Champion Preparatory Academy

Program Information

Students who are enrolled in CPA are considered private school students and do NOT fall under homeschool
law. Families in Florida do not need to register with the superintendent in your district. Out of state families may
additionally be required to enroll with your superintendent. It is up to the parent to determine if this is required..

Minimum School Hours

(Required by FL private school state law). These hours are based on a 180 day school year-if you school more
than 180 days divide the net hours by the number of days you school to get the hours per day. Remember
recess, lunch, field trips, PE, and computer time all count toward your school day.
(a) Kindergarten: Five hundred forty (540) net instructional hours. (3 hours per day)
(b) Grades 1-3: Seven hundred twenty (720) net instructional hours. (4 hours per day)
(c) Grades 4-12: Nine hundred (900) net instructional hours. (5 hours per day)

School Attendance

Students who have attained the age of 6 years or who will have attained the age of 6 years by February 1
of any school year, or who are older than 6 years of age but who have not attained the age of 16 years,
are required by law to attend school regularly for 180 days (minimum 170) each year. CPA students must
follow this state law and are required to school 180 days with a minimum of 170 each year.

Student Files

All information in student files is considered highly confidential. Parents may have access to the contents of their child’s file, but all information in the files is the property of Champion as long as the child is a student at the school and may not be taken from the school.

Student files include:

  • Copy of records from previous schools
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Medical Records
  • Immunization Records-Original Form is required
  • School Physical-Original form is required
  • Progress Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Copy of disciplinary forms and behavioral contracts (if applicable)
  • Copy of Champion Progress Report and Transcript for High School
  • Transcripts are entered in the student file either upon leaving the school or graduation.

School History


We know that if you have never been introduced to the many opportunities and methods of learning, all of this may be confusing to you. Just remember that all families enrolled in any of our programs are enrolled in Champion Preparatory Academy, our fully accredited private school. Being a private school, we have the right to decide how we wish to conduct school. Champion just happens to have selected several ways to help you accomplish your school objectives: homeschool; attend school online; or attend our on-campus day school, full or part-time. All of the options can be great educational options, but you need to decide which option will work best for your family and your Champion Preparatory student.

More hands-on, more attention, more learning. That is what CHAMPION Prep can offer to you.

Our Mission & Vision: 

At Champion Preparatory Academy we want to partner with parents to inspire their children to be college-prepared, character witnesses of Christ. With the Lord as our guide, we are committed to equipping our students and families to be confident in what they believe and able to defend their faith in love, boldly, and unashamedly.

Champion exists to cultivate parental involvement in the educational process of their children. We strive to instill students with a biblical worldview and the passion to stand firm and articulate boldly in defense of their faith, to guide them into independent learning, and to train our students to always give themselves fully to the work of the Lord because their labor will not be in vain.

Truth is revealed by God through Christ “in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3

Our History

The History of Champion Preparatory Academy

CPA is a not-for-profit organization which operates under the name of Champion Schools, Inc. CPA was incorporated in 1997. CPA became a non-public private school in 1997 and was fully accredited in 1999. CPA operates for the sole purpose of fulfilling the legal requirements and to provide support and resources to parents who desire to home-educate their children.

Our Founder

The president and founder of CPA is Ms. Vicki Phillips. Ms. Phillips has an MA. in Speech Pathology and a minor in Educational Psychology from Wichita State University and over thirty years of experience in developing and administering educational programs. Ms. Phillips is a Certified Private School Director and has her Advanced Director Credential from the Florida Department of Child and Family.

Ms. Phillips homeschooled her two children for seventeen years. Her daughter graduated in 2008 after attending CPA K-12 and graduated from college in 2012. Her son was homeschooled from third through twelfth grade. Through many prayers and God’s direction, CPA programs have served thousands of homeschooled children since the inception of our program. Ms. Phillips is the Executive Director of CPA and provides oversight to all Champion programs and has a great heart for homeschool and alternative educational programs. Ms.Phillips has been honored with a Who’s Who in School Administration Award and is an honored member of Stanford Who’s Who.

General Information & Policies

Statement of Faith

Families must be in agreement with the following Statement of Faith that guides the ministry of Champion Preparatory Academy:

  • There is one sovereign God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • There is one way of salvation: faith in Jesus Christ, the son of God, who lived as a man, died for the sins of all men, and was resurrected so that all who believe in their hearts, and confess Jesus as Lord with their mouths will be saved.
  • There is one book of truth: the Bible, God’s written revelation to man, authoritative, reliable, and inerrant, without the need of any document to complete the message.
  • There is one body: the church with its many parts acting in unison.


Statement of Policy

It is the opinion of the Board of Directors that our policies are fair and just. Each family enrolled in Champion
Preparatory Academy programs has acknowledged their responsibility to the organization and obligated
themselves to the fulfillment of its policies. The expectations are of responsible compliance to reasonable
standards, which allows for grace, but also enforces just consequences when violations occur.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Champion admits students of any race, color, ethnic or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and
activities extended to students. Champion does not discriminate in the administration of its policies or
educational programs.
Champion Preparatory Academy aspires to create a friendly, pleasant, and challenging school environment for
its students – an environment where sensitivity, respect for others, and hard work are valued. As a college
preparatory school, Champion Preparatory Academy intends to thoroughly prepare its students for further
education, encouraging them to strive for excellence, yet paying attention to their individual needs. It is hoped
that the atmosphere of the school will encourage students to enjoy a variety of activities and experiences and
take pride in the quality, Christ-centered education at Champion Preparatory Academy.