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Charter schools in Pinellas County

Charter schools generally operate independently of the School Board. But since they are funded with public money, the Pinellas County School District exercises some oversight through contracts with each charter. Students pay no tuition.

Each year, charter schools must submit an accountability report and an independent financial audit to the Florida Department of Education.

Pinellas started with five charter schools in 1996 and now has 19. More than 200,000 students attend charter schools this year throughout Florida, up from 118,169 students five years ago.

The state says the schools were created to give families more options and educators more freedom to innovate. Application processes at charter schools are separate from those at traditional public schools.

Charter schools in Pinellas County

Academie Da Vinci

1380 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin; K-5; (727) 298-2778; academiedavinci.org

Alfred Adler Elementary

4515 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg; K-5; (727) 329-9545; alfredadlerschool.com

Athenian Academy

2817 St. Mark Drive, Dunedin; K-8; (727) 298-2718; athenianacademy.org

Ben Gamla Pinellas County

1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater; K-6; (727) 530-0148; bengamlapinellas.com

Discovery Academy of Science

1510 Barry Road, Clearwater; K-12; (727) 329-9545

Gulf Coast Academy

1199 East Bay Drive, Largo; 9-12; (727) 474-8836; maverickshigh.com

Imagine Elementary/Imagine Middle

1950 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg; preK-8; (727) 821-7100;

imagineschoolsstpetersburg.com

(Note: The Pinellas School Board voted Dec. 11 to revoke Imagine's charter. However, Imagine officials have indicated they plan to appeal the decision.)

Mycro School Pinellas High

850 Third Ave. S, St. Petersburg; 9-12; (727) 825-3710; mycroschool.org

Newpoint Pinellas Charter High

21810 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater; 9-12; (727) 475-1256; newpointschools.org

Newstart High

2461 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater; 9-12; (727) 474-1237;

newstartschools.com

Pinellas Primary Academy, K-4

Pinellas Preparatory Academy, 4-8

2300 Belcher Road S, Largo; (727) 536-3600: pinellasprimary.org;

pinellasprep.org

Pinellas Academy of Math and Science

1775 S Highland Ave., Largo; K-8; (727) 330-9449

Plato Academy of Clearwater

401 S Old Coachman Road, Clearwater; PreK-8; (727) 793-2400;

platoacademy.net

Plato Academy Largo

7100 142nd Ave. N, Largo; K-7; (727) 286-6244; platoacademy.net

Plato Academy Palm Harbor

1601 Curlew Road N, Palm Harbor; K-7; (727) 286-6249; platoacademy.net

Plato Academy Seminole

10888 126th Ave. N, Largo; K-6; (727) 400-6885; platoacademy.net

Plato Academy Tarpon Springs

2795 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs; K-5; (727) 940-5232;

platoacademy.net

St. Petersburg Collegiate

6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg; 10-12; (727) 341-4610; spcollege.edu/spchs

Windsor Preparatory Academy

5175 45th St. N, St. Petersburg; K-5; (727) 475-1297; windsorprep.org

Source: pcsb.org

Charter schools in Pinellas County 01/12/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:21pm]

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