Schools

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The Pasco County School Board oversees all public schools located in Pasco County, Florida.

Pasco County School Board
7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
(813) 794-2000
(352) 524-2000
(727) 774-2000
http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/

2017-2018 Pasco County Schools Registration Requirements

2016 – 2017 School Calendar

Schools for the Trinity area community are highlighted below.

Elementary Schools

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Longleaf Elementary School
Principal: Jennifer Heptig
3253 Town Avenue
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 774-0800
Fax: (727) 774-0891
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Odessa Elementary School
Principal: Teresa Love
12810 Interlaken Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 246-3700
Fax: (727) 246-3791
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Pasco eSchool
Principal: JoAnne Glenn
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (813) 346-1900
Fax: (813) 346-1991
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Seven Springs Elementary School
Principal: Vicki Wolin
8025 Mitchell Ranch Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 774-9600
Fax: (727) 774-9691
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Trinity Elementary School
Principal: Cortney Gantt
2209 Duck Slough Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 774-9900
Fax: (727) 774-9991
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Trinity Oaks Elementary School
Principal: Allison Hoskins
1827 Trinity Oaks Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 774-0900
Fax: (727) 774-0991
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Middle Schools

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Pasco eSchool
Principal: JoAnne Glenn
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (813) 346-1900
Fax: (813) 346-1991
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Seven Springs Middle School
Principal: Christopher Dunning
2441 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 774-6700
Fax: (727) 774-6791
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River Ridge Middle School
Principal: Marcy Hetzler-Nettles
11646 Town Center Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Phone: (727) 774-7000
Fax: (727) 774-7291
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High Schools

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James W. Mitchell High School
Principal: Jessica Schultz
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 774-9200
Fax: (727) 774-9291
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Pasco eSchool
Principal: JoAnne Glenn
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (813) 346-1900
Fax: (813) 346-1991
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River Ridge High School
Principal: Toni Zetzsche
11646 Town Center Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Phone: (727) 774-7200
Fax: (727) 774-7291
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Charter Schools

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Academy at the Farm
(Grades K-8)

Principal: Ray Polk
9500 Alex Lange Way
Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (352) 588-9737
Fax: (352) 588-0508
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Athenian Academy of Pasco
(Grades K-8)

Principal: Evan Markowitz
3118 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 372–0200
Fax: (727) 376-1916
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Classical Preparatory Charter School
(Grades K-10)

Principal: Ben Davis
16500 Lyceum Way
Spring Hill, FL 34610
Phone: (813) 803-7903
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Countryside Montessori Charter School (Grades 1-8)
Principal: Dr. Michael Rom
5852 Ehren Cutoff
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
Phone: (813) 996-0991
Fax: (813) 996-0993
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Dayspring Academy (Elementary Campus) (Grades K-5)
Principal: Brenda Garcia
8911 Timber Oaks Avenue
Port Richey, FL 34668
Phone: (727) 862-8600
Fax: (727) 868-5175
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Dayspring Academy (Secondary Campus) (Grades 6-11)
Principal: Tim Greenier (administrator)
9509 Palm Avenue
Port Richey, FL 34668
Phone: (727) 847-9003
Fax: (727) 848-8774
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Florida Virtual Academy at Pasco (Grades K-11)
Principal: Bridget White
9143 Phillips Highway, Suite 590
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 247-3268
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Imagine Charter School of Land O’ Lakes (Grades K-8)
Principal: Aimee Williams
2940 Sunlake Boulevard
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
Phone: (813) 428-7444
Fax: (813) 428-7445
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Learning Lodge Academy (Grades K-5)
Principal: Kerrie Cuffe
5844 Pine Hill Road
Port Richey, FL 34668
Phone: (727) 389-0067
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Plato Academy Charter School (Grades K-2)
Principal: Jennifer Perez
8812 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: (727) 799-1200
Fax: 727) 799-0200
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Do you run a charter school that serves the residents of Trinity or New Port Richey and would like to add it here? If so, please contact us!

Charter School Information

2016-2017 New Charter Applicant Orientation

Sponsored by Pasco County Schools, Charter School OfficeIndividuals and groups interested in submitting an application to open a charter school for the 2017 – 2018 school year are invited to attend the Pasco County’s New Charter Application Orientation on April 29, 2016.

Orientation Date:

Date: April 29, 2016  Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM  Location: Building 3, Training Room A District School Board of Pasco County 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638 (Click here for map) To register or for additional information, contact Jeffrey Yungmann at[email protected] or (813) 794-2408. For additional information on the application and review process, click here.

2016 New Charter Applicant Orientation powerpoint

IMPORTANT REMINDER: New charter applications are due to the Charter School Office no later than Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Submission of Draft Charter Application for District Feedback

Due Date: May 2, 2016

In accordance with 1002.33(6)(b), F.S., new charter applicants can submit a draft charter application on or before May 2, 2016. Draft applications will be reviewed and feedback provided to applicants no later than July 1, 2016, regarding material deficiencies. In accordance with F.S. 1002.33(6)(b), a $500 fee is required for feedback.

