Independence Academy of Math & Science is A Proud
Member of the Charter School Associates' Family of Schools

Meet Our Principal

Jack Burkett is currently serving as the Principal at Independence Academy (IA) in Dover, Florida. He has been in this role for 2 years. Prior to becoming the Principal at IA, Mr. Burkett served as the Principal and Assistant Principal for 2 years at Orange County Preparatory Academy (OCPA). Before operating as an administrator with Charter School Associates, Mr. Burkett served in various schools in Florida and Indiana since 2009 as a Teacher, Athletic Director, and Athletic Coach. In his spare time Mr. Burkett has worked with the Special Olympics of Florida, Florida's USA Wrestling Association, and the Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Program. Mr. Burkett holds a Masters' Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix and is certified in the State of Florida in Education Leadership, Exceptional Student Education, and Mathematics. He is currently enrolled in the University of the Cumberlands Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.



The mission of Independence Academy is to provide students with a challenging program which emphasizes scientific inquiry, critical thinking, understanding of mathematical concepts and effective communication using innovative, reform-based instructional methods in a stimulating and nurturing environment that fosters maximum student achievement. 


Independence Academy is an Cognia accredited educational institution. Accreditation through Cognia indicates that Independence Academy has met rigorous, research- based standards of  educational excellence to ensure the education program offered at Independence Academy meets the needs of learners through proficiency in Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity. Using these standards, Independence Academy targets areas in each domain for continuous improvement in creating student success.