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Bridge To Independence, Inc. dba: Bridge To Private School provides a diverse student body with the best possible education by focusing on the fundamental academic discipline in an atmosphere that affirms academic achievement, maintains a caring learning environment, involves parents and the community in school activities, utilizes innovative teaching techniques delivered by a superior faculty, and offering a challenging curriculum that prepares each student for academic success in their future education..
Technology is a critical tool in the information age and is part of at the daily routine in each classroom. Internet access is available throughout the facility and the computer lab has an average of fifteen students computer workstations with Internet and support software based on identified individual needs and students learning styles and learning goals. The classrooms have smart boards (whiteboard) to develop multimedia lesson banks and projects in core academic disciplines, on-line access to reference resources and access to the schools instructional software collections.
True Tigers’ make a path where there is none. From BTI‘s first year to today, our students, parents, faculty and staff have combined to transfer an ideal school into a compelling and meaningful educational experience. As a community, we have sought to represent the Epitome of empathy, collaboration, and problem-solving in the world. Our students’ have participated in community events and show sportsmanship in athletics, and passionate curiosity have captured the hearts and minds of those who have had the fortune to work with them. Our students are becoming skilled information processors and social change agents.
Nicole Phillips Hollis is the Chief Executive Director/Principal for Bridge to Independence, Incorporated; a 501(c)(3) non- profit educational organization. Nicole Phillips-Hollis is a native of Orlando, Florida, and graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida. She is the author of “My Neighborhood Super Kids”. Hollis’ main objective is to improve the lives of children who live in the Orlando rural areas who suffer from a lack of success in the traditional classroom setting. This was achieved by implementation of a customized academic curriculum to fit the needs of students whose academic levels are below performance. Over the past few years, Bridge to Independence has developed an advanced curriculum for students whose academic levels are of advanced performance during the school year. In 2017 the school obtained accreditation from the Association of Independent Schools of Florida. Ms. Hollis has established several partnerships with the University of Central Florida, the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment (CREATE) to name a few. In 2018 City of Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill funded/provided an audio class for BTI’s high school students. Also, in the year 2018 Edmentum software comprising of a digital curriculum Mathematics, English and Reading for all levels within the school K-12 was implemented. This digital curriculum allowed students to work at grade level and was also suitable for remediation. This allowed BTI to be fully prepared when in 2020 schools went virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ms. Hollis’ most recent partnership took place in 2021 by establishing new dual enrollment partnerships with Valencia College and University of South Florida. Ms. Hollis is passionate about education and developing the child to be a productive citizen.
As a principal, Ms. Hollis always believes in setting goals and objectives for the students and parents. To reach our school goals, everyone is expected to participate in the G. B. A. language.
Grades: Focusing on each student’s grades and average to maintain school promotion. Behaviors: Promoting each student’s positive behavior in school to maintain academic excellent.
Attendance: Providing students the opportunity to acquire specific skills and meet course goals and objectives that may not otherwise be possible if they are not in attendance at school.