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K-8
Public charter
Clermont, FL
Students enrolled: 1,012
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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2750 Hartwood Marsh Road
Clermont, FL 34711

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(352) 243-2960
(352) 243-2967
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Map of Imagine Schools At South Lake address.
September 29, 2014
3 Boys at this school. I love it more than the public. We are in Florida. Unless you pay for a good private school here in Florida no school is perfect. I believe that the school is trying to turn a lot of things around. Our experience is good and I do not want to go back to Public. I know many public schools teachers that do not want to go back to teach at public bcz they know how corrupted the system is here.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
Great school, new leadership is fantastic and the sense of community is back! Things have improved rapidly!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2014
Those that question "where the money goes" need to take a good look at the schools financials, which are available to the public. That will answer all your questions and explain the constant fundraising that goes on. There's been a lot of media coverage of Imagine Schools over the last several years in Tampa area and across the country. Read it! After two years at this school and researching, we left the school and are SO happy we did. Once we had a public school to compare to, we had no idea what we were missing. I urge anyone that is considering this school to do your research first - read the financials. It will explain why the school is so lacking in so many areas. I would never recommend to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2014
My children have been in this school since kindergarten. I think the focus on academics has improved greatly over the last 3 years. This school has teachers who know their stuff and they communicate with me about where my children are in their learning, and where they should be. That is very important to me!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2014
I truly believe in ISL! I have been actively involved in many activities and volunteering and have had the pleasure to interact with countless staff members. My child is in her 5th year with them and we are truly blessed by it. Every school encounters bullying. That's ridiculous to blame administration for a global problem that unfortunately will never go away. Teach your children confidence and how to ignore them. You can't show me a single school in the world let alone Clermont that doesn't have this issue. Also, I have never seen or heard of there being a rodent problem. Rumors are very tasteless. Lastly, I would like to point out that the office staff has made me feel at home on countless occasions. Ms. Nicole always has a smile and even knows my daughter by name. Everyone brings something different to the table, maybe next time we can all be professional and not degrade anyone for being imperfect. We are IMAGINE!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
I am torn. Some people love it and a lot of people say it's a dump. All I can say is that we did not love it or our experience. I had high hopes because of the charter affiliation, but soon realized it was just another annoying fundraising school. Where does all the money go? Not back into the school for new computers or extra activities. The poor leadership and lack of focus on the kids really does make this a C school. To each her own though.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2014
Never again! This in my opinion is probably one of the worst schools in Lake County, the restrooms are disgusting, the dead rodents are out of control I wouldn't recommend this school to ANYONE it's pathetic we left and our children are happier and thriving lol@ the person who claimed it's only 2 parents be honest so people don't waste their time!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2014
We have been at this school for several years. It's not perfect but no school is. Most of the teachers are nice and really do love the kids I think When my son ran from his classroom one morning they immediately caught him and calmed him down and called me to let me know what was goin on. It is a little unorganized in a couple ways but you take the bad with some good. The only problem I would personally have is that there are a couple of families who live outside of Lake County. I don't like my tax money funding this. Yes, there is a strange smell there sometimes. The board has addressed it. There are some problems with there septic systems and maybe some dead rodents, but this is Florida and they're is a lot of construction in that Hartwood area. If you like the school then stay. If you don't like it then you can go.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2014
My grandchildren have been at this school for 5 years. I volunteer frequently as my son and his wife work full time. I have never seen a rodent on the campus dead or alive. The ladies in the office have never been anything but kind to me and to my grandchildren. In fact, they know them by name! I had the opportunity to meet the new principal and I think she is delightful. I think it is a shame that the school received a C but I don't put much stock into that since it is based on a ridiculous standardized test and neither of my grandchildren test well. It is unfortunate that so many people have chosen to use this page to air their grievances rather than sit down with the administration and try to find solutions to these "problems". I would certainly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2014
I don't believe anything I read unless it's been proven. I had my oldest son in kindergarten at Imagine South Lake Charter. I gave them the benefit of the doubt all year. Even though I had heard negative feedback from other parents, I wanted to see for myself. I was not totally impressed. He had an okay teacher. But, the school was not cared for like other schools are. It's dingy and dark. The cafeteria which also serves as a gym is gross. There is no library. Well, I think it was on wheels like prison libraries. The PTO consists of a bunch of want to be bigshots. I attended one meeting and had enough of that silliness. The principal was noncaring and dismissive of legitimate parental concerns. The buses are always breaking down so that parents have to scramble to find transportation for their kids at the last minute. But the final straw was that C score. The proof is in the pudding. To the person who thinks two people are writing this, I would say how? You would have to have 100 email addresses as this site does not allow multiple posts from one email. A lot of parents left the school. My son loves Lost Lake. He is a different child.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
As a mom who recently moved to town and didn't know any better, I put my kids here and am not impressed. I have heard many negative things in this town about the school. I agree with the reviews of uncleanliness. We put our children in a public school closer to home and it is spotless. Plus, it does have a library and a real cafeteria. After reading the below average test scores on IMagine and looking at their extracurricular activies (very few), I wanted my boys at a place where they would thrive.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
Good evening parents, We found out today that our strobe light and safety arm for the Starfish bus #4 is broken. We need to get the part from Tampa on The second week of school.....junk old buses. Unreliable. This came from their page. Monday. We regret to inform you that the Starfish bus will be out of service on Monday but we are hopeful it will be back up and running on Tuesday. We will update you as soon as we know more. As always, we will offer free morning and after care to any family who wishes to utilize it. Thank you for your patience.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2014
I can't say enough about the teachers at this school. They really care about my children and are always available if I need to speak to them. I have watched the leadership go down with the old administration. I am hoping with the new leadership they will get things a bit more organized. I remember when this was an "A" rated school and was very proud of that. I really wish the administration would do what needs to be done to get that rating back up. I think bullying is an issue in every school these days. It should be talked about and there should be an anti bullying policy put in place. I think this school needs to crack down on the kids with poor behavior and get this school in line. Some of the teachers and administration can look a bit sloppy at times. I am hoping Mrs. Fornes can get this school back on track. As parents we need to stand together to make this school what it used to be and demand changes!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
We have had a difficult time at this school over the last couple of years. Bullying, and outright lying from the administration were the norm. We are now back at our zoned school and couldn't be happier. Try for the area magnet school or just accept your local elementary school. Avoid this place.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2014
My children have attended this school for 6 years. The school has certainly gone through some ups and downs. However, the one thing that had never changed is the way my children are treated. Every teacher they've had there has treated them as individuals not as a name on a roster. I am more than pleased with the new principal. She seems as though she fit right in! I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a family atmosphere and teachers and staff who care about every single student.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2014
One needs to wonder why all these 4 and 5 stars are being posted by Parents all of sudden? Look over the past few years and you will see how many teachers are no longer working at this school. The Imagine company runs this school make no doubt about it. They do it for a profit not for our kids. Go to the classrooms and look around. The school wants parents to buy most of the items. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
Very excited to start this new year! My daughter's 1st grade teacher is wonderful! We love this school, staff, teachers :) Definitely has a family feel to it! Parents are included in everything (if we want to be) and I'm sure these parents posting negatives reviews are the type of parents who don't like to volunteer and be a part of. They like to complain and quite frankly our school is better off without them. This is a great school and our daughter has been thriving since she started here last year for Kindergarten. As an Imagine FAMILY we will bring our school from a C back up to an A!!! WE ARE IMAGINE!!!! :)

