Pepin Academies recognizes the need for additional support and education for students with learning disabilities as they leave high school, and has provided a transition program at our Tampa campus and downtown campus, located in the office of Public Defender Julie Holt for many years. The program provides training for students, ages 18-22 in life and work skills and offers them the opportunity to work in supervised apprentice positions with many major companies throughout the Tampa Bay area. Pepin Academies are tuition-free charter schools, with campuses in Tampa, Riverview and New Port Richey serving students with learning disabilities in grades 3-12 and age 18-22 since 1999. 

Pepin Academies recently partnered with the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) to expand its transition program to the Brandon/Riverview area with the newly- created Centre for Unique Abilities and are now accepting new students. 

"BSAC’s new partnership with Pepin Academies and their workplace transitional program is a coming together of two innovative nonprofits to transform the landscape of opportunity for the special needs community and beyond," said Chuck Burgess, executive director for BSAC. "To be able to provide oppo unities for workplace skill development, specialized training and workplace preparedness for these students at BSAC through this program is so powerful and impactful. It is truly a blessing."

Our goal is to provide individuals with learning disabilities the opportunity to develop work skills that will enable them to become independent and live their lives to the fullest. If you or your child feel the Pepin Academies Centre is the right program, please call today as seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Grant funding covers tuition and all ancillary costs needed to provide education to each student.