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.
Additionally, 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
School is out! Have a great summer!
Board Meeting – July 22
To directly address the recent “C” letter grade that was given to our school by the Florida Department of Education, the Imagine South Lake Board of Directors held a special meeting Monday evening (July 21) to formulate and initiate aggressive remedies that will focus on achieving excellence in the academic growth of our school. The Board of Directors in partnership with Imagine Schools considers the academic success of our school a paramount priority and feels a tremendous responsibility to ensure the highest level of academic instruction is delivered to our students.
Immediately, Imagine Schools will begin to implement the plan set forth from Monday evening’s meeting and we encourage you to contact any Board Member should you have any questions or suggestions. The Board of Directors and Imagine South Lake staff is deeply committed to your children and their education. We are honored that you have chosen to entrust us with the responsibility of providing your children with a quality education.
The Board of Directors will be holding our monthly meeting on July 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm. We welcome and encourage your attendance at this meeting as well as your comments and suggestions. Please join us in our endeavors to make the 2014-2015 a record year for academic success!
2014-15 Student Supply Lists
Back-to-School sales have started at some stores! Be prepared with your grade level list! Click here to select your 2014-15 Student Supply List by grade level.
Grade Level Novel Study Purchases
As the 14-15 school year is fast approaching, our teachers have been working to get ready for the new and exciting novel studies they have planned for next year!
Novel studies build community in classrooms and create a collaborative learning environment that encourages students to think, comprehend, and write at complex cognitive levels. Our novel studies last year were a huge success and we are looking forward to continuing this initiative this school year! Imagine South Lake is providing most of the text sets students will need this year, however, we are asking families to partner with us and purchase 2 of the books students will read in grades 1-8.
We are planning once again to partner with Barnes and Noble. At each Open House in August, Barnes and Noble will be selling the required text per grade level in Imagine Hall. This is not a fundraiser for our school, just a convenient way to get the text into student hands. In addition, our school is continuing the eReader policy, so students and parents who carefully read the usage guidelines and sign the eReader permission slip, can choose to purchase digital copies of the required text. If your child owns an eReader, please carefully and thoughtfully read the eReader Parent Letter, Student Guidelines, and Permission Slip.
Click here to download the list of Student Novel Purchases broken down by grade level (for grades 1-8) and the estimated cost of the books on the night of your child’s open house. Please make sure that you purchase the exact titles on the list for your grade level. If you have any questions regarding this initiative, or need scholarship support to purchase the novels, please do not hesitate to contact Kathleen Dial.
Summer Reading Challenge
Students who read during the summer months can actually sharpen their reading skills and comprehension. Students who do not read during the summer can actually loose up to 3 months of reading progress which often results in long term cumulative reading loss.
In an effort to maintain our student’s reading stamina, our teachers created a Summer Reading List (excel file). When you open the file, click on the tabs at the bottom to select the correct grade level. This list is designed for students to choose no less than 2-3 books from the list of the grade level they are entering in the fall of 2014.
Additionally, check out the Imagine Schools Top 10 Summer Reads and Tips by grade level (pdf):
PRE-Kindergarten; Kindergarten; First Grade; Second Grade; Third Grade; Fourth Grade; Fifth Grade; Middle School
While celebrating at the incentive party, a few students wrote a song about the ARC. Click here to view the student produced and directed video of the finishers performing the ARC song!
Teacher of the Year
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Nikki Anderson for being selected as the Imagine South Lake Charter Teacher of the Year. We are all so very proud of her!
Enrollment Information for Prospective Students
Imagine South Lake Charter will begin accepting pre-registration forms for the 2014-2015 school year on January 20, 2014. In accordance with our charter, any resident of Lake County may apply to our school. Pre-Registration forms are available in the front office on normal schools days from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For complete information, visit the Enrollment page.
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 (2013-2014 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 Teacher Certifications (Fall 2013, Excel file).
Local representative, Jennifer Osborne, 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.”
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