09-11-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #32

Recommend the Approval of the Odyssey Charter Preparatory Academy Charter Application


Brevard Public Schools received three (3) applications for charter schools to become operational in the 2013-2014 school year:

  • Odyssey Charter Preparatory Academy (K-8)
  • Imagine Academy of the Arts (K-8)
  • Pineapple Cove Academy (K-5)

In accordance to Section 1002.33(6), F.S., a sponsor shall by majority vote approve or deny an application no later than sixty (60) days after the application was received by the Office of School Choice.  Imagine Academy of the Arts and Pineapple Cove Academy granted the District a thirty (30) day extension to review the documentation; therefore, the recommendations for these charter applications will be brought to the Board at a later date.

A copy of the Odyssey Charter Preparatory Academy charter application was distributed to the Charter Application Review Team for evaluation, utilizing the Model Florida Department of Education Evaluation Instrument for High Performing Charter Schools.

A summary of the recommendation, as well as the supporting documentation, will be provided to Board members prior to the September 11, 2012 Board meeting.

Recommend the approval of the Odyssey Charter Preparatory Academy charter application.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/11/2012
Consent after Information9/25/2012

Authority for Action
1002.33, F.S. and 1002.331, F.S.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center


Vicki Mace, Director of School Choice

321-633-1000, Ext. 395

Attachment:  2013-2014 Charter Application Summary Odyssey Charter Preparatory Academy FINAL.pdf
Attachment:  2013-2014 Odyssey High Performing Charter Application - Academic Design FINAL.pdf
Attachment:  2013-14 Odyssey High Performing Charter Application - Organizational Plan FINAL.pdf