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

Important weather update
Last update: Monday, September 26, at 1:20pm

 

School Closure Announcement

Dear Plato Academy Families,

As you know, Hurricane Ian is forecasted to be heading northward and is predicted to pass near or through the Tampa Bay Area mid-next week based on the current projections.

Plato Academy’s policy is to follow the closure schedule of the respective districts each of our schools are in to ensure families with siblings at other public schools have the same consistency of care. Currently, schools will be closed on the following days:

  • Plato Academy Trinity will be closed for the rest of the week and will continue to follow the closure schedule of Pasco County Schools.
  • Plato Academy Clearwater, Largo, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Seminole, and Tarpon Springs will be closed for the rest of the week and will continue to follow the closure schedule of Pinellas County Schools.
  • Plato Academy Tampa will be closed for the rest of the week  and will continue to follow the closure schedule of Hillsborough County Schools.

As always, with regards to hurricanes, Plato Academy Schools, including our VPK and Early Learning programs as well as all extended care services, will act in accordance with the districts their schools are in. If the district closes its schools, we will close our schools in that district. We are in steady contact with the Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County School Districts regarding Hurricane Ian.

When it comes to opening or closing our schools, we will take many things into consideration, including possible road closures, high winds, damage to school buildings, and power outages. We must also keep in mind that traditional public schools often serve as emergency shelters during these times. Even if our area gets minimal effects from the storm, please remember that the storm could be impacting people from other areas of the state and forcing them to evacuate to our area. As soon as we are sure our facilities are safe and the districts announce a return to school, we will provide updates as soon as possible.

We encourage our families and employees to take all necessary precautions at their homes and plan for the possible effects of what will likely be named Hurricane Hermine. You can stay up to date with the latest information with our email updates and on Plato Academy Schools Facebook page, and on our website: www.platoacademy.net.

 

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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.
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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 materials which offer 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 lives as it encompasses culture, philosophy, history, and love of science.

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The Vision for Plato Academy Schools

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

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Academic Excellence

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