Executive Director's Message

Tuition-free, Public Charter School for Students with Learning Disabilities in Tampa Bay

About Pepin Academies

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Executive Director's Message

Welcome to Pepin Academies, where “belonging leads to learning”!


Founded in 1999, we are independent, tuition-free, public charter schools that serve students with learning disabilities in the Tampa Bay Area (currently Tampa, Riverview, and New Port Richey). We believe that students with learning disabilities have so much to offer our communities and value providing a therapeutic educational environment to aid in meeting their varied developmental and intellectual needs.

Through our personalized approach to providing the most appropriate accommodations determined in the Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that all students in our school must have, our students with learning disabilities find a sense of connectedness, community, and find educational success in ways not often achievable in traditional school settings. These results are academic gains, social-emotional growth, and paths toward future success as productive members of their communities after high school graduation. Be it post-secondary education, enrollment in our transition program, or employment in the workforce, at Pepin Academies, we realize no one defined path is right for all students, but all students have a right path. I encourage all parents to share in defining these paths with the school and become actively involved in our success. You are an essential part of our students’ lives and can have huge impacts on our communities; we need you!

Personally, I am proud to be the Executive Director of our schools and honored to work with such an amazing highly-qualified staff who are committed and dedicated to their craft and our students. I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves the right to an education that meets their needs and guides them toward achieving their fullest potential in a safe, supportive environment. I am proud to play even a small role in achieving that type of education at this remarkable institution. For those considering our schools, please explore our website and consider signing up for a tour. For those who are part of the Falcon Family, I am humbled that you have chosen us as the school to help your students soar.



Jeff Skowronek, MST, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Pepin Academies

Dr. Jeff Skowronek

Executive Director

Dr. Jeff Skowronek


New Port Richey Campus

Pepin Academies' New Port Richey campus serves over 300 students in grades 3-12.  Find information on family resources, a transition program, our athletics & arts programs, as well as various clubs for students with learning disabilities in New Port Richey by clicking the button below.

Riverview Campus

Pepin Academies' Riverview campus currently serves over 400 students in grades 3-12. Discover information on valuable family resources, a transition program, an athletics program, an arts program, and various clubs on our Riverview campus by clicking the button below.

Tampa Campus

Pepin Academies' Tampa campus, our first campus, currently serves 350 students in grades 3-12. Explore comprehensive family resources, a transition program, an athletics program, an arts program, and various clubs and extra-curricular for students with learning disabilities in Tampa.

Application Process

Pepin Academies admits students of any race, color, creed, or national origin. Students must have learning or learning-related disabilities; students with pervasive processing and language difficulties and with achievement scores significantly below the expected grade level are encouraged to apply.