About Edison Private School

Why Us?

At Edison Private School, we feel that the best investment of our future is a good education for our children. We never stop striving for what should be considered the most important decision for your child’s future. Once you step onto our campus, you will see and understand our commitment. This foundation goes well beyond after graduation, but it is instilled towards college and life’s challenges

Academic Excellence

Enrichment Activites

Superior Technology

Fundamental Approach

Our Academic Staff

Edison Private School’s goal and commitment are to provide the highest overall quality education possible for all students. Our highly qualified, talented, and dedicated teachers guide our students to develop intellectually, emotionally, and socially and prepare them for a lifelong journey of learning.

Professional Development

To foster best educational practices, all of our teachers participate in professional development throughout the year to stay abreast of current research and teaching methods and incorporate technology in the classroom.

Technology in the Classroom

Our team of teachers is continually trained to understand and teach the use of technology in the classroom. We use educational software that is integrated into the syllabus of each subject in the curriculum.

Bilingual

Our teachers possess the skills and credentials to successfully teach the programs in two languages (English and Spanish).

Our Mission and Values

Mission

The purpose of Edison Private School is to provide its student community with a high-quality education. Together with our highly trained teachers, we have a mission to explore and exploit students’ abilities in an effective and personalized way. We know that each student is a world unto themselves and each one has different abilities and time for learning, so we make it our mission to understand their individual capabilities. Edison Private School is committed to the success of all students. Learning and teaching is our business and we are determined to be the best we can be.

Philosphy

At Edison Private School we believe it is our duty to foster active learning, knowledge, develop skills and strengths to prepare students for a better future. We believe that students should be enriched intellectually, emotionally, and physically at the same time.

Goals

We want to continue to be the best option for students and for parents and guardians. To increase the use of technology and continue to train educational staff to keep them up to date with new and ever-changing educational strategies.

Objectives

At Edison Private School we aim to develop leadership skills, social, emotional, and academic skills to prepare students for success not only in a school setting but also in professional development, college preparation, and lifelong learning.

A Message from the Principal

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians ff Edison Private School, 

Welcome to the Mighty Eagles Family! I hope you are ready to experience an amazing school year. Our staff is working hard to prepare engaging and rewarding learning experiences for all students. We look forward to seeing our returning students and to meeting our new ones. At EPS, we place high value on our partnership with parents, families, and community, and we invite you to be an active part of helping students to achieve their full potential.

We believe that each student has a gift to share, and we work hard to unlock their highest potential. We have high expectations of our students, and we have high expectations of ourselves to help all EPS students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers. EPS aims to develop leadership skills, social and emotional skills, and academic skills to prepare students for success not only in a school setting but also in career building, college readiness, and life-long learning.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Prohibits harassment and/or discrimination against employees, or applicants on the basis of sex, race, color, ethic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, pregnancy, and any other legally prohibited basis.

Edison Private School admits students of any race, sex, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, and any other legally prohibited basis to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school, including. The administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, Scholarships programs, athletic or other after-school or school administered programs. 

**Parentally placed private school student with a disability does not have an individual right to receive some or all of the special education and related services that the student would receive if enrolled in a public school under the individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), as amended.** 

 

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Reporting Misconduct & Abuse

Section 1006.061(1), Florida Statutes, requires each district school, charter school and private school that accepts scholarship students under ss. 220.187 or 1002.39, Florida Statutes, to post in a prominent place a notice that pursuant to chapter 39 all employees and agents of the district school board, charter school or private school have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect.

Section 1006.061(2), Florida Statutes, requires each district school, charter school and private school that accepts scholarship students to post at the school site and on the schools’ internet site (if available) the policies and procedures for reporting alleged misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. The notices must include the contact person to whom the report is made and the penalties imposed on those instructional personnel or school administrators who fail to report suspected child abuse or misconduct by other instructional personnel or school administrators.

Section 1006.061, Florida Statutes, requires the Department to provide sample notices suitable for posting. The attached posters are provided as samples for district schools, charter schools and private schools that accept scholarship students under ss. 220.187 or 1002.39, Florida Statutes. The sample posters may be printed and used as is, may be used in a modified form, or may be used as inspiration to develop a unique poster. Each school or district may also develop its own poster that suits the needs of the school or district as desired.

Link: https://www.fldoe.org/teaching/professional-practices/reporting-misconduct-abuse.stml

Standards of Ethical Conduct

Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida and Principles of Professional Conduct
for the Education Profession in Florida
1. Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
2. Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student’s potential. Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity.
3. Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:
a. Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
b. Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.
c. Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
d. Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.
e. Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
f. Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student’s legal rights.
g. Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
h. Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
i. Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service,unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
4. Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the community, employees of our school must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:
a. Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
b. Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any professional organization.
c. Shall not interfere with a colleague’s exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
d. Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
e. Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.

Training Requirement:

All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these standards of ethical conduct.

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Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators

All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and school administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel, educational support employees, and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to Rosemarie Estevez restevez@edisonprivateschool.com ,mjimenez@edisonprivateschool.com Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to Rosemarie Estevez restevez@edisonprivateschool.com, Margarita Jimenez mjimenez@edisonprivateschool.com Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health,safety, or welfare of a student are posted in the main entrance of our school and on our Web site at edisonprivateschool.com.

Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect

All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/. Signs of Physical Abuse The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries. Signs of Sexual Abuse The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching in genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from home. Signs of Neglect The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention. Patterns of Abuse: Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.

Liability Protections

Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse,abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203).

An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095).