Plato Academy Clearwater

Empowering All Learners to Exceed Expectations!
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Today is Thursday, Jan 23

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You can now preorder your 2019-2020 yearbook online!!! Use the code 1015656273074059 at

Plato Families,
You now have the option to create your own Recognition Ads and include them in the 2019-2020 yearbook! Select among four diferent sizes and add a photo and text of your choice.  Read more…

Celebrating Literacy Week
(Jan 27-31)

Monday January 27: Hats off to literacy week, students are able to wear hats to school!
Tuesday, January 2 (100th day of school): Never too old for a good book! Dress like 100 years old person!
Wednesday January 29: Guess who? Students dress like your favorite character!
Thursday, January 30: Cozy up to a good book students can wear PJs!
Friday, January 31: Vocabulary word day dedicated to Mr. LoDuca. Dress like a vocabulary word.

Data and Donuts - Wednesday, March 4 from 5pm to 6pm

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, (5pm to 6pm)

Data and Donuts

  • Your family can come anytime between 5pm and 6pm.
  • Expect to spend about 10 minutes reviewing data with your child; short and sweet
  • Students will lead the conference and share the data
  • This is not a time for individual teacher conferences. Please schedule those separately
  • Student will review their data Folder/Binder/Digital portfolio to share
    • Successes
    • Opportunities for growth
    • Behavior
    • Goals for the remainder of the year
  • When you have reviewed data with your child, your teacher will give you a ticket to get your donuts!
  • All children must remain with their guardians at all times

Please let us know if you’re coming so we can get enough donuts! RSVP by emailing your classroom teacher.

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Sara Sutera Principal

Sara Sutera
Principal of
Plato Academy Clearwater

2045 Palmetto St., Building A
Clearwater, FL 33765

Greetings Families!

I am excited to introduce myself to you as the next Principal of Plato Clearwater. This is my eighth year with Plato Academy. I grew up in western Maryland and moved to Pinellas County right before middle school. I have been here since then, graduating from Countryside High School and then St. Petersburg College. I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education K-6 with Reading and ESOL endorsements. When I began my teaching career I was hired at Plato Academy Seminole and taught both Kindergarten and 2nd grade before pursuing my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida. I then became the Assistant Principal at Plato Academy Seminole and have worked closely with Mrs. Staab over the past few years, learning how to lead a school with compassion and purpose.

Although I have spent my career as an educator at Plato Seminole thus far, I am thrilled to join the PAC team! Being part of Plato Academy means being part of 9 sister schools, each filled with equally wonderful educators and leaders. I have worked with Mrs. Beck in the past when we were both part of the Kindergarten team and again recently as fellow assistant principals. I am thankful for her support and expertise as I embark on a new journey at PAC and I can assure you that we will work closely to ensure your families have a smooth and positive transition. My personal philosophy of education directly aligns with the Plato Academy mission statement and I am dedicated to ensuring the families at Plato Clearwater receive the same top-notch education that they have in the past, with a specific focus on high expectations and a nurturing environment.

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Our vision: The Plato Academy Schools 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 all 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.

Plato Academy Clearwater is a Grade A School