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
I have two children in this school. I am very pleased with the teachers we have had over the years. My children feel welcomed and love going to school. As a parent, I feel VERY welcome. I am not a "helicopter parent", but I do enjoy walking my children to their class, as long as they are comfortable with it. There will come a day when they do not want me to walk them, I will stop at that point. I love that I can take them to class, visit when it is convenient for me and help out in MANY different ways. I do wish the middle school had more extracurricular activities...hopefully the selection will grow soon. Love this school and recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2014
This school was based around the idea of family and community. Through thick and thin, most families and communities stand by each other and support each other. They persevere and they get through the other side stronger than ever. I am a proud parent at Imagine South Lake and I know the staff and teachers are some of the hardest working I've ever seen. To those who were unable to take the heat, the door to the kitchen is open and we hope it hits you on the way out! To anyone looking to this site to get info, know that ISL is an amazing school and community. To those who bash it, find something better to do than go on a site and spit your negativity. We are Imagine.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
I have been a parent at this school since the day the doors opened. I love our school! The dedication from the teachers and staff is amazing. I could tell you not to listen to the negative post on this site. I could list all the amazing and positives that this school has to offer, but I truly believe the best way for you to decide if this school is for right for your student is to come visit the school. See for yourself all the wonderful and caring teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2014
As a parent of two students at Imagine South Lake, I am very satisfied with the education my children have received here thus far. They have a love of learning that their teachers have helped them gain and they actually enjoy going to school to learn. I am hopeful that the new administration will help bring the school's scores back up to where they once were. Compared to our zoned school, ISL is a much better choice.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2014
I used to advocate this school to everyone I met looking for a great learning experience. At one time it was just fabulous! I'm getting my hopes up as new administration will be hired very soon. The principal was asked to resign.... hoping they'll hire someone from within..who already knows our delimma and brings back our sense of family at ISL.

