PLATO ACADEMY SCHOOLS – APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Thank you for your interest in Plato Academy K-8 Charter Schools. Plato Academy Charter Schools are public charter schools that do not charge tuition. Below you will find information about our application process. As demand for a Plato Academy education has increased, we have responded in order to accommodate as many families as possible by increasing our enrollment through the addition of new schools. Please complete an application for each and every location for which you have an interest.

Students will be admitted to Plato Academy Schools regardless of race, gender, religion, or ethnic or national origin. Plato Academy Charter Schools are public charter schools that do not charge tuition. Students that submit completed applications during an open application period will be selected for enrollment either on a first come-first serve basis (when there are more seats than student applications received during the open application period), or through a lottery process (when there are more student applications than seats available during an open application period).

The following students, when eligible*, are provided enrollment preference and are allowed to bypass a lottery if one is held in the following order of priority:

1. Students who remain enrolled at the same Plato Academy Charter School from the previous year.
2. Applicants who are the children of an employee of the charter school.
3. Applicants who are siblings of a student enrolled or accepted in the charter school.
4. Applicants who are the children of a member of the governing board of the charter school.
5. Applicants who successfully completed the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program provided by Plato Academy during the previous year.

If there are fewer seats available than there are priority preference applications, a lottery will be conducted among each priority group where there are more applications than seats available, and continued thereafter for each priority group in the order of the preferences above until all preference priority applicants have been assigned a wait list number. Students’ names per group will be randomly drawn and numbered sequentially as chosen and recorded in that order. Available seats are filled first and remaining students are placed on a waiting list in the order of their drawing. After any priority lotteries are conducted a general lottery will be conducted. Plato Academy lottery drawings are open to the public and all lottery dates and locations will be posted on the website. Students will be notified of their admission status shortly after the lottery date via e-mail and/or telephone.

* For children of non-founding board members and Plato Academy Voluntary PreKindergarten students priority preferences will not apply until the third year of school operations.

 

For specific enrollment information for each school please click on the full links below:

Clearwater Enrollment : Palm Harbor Enrollment : Largo Enrollment : Seminole Enrollment : Tarpon Springs Enrollment : St. Petersburg Enrollment

Please note that the placement of your student on Plato Academy’s wait list will not impact or interfere with your students’ enrollment at any other Pinellas County public or charter school, and it will be your option to accept or decline an invitation should a seat become available at Plato Academy. Enrollment is contingent on student interest, availability of qualified staff, and facilities.

 

2014-2015 School Year:

 

Plato Academy Clearwater: Open enrollment for kindergarten 2014-2015 will be now through October 31, 2013. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment.Lottery will be held August 26, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL    33765. Need not be present, email nofitications will be sent to all applicants. For grades 1st-8th, applications are being accepted and will be processed as noted above.

Plato Academy Largo: Open enrollment for kindergarten 2014-2015 will be now through October 31, 2013. Next open enrollment for kindergarten 2014-2015 will be now through October 31, 2013. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. For grades 1st-8th, applications are being accepted and will be processed as noted above.

Plato Academy Palm Harbor: Open enrollment for kindergarten 2014-2015 will be now through October 31, 2013. Applications are being accepted now for kindergarten 2014-2015. For grades 1st-8th, applications are being accepted and will be processed as noted above.

Plato Academy Seminole: Open enrollment for kindergarten 2014-2015 will be now through October 31, 2013. Next open enrollment for kindergarten 2014-2015 will be now through October 31, 2013. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. For grades, 1st-8th, applications are being accepted through December 31, 2013.lottery to be held on January 3, 2014 at 11:00am at Superior School offices located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, 33759. Need not be present. All applicants will be notified via email as to the results.

Plato Academy Tarpon Springs: Open enrollment for kindergarten 2014-2015 will be now through October 31, 2013. Applications are being accepted now for kindergarten 2014-2015. For grades, 1st-8th, applications are being accepted through December 31, 2013. lottery to be held on January 3, 2014 at 11:00am at Superior School offices located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, 33759. Need not be present. All applicants will be notified via email as to the results. A second enrollment period will be January 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014 and a lottery held June 6, 2014 at 8:00am at the Superior School offices located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, 33759. Need not be present. All applicants will be notified via email as to the results.

Plato Academy St PetersburgOpen enrollment for kindergarten 2015-2016 will be August 1, 2014 throu August 15, 2014. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. Lottery will be held August 26, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants. For grades kindergarten-4th, applications are being accepted through December 31, 2014. A lottery will be conducted January 8, 2015 at 9:00am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants.

2015-2016 School Year:

 

Plato Academy Clearwater: Open enrollment for kindergarten 2015-2016 will be August 1, 2014 throu August 15, 2014. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. Lottery will be held August 26, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL    33765. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants. For grades 1st-8th, applications are being accepted and will be processed as noted above.

Plato Academy Largo: Open enrollment for kindergarten 2015-2016 will be August 1, 2014 through August 15, 2014. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. Lottery will be held August 26, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL    33765. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants. For grades 1st-8th, applications are being accepted and will be processed as noted above.

Plato Academy Palm Harbor: Open enrollment for kindergarten2015-2016 will be August 1, 2014 through August 15, 2014. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. Lottery will be held August 26, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL    33765. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants. For grades 1st-8th, applications are being accepted and will be processed as noted above.

Plato Academy Seminole: Open enrollment for kindergarten 2015-2016 will be August 1, 2014 through August 15, 2014. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. Lottery will be held August 26, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL    33765. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants. For grades 1st-8th, applications are being accepted and will be processed as noted above.

Plato Academy Tarpon Springs:Open enrollment for kindergarten 2015-2016 will be August 1, 2014 throu August 15, 2014. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. Lottery will be held August 26, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL    33765. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants. For grades 1st-8th, applications are being accepted and will be processed as noted above.

Plato Academy St PetersburgOpen enrollment for kindergarten 2015-2016 will be August 1, 2014 throu August 15, 2014. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. Lottery will be held August 26, 2014 at 8:30 am at the Superior Schools office located at 2560 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL    33765. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants. For grades 1st-4th, applications are being accepted through December 31, 2014. A lottery will be conducted shortly after the close of the open enrollment. Need not be present, email notifications will be sent to all applicants.

 

For any questions, please contact Rina Psomas, Director of Admissions, at school@platoacademy.net.

PRE-K – VPK NOTE: The application below is ONLY for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. For Pre-K or VPK inquiries please email the Pre-K team listed below at the respective school.

Tarpon Springs - please email: prektarponsprings@platoacademy.net
Palm Harbor - please email: prekpalmharbor@platoacademy.net
Largo - please email: preklargo@platoacademy.net
Seminole - please email: prekseminole@platoacademy.net

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