Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Palmetto Charter School has two classes at each grade level. Class sizes are consistent with state law governing charter schools (average of 18 per class K – 3rd and 22 per class 4th – 8th). Our capacity is 364 students.
Charter schools are public schools supported by tax dollars. Therefore, there is no charge to attend. All families, however, will be required to volunteer at least 20 hours during the school year.
All teachers are highly qualified and certified to teach by the State of Florida.
The school follows the same calendar as the Manatee County School District. (No early release on Wednesdays.) Currently, the Elementary school day begins at 8:30 and Kindergarten - 4th Grade finishes at 2:45. Our 5th Graders are released at 3:00pm. Middle School times are 8:15 – 3:00.
Beyond the normal academic classes, Palmetto Charter School offers Physical Education, Art, Music, Drama, Computer and Spanish. In addition, PCS services the needs of most eligible ESE and ELL students. A wide array of after-school activities, including competitive sports and Odyssey of the Mind, are also available.
Our first priority is to create a superior learning and social environment. Responsive Classroom, a social development/character development program, has been instrumental in helping our students cultivate character traits such as respect, cooperation, responsibility, empathy and self-control. Our emphasis on traditional values and a strong academic program are the foundation of Palmetto Charter’s success.