- submitted by a community member
July 25, 2014
Both of my kids have been here since Kindergarten and are doing very well. The staff is wonderful and very caring. Lots of parental involvement and the Uniform policy is great for the kids. Please do not listen to all of the negative feedback!!! This is a wonderful learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
Before choosing this school do your research, you will find several reports of uncleanliness, very low test scores, and countless reports of bullying incidents which are often overlooked. Our family was also deceived by the few parents, and staff members who brag about how wonderful this school is, however it is simply not true. I would NOT recommend this school for any parent in search of a fun, safe, and clean learning environment. We are also on our way out, this school is in desperate need of leadership, and teachers that will put the children first, and gossiping, and keeping up with social media last. This used to be a great school but it is no longer that. If you receive a call informing you that they have a slot available it's probably because many parents want out!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
This is a really great option for elementary school for Clermont. The teachers that my children have had were all excellent. Great FCAT scores and I am pleased with their education. Could the school be cleaner? Yes. However, I do see the maintenance staff there. The level of cleanliness may have more to do with certain students being slobs than the school's lack of ability to clean it appropriately. Parental involvement is mandatory at ISL, and I like this. No matter how busy you are, there is always something that you can do to earn your required volunteer hours. I'm only giving ISL 4 stars because I feel that the middle school is not on par with the public schools as far as extracurricular activities and sports/clubs opportunities. It is basically just more of the elementary school in a different building, and I think the middle schoolers need and deserve more than that in order to be ready for high school.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
The latest bullying incident that occurred at Imagine South Lake last week, that left one student with a seizure and emergency room visit, should clearly show that this school is lacking in proper management of the students and issues at hand. This incident was all over Ch.13 and Ch.6 news yet the principal has failed to notify the parents of this incident as well as the day to day problems that are occurring at this run down school. Without a guidance counselor and lack of leadership, this school is failing in every aspect. There is much more to this incident, yet we are not being told anything. The principal is in denial, while the school is struggling to keep it's doors open but they continue to try to cover up problems like this and hope that no one finds out. Just like the bullying incident and school grades, everything is online. Parents need to look at the old text books, lack of library and technology, old playground, dirty bathrooms, and extremely high turnover of teachers and students. This should all be enough of a wake up call. My children will attend a good, clean, reputable and well run public school next year that has everything this school doesn't.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
We are not being told the truth about the bullying incident. As usual, things are being ignored in hopes that parents will forget and this whole thing will magically disappear. So glad I'm removing my kids. I cannot wait to be rid of this monkey on my back school.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
ISL has A LOT of areas they need to improve. This is our 3rd year at ISL. I think the problems start at the top. The principal is definitely NOT a people person. You can tell she struggles to communicate with the parents and students. The school is in great need of technology. They hardly have any clubs and lack a music/arts program entirely (no band or chorus). The small cafeteria is the only place for the gym for PE, sports home games, Book Fair, any assemblies, PTO meetings, open houses, etc. Certainly not enough space for 1,000+ students. The library for the whole school is 1/2 of a classroom. The children go to the "library" and have to hear a class going on at the same time. Last year, another student was having an issue with bullying and after numerous meetings requested by the parents, the prinicpal's response was to change his class. To my knowledge, they have never put an anti-bullying program together for the students. I agree that something should have been communicated to the parents about this latest incident. This would reduce the appearance that the school is trying to brush things under the rug.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
This school holds one fund raiser after another. Fridays are "dress down" days when students can chose to wear their own clothes if they pay $1 per item. School lunch is $2.95 as opposed to $1.90 at other LC elem schools. How can a school attract the best and brightest teachers while paying them less than LC school teachers ? Review of school audits (available to the public) finds high "management" fees, real estate leases, equipment fees, and not a lot left over for students, academic programs, teachers, technology - which may explain the near constant fund raising. Audits show thousands saved by not purchasing text books for students, funds saved by cutting student field trips and employee benefits - due to an increase in "management fees". I strongly recommend doing your research before considering this school.

