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Plato Academy to open two new Pinellas charter schools this fall

2 charter schools coming in fall

Pinellas County is adding two more charter schools to its growing roster.

School Board members last week approved five-year charters for 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 through eighth grade in 2012-13.

Plato Academy North will be located at 1601 Curlew Road in Palm Harbor and Plato Academy South will open at 7100 142nd Ave. N in Largo.

The two are sister schools of Plato Academy in Clearwater, which opened in August 2004 and includes an emphasis on Greek language instruction among its daily lessons.

Rebecca Catalanello, Times staff writer

School uniform donations sought

Clothes To Kids is critically short of school uniforms. Twenty-three Pinellas schools will require students to wear uniforms. New or gently used uniform pants in khaki and navy and uniform polo shirts in white, light blue and navy can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at two Clothes To Kids locations:

• St. Petersburg, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145.

• Clearwater, 1059 N Hercules Ave.

Cash donations also are welcome. Clothes To Kids is a nonprofit that provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas free of charge. For more information call (727) 441-5050 or go to

Plato Academy to open two new Pinellas charter schools this fall 07/03/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 2, 2010 3:18pm]
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