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Plato Academy Schools is a growing family of currently nine Tuition Free Charter Schools in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties in Florida.

Plato Academy Hiring for 2021

Message from the Chairman
Regarding the 2020-2021 School Year Opening

Plato Academy Schools Updates

Early Learning and Ext. Care Updates

Accreditation

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Plato Academy Schools are Accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools.

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Academics

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Plato Academy Schools have
a strong tradition of striving for
and achieving excellence.

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Technology

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Plato Academy is in the constant pursuit of being ahead of the curve concerning constantly evolving technologies.

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Message from the Chairman

Message from the Chairman

Dear Parents, On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I would like to wish you a safe, healthy, and enjoyable summer.Understandably, you must be concerned about how the coronavirus will impact the 2020-21 school year in terms of: when school will open, whether it...

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What Do Families Say About Us

This school has been such an amazing fit for our daughter. The staff, teachers, and principal truly care about each and every student and their individual needs.
It is so nice to walk on campus and have every staff member know your child by name as well as the parents AND grandparents! The family feel is amazing and was something we truly wanted for our child. The technology is top notch and learning a second language is certainly an added bonus!
I can’t tell you how many people I have spoken to about this school and told them to call for a tour. Thank you to our Plato family for all you do for our children on a daily basis. I can’t wait for our little one to start Kindergarten in the fall.

Rebecah J.C.
Plato Academy Parent

This school is so different from everything I expected. The teachers are like an extended family that honestly cares about the whole child including their families. Our daughter is encouraged in ways she never would be in her zoned school. The principal is respected and adored by the kids.
I watch them rock paper scissors it out at lunch just to sit with him! The PE teacher gives each student individualized attention and finds each of their unique abilities. And I have never seen such a devoted music teacher in an elementary school. The before/after care teacher is caring and amazing in her own truly unique way.
We love Plato!!!

Melissa H.
Plato Academy Parent

Plato Academy feels like a family. The principal, teachers, and staff are great. They focus on providing a top-notch education, and they create an environment that is enriching for my son. The classes are small. The teachers provide individualized attention to each student. Each student is provided their own laptop to learn, study, and read. Every day, the students learn Greek as a second language. Also, the teachers communicate to us every day on how our son is doing and what is happening at school via online platforms. My son has a smile on his face, and he loves going to school at Plato Academy.

Mario D.
Plato Academy parent

I love this school! The staff provides personalized attention to the students, every student gets a laptop, each classroom has a smart board, the standards are high and the results are impressive. Our daughter loves going to school at Plato, which makes the entire experience enjoyable.

J.F.
Plato Academy parent

 

 

 

 

Everyone here is like family. Best decision we ever made for our kids was coming here!

Jaime P.
Plato Academy parent

Frequently Asked Questions

What curriculum does Plato Academy follow?

Plato Academy follows the Florida Standards and supplements with rigorous material which offers meaningful experiences that help to develop the whole child. The curriculum’s sequence is rational, with more complex ideas building on simpler ones, respecting each student’s developmental levels and prior learning. Teachers and students are accountable for all state and local assessments in addition to internal formal and informal assessments and observations.

What is the difference between Plato Academy Schools and regular public schools?

Plato Academy is funded in the same way as a public school and must adhere to all State and Federal guidelines governing public schools. We have the autonomy to select our own instructional resources and the freedom to tailor our academics and special offerings to meet the needs of our population.

Which second language is taught at Plato?

All students at Plato Academy schools learn Greek as a second language. The lessons are taught by teachers from Greece. We believe that the Greek language will help our students in their whole life as it is encompassing the culture, philosophy, history, and love of science.

Founder of Plato Academy Schools - Steve Christopoulos

Steve Christopoulos

The Vision for Plato Academy Schools

A tribute to Former Superior Schools CEO and Plato Academy Schools Visionary Founder Steve Christopoulos.

Plato Academy Clearwater campus

Grades K-8

Plato Academy Largo campus

Grades K-8

Plato Academy Palm Harbor campus

Grades K-8

Plato Academy Seminole campus

Grades K-8

Plato Academy St. Petersburg campus

Grades K-8

Plato Academy Tarpon Springs campus

Grades K-8

Plato Academy Pinellas Park campus

Grades K-8

Plato Academy Trinity campus

Grades K-4

Plato Academy Tampa campus

Grades K-4

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Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)
Scores 2019

Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) tests are taking place in all Florida public schools during spring every year. The purpose of this evaluation is the measuring of education gains and progress in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and end-of-course (EOC) subjects. Plato Academy Students systematically outperform their peers in county and state scores. 

FSA 2019 3rd Grade Reading Scores
FSA 2019 3rd Grade Reading scores compared to Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough county scores

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Plato Academy Schools’ Scores per Grade

Academic Excellence

  • Plato Schools are among the best in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Dedicated Teachers
  • Top FSA Results
  • Greek Influence
  • Outstanding Early Learning Program

Enrichment Activities

  • Before & After Care Programs
  • After School Clubs
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Gifted Program

Technology

  • Interactive Boards in Every Classroom
  • iPads & Laptops for Students
  • Computer and Online Resources
  • Interactive Websites
  • Academic Software Programs
  • Digital Library
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing

Fundamentals

  • Character Development
  • Firm Discipline
  • Small School Environment
  • Uniform Policy
  • Parent Involvement
  • Whole Child Approach
  • Family Values
  • Counseling

The mission of the Plato Academy Charter Schools is to assist students in achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging, and enthusiastic environment, providing a well-rounded K-8 education fortified by a study of the Greek language and culture, and fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort among the school, students, parents, and community: our family.

The vision of Plato Academy Charter Schools is to progress as a family in which all are teachers and learners and are empowered and encouraged to exceed expectations, resulting in successful graduates ready to advance into their next stage of life, equipped with a well-rounded K-8 education fortified by the study of the Greek language and culture, and excited about continuing to achieve their full potential.

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