The mission of Suncoast Academy is to integrate excellence in education, highly motivated and qualified teachers, deeply concerned and involved parents and a supportive community; which will provide students a superior learning opportunity while developing and reinforcing a strong value system and a healthy work ethic that affords children the tools needed to succeed and contribute in the 21st century.


Research has shown that when families of all backgrounds are engaged in their children’s learning, their children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and pursue higher education. Our goal for Suncoast Academy is for the school, the family and the community to partner together for a better environment for education. This supportive partnership provides an educational benefit to the students of Suncoast Academy.

Responsive Classroom

Suncoast Academy provides training for teachers and administration in Responsive Education. This method has been proved to increase success in the classroom. Responsive Classroom is not a Social Skills or Character Education program that is an add-on nor is it just another curriculum.Responsive Education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates academic and social learning throughout the entire curriculum. Through a contractual arrangement with The Northeast Foundation for Children, our staff receives specialized training in the Responsive Educational approach to teaching.


  • What is a Charter school?
    • A charter school is a public school run by a private organization. Charter means contract. Suncoast Academy is under contract with the Florida Department of Education and Sarasota County School Board.
  • How much does it cost?
    • There is no cost to attend Suncoast Academy, however we do require a contract with you as a parent to spend at least 20 hours of volunteer services, either at home or at the school. This shows our students that you as a parent care about your child and his/her education education.
  • Gifted Testing?
    • Last day to have students evaluated for gifted screening is the last Friday in February. If this is something you feel your child would benefit from, please request a meeting with your teacher to discuss eligibility.