With local schools scheduled to resume on Monday,August 18, Sarasota County public health and school officials remind parents to get their child’s immunizations updated now. Parents of children who will be entering schools in Sarasota County for the first time must provide the school office with a completed Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680). Available…

SKY Academy, which stands for Strength and Knowledge at the YMCA, is a Sarasota County public charter middle school for students in sixth through eighth grades. The school’s curriculum looks at academics through the lens of total wellness with a focus on executive skills to help students focus, plan and act in a goal-directed manner.…

Looking for a place you can go after school and have more fun, make friends and improve your skills? Look no further than the Sarasota Y. The Y offers youth programs in swimming (including our nationally renowned Sarasota YMCA Sharks program), wellness and sports such as basketball, soccer and football. To learn all about these…

Become a part of The Players Studio, real stage, real theatre, real experience! The Players Studio holds classes in acting, singing, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Specialty workshops are also offered in Make-Up, Playwriting, Scene Study, and more. Classes meet weekly for students to perfect their skills, which result in performances that showcase their…

When you just can’t wait for what you’ll do next, you can do anything. At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure we’ll go on together. Maybe it’s artistic. Maybe it’s an experiment. Maybe it’s getting outside or helping the community. With us, you’ll make a bunch of new friends and…

For over seven years Acro Fit, a fully instructional state–of-the-art gymnastics facility, has brought a wide variety of classes, programs and events to our area’s children ages 18 months through the teenage years. Our popular 2-hr drop, called Kids Zone for ages 2-3yrs, incorporates gymnastics, music, and craft time fun, and is located in our…

At Trautwein’s ATA Martial Arts, the After-school program, as well as the afternoon and evening Taekwondo classes, are fun, dynamic, structured and challenging!  Perfect for boys and girls, Trautwein’s ATA programs and classes are led by a caring staff whose sole purpose is to stimulate and draw out each child’s positive potentials, preparing them to…

Sarasota Academy of the Arts is a Performing and Visual Arts Sarasota County Public Charter School serving kindergarten through 8th grade. SAA has not only strong academics, but also features music, Spanish and computer technology. The  visual  and  performing  arts  program allows students to excel to their fullest potential as they enjoy interacting in a…

Our Philosophy: The GAP School has a unique foundation that is based  on individualized  education, and social skills. We  support an anti-biased curriculum in a bully-free environment, and  enforce the concepts of personal character, tolerance, diversity, and social responsibility. The staff  strives to help students attain success by reconnecting them to their sense of respect,…

Brickhouse Academy is a small college preparatory school with a wealth of learning opportunities for students from 6th through 12th grade. Our class sizes are small offering low student-to-teacher ratios.  In some cases it is only 3:1. This individualized approach helps the students excel and succeed in school. Our personalized lesson plans benefit a wide…

Back to School Means After School Fun! As parents, we want to do what is best for our kids, give them every advantage. After school programs are a great way to do just this. But how do you decide which program is best for your child? After school activities can provide many opportunities for children…

Starting school can be a difficult time for children. Every child is hesitant to go somewhere new and see people she’s never met before. Here are Ten Ways to Prepare Your Child for Back to School. 1. Talk It Up: Help your child get excited about the upcoming school year. Make a big deal about…

Is your child gifted? Noticing certain tendencies and traits in your child can lead you to question whether or not they might be gifted and therefore, need additional educational enrichment. Gary A. Adams and Dr. Sylvia Rimm in their book, Education of the Gifted and Talented suggest several ways that children display giftedness. They explain…

Sophie’s Choice… A Little Gem in Osprey There is a little gem of a place located in Osprey that offers so many things for so many people, Historic Spanish Point.  Sophie and I have gone there many times and have so much fun every time we go. It offers everything from a butterfly garden, a…

Some children are ready for ethical guidance sooner than others, but a child will never be ready unless you help him.  Here are some 6 steps to guide your child toward ethical behavior. Establish a Code of Ethics As a parent, it’s up to you to establish your family’s basic code of ethics.  These can…