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.
As a Sarasota Public Charter Middle School, SKY Academy follows the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards as all public schools do, but it’s our approach that makes us unique. Subjects are studied through the lens of wellness. Making healthy and positive choices will become routine for each student.
SKY Academy is the latest school to join Gulf Coast Community Foundation's STEMsmart initiative.
As a STEMsmart school, SKY will benefit from new technology for students, such as TI-Nspire handheld devices for use in math classes, along with the teacher training needed to integrate it into their classrooms.
SKY also will participate in other STEMsmart activities including additional professional development for teachers, Gulf Coast's annual STEMsmart Summit for students, and summer math and science camps.
"SKY Academy was created to be cutting-edge and forward-thinking," Dr. Oleh A. Bula, principal of SKY Academy, said in a prepared statement. "Being a STEMsmart school is the next step in our evolution."
In the same statement, Teri A Hansen, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, added, "Students at SKY learn everything through the lens of wellness, so the integrated approach of STEMsmart is a great match."
STEMsmart is a multiyear partnership between Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Sarasota and Charlotte county school districts to transform teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Reading - SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT
All students will read one of the two choices per grade level and follow the assigned rubric to create one of the 3 choices of:
- A PowerPoint or some sort of multi media project such as Movie Maker OR
- Pop-Up Book OR
- Cereal Box to summarize the book you have read.
These projects will be due to your Language Arts Teacher on the first day of school. These projects are designed to be fun and creative while showing thorough comprehension of your exciting book choice!
6th Grade: Shooting the Moon by: Frances O’Roark Dowell OR Misfits by: James Howe
7th Grade: The Giver by: Lois Lowry OR Change-Up, Mystery at the World Series by: John Feinstein
8th Grade: The Graveyard Book by: Neil Gaiman OR A Big Little Life by: Dean Koontz
Debbie Colombo, School Registrar
Donna Costa, Science
Joe DeCiantis, Physical Education & Health
Erin Holloway, Physical Education & Fitness
Lara Lobosco, Art
Jana Minorini, Math
Katherine Moore, Science
Colleen Rapp, ESE (Exceptional Student Education)
Nicolette Smith, Spanish & Social Studies
Frederick Sosnoski, Social Studies
Mike Sweeterman, Physical Education & Fitness
Frank Whipple, Math
Chris Wood, Language Arts
Elaine Zimmerman, Language Arts
Michelle Hazeltine, Chair