- submitted by a community member
December 08, 2013
This school has gone WAY downover the past few years!! Good teachers have left for one reason or another. Funding is terrible, facility is poorly kept the library lacks any resources in fact it is only a few book shelves sharing a computer lab. Fair disipline is non-existent, certain "problem" students are allowed to run wild while other students are unfairly given over the top disiplne for minor issues by the administration. The principle fails to take parent concerns seriously and seems to think everything is just fine eventhough many parents have chosen to move their children to another school. I am considering moving my child as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
They actually do have a mice problem. Last year in seventh grade they dot in the class rooms. I can get proof if you'd like lol. Its an ok school though. Just low funding.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2013
We are in our second year in Imagine South Lake and have been very satisfied with the experience. We have had 2 excellent teachers who bring their own style to the classroom making the learning experience unique for all students . I would highly recommend Imagine!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
Excellent school!!! My son feels very safe there and he loves it. The teachers are great and very dedicated to the success of our children. There has never been any issues with mice so for the very angry person trying to damage the image of the school there are plenty more standing by it and helping instead of complaining

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2013
Under previous administration, this particular location had a sense of community, and a feeling that they were in service to the children of said community. Sadly, I as a parent no longer feel that here. It seems they do not really know what they are doing, or just act that way, and do not accept responsibility. This trickles down to the good teachers, and affects the children quite negatively. The recent directive about volunteer hours shows how badly they have slipped under current administration.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2013
Imagine South Lake used to be a fantastic school under the leadership of the former principal. The new administration is useless and clueless. They do not know how to communicate effectively with students and I believe they resort to threatening tactics at times. The front office is atrocious and the staff is more interested in gossiping than parental concerns. If you are looking for a school that offers technology, high standards and quality teachers, this is not the school for you. Most of the teachers are ineffective and I doubt they could find employment in the public school system. It's also sad when teachers openly discriminate against students and dehumanize them in front of their peers. This school really needs an overhaul of administrators and teachers. It would be great if they had supplies and books.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
I am very happy with this school and all the teachers and staff there. My son has been at the school for two years, and I really have nothing but good things to say. My son is in first grade now, and I love knowing that he will be at the same school until he is in eighth grade. Hopefully, by then there will be a high school as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2011
Very satisfied with SLI. Very responsive administration, great parent involvement, and my daughter is extremely happy there. Glad to find a place she can remain through Middle School

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
Certain teachers cross personal boundaries that should not be crossed. Teachers should be held to a higher standard to ensure their relationship with the children is strictly professional! I understand you will form a band with children during a school year but that bond should still maintain a professional level not a personal level. Teachers try to get to involved in the personal lives of students and parents and basically put their noses where they dont belong. They openly express personal opinions when it is not their place to do so. They have no right to cross these lines and they leave their professionalism in question.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
We are a new family to the state and my son was a new kindergarten student to school and we could have not asked for a better setting, structure and school. My son loved attendng school and I loved being part of the family of Imagine South Lake. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
The teachers are wonderful, my kids are all happy, they are also A students, we love the principle too. I wouldn't change a thing.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
My son loves this school! I love everything about this school. It's small, student and parent oriented and just all around great!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
Great school, great teachers, small family oriented, my kids are happy, learning and getting good grades, what else can I say?

