The Kissimmee Charter Academy charter renewal was approved for three years by the Osceola County School District, the maximum amount of time the district issues.
The renewal of the educational charter allows the city to continue to support and provide educational opportunities to more than 750 students from pre-K through eighth grade. The academy opened during the 2000-01 school year to address public school overcrowding and uses a diverse board appointed by the City Commission to discuss, govern, and recommend educational, operational, and facility issues related to the school. The city partners with Imagine Schools to manage the day-to-day educational and plant operations.
Founded in 2004, Imagine Schools is a national nonprofit family of public charter schools preparing students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character. Even though charter schools have flexibility in choosing curriculum and developing effective teaching practices, Imagine Charter Schools are public schools. These schools must meet the same academic performance standards as traditional district schools, as required by federal and state laws.
For more information about the city of Kissimmee, visit www.kissimmee.org. For more information about Imagine Schools, visit www.imagineschools.org.