Message from Plato Academy Schools BoardAugust 13, 2019
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Plato Academy Schools is a growing family of currently nine Tuition Free K-8 Charter Schools in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties in Florida.
Plato Academy Schools are Accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools.
Plato Academy Schools have
a strong tradition of striving for
and achieving excellence.
When it comes to reading, just like eating, some kids have pickier palates than others so ...what a better way to pique their appetites for a good read than to have a book tasting! Ms. Dolan's students reserved seats at their classroom "restaurant" where they received...
There is a family of K-8 schools in Florida where “It is all Greek to me” does not mean “I am confused”!
Καλημέρα (Good morning), Γειά σου (Hello), Tι κάνεις; (How are you?) Greeting each other in Greek is a common practice at Plato Academy Schools. Greek language teachers are welcoming their students in the morning or during the day as they walk by each other on campus....
One of the most important qualities of successful teachers is that they are curious professionals who set high standards for their students and themselves! The two first days of August were very busy for our staff. The preplanning training seminars for all our...
Plato Academy Schools Educational System is committed to students' success. Our students flourish in many aspects of their school lives and one of them is their performance measured by the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA). FSA testing takes place in all Florida...
The families that attended the school performance at Plato Academy Largo on May 14 were presented with an impressive variety of songs and dances both in english and Greek. The creative project was a collaborative effort between the music teacher Mr. Stephen Holms, the...
This group of middle school students has placed 2nd Place at the State of Florida NHD competition and is going to Nationals this June for their project: Triumph vs. Tragedy - Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium: A Life Dedicated to Science. Plato Tarpon's 6th-8th...
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Plato Academy parent
Everyone here is like family. Best decision we ever made for our kids was coming here!
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.
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.
The Vision for Plato Academy Schools
A tribute to Former Superior Schools CEO and Plato Academy Schools Visionary Founder Steve Christopoulos.
Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)
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.
Plato Academy Schools’ Scores per Grade
- Number One School in Pinellas County
- Educational Philosophy
- Dedicated Teachers
- FSA Results
- Greek Influence
- Outstanding Early Learning Program
- Before & After Care Programs
- After School Clubs
- Smartboards in Every Classroom
- iPads & Laptops for Students
- Computer and Online Resources
- Interactive Websites
- Academic Software Programs
- Digital Library
- Cloud Computing
- Character Development
- Firm Discipline
- Small School Environment
- Uniform Policy
- Parent Involvement
- Whole Child Approach
- Family Values
Our Vision: The Plato Academy Family Empowers all Learners to Exceed Expectations!
The mission of 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 fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort between the school, students, parents, and community.
Plato Academy Schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and schools as managed by AdvancED. SACS provides nationally recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.