Florida’s Stringent State Standards: We Meet Them! 

Every state has standards for education that reflect what students are expected to know or do as a result of what they learn in class. The reason standards exist is to attempt to ensure that all classrooms and all schools use the same expectations for every student. High-quality education should be accessible to all students nationwide, and state standards are enacted to help. 

In February of 2020, Florida took bold steps to update our standards for every student. Governor DeSantis said at the time, “Florida has officially eliminated Common Core. I truly think this is a great next step for students, teachers, and parents,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. … Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards were made by Florida teachers for Florida students, and I know they will be a model for the rest of the nation.” 

The Florida B.E.S.T. Standards were created by Florida teachers with the intention of inclusivity and transparency for all we serve. MGM Academy is heartily meeting these stringent standards set forth by our beloved home state of Florida, to enable every one of our exceptional students access to the highest quality virtual education. 


MGM Academy combines licensed mental health clinicians with credentialed online educators to provide students with the academic, behavioral, social and emotional support they need to be successful and independent. We offer:

  • General K-12 program
  • Gifted K-12
  • Special Education K-12

We have chosen curriculum and curriculum partners who are credentialed, savvy, and passionate for what they do. Exact Path, EdOption and BASE. We engaged our partners for their proven track records of supporting unique learners and exceptional students academically, socially, emotionally and holistically, just like us. And since we are a virtual school, exceptional students can enroll with us from anywhere. Not just Florida. 


MGM Academy provides outstanding special education academic programs and clinical services so that all of our exceptional students meet and exceed their educational, career and social goals. We offer robust, exciting academics alongside support for the whole child. Find out more, today! Enrolling now

About MGM Academy 


MGM Academy was founded to provide students with the academic, behavioral, social and emotional support they need to be successful and independent. As a private school, our certified curriculum is taught by designated live teachers and schedules are flexible to accommodate each student’s unique needs — including developmental challenges and opportunities for enrichments. Our approach allows each child to learn in a way that best suits their unique learning style. Building on strengths, preferences and interests, we create a positive social and educational experience for every student. Enrolling grades K-12 at our virtual academy, today!