Imagine School at Palmer Ranch
2012 "A" Grade School
6220 McIntosh Road ~ Sarasota, Florida 34238 ~ (941) 923-1125
Imagine Schools is an organization, comprised mostly of teachers, that operates 74 public charter schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia. We serve 35,000 students nationwide.
Our 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 Achievement 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.
New 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.