Athenian Academy looks to move to Clearwater
Athenian Academy, a long-time charter school in Pinellas County, plans to move to a new facility in Clearwater for the 2015/16 school year.
The charter, which focuses on language immersion in Greek and Spanish, would move from its current location in Dunedin in two years, if the change is approved Tuesday by the Pinellas School Board. Charter officials also have requested a slight boost in enrollment for the 2015/16 school year, from 320 students to 400 students.
The charter school would like to move from 2817 St. Marks Drive in Dunedin to 2289 N. Hercules Ave. in Clearwater. The new location hasn't been completed yet so approval of the move would be contingent upon a satisfactory inspection at a later date.
Athenian Academy, which opened in 2000, serves students in kindergarten to eighth grade. It boasts being the first Greek immersion charter in the country. Students learn both Spanish and Greek daily, according to the school's website.
Charters are publicly funded but privately run.