Our Story

Pepin Academies Mission and Vision

About Pepin Academies

Our Story, Mission & Vision

Executive Director's Message

Our mission is to empower students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive therapeutic educational environment.

Public Charter, Tuition Free Learning Disability Schools

Established in 1999, Pepin Academies are 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, tuition-free, public charter schools that serve students with specific learning and learning related disabilities. We educate students in 3rd through 12th grade, and also offer a transitional, job training program for students 18 to 22-years-old. Pepin Academies are considered ESE Center schools. We feature a nurturing environment that focuses on improving the academic and social success of students. All students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and educational opportunities such as athletics, performing arts, clubs and career and technical education.

Pepin Academies Campus Locations

Today, Pepin Academies has grown to serve over 1,200 students, with Hillsborough County campuses in Tampa and Riverview and a campus in New Port Richey, which serves the students in Pasco County.

What is the future plan?

Some students have a plan to go to college after high school and others may want to obtain employment. Some may be unsure of what their next steps will be. Our Transition Program can support students that may need just a little bit more time and experience on whatever path they take.

Pepin Academies Transition Program

Pepin Academies also offers a Transition Program that is a comprehensive individualized program of vocationally-based training in conjunction with life and job readiness courses, designed for young adults ages 18 to 22 who have an identified learning or learning-related disability. The program offers on-site career training through community partnerships.

Mission

Empowering students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive therapeutic educational environment.

Vision

To prepare students to meet the academic, social and emotional challenges encountered in everyday life and prepare them for a successful transition to middle, high school and post-secondary opportunities.

Student engagement

VISIT OUR PEPIN ACADEMIES CAMPUS LOCATIONS

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.

Wesley Chapel Campus

A new Wesley Chapel campus is projected to open in July 2025 for the 2025-2026 school year.  The school will be located near the Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation and plans to open with grades 3-6 and expand to grades 3-12 over the next 5 years (subject to change).