Plato Academy Elementary Charter School

Elementary School

Unlocking a world of curiosity and growth, Plato Academy provides a nurturing environment where young minds flourish, fostering a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

Plato Academy Middle School

Middle School

Empowering the next generation of leaders and innovators,  our transformative middle school experience cultivates critical thinking, creativity, and a passion for excellence.

FAQ regarding the Termination of the Third-Party Vendor, Superior Schools.

What is the relationship between Plato Academy and Superior Schools Corporation: Plato Academy is a group of nine Public Charter Schools run by a non-profit organization (led by the Plato Academy Governing Board), Plato Academy Schools, Corporation with oversight by the local school districts. Superior Schools Corporation is a for Profit organization that has had agreements with Plato Academy Schools to operate Early Learning Programs and Extended Care Programs on Plato Academy Schools campuses.

What steps were taken to address the concerns before termination?
Prior to termination, efforts were made to address and rectify the identified safety and security concerns through dialogue and collaboration with Superior.

What is the History of Plato Academy and its relationship with Superior Schools Corporation: The first charter application was in place for the Clearwater campus in 2004, with Ms. Wilson as the first principal and the Plato Academy Governing Board. Steve Christopoulos took over Plato Academy Schools as principal in 2005 and created Superior Schools Management Company to manage the schools along with the Plato Academy Governing Board. In 2009, Plato Academy Schools officially became the entity with which the Pinellas County School District contracted for the charter agreement for the Clearwater campus. After 2010 the Plato Academy Schools system grew into nine charter schools. In 2019, Plato Academy Schools separated from Superior Schools Management Company, and Plato Academy Schools managed the system of schools with the Plato Academy Governing Board. We have now terminated the remaining agreement for Early Learning and Extended Care programs that Superior Schools maintained after the termination of the management agreement. A full timeline will be provided on our website.

Questions about security concerns at the school the next 6 weeks: Plato will take additional steps beyond those required in our contract with Superior to make sure Superior is following proper security measures.

Questions about PreK and before and after care for this year: Plato has asked Superior to complete their childcare services through the end of this school year.

Questions about PreK for the 24-25 school year: There will be no PreK programs on our campus by any provider next year.

Questions about before and aftercare for next year: Plato Academy intends to provide a structured and extensive before and after care program for our students that will include a suite of academic, enrichment and sports activities led by certified and qualified teachers.

Questions about summer camp: There will be no Superior led summer camp offered for the Summer 2024. Plato Academy will have summer academic programs at some campus locations for those students who qualify for additional academic interventional support. Information will be sent directly to parents of students who qualify. If you have already signed up for Superior Schools summer camps, please contact them for questions.

Questions about refunds for Superior Programs: We will work to help identify programs near our campuses for your child. Please contact the director from Superior for any questions about deposits or payment refunds.

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“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

— Plato
Greek Philosopher

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What Parents Say

  • 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.

    Rebecah J.C.
    Kindergarten Parent
  • 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.

    Mario D.
    Parent of 5th Grade Student
  • 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!

    Melissa H.
    Parent of 3rd Grade Student
  • 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.

    Parent of 8th Grade Student
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