Plato Academy will open two new Pinellas charter schools
Pinellas County can add two more charter schools to its growing roster.
School Board members on Tuesday unanimously approved five-year charter agreements with Plato Academy North in Palm Harbor and Plato Academy South in Largo, two new campuses expected to serve kindergarten through eighth grades.
According to the agreement, both campuses will open to 144 students through third grade this fall, increasing through seventh grade in 2011-12 and eighth grade in 2012-13.
Plato Academy North will open at 1601 Curlew Road; Plato Academy South at 7100 142nd Ave. N.
The schools are sister schools of Plato Academy in Clearwater, which opened in August 2004 and emphasizes Greek language instruction among its daily academic lessons.