Enterprise Learning Academy
“E.L.A.” built 1998
School Mascot-Manatee School Colors-Blue and White
8085 Old Middleburg Road, South Jacksonville, FL 32222-1819
Phone: (904) 573-3260 Fax: (904) 573-3270
Superintendent: Dr. Dana KriznarSchool Board Member: Charlotte JoyceChief of Schools: Scott SchneiderEnterprise Learning Academy (ELA) was erected in 1998. The school originally planned to use the ECOLOGICAL, FUTURES, AND GLOBAL (EFG) CURRICULUM: A PROJECT BASED APPROACH to learning. At that time, utilizing project based instruction helped determine that ELA would be a futuristic school. The name Enterprise was adopted with that in mind. The modern digital infrastructure and beautiful interior support a PK-5 student body of 800 plus students. Superintendent John Fryer and Assistant Superintendent Levi Macintosh were district leaders in 1998 when ELA was conceptualized and constructed. Under the principalship of Sheri Turchi, students were welcomed August 25, 1998. When she retired in 2005, Cynthia S. Thompson assumed the principalship for three years until her retirement in 2008. Sheridan Brown continued the principalship from 2008-2013 until her retirement. Aszloyn Wakefield, Ed.S. was the principal from 2013 - 2016. After Mrs. Wakefield, Mrs. Sylvia Embry became the principal from 2016 to 2019. Following Mrs. Embry is Jeffrey Collins. Colllins has continued serving as principal of ELA since 2019.Enterprise is accredited through the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. It serves neighborhood students from just north of Taylor Field Road, northwest to just south of Marlee Road, west to McGirts Creek, south on McGirts Creek to Collins Road, west on Collins Road to Shindler Drive, then continue on a line east of Shadwell Court to Argyle Forest Blvd., south on a line to the boundary of Cecil Field, north on the boundary of Cecil Field to just south of Sandler Drive, then southwest on Brannan Field Road to just north of Taylor Field Road to Old Middleburg Road.Directions to our School
· I-10 East to I-295 South, Exit on 103rd Street to the right, Continue on 103rd Street past Shindler Drive, Turn left on Old Middleburg Road South, Drive approximately 5-6 miles and the school will be on your left.
· I-95 South to I-10 West to I-295 South, Exit on 103rd Street to the right, Continue on 103rd Street past Shindler Drive Turn left on Old Middleburg Road South, Drive approximately 5-6 miles and the school will be on your left.
· I-95 North to I-295 North, Exit on Collins Turn left, Drive approximately 8-10 miles andParents, Faculty, Staff and Students take great pride in being a "Manatee." We are a CEP school that serves breakfast and lunch to 80.6% of students. 9.3% of Enterprise Learning Academy's students are Latino, 43.5% of Enterprise Learning Academy's students are Caucasian, 40.8% of Enterprise Learning Academy's students are African American, 5.4% of Enterprise Learning Academy's students are Asian and 0.7% of Enterprise Learning Academy's students are Native American. Parents and community members are actively involved through a PTA, a School Advisory Council, and parent training evenings. Students may participate in WELA TV studio activities, the Student Council Association, Chorus, Cup Club, National Elementary Honor Society, 4-H, Run/Walk Club, Art club, or Safety Patrol.
Turn left on Old Middleburg Road South, Drive approximately .07 miles and the school will be on your left.MANATEE MAGIC SCHOOL SONGAt Enterprise we specialize in teaching Math and Science, Reading, Music, Art and History, But the one thing that we got that the other schools have not is a magic mammal underneath the seaCHORUSManatee Magic, Manatee MagicUnlock the door to a magic world where learningis the key, Manatee Magic, Manatee MagicImagine all the possibilities.
ELA Statement of Respect
I am responsible for my learning and behavior.
I will encourage others and always try my best.
I will respect myself and others.
I will strive for success.I am a respectful student at Enterprise Learning Academy.
The faculty and administration are highly qualified and well educated with ESOL endorsed teachers. Resource specialists include Music, Art, Physical Education, Guidance Services, and Media/Library. Paraprofessionals assist pre-kindergarten teachers. The student teacher ratio is 18:1 in K-3 and 22:1 in grades four and five. Our goal is that all students make at least one year’s learning gains above their previous year’s accomplishments.
Driving instruction are the Florida State Standards and our Duval Reading and Duval Math Curriculum. The New Generation State Standards drive our Science instruction. Teachers deliver instruction utilizing the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. Teachers work in professional learning communities to improve student performance. Small group reinforcement and remediation are provided continuously boost academic achievement.