KEY WEST, FL, May 9, 2023— The College of the Florida Keys invites prospective students, their family members, and the community to learn about CFK Academy at an information event on Thursday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the new CFK Academy building on the Key West Campus. New Principal Dr. Wendy McPherson will present the academic acceleration opportunities available at the new tuition-free charter high school and provide a preview of possible class options. College representatives will answer questions and provide guidance about enrolling. Those interested in attending the event are asked to R.S.V.P. on the CFK Academy webpage at

CFK Academy, which opens in August, focuses on college and career readiness with curriculum centered on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and Career Technical Education (CTE). Project-based learning experiences provide students with hands-on engagement in the learning process beyond the traditional classroom to develop communication, critical-thinking, and communication skills. CFK Academy students are encouraged to earn college credit through the College’s Dual Enrollment program in classes conveniently located on the same campus as the high school. Motivated students can graduate with their high school diploma as well as an associate degree, certificate, and/or industry certification. There is no cost to attend CFK Academy, including college-level classes. 

The application for the 2023- 24 school year can be found on the CFK website at Space is limited. CFK Academy will start with grades nine through 11 in its inaugural year and will add grade 12 in the 2024- 25 school year.