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WELCOME

Welcome to The Schools of McKeel Academy! In 1998, we joined the charter school movement and opened the first secondary conversion charter school in Florida through a contract with the Polk County School Board. We now have three campuses in Lakeland, Florida and in 2011 were recognized by the Florida Department of Education as a high performing charter school system.

  • MCKEEL IBIS PROJECT

    The McKeel IBIS Project has come to an end! We want to thank the Florida Department of Education Charter Schools Program for allowing us to embark upon this great professional development adventure that let us meet and engage almost 2,000 teachers and school leaders in our innovative instructional strategies. Our many partners helped make each of our 66 training sessions a success and were the wind beneath our wings as the educational consortiums and schools from coast to coast and north to south invited us to their campuses and hosted engaging professional development workshops for their staff and even opened their doors to invite teachers from neighboring schools. We hope we built a partnership between teachers that will enable the sharing of ideas and best practices for years to come!

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  • SOUTH MCKEEL BLUEPRINT

    South McKeel Academy Active Literacy BLUEPRINT Project was created to assist and support Florida’s charter schools in the areas of technology integration and literacy. Resources developed for this FLDOE Best Practices Dissemination grant project are also available to teachers, instructional staff and leaders of all Florida public and private schools.

    BLUEPRINT has developed a statewide staff development program to share what has been successful for South McKeel teachers. To date, BLUEPRINT has hosted a series of workshops on our campus with demonstrations of the best practices in action with students in the classroom, regional workshops in collaboration with area educational consortiums and two summer conferences that brought together over 300 educators from across the state. Stay tuned for more exciting opportunities. Real teachers. Real training. Real learning.

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