In Memory of Steve Christopoulos
A Passionate Visionary, Focused Leader, Robust Intelligence
It is with deep sadness that the Board of Directors of Plato Academy Charter Schools announces the untimely passing away of our leader Mr. Steve Christopoulos on June 27, 2018. Be assured that his legacy and vision will continue with the successful years ahead of us.
The academic quality and high standards evidenced in the immensely successful Plato Academy Charter Schools will continue to be a testament and legacy to Mr. Christopoulos as a passionate visionary, a keenly focused leader, and a man with robust intelligence, who utilized them all to better our children’s development for generations to come.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 20th at the St. Nicholas Cathedral at Tarpon Springs, beginning at 6:00 until 8:00 pm, with a Trisagion at 7:00 pm.

A funeral service will be performed at the St. Nicholas Cathedral at Tarpon Springs, on Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

According to third grade 2018 FSA reading results published by the Florida Department of Education, Plato Academy’s 3rd Graders performed 30% better than their peers in Pinellas and Hillsborough County and 26% better than their peers in Pasco County!

We are particularly proud of our 3rd Graders at Plato Academy Trinity who scored the highest proficiency rates in the County in their first year taking the FSA!


Our students performed 30% better than their peers in Pinellas and Hillsborough County!


Our students performed 26% better than their peers in Pasco County!

Check our Schools’ Individual FSA Scores per Grade

Steve Christopoulos

A Welcome Message from Superior Schools former CEO

Dear Current and Potential Plato Academy Family Members,

Welcome to Plato Academy Schools. At Plato Academy, we pride ourselves on a strong culture of caring, learning, achievement, and high expectations. As Manager of Plato Academy Schools, my commitment to the Plato Academy community is rooted in our mission – assisting students in achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high academic and behavior standards in every classroom as they navigate through their academic journeys, leading to higher education and successful, rewarding careers.

Plato Academy Campuses are Currently in Nine Locations.

Plato Academy Clearwater

2045 Palmetto Street
Clearwater, FL 33765
PHONE: 7272289517
FAX: 727 228 9518

Plato Academy Tarpon Springs

2795 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
PHONE: 7279396413
FAX: 7279396414

Plato Academy Largo

7100 142nd Ave N.
Largo, FL 33771
PHONE : 7272289952
FAX: 7272289953

Plato Academy Palm Harbor

1601 Curlew Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 7272286850
Fax: 7272286851

Plato Academy Seminole

10888 126th Ave
Largo, FL 33778
PHONE: 7272289950
FAX: 7272289951

Plato Academy St. Petersburg

3901 Park Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
PHONE: 7275217258
FAX: 7275217259

Plato Academy Pinellas Park

9200 49th Street
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
PHONE: 7275217260
FAX: 7275217261

Plato Academy Trinity

8812 Old County Road 54,
New Port Richey, FL 34653
PHONE: 7278772437

Plato Academy Tampa

4903 Ehrlich Road
Tampa, FL 33624
PHONE: 8134372867

Why Choose Plato Academy?
Academic Excellence

Enrichment Activities
  • Before & After Care Programs
  • After School Clubs
  • Arts

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the school hours?
8:40 am to 3:10 pm for K-8 students
Is there a tuition?
We do not charge tuition. However, parents are responsible for the Before Care and After School activities tuition and fees.
What is your school capacity and class size?
We average 18 students per class for Kindergarten through 3rd grade and 22 students per class for 4th through 8th grade.
Do you have bus transportation?
No. We do not provide school bus transportation.
Do you have aftercare programs available?
Yes, we will offer before and after care for a minimal additional charge. The Before Care program is from 7 am – 8 am and our before care from 3 pm – 6 pm.
How can my child be placed in gifted classes?
Gifted placement requires high academic performance, a specific IQ score and a teacher rating scale that must meet district requirements. There is an extensive process that must be followed before any child is placed in gifted classes.
Do you offer a summer program?
Yes, we do offer a summer camp program. Please contact the campus that you are interested to learn more about our summer camp locations.
Which languages do you offer?
We offer Greek as a second language. Please visit the Greek influence section of the website for more information.
What curriculum does Plato Academy follow?

Plato Academy follows the Florida Standards and supplements with rigorous material and 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 (e.g., Florida Assessment, Benchmark Assessments, FAIR, SAT -10, and classroom assessments).

Are student required to wear uniforms?
Yes. All Plato Academy students are required to be in proper uniform. Risse Brothers is our sole uniform provider. Please visit the Uniforms section of the website for more information.
Are breakfast and lunch served at school?
Yes. Lunch and breakfast are provided daily. Students are also welcome to pack a bagged lunch. Your child may qualify for a free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch. Applications are accepted starting the first day of school.
Are volunteer hours required?
Yes. Parents must abide by their contracted volunteer hours of 30 volunteer hours per family. Volunteers must check in with the receptionist prior to doing any volunteer work.
What is the difference between Plato Academy and a regular public school?

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.

When is the lottery and how will I know if my child was accepted?

To learn more about the lottery procedures, visit this website regularly. All applicants will receive timely emails from the Director of Admissions with complete information. For more information please contact Rina Psomas, Director of Admissions, at


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