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About Us

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Who We Are

Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts and Technology is a vibrant Kindergarten through 8th-grade school located in Dunedin, Florida. We are Pinellas County’s first tuition-free charter school established in 1997. Our school follows Florida State’s B.E.S.T. Standards and Pinellas County’s curriculum guidelines. We offer a unique program of studies that incorporate dance, music, art, and Spanish, fostering well-rounded growth. With dedicated staff and strong parent involvement, our goal is to cultivate curious, creative, and caring individuals ready to contribute positively to the world. Our mission is to ignite passion and high achievement in a nurturing environment. Led by Principal Yvette Brown, we emphasize community and family involvement. Academie Da Vinci follows the Pinellas County's school-year calendar. (See the calendar for our schedule of events.)

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Vision & Mission

Meet The Staff

Meet the reason why Academie Da Vinci is such an amazing charter school.

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Message From The Principal

Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts and Technology is a Kindergarten through 8th grade charter school. We are a publicly funded school founded by a community group in 1997. Our school offers unique educational opportunities through our curriculum, focus on the arts & technology as well as our rigorous academics. Our parent community is highly involved in the education of our students and are required to volunteer in the school 20 hours per year. We offer technology, dance, art, music, and PE.


At Academie Da Vinci, a quality education includes a student-centered approach to learning. In addition to academic and cognitive development of students, ADV promotes the physical, social and emotional health, growth and skill development of every student. We implement an approach to learning that integrates research-based practices to address students’ academic and behavioral needs.


We create targeted, specific prevention, remediation and/or acceleration interventions for students whose academic achievement or behaviors are not typical of their grade level peers. Acceleration or remediation is used to match students’ general abilities and specific talents with optimal learning opportunities. We strongly believe in a whole child approach to learning, strong partnerships with parents, and research-based best instructional practices which promotes a quality education for every student.


Please browse our website for more valuable information or contact us directly.


Thank you for your interest in our school!

Yvette Brown, Principal

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Our History

Founded in 1997, Academie Da Vinci has been at the forefront of providing a unique educational experience in Dunedin. Over the years, we have evolved, embracing challenges and celebrating achievements while staying true to our core values. Our school's story is one of growth, innovation, and community spirit, reflecting our commitment to educational excellence. Discover the milestones and the people who have shaped our journey into a renowned K-8 charter school.

What Parents Say About Us

Parents are an integral part of the Academie Da Vinci community. Here is what they have to say.

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At Academie Da Vinci, our dedication to top-notch education is driven by a talented and committed Board of Directors. This team includes creative leaders, community supporters, and professionals.  They play a significant role by prioritizing strategies for both financial stability and educational success. Their dedication ensures that all of our students receive a high-quality education.

Enroll Your Child!

Use our easy online application process to enroll your child to one of the best charters schools in Dunedin, Florida.


Absence Notification

Please note, if your child has been absent from school for 3 or more consecutive days:

  • Three or more consecutive absences require a doctor’s note or other documentation.
  • This form & accompanying documentation below must be received within 2 days of the student’s return to school to help school officials determine the excuse/unexcused status of the absence(s).
  • Please keep a copy of all forms/documentation in the event it may be requested if a student has accumulated 3 or more absences in a semester course or 10 or more absences in an annual course.

In an effort to standardize attendance procedures to review school absences, no other letters/forms will be accepted.