Welcome to Plato Academy Schools!
All Plato Academy Schools were rated "A" schools in 2012 by the Florida Department of Education. Our students are champions in and out of the classroom: Plato Academy soccer, flag football, basketball and cheerleading teams all achieved first place rankings in the 2011-2012 Private Athletic Leage Schools competitions. Plato Academy schools focus on the total child, encouraging students to excel in creative and athletic endeavors as well as core academics. Our Clearwater campus earned the highest number of quality points compared to any Pinellas County public school, based upon FCAT scores. No other school in the county performed as strongly.
Plato Academy is an independent Pinellas County public charter school governed by an independent board. Charter schools are autonomous, innovative public schools demonstrating a record of higher student achievement and greater accountability for results. As such, Plato has the ability to set its own rules, policies, procedures and curriculum. Our policies mirror those of area fundamental schools that include adherence to a strict discipline policy, mandatory uniforms, parent involvement, and individualized, optimum classroom instruction.
To assist our students in achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging and enthusiastic environment fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort between the school, parents / guardian and community.
Our Motto: Wisdom, Discipline, Courage, and Justice
The Four Socratic Cardinal Virtues are wisdom, discipline, courage, and justice.
The Greek philosopher, Plato, believed that elementary school children must acquire leadership skills, character-building traits and engage in Socratic Dialectics (the Socratic Method of discussion and exploration that develops critical thinkers).
School Hours: 8:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.