As a public charter school in Lake County educating over 1,000 students in kindergarten through 8th grade, we are committed to helping every student reach his or her full potential.
We strive to teach to the whole child, with a strong emphasis on character. We focus on each child and know that no two students learn the same. Together, it is vital that we partner in this mission – for without your support, we are not fully capable of reaching our potential as a community.
Imagine South Lake Charter is nationally-known for its character emphasis and was designated a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership. Our school is also SACS accredited.
If you cannot find what you need on our website, please call the main office: 352-243-2960.
Recent News and Highlights
May 15, 2015: Parent Partnership Newsletter
Dear Parents and Guardians,
At Imagine South Lake, this is an exciting time of year! Our K-5 students have been tracking their growth toward the end of grade level targets and are preparing their data portfolios for Data and Desserts night. They are so excited to share their progress with you! We know that the evening of student led conferences are a highlight for teachers, students, and parents.
May 1, 2015: Parent Partnership Newsletter
First Annual Gala and Silent Auction – “A Starry Night”
Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 6pm to 9:30pm
2750 Hartwood Marsh Rd.
Clermont, FL 34711
Ticket $25/Person available for purchase at ISL Office
Live Entertainment and Student Art Displays
April 24, 2015: Parent Partnership Newsletter
Standardized testing season is upon us and all public schools in the state of Florida. We are so proud of how hard our students have worked to be successful, and the great effort they are showing. The test scores will show parents, teachers, school leaders, and Florida legislators a glimpse into what students have learned this year. These tests are important, but we know that there is so much more to each of our students that a test cannot measure. Our students are intelligence in so many ways beyond reading, writing, and math. Their multiple intelligences brighten our days, and we know that no single test can ever measure their worth. We strive to prepare students for the tests of life, not a life of tests. Thank you for partnering with us to lead students into lives of great character and high academic success.
April 17, 2015: Parent Partnership Newsletter
One of the biggest concerns many parents have is classroom placement. At Imagine South Lake Charter, we are committed to the academic success, personal growth, and general well-being of students. We spend a great deal of time, thought and energy ensuring that every child is place in a classroom where he/she can thrive. Click here to read more about the procedures we will use at Imagine South Lake as we place students in classes for 2015-2016. Parents who complete the optional input form (found in the Navigator pdf) will need to have the form completed and turned in to the office no later than April 24, 2015.
Get Ready for 7th Grade
There will be a free ISL Immunization Clinic on May 22, 2015 at 12:30pm for rising 7th graders. Click here for more information or speak with Nurse Jill.
Thanks to everyone who came out to experience science night! A big shout out to Ms. Mini and her team of teachers for planning such engaging activities. This evening put us one step closer to becoming a STEM certified school! Check out some photos from the event.
School Meal Program
Children need healthy meals to learn. Imagine Schools at South Lake offers healthy meals every school day. If you have not already, please visit www.slalunch.com to register your child for a lunch account and PIN. Parents of kindergarten and first grade students should inform the teacher of the PIN. Click here to learn more about the breakfast and lunch programs. Click here to view the April Breakfast and April Lunch.
We encourage you to go to www.slalunch.com and log in to your account to verify that your child has sufficient funds in their account. If you have not created an online account, please do so at your earliest convenience.
Pre-Registration for New Students for the 2015-16 School Year
Imagine South Lake Charter is now accepting pre-registrations for new students (kindergarten through 8th) for the 2015-16 School Year. Please click here to complete and submit the on-line pre-registration form. The lottery was held on March 27th and all families are notified within the week regarding their placement. If you missed the lottery, you may still submit a pre-registration form and join the wait list.
March 27, 2015: Parent Partnership Newsletter
In this edition, check out Inspirational Quotes from A to Z, the encouragement shared from Testing Buddies, highlights of the Russell Home visit, details for Family Science Night, Warrior Challenge information, and calendar events. Stay on top of all the great academic, character, and community initiatives at Imagine South Lake Charter.
In this edition of the Navigator, Director of Operations and Testing Coordinator Jennifer Osborne provides information about the upcoming FSA testing for third and fourth grade students. Please be certain to following the requirements for secure testing environment.
Also in this edition, read about learns about the School Store, Pop Tab Collection, volunteer opportunities, the Warrior Challenge on April 18, and calendar of events for the remainder of March.
March 13, 2015: Navigator – Parent Partnership Newsletter
Winston Churchill once said, “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
At Imagine South Lake, we encourage a high level of effort from all of our students. Our teachers work to teach students the life lessons of high effort correlating to high levels of success. This can be seen on our campus through goal setting, effort and success logs, effort rubrics, and character lessons.
Here are some ideas to help foster high effort at home:
1. Praise the process, not the person. Help your child focus on the growth that takes place when they work hard, and less on how “good” at something they are.
2. Keep it real. Don’t say “good job” when it is not. Try to give specific feedback on effort.
3. Instead of constant praise, notice and comment. Notice when your child is working hard and compliment and bring attention to their effort.
