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"Professional Academies Magnet at Loften got me back on my feet after being unsuccessful in previous schools. With its small population, I had more one on one time with Loften’s friendly and caring staff. They pushed me to achieve my goals and do something with my life. I’m now at SFC studying to be a botanist. Thanks, Loften!"
Student of 2009
Academy of Environmental Engineering
"Although the Professional Academies at Loften is small in size, there are lots of good things to say. PAM is a place where students and faculty are able to build a stable relationship or bond. The teachers are able to give each student individual time when needed because the classes have a good teacher to student ratio. Students at PAM have to wear an academy shirt but only to show unison and teamwork. Students here will receive a regular Alachua County Public Schools diploma. We also have programs that will help each student in his/her chosen field of study such as Early Childhood Education and Fire and Emergency Medical Services. PAM is great and full of experiences – a gateway to professionalism".
"The Professionals Academies Magnet at Loften is special to me because the teachers in the classes can have one-on-one contact with students.
Also all the classes are 80 minutes long; having a longer class helps many students catch up on work and you receive better knowledge in the class.
Secondly, PAM is also special because they have programs that no other school has, like, Information Technology, Automotive, Engineering, Early Childhood Education, and Fire/EMS. These classes are only at PAM and they also have great teachers to go along. Each program sends the student to a career which they want to go into - making it easier for us to get jobs.
Why I think this school is special is they give us choices; we choose what we want to do in our lives and this school helps us proceed in that. We have teachers who are determined to help us achieve that goal, telling us we can instead of can't".
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