New Teacher Academy

Target Audience:

High School Students at RRHS, WRHS, and ZHS

General Description

The New Teacher Academy is offered at River Ridge High School, Wiregrass Ranch High School and Zephyrhills High School. Students who enter their first class learn quickly that clinical experience working with kids, coupled with giving back to the Pasco community, is the catalyst for success within the NTA. The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Career and Technical Frameworks provide standards for the program, but it is through the true focus of the program is experiential learning. Developing future teachers while serving the community provides a powerful platform upon which to build the next generation of Pasco County Teachers. Incentives will be provided to students who return to Pasco County to complete their final internship and join our team as a new teacher! 

Required Prerequisites

  • Students who live within the attendance boundary River Ridge High School, Wiregrass Ranch High School and Zephyrhills High School have the opportunity to be a part of the program.  
  • High school students zoned for any of these high schools who are interested in the New Teacher Academy should contact the school’s administration for information on enrollment.  
  • Applicants from out of zone who are interested in being part of an NTA program should complete the Pasco Pathways School Choice application.  
  • Applicants will be reviewed for a 2.0 GPA for any middle or high school courses taken as well as any required prerequisites for the grade level for which they are applying. 

Contact Information

Charlotte Kralik
Professional Development Program Coordinator