Academics

ClassroomWhether 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.

As a Sarasota Public Charter Middle School, SKY Academy follows the Florida Career & College Readiness Standards as all public schools do, but it’s our approach that makes us unique. Subjects are studied through the lens of wellness. Making healthy and positive choices will become routine for each student.

Curriculum Information

We follow Sarasota County School's "Middle School Progression Plan." Click the link below to find out more information.

Sarasota County Middle School Progression Plan (PDF)

SOAR Program

SKY Academy's program meets the needs of our advanced students. SOAR courses are designed to challenge students with rigorous course work in order to prepare them to take Advanced Placement Courses in high school. All GT students are served through the SOAR classes.

STEMsmart

SKY Academy is the latest school to join Gulf Coast Community Foundation's STEMsmart initiative.

As a STEMsmart school, SKY will benefit from new technology for students, such as TI-Nspire handheld devices for use in math classes, along with the teacher training needed to integrate it into their classrooms.

SKY also will participate in other STEMsmart activities including additional professional development for teachers, Gulf Coast's annual STEMsmart Summit for students, and summer math and science camps.

Teri A Hansen, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, added, "Students at SKY learn everything through the lens of wellness, so the integrated approach of STEMsmart is a great match."

STEMsmart was entered into a multiyear partnership between Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Sarasota and Charlotte county school districts to transform teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.

At SKY Academy, academics come first. Students of all abilities are encouraged to exceed their own expectations.

In addition to the two physical education periods held daily, students also have four "core" classes common to most schools: language arts/reading, social studies/civics, mathematics and science. Elective classes in art and Spanish are also offered.