Welcome To Preparatory Academies

The Celerity family would like to welcome all students, parents and staff to the 2015-16 school year! We are elated to join the 3 Preparatory and Fitness Academies and hope that by uniting forces, we will provide students with the most invigorating and challenging environment possible, which will prepare them well for college and beyond. Celerity was founded by Vielka McFarlane in 2005 as a non-profit organization to provide high quality education in under-served, at risk communities in the Los Angeles area. Our first school opened in September 2005 in the Jefferson Park Community, with only 330 students. Currently, Celerity has opened 8 schools throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area, serving almost 4,000 students.

Each school has made remarkable changes in their API (Academic Performance Index) scores and has consistently academically outperformed their local schools. Due to the high success rate of their California schools, Celerity, for the first time since they started, was invited to manage schools outside of the state. Florida’s Preparatory and Fitness Academies had a good foundation and a lot of wonderful support staff already in place. Celerity was able to bring in a few more essential tools, some which included more technology and curriculum support, in order to ensure the success of all of the students. Celerity is proud to join the Preparatory and Fitness Academy families and look forward to the growth of our wonderful partnership!

26 Schools, 1 Vision