Technological Approach To Children With Disabilities

No Limits Academy:
Takes Technology Approach To Educating Students With Disabilities
Some businesses are created out of opportunity. Others are created out of desire or mission. No Limits Academy in Melbourne was created out of sheer will and an unrelenting belief that things needed to be done a different way.

Laura Joslin is the source of that […]

New Hope for Familes of Children with Autism

by Josh Field
Puzzle Box Academy Provides Answers, Options and Choices

The signs may be there but oftentimes go undetected or undiagnosed before a parent, relative or friend notices something “different” with the child. It may start as a lack of smiling or making eye contact and later manifest itself in no verbal communication or interest in […]

Alumni Profile: Zac Wallingford

Name: Zac Wallingford
Title: Network Advisor
Company: Atlantic Business Systems
Location: Melbourne

“I credit Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy with teaching me important life lessons in persistence, hard work and dedication that carry over to my career today.”

For Zac Wallingford, being able to live and work in Melbourne is a true blessing. A 2005 graduate of Holy Trinity […]

Springboard to the Future

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Propels the Class of 2016 Toward a World of Options

As Mason Sands counts down the days until his high school graduation on May 14, he faces a tough choice: Harvard or Yale? The salutatorian for Holy Trinity’s Class of 2016, Mason plans to study international relations and global affairs, with a […]

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Table

Local musician Jay DiBella has taken his love for carpentry and refurbishing and started creating unique repurposed products.

FCAT’s Replacement is the FSA

FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) used to be a term that fired up Floridian students and teachers to hit the books hard. The 2014-2015 school year bids farewell to the FCAT and welcomes a new assessment that challenges students with a higher level of rigor in a markedly different format.

Eastern Florida State College Launching Health Careers

Health care is among the fastest growing job fields in the nation, including Brevard County where excellent careers await those with the right education and training.

Breaking the Ice

By Cindi Courbat
Design Students See Hidden Potential in Melbourne’s Historic Ice Plant
A little imagination can go a long way when it comes to breathing new life into an old building — at least that’s what local historian Lesa Larusso believes.

To prove her point, Lesa, who heads up Eastern Florida State College’s (EFSC) Interior Design program, […]

The ABC’s of Pre-kindergarten

It is difficult to believe that the school year is more than half over and summer is just around the corner.  If you have a 4-year-old, you may already be wondering what services exist next school year to prepare him or her for kindergarten.  The time is just right to learn more about Florida’s Voluntary […]

Head of the Class

The New Head of School at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Christopher Hayes admits he became an educator almost by accident. But this “accident” just happened to lead him to a lifelong passion for a career in education. As the new Head of School for Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (after Catherine Ford’s retirement) Mr. Hayes brings 25 […]

2013 Brevard County High School Seniors on the Road to Success


As the class of 2013 prepares to enter the college world, we would like to take a moment to celebrate some of the local remarkable seniors. This year, the students told us about their favorite memories and what their plans are as they prepare for the next step in their journey. Their many accomplishments include […]

Viera Charter School Public Lottery

Brevard County Sherriff Wayne Ivey to Assist in First Ever Public Lottery for Viera Charter School on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Tremendous demand for new charter school results in more student applications than available student space.

Over 1,200 student applications have been submitted to Viera Charter School in anticipation of the new school’s opening at 6206 Breslay […]

Think Big: Tony Catanese Doesn’t Believe in Small Ideas

Tony Catanese doesn’t believe in small ideas. In fact, a favorite quote, from famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, best captures Catanese’s philosophy: “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work…remember that our sons and grandsons […]

11 Area Students Receive Scholarships from Health First Foundation

The Health First Foundation has awarded eleven $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at nine Brevard County high schools who will be pursuing advanced degrees in medical studies at various colleges across the region. The criteria for scholarship selection included grade point average, school and community activities, financial need, and a written essay by applicants about […]

Dare to Design: BCC Interior Design Program

By: Tammy Roberts
Photography By: Christina Stuart

For some people, creativity comes naturally. For others, it is more of a learned process, encouraged through different ways of thinking and various methods of teaching. Both types of people are welcome in the Brevard Community College Interior Design Program.

Started in 2006, this popular program, which is exclusive to the […]

National Spelling Bee Contestant: Stuti Mishra

Holy Trinity eighth grader Stuti Mishra has won the Orlando Regional Spelling Bee for the second year in a row, earning her an encore performance at the Scripps National Spelling Bee near the nation’s capitol later this month.  During the 53rd annual Central Florida competition, top spellers from Lake, Osceola, Sumter, Marion, Orange, Seminole and […]

Class of 2012

By: Christine A. Davis, ED.S. Director of Communications, Brevard Public Schools
This spring more than 5,000 students will don caps and gowns and walk in commencement ceremonies around Brevard County. Most of them will be about 18 years old, born in 1994, the last year known as Generation Y. The 2012 graduating class surpassed the state […]

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Huseyin Dogan

Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida
Host Fulbright Scholar

A successful proposal crafted in partnership by BCC and UCF recently brought a very special person to Brevard County, as the two institutions welcomed Fulbright Scholar Dr. Huseyin Dogan.

Professor Dogan is the chair of the psychology department at Meliksah University in Turkey.  His areas […]

Teacher of the Year Finalist: Keith Schachter

Keith Schachter, finalist for the Brevard Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year award, teaches world cultures and is currently in his fourth year at Stone Middle School.   Schachter’s principal, Andrew Johnson, in his recommendation letter said, “History and social studies are the boilerplate and keys to our future and Keith Schachter is a noteworthy key […]

‘Tis Better to Give

Teaching kids the true meaning of the holiday season
Cathy Ford knows how important it is to ensure children understand what the holiday spirit really is. As headmaster of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy “our students represent a very diverse religious community,” says Ford. “’We try and instill a sense of respect by honoring their own faith […]