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Special thanks to E. Sears Young, class of '67, who scanned a mid 60s FCA advertising brochure in its entirety and e mailed it to us. Many photos and quotes on this and other pages are from these scans. Thanks Sears!
When each year is completed, you will be able to click on it below to view pictures of the senior class scanned from that year's yearbook.
The above ad was taken from a January 1969 National Geographic. FCA advertised in National Geographic's 'schools' section (in the back of the magazine) throughout the 60s, 70s and into the 80s. Below is an ad from the 80s, sent in by Jude Rodrigues, class of 1982.
Academic Complex (above) was named in honor of Gen. T. L. Alexander.
This brick building, located across the street from Allen Hall,
contained ten classrooms. The building can be seen in the background.
Judging from the shadows, and Midge Longeway's (class of '73)
mini skirt (foreground), it was a warm, sunny morning when this
photo of students changing classes was taken. Hurry, before the
bell rings again!
|The above photo
of the brand new Alexander Academic Complex is from a mid 60s
brochure on the school. The inscription below the photo reads,
"This new brick classroom building helps to set off the
fine campus of Florida Central. Each room is brick and mahogany
paneled and includes individual heating and air conditioning.
It houses the English, Social Science, and Mathematics classes."
junior high math class from the mid 60s. "At this level,
very special attention is given to study habits of boys...In
mathematics, there is increased emphasis on drill for all who
need it. Stress is also given toward further development of the
student's ability to achieve great power of concentration in
problem solving."-from the brochure.
Hall (above) contained three classrooms. The art department enjoyed
a double wide space in the middle of the building. At the south
end of the building was the biology laboratory, and at the north
end was a regular classroom.
|The daily schedule
from a mid 60s brochure. This was for weekdays. Also from the
brochure is this: "Special Schedule Saturday and Sunday...The
180 day school and classroom schedule includes several Saturday
|This photo of
the Library is from the mid 60s. Mr. Soukup can be seen seated
behind the desk. The Library was known as the 'center of the
|These two photos
are from the 1964 yearbook. On the left is a sign for the 'boy's
preparatory school'. The sign stood along the edge of the road
at the east end of the athletics field. On the right is a photo
of the main building taken from the pool area. Notice there is
no fence around the pool.
Florida Central Academy had an associated Summer School in Estes Park, Colorado. The high altitude campus was open for summer participation by students from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s. There was a main lodge and cabins for housing including a lodge for Colonel Allen. Mr. Soukup ran the school along with a handful of teachers and staff from FCA's Florida campus. Most of our Summer School info has been provided by E. Sears Young, Class of 1967. If anyone has any memories of the FCA Summer School, please send them along to us!
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