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Sky Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 350 students

Our school is based on a health and fitness educational model.

 
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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted October 1, 2014

I have 2 kids here. My oldest is in 8th grade, been there since 6th. And my youngest is in 6th. They both really enjoy it. We like the idea that it's a smaller school. I like that my children are not only learning academics but they are learning the importance of being healthy. Having a healthy lifestyle, by means of exercise and nutrition is just as important to us as having a strong education. This country has a huge epidemic with poor eating and lack of physical activity. SKY academy is trying to change that. Very pleased with our experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2014

Sky academy is a really great school actually. The commit to their words with 2 active PE classes per day. The thing is, during FCAT week I find myself not really knowing the answers to half of the questions and going off of judgment. Maybe sky academy needs to focus more on academics than athletics? Also the locker rooms are a mess and we were promised new, two story locker rooms? Never happened.


Posted June 17, 2014

Wow, this school really had the potential to be great; however, the principal brought in for the 2013-2014 school year has just absolutely failed in his leadership. 2014 FCAT scores are out and this school has terrible scores! The percentage of 8th graders with a passing FCAT score are 50%-Science, 56%-Reading, 49%-Math & 42%-Writing!!! This middle school's scores ranked 3rd LOWEST in the district with only the reform school & 1 other scoring lower. That's a major FAIL for a school the wants to call itself a "High Performing Charter". I have many, many other criticisms of this school, but the academics have severely declined. Do your kids a favor and look to the many other high performing charter schools & regular public schools in Sarasota Distruct.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2013

The school was great I absolutely love the teachers with all my heart but one girl in my grade is bullying everyone and she was reported more than 5 times to the school and still wasn't kicked out the disciplinary people need to toughen up and kick the bullies out not give them another chance every time. This girl actually bullied one girl so much she left the school forever instead of the school kicking the bully out. And a few other kids left because of her too but were to scared to say anything . So bullying is a problem they don't take care of it unless they are boys the girls get away every time . Well if your kid loves getting bullied this is the PERFECT school!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Posted August 25, 2013

The school is amazing, teachers are great, lunches are the best, and the system is wonderful!!


Posted May 29, 2013

Would be better if the school official would practice what they preach and teach. Having respect for one another. Not talking down to the students.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 87%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 48%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Female 52%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 36%41%61%
Master's degree 64%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 6:45 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Steve Smith
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (941) 244-2319

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • YMCA
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
150
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
200

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Venice High School
Lemon Bay High School
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701 Center Rd
Venice, FL 34285
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Phone: (941) 492-9622

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