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
Every once in a while a group comes together that has that 'x' factor and we at SLC are lucky to have it. It's easy to see why SLC has climbed from a C to an A school The principal is a one-of-a-kind motivator and the instructors brilliantly combine teaching techniques with their life experiences making learning fun and effective. What a great school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
My son has been at the school for 5 years. He loves the teachers and the many friends he has made over the years. I love that they have an open policy; I can visit any day or time, the teachers and staff are always friendly and welcoming. I tahas been a very positive experience for my child and that is priceless.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Since my children started in this school only great grades, attitudes I have seen how much teachers care

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Best kids and teachers anywhere!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
they are the best school because it is not only a school but a family! When my children come here its like a second home!!!!!!!!!!!!1

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
I love ISL, they are my second family. My son has been attending for 4 years now and I would not want him any where else. They care and respect all families,students and staff. An amazing top notch school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
South Lake Charter Elementary School We are a big family taking care of our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
South Lake Charter is a great school! We have been here since the beginning and my daughter has continued to excel in her studies as well as her social skills. I believe that we made the right choice in choosing SLC, especially when there were other schools to choose from.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2009
Great school, great teachers and staff! Love the small school atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2009
After 4 years at the school I was disappointed in how things were progressing. It took just as many years to get an an 'A' The children lost the use of the multi purpose room which is now called 'imagine hall' and is for classrooms for the middle school. So they ate lunch in the classroom. I felt the teacher was phoning it in and wasnt communicating with me on the needs of my child. The class didnt have a math workbooks all year and just used copies -- and the school needed donations of paper. Seems things were geared more to the MS then the elementry children and The final straw was the condition of the campus - the school is only 4 years old and it looked awful before the end of the year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
Imagine South Lake is a safe and caring school for our children. The school encourages parents to be involved, and parents and teachers work well together to support our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
South Lake Charter's teachers and staff really put forth a lot of effort to show how much they care for each child. They strongly encourage parental involvement and everyone seems to get along beautifully! I am very impressed by the private school touch it portrays!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
South Lake Charter Elementary School is a top rated school that offers encouragement and motivation for all ages k through 8th grade. It offers students ways to help and support their classmates to develop high quality values throughout life. I am proud of all the teachers, parents and principle to continue to make this the best school experience ever for my children

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
South Lake Charter Elementary School provides an extraordinary academic program in an environment that promotes citizenship, self-esteem, and behavioral values. I am extremely impressed with our school and a very proud supporter!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Recess, even in the middle school! Here is a school that truly values what is important and allows our children time to relax and absorb what they are learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
Top notch principal & teachers,,, who care!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I'm very happy with this school! The principal is the best, teachers so nice and friendly. They willing to work with each parent and help students excel at school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
It's very organize, clean and the teachers care for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The teachers are absolutely wonderful. They really care about the children and go out of their way to make sure they succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
The staff and all the kids are just the greatest bunch! We are a tight family at ISL and I am proud that my kids get to experience a great education!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
As both a parent and a teacher, I have loved this school from the very beginning. I love the family atmosphere of being in a smaller school. My kids are thriving all around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
We are a great family here! We have been at this school from the beginning and have seen the tremendous growth. Individualized student academics is focused upon. Creativity in the classroom is encouraged. Charater Education is a part of every day life. We are proud to be a part of the Imagine Family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
I love Imagine at South Lake because it is a school where everyone can grow and change. We are a big family. Teachers work together with parents/guardians and students are supported through their educational journey.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
Great Teachers. Mr Montouri is so dedicated. Every time I see him he going above and beyond teaching. Ms Osborne did a great job with the children last year in Math and Science. The Principal, Mrs Watson is always available

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
The overwhelming feeling of being in a loving parent's care is undeniable.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
It's a safe fun loving school with great teacher who the childrens intrest at her first.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
We are a small school that offers a very personalized education experience for our students and a choice for our families.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 10, 2009
Imagine South Lake is everything I would want in a school - as both an educator and a parent. It breeds innovation in its students and teachers. It's focus on the whole child - not just academics, but character as well, puts it in a class all its own. Imagine School's tennets of Integrity, Justice, and Fun are alive and well at Imagine South Lake. I love my school!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 07, 2009
My school is like family. We love all of them and they love us.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
I love ISL!!! It is a big family. Children are being taught good character and good education.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
I am proud to say that my daughter attends this school. The teachers are excellent and the staff is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Our mantra for this school year is 'I am here for you!' That says it all. I'm a proud parent and teacher @ ISL. =)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I love South Lake Charter because it is still a small school which gives it a personal touch. The athletic director got my daughter to try out for the volleyball team, I have been trying for 2 years, she did make it by the way. The teachers care about each student and give them the personal attention that they need. The staff and teachers get the parents involved with the school on many different levels, it's a fun place to volunteer at. My kids went to a small private school before S.L.C., the change went smooth and all three were welcomed with open arms. Thank you, Stephanie

