Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
2012 & 2013 "A" Grade School
FLORIDA HIGH PERFORMING CHARTER SCHOOL
6220 McIntosh Road ~ Sarasota, Florida 34238
Imagine Schools is an organization, comprised mostly of teachers,
that operates 70 public charter schools in 12 states and the District of
Columbia. We serve 35,000 students nationwide. To learn more about Imagine Schools please visit our website at www.imagineschools.com.
ISPR's vision is to cultivate a learning community of students, teachers, and families united in inspiring young minds to become creative, compassionate and visionary leaders of tomorrow through academic rigor and the shared values of justice, integrity and fun.
Our mission is to help parents and guardians educate their children by creating learning communities of achievement and hope. Imagine Schools was founded with the goal of restoring vision and purpose to schools and returning parents and guardians to full participation in the education of their children. To educate children ages 0-18 through educational programs that focus on academic achievement and character development as measured by our six measures of excellence.
The Six Measures of Excellence are:
Shared Values of integrity, justice, and fun allow every teacher, student, and parent associated with Imagine Schools to unite around common themes that guide our collective behavior.
Key characteristic is the highly decentralized nature of the organization.
Imagine Schools seeks to hire highly qualified principals and teachers and then empower them, under the oversight and governance of the LLC Board, to do their jobs as they see fit to optimize the success of each school.
Parent Choice and Satisfaction are the most reliable indicators of the quality of our schools.
Academic Growth balances instruction in reading,math, science, social studies, and the arts, and is measured by student learning gains as well as proficiency.
Positive Character Development in our schools is a high priority. We strive for growth in students' character measured by positive changes in behavior and world view.
Economic Sustainability means every school in our family is financially able to stand on its own, which is the best indicator of that school’s ability to continue educating children over the long term.
School Development enhances our ability to reach
more children, more families, and more communities. As we increase our
family of schools, more opportunities abound for Imagine Schools'
educators to grow professionally as well.
For detailed information on how Imagine School at Palmer Ranch is graded by Imagine Schools Non-Profit in each of the Six Measures of Excellence click HERE.
Imagine School at Palmer Ranch received an "A" grade from the State of Florida in 2012 and again in 2013! ISPR was also awarded High Performing Charter School status by the state of Florida in 2013. For detailed information regarding the school's grade, improvement rating, annual yearly progress and report card visit the Florida Department of Education's School Grades site. For additional information regarding student proficiency in reading, writing, math and science visit the Florida Department of Education's Public Accountability Report site.
Imagine School at Palmer Ranch utilizes Imagine's Academic Excellence Framework to guide our work with students. The framework outlines the important roles our key decision makers play in ensuring that each student achieves his or her greatest potential. The decision making cycle is to establish, equip, engage and evaluate. The key decision makers are leaders, teachers, students, parents and the governing board.
We have a strong character education program at Imagine Palmer Ranch that received an "Excellence in Character Education Award" for the 2012-2013 school year. Please review our Character Education Report for detailed information about how character is infused throughout our school community.
The CrTRs Program (Critical Thinking Rally, pronounced critters) offers daily opportunities for gifted and talented students grades 1-5 to engage in critical thinking skills and project based learning. All 1st-5th students participate in CrTRs with the projects and instruction individualized to meet your child's specific needs.
Adventure Club After School Care Programs are offered by the YMCA on our campus beginning 3:30pm and ending at 6pm on school days. For more information please contact the YMCA's School Age Care Office at 952-9533, x 201.
The members of the Governing Board are as follows:
Jason Hughes, President
Todd Menke, Vice President
Kevin O'Hara, Member
Mike Forbes, Member
Member - Vacant
Karl Huber serves as the Governing Board's parent liaison.
We are currently accepting applications from community members to fill the vacant seats on the board. If you are interested please send a resume and cover letter to Principal Wright at email@example.com.
Governing Board minutes will be posted on this site quarterly once they have been approved by the board.
School Year 2013-14 Meeting Dates
September 9, 2013, 12:00pm at the school
November 4, 2013, 12:00pm at the school
February 24, 2013, 12:00pm at the school
May 12, 2013, 12:00pm at the school
School Year 2013-14 Approved Governing Board Minutes
The school's annual audit and 2013-14 budget are available below:
Annual Audit for Year Ending June 30, 2013.pdf
ISPR Board Approved Budget Nov 2013.pdf