Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts is a Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school located in Dunedin, Florida. We are the first charter school to be established in Pinellas County. Our school is part of the Pinellas County Schools and complies with the Pinellas County Schools curriculum. As stipulated in our state charter, we enhance that curriculum with a program of the arts. We also follow the county's school-year calendar. (See the calendar for the schedule of events.)
The school's two buildings house the school offices, 13 classrooms for grades K through 5, a Multi-Purpose room, and Music, Visual Art, and Dance Studios.
Our school hours are 8:30 - 3:00 for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades, and 8:30am - 3:15pm for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade. The school office is open from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. Monday - Friday.
Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts
1060 Keene Road
Dunedin, Florida 34698
School Phone: (727) 298.2778
School Fax: (727) 502.6065
Principal: Lucy Foran
We are in the Home Stretch !
As we near the end of the year I want to send out lots of thanks for all the amazing support and assistance provided by the PTA, the Board of Directors, staff and families of Academie Da Vinci. I think we can be very proud of our accomplishments for the 2014-2015 school year. I am very proud of all our students, their academic and artistic successes along the way. Most of all I am proud of their efforts at learning the new and challenging curriculum. Although testing is a very small part of our measures of success, I want to thank all of our teachers, parents and students for their hard work in completing all the test sessions with such great attitudes and strong efforts.
We have MANY fun and exciting events coming up! This week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and have our Drama and Dance Club Show on Wednesday May 6 at 6:30 pm at Dunedin Middle School. Next Tuesday, May 12 we will have the Volunteer Breakfast at 9am in the café. Please RSVP to Miss Paula!
Next week is Show Week! Make sure you plan for early dismissal of the K-2 students on Wednesday May 13 at 3pm from Dunedin High School (NO ELP for K-2 that day) and the same early dismissal on Friday May 15 at 3pm from Dunedin High School for the 3-5 kids (NO ELP for 3-5 that day). On both days, pick up for the other grades will be at 3:15 pm at school (3-5 will be dismissed at 3:15 on Wednesday and K-2 will be dismissed at 3:15 pm on Friday). Please follow the dress requirements for the Show.
Take me out to the Ball Game ! On Tuesday May 19 we have a free field trip for Honor Roll and Principal’s list 4th and 5th grade students. Please return the permission slip if your child wants to go (we will take more 4th and 5th graders not on honor roll if we have room). Please email Miss Ashleigh if you would like to chaperone!
Science Fair ! Tuesday May 26 @ 3:30 pm. Parents of students who are participating will be invited ! Watch google groups email for more details.
See you at PTA this Thursday, May 7.
Sincerely, Ms. Foran
A big thanks to Steve Turner for the drum circle on May 4th!
Academie Da Vinci has long been known as the premier Charter School for the Arts in Pinellas County. Our students excel in dance, including ballet, jazz and modern dance, music and art. Our students participate in several art events throughout the year and show off their music and dance talents in our winter and spring shows. In addition, Academie Da Vinci offers after school clubs in dance, drama, math, media and building. We also have a large program for Gifted students, which encourages creativity and advanced learning.
Recently we have decided to increase our focus on other kinds of arts, including the arts and sciences of engineering and technology. We know that our students' knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math are critical to their success in a competitive world. Therefore, in 2015-2016 and going forward, we will offer our 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to take a new course, "Introduction to Technology" as one of their elective courses. This course will be full of hands-on experiences in technology and engineering. The topics will connect students to what they're learning in their math and science curricula. We anticipate this course will help students prepare for challenging work in middle school. Class sizes will be kept small in all our elective choices too.
Lucy Foran, M.Ed., M.A., Principal