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Empower Polk & The Schools of McKeel Academy

May 22, 2018

The Schools of McKeel Academy strive to be the best.  To better fulfill our mission and to determine the next best steps for our existing students and our future students, The Schools of McKeel Academy will be partnering with executive coach...

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The Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection Developer Grant

Aug 25, 2015

Congratulations to Samantha Wilbur and Jennifer Smith for being awarded The Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection Developer Grant through the Polk Education Foundation. The Teacher to Teacher/School to School Connection seeks out teachers...

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McKeel History Club Recognized as Top 10 in the Nation

May 15, 2014

Lakeland, FL (May 2014) - The History Guild at McKeel Academy of Technology (MAT) has been selected as one of the ten National Chapters of the year for 2013-14 by National History Club, Inc.  This recognition is given to clubs who go above...

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South McKeel Receives $5,000 for Videoconferencing Program to Engage Students Around the Globe

Apr 15, 2014

Funded in part by a grant from the 2014 Impact Polk Initiative of the GiveWell Community Foundatio Lakeland, FL  (April 15, 2014) -  South McKeel Academy is the proud recipient of a $5,000 grant from the GiveWell Community...

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South McKeel Academy Awarded $250,000 for Dissemination of Best Practices

Apr 4, 2014

Lakeland, FL (April 4, 2014)  Soon teachers from South McKeel Academy will be helping other charter schools across the state improve their results in the classroom.  The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) has awarded the...

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South McKeel Welcomes Home Veterans

Nov 12, 2013

Lakeland, FL -- All grade levels at South McKeel Academy Pre-K - 7th contributed a school “Welcome Home” sign for the Veterans returning on the Honor Flight at Lakeland Regional Airport on November 12, 2013. The banner said: South...

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Founders of McKeel Academy of Technology Recognized

Aug 29, 2013

Lakeland, FL  (August 29, 2013) - When McKeel Academy of Technology became the first conversion secondary charter school in the state of Florida in 1998, it was an exciting time for the teachers and staff who voted to join the charter school...

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Special Guests Kickoff New Wildcat Dining Program at South McKeel Academy

Aug 21, 2013

Lakeland, FL (August 21, 2013) - Students at South McKeel Academy had a new lunch program when they started school this year.   To kick off the fresh, ‘made from scratch’ Wildcat Dining menu, several special guests visited...

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McKeel IBIS Conference Attracts Over 150 Teachers From Across Florida

Aug 12, 2013

Clearwater, FL – (August 12, 2013)  The McKeel IBIS Dissemination Project, coordinated by the McKeel Academy of Technology (MAT), held their first Instructional Best Practices conference for middle and high school teachers and...

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South McKeel Receives $6,000 Grant for Digital Reading Program

Jul 30, 2013

Gift from John A. Leighty Family Fund within the Community Foundation of Greater LakelandLakeland, FL (July 30, 2013) - South McKeel Academy is the proud recipient of a $6,000 grant from the John A. Leighty Family Fund within the Community...

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