The Pasco County School Board has approved an amendment to Academy at the Farm’s charter contract that allows the school to begin phasing in a high school program, starting in 2025-2026.
The school has been granted its request to add ninth grade, in the 2025-2026 school year, and to add one grade level each year, to phase in grades nine through 12, according to materials in the Pasco County School Board’s Aug. 22 agenda packet.
The charter school, at 9500 Alex Lange Way in Dade City, is operating under a 15-year renewal contract amendment adopted by the Pasco school board on Aug. 1, 2013.
In the 2025-2026 academic year, the school plans to increase its total student enrollment from 700 students to 876 students.
Under its high-performing status, Academy at the Farm intends to fully implement a high school campus serving grades nine through 12 in 2028-2029, the background materials say.
Its anticipated enrollment is:
- 876 students in grades kindergarten through nine, in 2025-2026
- 976 students in grades kindergarten through 10, in 2026-2027
- 1,076 students in grades kindergarten through 11, in 2027-2028
- 1,176 students in grades kindergarten through 12, in 2028-2029.
The school board approved the action as part of its consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda are approved in a single vote, without comment, unless someone pulls an item from that agenda for discussion.
About Academy at the Farm
Where: 9500 Alex Lange Way, Dade City
Details: Academy at the Farm is a K-8 charter school that intends to phase in high school, beginning in 2025-2026. The school focuses heavily on higher education, but also has several agricultural aspects, such as a working farm, livestock, crops and more. Any parent can apply for their child or children to attend Academy at the Farm; however, there is a lottery list that resets every March, and it has a long waiting list.
Info: Visit AcademyAtTheFarm.com.
Published August 30, 2023