MIA offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that prepares student for future successes, leading to purposeful, fulfilling lives. MIA's rigorous 9-12 academic program is balanced by a tremendously supportive and hands-on faculty with an interdisciplinary curriculum affording students abundant opportunities to realize their potential. MIA strives to graduate citizens who can discuss important matters articulately, think critically, communicate complex concepts, and act responsibly on a social, political, and global level.
The mission of Marco Island Academy is to provide a student-centered, well-rounded, interdisciplinary education. Students will engage in critical thinking while focusing on math, science, technology, environmental and global studies. The Academy will uphold the highest standards of academic excellence, integrity, respect, and social responsibility, while guiding students to achieve post-secondary success.
The vision of Marco Island Academy is to form and integral partnership among students, teachers, parents, and the community. Together, we will create a culture of high expectation, collaboration, and service that will prepare students to succeed in an increasingly global society.
Peter Bielagus is a former financial advisor turned educator who has delivered over 1000 presentations to students, professionals, and service members all over the world. His former clients include Zappos.com, Harvard Law School, and all branches of the United States military. The author of seven books, Bielagus is a frequent guest of the media, having appeared in the MiamiHerald, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and on the PBS special Your Life, Your Money.
Tamra Richardt has spent the last twenty years as a keynote speaker and lecturer to people in corporations, colleges, trade schools, and universities. A master’s degree educator, she has over twenty years of experience in media and has interviewed and worked for some of the biggest global companies. An interview veteran and career adviser, Tamra has authored five books on the topics of professional presentation in the work-life arena, and instructs students on the art of interviewing and strategic actions to ensure career success.