SKY Academy ~ A Tuition-Free Sarasota Public Charter Middle School STORM.PNG

In 2011, the SKY Family YMCA launched a new, unique charter middle school in Sarasota County, Florida – SKY Academy, which stands for Strength and Knowledge at the YMCA. The Academy’s focus is based on research that proves physical activity builds and conditions the brain for learning. In fact, schools around the nation using this philosophy have shown outstanding results in student achievement, fitness and well being. 

As a tuition-free, Sarasota public charter middle school, SKY Academy has the same standards as the other public schools; it’s our approach that makes us unique. Subjects will be studied through the lens of wellness and we use Executive Functioning to help students stay on task. Making healthy and positive choices will become routine for each student. [Read more about Charter Schools]

Whether 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. Read more about SKY Academy...




The mission of SKY Academy is to promote pre-adolescent student achievement through a rigorous infusion of wellness and fitness strategies into the learning and mastery of the Florida Career & College Readiness Standards to enable students to live a healthy and productive life.



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What's Happening At Your Y

FSA ELA testing begins 4/13/2015!
Published: Monday, April 6, 2015 -

Free SKY Academy STEM Camp
Published: Monday, April 6, 2015 -

Please click here for the registration information.

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FSA Writing Assessment will take place March 2nd & 3rd
Published: Thursday, February 26, 2015 -

Good luck SKY Academy students!

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October 1st begins our OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD for 2015-2016
Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 -

If you are interested in enrolling a student in SKY Academy for the 2015-2016 school year, please come in and fill out an application.  OPEN ENROLLMENT occurs from October 1st - April 1st.

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