We are so proud to partner with you in developing each child’s character development to include great effort which will lead to high success.
Dear Imagine South Lake Families –
This past Thursday, our Imagine South Lake Men’s Warrior Basketball team traveled to Leesburg to participate in the Lake County Middle School Basketball Championship game. We are so proud of our athletes and the character they display on and off the court. We took 2 buses of cheerleaders and students to the game, and we filled half of the auditorium. Our cheerleaders did a great job with getting the crowd to cheer for our Imagine Warriors! Our Imagine South Lake Warriors took 2nd place overall. WE ARE SO PROUD!
We also want to celebrate our students who competed at the Imagine Schools Florida State Science Fair in Orlando, Florida. Our students were spectacular and their genuine love of learning and display of character was impeccable. We are definitely blessed with a great student body!
From her nomination forms, her peers have stated, “Courtney is a wonderful teacher who truly cares about her students. She goes above and beyond to ensure they have what they need to succeed. She has grown in to a wonderful leader as she leads the character team and her side of the third grade team. She is organized and does it all with ease. As she speaks to the staff, she does it so naturally. You can find her at Girls on the Run cheering on the runners or go to Facebook and find her face everywhere. When faced with a difficult situation, Courtney finds a way to make it positive. Courtney is always willing to help, is create, and always positive. She has a great relationship with all of her students and teaches them so much more than academics.”
From her nomination forms, her colleagues have stated, “Chris Anne is a dedicated teacher with a heart for the students. She works to make learning interactive for her students and promotes positive character throughout her classroom. She is a hardworking member of the Economic Sustainability Committee, which promotes fundraising on campus. She is also a teacher who has a call for teaching as she finds ways to connect learning to her students. We are blessed to have her part of the middle school team at Imagine South Lake.”
From her nomination forms, her colleagues have stated, “Nichole makes everyone smile all the time. Stopping in at the front desk in the middle of a busy and something, overwhelming day, to talk to Nichole is almost a must for all teachers. Without a doubt, we walk away smiling and feeling a little less stress. She has the heart of a true champion. She is dedicated to everyone who is part of the Imagine family. Nichole is reliable and does her best to make sure that parents, students, and teachers are treated with dignity and respect. She works for the betterment of all. We are incredibly blessed to have Nichole as our first impression of the school.”
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One of the concerns that has come up is the safety of the children while on the Imagine South Lake campus, especially during arrival and dismissal. Please see the following new procedures for arrival and dismissal so that we may ensure the safety of everyone. Please click here to review the procedures.
Imagine Schools Academic Framework
As part of the Imagine Schools family, Imagine South Lake Charter is embracing the new Academic Framework, which will serve as our roadmap for stronger academic growth. This plan embraced at every level of the organization. Setting high expectations for every student means setting high expectations for every Imagine person at each campus, regional office, and national office. This effort will require increased focus, collaboration, innovation, and accountability. Learn how each stakeholder is part of this plan and contributes to our success. Click here to read the Imagine Schools Academic Framework.
Support your students and teachers by contributing to specific classroom projects. Many teachers at Imagine South Lake Charter have posted classroom needs on DonorsChoose.org. On this website, you can safely contribute to projects that will benefit the classroom. Donorschoose.org is a 501(c)3 non-profit, which also means that all donations are tax deductible.
What types of projects are teachers requesting? Computers, iPads, BrainPop access, educational games, hokki stools, books, and more! You can help our teachers educate students by adding these resources to the classroom.
Visit the Imagine South Lake DonorsChoose.org page today to find out which teachers need your help today! New projects are added each week!
Student E-Reader Policy
With technology moving at an extremely rapid pace, we are piloting a program that will allow students to bring personal electronic devices to be used as eReaders, such as iPads, Kindles, or Nooks to school for the sole purpose of meeting English Language Arts reading requirements. Please click here to read the eReader Parent Letter, student guidelines, and permission slip.
Come on in! Whether you are here to have lunch with your child, volunteer with the PTO, or help with a class project, we love having visitors. Before proceeding to your destination on campus, all visitors need to stop by the front office first to sign in. Please bring in your driver’s license on the first visit in order to be entered into our new check-in system. Signing in and signing out are important to the safety of our students, staff, and other visitors.
Teacher Certifications (2014-2015 school year)
Florida Law requires each school to notify parents of all the students in a class that are being served by a teacher who is assigned teaching duties dealing with subject matter that is outside their field in which the teacher is certified. This roster lists all the contracted teachers at our school, their positions, their certifications, and a notation of any out-of-field assignments. Click here to view the 2014-2015 Teacher Certifications (PDF file).
The Imagine South Lake Parent Liaison, Christine Cavendar, has been appointed as required for charter schools by Florida law 2011-232 (Fla. Stat. ss. 1002.33(7)(d)1. & 2.). This representative is appointed to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions and concerns and resolve disputes.”
2750 Hartwood Marsh Road, Clermont, FL 34711
Office phone number: 352-243-2960 * Fax Number: 352-243-2967