Plato Academy Clearwater

A Superior Education for Every Child
K-8 EnrollmentEarly Learning Center
Please note that all charges and payments for school lunches are now being handled through Pinellas County Schools ( and are no longer managed through Plato Academy.

CLASS PICTURE DAY- Thursday, September 20th. Please send your child in school uniform.

KONA ICE- Thursday, September 20th. 11am-2pm.

Kiddie Cup- $3, Klassic Cup- $4, King Cup- $5, Color Changing- $6  

(Refills- $3- color changing cup)



Uniforms must be purchased from Risse Brothers School Uniforms. Mention that your child attends Plato Academy and they will assist you in selecting the proper uniforms.

Risse Brothers School Uniforms
1603 Sunshine Drive
Clearwater, FL 33765

If you participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, you must reapply each year. You can access the application online at
Volunteer hours
Now you can submit all of your volunteer hours by clicking on the button below.
Focus Accounts

Plato Academy will use Focus parent accounts for address and contact information updating and student gradebooks. A parent account will be necessary for the gradebook this year! If you have not already done so, please complete and submit this form. We will email you your login information. **Please do not complete this form if you submitted it last year**

Plato Academy Clearwater Street Hockey tryouts

Hockey season is upon us. A huge thank you to Mr. Saul for volunteering as our coach again this season! Tryouts will be Thursday, September 13th. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the gym. 5th-8th graders welcome to try out. The team is co-ed. All players must try out, even if...

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PTO Yankee Candle Fundraising

Our fall fundraiser has begun! The PTO has many programs and events to fund this year so we need your help to make our fall fundraiser a success!Please take a look at the Yankee Candle packet that came home this week and share it with your friends and family. Every...

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Adam Beard
Principal of
Plato Academy Clearwater

2045 Palmetto St., Building A
Clearwater, FL 33765
Dear Families,

Plato Academy Clearwater has such an abounding tradition of excellent education. We will focus on the mastery of the Florida Standards, data-driven instruction, character education, and we will provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase every student’s achievement. All of us at Plato Academy Clearwater will provide academic experiences for our students that are meaningful, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.

It is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is excited to be here! This attitude empowers us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Please feel free to call or email me to set an appointment to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year as I do welcome and value your input.

I look forward to partnering with you as a team to help each and every student at Plato Academy Clearwater meets his or her goals and has a successful school year!


Mr. Adam Beard, M.Ed.