Draft New Charter School Applications must be submitted to: Pasco County Schools District Office, ATTN: Jeff Yungmann, Charter School Office Building 8 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638 For questions, please contact Jeff Yungmann, Charter School Office. [email protected](813) 794–2408 Following feedback, applicants should submit their final charter application for review no later than Monday, August 1, 2016, by 4:30 p.m. For additional information on the application and review process, click here.

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2016 Submission of New Charter Applications

New charter school applications must be received on or before Monday, August 1 , 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Applicants are required to submit fifteen (10) hard copies of the application and one electronic copy (ex: flash drive). The application must be in a three-ring binder, tabbed by section and all pages numbered consecutively. Charter applicants are required to submit a “letter of intent” to the Charter School Office no later than June 3, 2016. For more information and a sample letter of intent, visit our “Charter School Application Process” page.

The Charter School Office is available to meet with applicants to review the Florida charter application process and guidelines for completing an application. To schedule a meeting, please contact Jeff Yungmann, Charter School Office at (813) 794 – 2408 or [email protected]

Applicants are required to use the Charter School Applicant Cover Sheet and Model Florida Charter School Application template provided.

To access important information for new charter applicants and the charter application template, visit our Charter School Application Process page.

Please note: If the District Charter Application Review Committee identifies any deficiencies in an applicant’s final application, the District will notify the applicant prior to denial. The applicant will have seven (7) calendar days to request a meeting with District staff to discuss the identified deficiencies and/or to provide written technical or non-substantive corrections or clarification, including, but not limited to, corrections of grammatical, typographical, and like errors or missing signatures. Applicants who request a meeting will be expected to provide, in writing, any technical or non-substantive corrections or clarifications, including, but not limited to, corrections of grammatical, typographical, and like errors or missing signatures, within seven (7) calendar days from the meeting date. Nothing contained herein alters the authority of the Pasco County School Board to approve or deny an applicant’s final charter application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted for final consideration.

FDOE Charter School Applicant Training is Required

Pursuant to s. 1002.33(6)(f)2, F.S., an approved charter school applicant must participate in training provided by the FL Department of Education following approval of the application by the School Board at least 30 calendar days before the first day of classes at the charter school. Please contact the Florida Department of Education’s Charter School Office at 1-800-447-1636 for details.

About Charter Schools

Charter schools are fully recognized as public schools. They are independently governed, free-standing public schools that offer parents and students an alternative public education outside the traditional school district system. The Charter, or contract, defines an individual school’s mission, curriculum and instructional strategies, goals and objectives, and all areas of accountability to its Sponsor, parents, students and community. It also outlines the school’s management, operations, and financial responsibilities. In Florida, the number of charter schools has grown from five schools in 1996 to 615 charter schools in 2013-2014.

In accordance with Florida statute, charter schools are required to be non-profit organizations, each governed by its own board of directors made up of community members and parents with business, finance, education, and legal backgrounds. The governing board is responsible for setting policy, approving the annual budget, and ensuring the school is financially sound and operating within the required fiscal guidelines. Charter schools teachers and staff are employees of the charter school, not employees of the school district in which the school is located. Teachers are required to hold a valid Florida teaching certificate and must meet the “highly qualified teacher” requirements under No Child Left Behind. As with Florida’s traditional public schools, charter schools receive funds based on their full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment. Additional funding can be obtained through grants and private donations.

Pasco County charter schools operate under performance contracts, called a charter, with the District School Board of Pasco County. The District School Board, through its Charter Schools Department, monitors each school for compliance with the charter and local, state and federal regulations.

For a list of Pasco County charter schools, click Charter School List. Parents interested in learning more about a charter school, or for information on enrollment, please contact the charter school directly. Pasco County School District does not enroll students into a charter school.

Individuals interested in employment opportunities must contact the charter school directly. Charter school employees are NOT employees of the District School Board of Pasco County. The School District does not maintain information related to charter school employment.

Source: Pasco County Schools

Charter schools are fully recognized as public schools. They are independently governed, free-standing public schools that offer parents and students an alternative public education outside the traditional school district system. The Charter, or contract, defines an individual school’s mission, curriculum and instructional strategies, goals and objectives, and all areas of accountability to its Sponsor, parents, students and community. It also outlines the school’s management, operations, and financial responsibilities. In Florida, the number of charter schools has grown from five schools in 1996 to more than 500 in 2012-2013.

In accordance with Florida statute, charter schools are required to be non-profit organizations, each governed by its own board of directors made up of community members and parents with business, finance, education, and legal backgrounds.  The governing board is responsible for setting policy, approving the annual budget, and ensuring the school is financially sound and operating within the required fiscal guidelines.  Charter schools teachers and staff are employees of the charter school, not employees of the school district in which the school is located.  Teachers are required to hold a valid Florida teaching certificate and must meet the “highly qualified teacher” requirements under No Child Left Behind.  As with Florida’s traditional public schools, charter schools receive funds based on their full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment.  Additional funding can be obtained through grants and private donations.

Pasco County charter schools operate under performance contracts, called a charter, with the District School Board of Pasco County.  The District School Board, through its Charter Schools Department, monitors each school for compliance with the charter and local, state and federal regulations.

Last Updated April 21, 2017