- February 13, 2023
For Lina Nietz, a Lakewood Ranch Preparatory Academy freshman, the school year started off a little rough.
With the school opening for its first year, Nietz said there was a lot of adjusting to the new policies and procedures, learning the village style of learning and more.
But by the end of the school year, she was thrilled to be a part of the inaugural class of freshmen.
"I'm sad we're leaving (for summer), but I'm really excited and looking forward to next (school) year," Nietz said.
Nietz celebrated the end of the school year with her fellow freshmen during Freshmen Fun Day May 25 at James L. Patton Park.
Students signed yearbooks and T-shirts, played cornhole, participated in State College of Florida Coding Academy activities and pet puppies from Nate's Honor Animal Rescue.