Icon Preparatory School (Icon Prep) is a non-profit corporation founded in Tampa, Florida by Dr. Dwayne Raiford, Ms. Lolita Jackson, Mr. Maurice Green, Ms. Monique Mills, Mr. Justin Smith, and Mr. Yuri Higgins. Icon Preparatory educates approximately 400 children in the city of Tampa. Icon Prep is open to any student in the state of Florida and committed to closing the achievement gap among its scholars and more affluent peers.
To close the achievement gap among students who live in underserved communities, Icon Prep’s Leadership Team aims to educate students who attend schools that have traditionally been underserved. With a belief that a student’s zip code does not determine their destination, Icon Preparatory School empowers its students to reach their maximum potential preparing them for life in college and beyond.
Combined the leaders have over 70 years of experience in education. With a leadership team comprised of professionals and seasoned educators that believe that all children can learn and achieve at high levels, Icon Prep’s leadership seeks to change the educational landscape in Florida offering choice and a high-quality college preparatory education to students in underserved populations.