Phone: 813.236.1755

Phone: 813.236.1755

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Pepin Academies Tampa

Tuition-Free, Public Charter School for Hillsborough County Students with Learning Disabilities

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Inclusive, Personalized Exceptional Student Education
to Help Every Student Thrive

At our special education school campus in Tampa,  Pepin Academies is committed to providing exceptional student education for students with learning disabilities. Our campus is a place where students can embrace their individuality, overcome challenges, and unlock their full potential in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Pepin Academies’ Tampa campus was our first campus established in 1999, originally sharing space with a local church and eventually moving to its current location in East Tampa. Currently serving over 350 students in grades 3-12, this campus provides comprehensive family resources, a transition program, an athletics program, an arts program, and various clubs. Explore our inclusive educational model and support for students with learning disabilities in Tampa.

Our ESE Certified teachers and compassionate staff members work closely with students to identify and address their unique learning needs. Through individualized education plans, specialized instruction, and ongoing support, we ensure that every student receives the attention and resources they require to thrive academically and personally. Pepin Academies Tampa Campus; where every student is valued, inspired, and empowered to thrive!

Why Choose Pepin Academies?

  • Personalized education plans tailored to each student’s needs
  • Experienced and dedicated special education staff
  • Inclusive and supportive learning environment
  • Comprehensive programs for various special education needs

What do I need to apply?

  • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or Service Plan
  • Educational Testing (private or district reports)
  • Educational Records
  • Transcripts
Our Campus

Tampa Virtual Tour

Watch this virtual tour of Pepin Academies Tampa campus. Our inclusive ESE school, dedicated ESE certified teachers, personalized IEP support, empowering transition program, and comprehensive wrap-around services are dedicated to supporting the whole child. Learn about the opportunity all students have to participate in a wide variety extracurricular programs. Get these insights and more about Pepin Academies Tampa Campus. Watch now!


What are the Before Care/After Care hours?
  • Before Care is offered from 7:00-7:30AM for $2.00/day.
  • After Care is provided by After School All Stars until 6:00PM at no charge.
  • Both programs require registration, auto-draft authorization for payments is required for Before Care.
What are the front office hours?

Our office is open from 7:30AM-4:00PM

How can I view my child’s grades?

Student grades can be viewed using Canvas here:


What sports are offered?

A list of sports offered can be found here:  Athletics at Tampa Campus


What is the make-up work policy?

A student who is absent is permitted to make up work missed. Parent or student must make arrangements to pick up work. The student is allowed the total number of days they were absent to make up work that was missed during an absence. If the student misses a participation activity, they will be provided with an opportunity to complete an alternate assignment. If the alternate assignment is not submitted, the student will not receive participation credit for the days they missed class.

Is the campus fully gated and secure?

Yes, our campus is gated and secure.

Where can I find the school’s grievance policy?

Pepin Academies grievance policy can be found here:

How can I submit a concern related to parental rights in education (HB 1557)?

Concerns relating to parental rights in education can be submitted here:

What Parents and Students Say About Our Special Education School


We’re so very fortunate to have an outstanding resource like Pepin Academies in our community. We are grateful that our son had access to a program that fit his needs, from Elementary school, all the way through High School. Over ten years, Pepin Academies has kept the most committed faculty and staff, who are always patient and understanding. We’ve had great support from a group who have worked tirelessly for William’s benefit. We are grateful for Pepin Academies and will miss seeing you all each day!

William's Parent

We are so pleased with all the staff at Pepin. Before Pepin, Brian had never received an ‘A’ on his report card. He has learned more & wanted to try harder in the 6yrs at Pepin than he had his first 7yrs of school. We can’t thank everyone enough for the blood, sweat, and tears that you all put into the school and students, every day. We will miss everyone as he moves on to the next chapter in his life. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Brian's Parent

In my nine years in Pepin, I had fun making friends, playing sports, and always learning something new.

Student on Connection

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the incredible work that you do every day. I am constantly impressed by the way you go above and beyond to support each and every student just like me.

Student of Gratitude

The people I met didn’t treat me differently, they treated me as an equal and I’m happy to graduate from here.

Student on Regard

Words could not express our gratitude to the entire staff. We were blessed to have such a wonderful group of humans helping Joseph go through each stage of his life. The compassion, love, concern and understanding of the entire staff that was displayed year after year was very comforting. Great Job to each one of you who have been part of his life and part of our family.

Joseph's Parent
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3916 E. Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33610

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Pepin Academies is a Cognia accredited special education school
Florida consortium of public charter schools