Plato Academy Palm Harbor

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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.
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!

Plato Academy Uniform Shopping Days  

Risse Brothers School Uniforms

1603 Sunshine Drive-Clearwater, FL 33765

Friday, July 13th



Do your shopping early to avoid the rush!!!

Our customer service personnel will be ready to serve your uniform needs for the 2018-2019 school year!



for your uniform needs, whether you wish to shop in the store, over the phone, or online.

Without being registered, you will not be able to make the purchases you want to make.

Registering is an easy process; please complete the following steps:

  1. Add to your email address book
  2. Visit the Risse Brothers website at:
  3. Register on the home page
  4. Go to your email inbox & open the email confirming your registration
  5. Click on the link provided to complete your registration.

Completing this simple registration process IN ADVANCE of trying to make a purchase will help make the process much quicker and easier for you.

Until further notice, you may log on to the old system to make tuition payments for preschool, extended care, drop care, and club fees.
Please note that all charges and payments for school lunches are now being handled through Pinellas County Schools ( and are no longer managed by Plato Academy.
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Carri Aranzabal
Plato Academy Palm Harbor

Plato Academy Palm Harbor Families,

It is a great honor to be a leader at the school that I helped to open eight years ago. I started as a second-grade teacher with Mr. Donnelly teaching third grade at the Palm Harbor campus. Our small staff came together to lay the foundation for an amazing school. I moved into the assistant principal position at Palm Harbor and learned my leadership skills under the direction of Mr. Donnelly. After one year, I was moved to Pinellas Park to open a new campus as the principal. I was there for three years and was asked to move back home to Palm Harbor where my youngest daughter has been a student since kindergarten.

At Plato Academy, our mission is to assist students in achieving their full potential by 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. It is imperative that we work together as a family to ensure that EVERY student reaches their full potential. It is my goal to do all that I can as a leader to make this happen. Every child is important and I want each of them to strive to be the best they can be.

I am looking forward to being back home with the teachers and students that I have known and loved for years, and to meet the new families and friends that have joined our school family. I pledge to do all that I can to continue to make Plato Academy Palm Harbor an amazing school where the students excel.

Thank you for this opportunity!

Plato Academy Palm Harbor

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