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The location, the environment, the teachers, the feeling of the campus

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
Love the private school atmosphere at South Lake. Small enough that most of the teachers and workers know my child but big enough to be tops in education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I love our school because it offers a first rate education, an environment focused on strong character values, a fabulous staff, wonderful families, and awesome students! :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
South Lake has a warm and inviting atmophere. The teachers deliver curriculum in an engaging and exciting way that reaches every child. We are one family, we are imagine!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
At this school, my children are seen as individuals, not just another student. Teacher work hard in getting to know their specific needs and reaching through differentiation. That means a lot to me as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
Wonderful office staff. Talented teachers. Warm, positive atmosphere. The kids love this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 27, 2008
This is our first year and I am quite impressed with the quality of education my Kindergartener is receiving. I love the small school atmosphere and personal touch.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
My daughter is in Kindergarten and she loves it at SLC. I have found the teachers and administration to be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
SLC is a great school! My son has been there since third grade and is now in 6th. It offers a wonderful education, a safe environment, and extras that are not included in everyday schools. At this point he will be there until high school.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 30, 2007
All three of my children are all on honor roll at SLCE ! Our family is very involved with the school and with the teachers. Parental involvement is very important at our school. All our teachers are very caring and love our children. They go out of their way to help them succeed. And it shows on my childrens grades.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
This is our third year at SLC. My kids have had wonderful, caring, and fun teachers each year!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
i'm not in favor of this school i have given this school to provide my children 3years of service an they have failed my children. all my kids grades have drop since they have been enrolled they have been held back. there not unity to involed parents together networking in this school the staff is very standoff.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
I have been at SLCE for two years. After two years of lack of communication I have decided to take my kids to another school. There are too many liberties that staff and parents take with this school. I understand that Mrs. Watson is only one person but she is more intent on being a people pleaser rather than a principal. That works great with customer service but when you are running a school, it can't happen. Several teachers work on their own rather than in teams( so classes in one grade will be working at different speeds) Math curriculum is very poor and one English teacher was never in her class so consequently reading and writing scores dropped. Teachers are allowed to talk about inappropriate subject matter.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
SLC is a great school! The teachers are excellent as well as the principal. My children have done very well and I am very pleased with their educational progress!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2007
I love this school. The teachers not only teach academics but also teach the students what it is to be a good person. The staff has had their hands full these first two years, but they are learning everyday. In a rapidly growing city like Clermont it is wonderful to have a small school that can really give the individual attention the our children deserve. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2006
The principal tries her best but her supporting staff is terrible.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
August 10, 2006
I absolutely love this school. It really is an excellent example of an ideal school. The principal gets involved with all the events and activites,she's really warm and welcoming and knows just about everyone by name. My son is an honor roll student just as he was at his previous school because I remained active in his education alongside his teacher,which I believe is essential to getting good grades. I was a roommom last year and only a couple parents got involved, very disappointing. The school had some kinks it's first year,but usally anything new has the same problem. I believe in this school and am positive that it will be one of the top sought out schools in South Lake county. The waiting lists/lottery is proof of that. Remember...being a charter school has spectacular privilages because unlike public schools,parents actually do have a voice when they get involved.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
I love this school and hope it suceeds into the 7th and 8th grades..

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
My son transfered here from another school that was not meeting his needs in education. The education that he got here was great! Having a child that was well advanced for his grade level, we felt the need to change to Southlake Charter. His teacher was great, and helped each student to their own academic ability, with many hands on activites. I feel that Southlake Charter Elementary is a wonder school.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Having come from another Imagine School...I have to say that I am incredibly impressed with the organization and leadership that this school has had during its inagural year. The cirriculum is wonderfully integrated with students taking Spanish, Music, PE, and Art on a rotating basis. Wednesdays are Club days and my daughter enjoys having a chance to try new things like cooking or watercolor classes. All in all, the school has outpaced all my expectations. It should also be said that the parent involvement and PTO organization is top rate. I recommend it highly to any parent looking to escape the 1500+ student county schools that surround us in this district!

- submitted by a parent
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Imagine Schools At South Lake
2750 Hartwood Marsh Road, Clermont, FL  34711
(352) 243-2960
Last modified Imagine Schools At South Lake is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Imagine Schools At South Lake Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 102 reviews. Top