About SKY Academy
In 2011, the SKY Family YMCA launched a new, unique charter middle school in Sarasota County, Florida – SKY Academy, which stands for Strength and Knowledge at the YMCA. The Academy’s focus is based on research that proves physical activity builds and conditions the brain for learning. In fact, schools around the nation using this philosophy have shown outstanding results in student achievement, fitness and well being. The popularity of the Venice school among families paved the way for a second location of SKY Academy to be established in Englewood in 2015.
As a tuition-free, Sarasota public charter middle school, SKY Academy has the same standards as the other public schools; it’s our approach that makes us unique. Subjects are studied through the lens of wellness and we use Executive Functioning to help students stay on task. Making healthy and positive choices will become routine for each student. [Read more about Charter Schools]
Whether your child is academically gifted or struggling, physically out of shape or a stellar athlete, his or her potential will sky rocket at SKY Academy.
SKY Academy offers:
|Highly qualified teachers motivated and energized for teaching and learning||Smaller class sizes||Free personalized education for your child|
|Small, safe school environment||Caring, innovative teachers||Free YMCA membership for enrolled student|
|New school buildings next to the Y||Individualized instruction based on child’s skills and abilities||Free YMCA before/after care|
|Access to Y facilities before, during and after school||Personal fitness and academic goals||Convenience of hours more aligned with working parents|
|Academic contracts signed by family||Mentors to help students reach their goals||Welcoming environment and communication with teachers|
|Curriculum that meets and exceeds state standards||90 minutes of fun physical activities, based on students’ interests||Valued input into child’s education|
|Wellness strategies and art infused into courses||90 minutes minimum of reading||Ongoing monitoring of child’s academic and physical progress|
|Before-, after- and summer school sessions available||Interdisciplinary, themed units planned by students and teachers||A happy, healthy and challenged student|
|Bus transportation and nutritional food service||Collaborative, creative projects||Peace of mind that your child is safe, secure, content|
Wide range of fitness activities, including
|Empowerment to take responsibility for their own learning|