a part of the teacher Incentive Fund, which provides additional compensation for teachers and administrators at high needs schools who are deemed effective.

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