While providing a stimulating and demanding education, Plato Academy gives students a high level of individualized attention. Every student is special at our small prk-8 schools with an average of fewer than 18 students per class and a low student-to-teacher ratio.
The focus is on responsibility and strict discipline for students, accountability through testing, uniform and dress code compliance, and parent involvement. All students also receive instruction in science, physical education, the humanities, music, drama and art. The Socratic method of teaching is used emphasizing discussion and dialogue to develop critical thinking skills.
As parents of the students who attend Plato Academy, we hope that you will take part in the events and activities we sponsor for the children. You not only get to know the teacher and the curriculum but also how you could best reinforce the material at home. The most important parental role of all, however, is to shape your child’s attitude toward learning and school, communicate high expectations, and help him or her set goals and solve learning problems.
We acknowledge that guidance and counseling is not a service offered by one person or department but a program coordinated with all educators and supporting personnel. We recognize that the program should involve parents, athletic coaches-and trainers, and that the broader community and content must be integrated into the curriculum.
Whether a particular family is a nuclear family, a stepfamily, a single-parent family, or an empty-nest family, it usually consists of related people who care about each other. Regardless of type of family structure, at Plato Academy we believe that all family values need to be nurtured and strengthened from time to time.
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.