10-23-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #25

Recommend to Deny the Approval of Pineapple Cove Academy


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

In accordance to Section 1002.33(6), F.S., a sponsor shall by majority vote approve or deny an application sixty (60) days after the application is received by the Office of School Choice.  Pineapple Cove Academy granted the District a thirty (30) day extension to review the charter application.

Copies of the three (3) charter applications were distributed to the Charter Application Review Team for evaluation.  The Charter Application Review Team recommends the denial of the charter application upon completion of a thorough review of the charter application, utilizing the Florida Department of Education Model Evaluation Instrument.

A summary of the recommendation, as well as the supporting documentation, will be provided to the Board Members prior to the October 9, 2012 Board meeting.

Recommend to deny the approval of the Pineapple Cove Academy charter application.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/9/2012
Consent after Information10/23/2012

Authority for Action
Section 1002.33, 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:  FLDOE Required Evaluation Document - Pineapple Cove Academy.pdf
Attachment:  Pineapple Cove 2013-2014 BPS Charter Application Summary FINAL.pdf
Attachment:  Pineapple Cove 2013-2014 Application - Academic Design Evaluation FINAL.pdf
Attachment:  Pineapple Cove 2013-2014 Application - Organizational Plan Evaluation FINAL.pdf
Attachment:  Pineapple Cove 2013-2014 Application - Business Plan Evaluation FINAL.pdf