New high school in Tradition moves closer to August classes as building walls rise on Feb. 16
The newest high school in St. Lucie County gets a big lift on Feb. 16 as the walls of its state-of-the art classrooms go up. Mattamy Homes and Charter Schools USA will celebrate the moment at 1 p.m. with a ceremony on-site at Tradition Preparatory High School.
“This is another step forward in Mattamy Homes’ vision for education at Tradition,” said Dan Grosswald, Mattamy President of Southeast Florida Division. “Students completing lower grades will no longer have to leave their community for high school and they will receive superior education in the sciences.”
Mattamy Homes is underwriting part of the cost for the WISH program, which stands for Wellness, Innovation, Science and Health. As master developer of Tradition, the company is helping to create state-of-the-art labs, supporting the school by designing its lobby and labs to give it a “Google HQ” look, and creating opportunities to connect the school with healthcare and innovative enterprises in the community.
“WISH will be at the center of our curriculum, which will include advanced placement courses and an international diploma, said principal Teresa Brown. “Our emphasis on preparation for higher education and our modern facilities will make our graduates more competitive college applicants and better prepared for rewarding careers.”
Tradition Preparatory High School will initially serve students in grade 9 and 10, adding a grade each year. Enrollment opened in December and will continue through the summer. Classes start in August. For more information, visit traditionprep.org.
The high school is part of the Charter Schools USA family of schools and is governed by Renaissance Charter School, Inc., which has been operating a network of the highest-performing charter schools in Florida for over a decade including the State of Florida’s first National Blue Ribbon Charter School. Renaissance Charter School at Tradition serves grades K-8.
ABOUT MATTAMY HOMES
Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with a 40-plus year history across the United States and Canada. Every year, Mattamy helps more than 8,000 families realize their dream of home ownership. In the United States, the company is represented in 11 markets – Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando (where its US head office is located), Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, Southeast Florida, and Dallas – and in Canada, its communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. Visit www.mattamyhomes.com for more information.
ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOLS USA
Founded by Jonathan Hage in 1997, CSUSA is one of the largest and highest performing education management companies in the United States serving more than 70,000 students and employing more than 8500 educators. Each year more than 10,000 students are on waiting lists. CSUSA is the first education management company to receive corporation system-wide accreditation through Cognia, so every school managed by CSUSA automatically earns accreditation within its first year of operation. In the state of Florida, CSUSA high school’s average graduation rate of 93 percent exceeded the state average of 87 percent in 2019. In the 2020-2021 school year, CSUSA is operating nearly 100 schools in five states.