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Join the Blake Family


Would you like your child to be a part of the Blake Academy family? Open enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is now open!  Blake Academy offers technology, foreign language, band, orchestra, a small family atmosphere that most schools can’t offer.  We are accepting applications for students in K-8 grades.  We are only accepting applications until January 8, 2016.  Click Open Enrollment Application to apply now. Notification will be mailed or emailed to all applicants in March 2016.

How are grades calculated in Art, Music and PE?

In elementary school students are given grades in Art, Music and PE based on a 4 point scale.  So a student who has a 4, actually has an A in the class.  It can be a little confusing.  To help here are the rubrics our teachers are using to determine what grade each student has.

Music Rubric

Physical Education Rubric

Understanding your Child's FSA Scores


Starting last year all students in Florida in 3rd – 12 grade began taking the FSA exam.  You should have received a score for your child from the testing last school year.

Click here for help understanding your child’s FSA score.

Click here to find testing dates, end of course and end of year exam information and resources to help your child get ready for the FSA test.

Clubs at Blake Academy

At Blake Academy we want all our students to be involved.   We offer many clubs and special programs during the school day and after school for almost every interest.  We offer yearbook, Middle School Sports teams, band, chorus, step team, photography, steel drums, robotics, Lego League, leadership, crochet, and a gardening club, just to name a few.  Click 15-16 club sponsor list for a full list of clubs, times and sponsors.





Hot off the presses!

Read all about it!  The Blake Academy monthly newsletter is here.

November 2015 newsletter

New Electronics Policy

In an effort to minimize distractions and increase learning, this year at Blake all cell phones and other electronic devices are to be away in a backpack while on campus. Electronics may be used for educational purposes during class if the teacher has allowed it.  Any emergency communications can be made by calling the office.


Updated 2015-2016 Uniform Policy

At Blake Academy we believe students need to dress for success.  To make sure all of our students look their best at school we have updated our Dress Code Policy for the 2015 -2016 school year.  Check it out by clicking 2015-16 Dress Code Policy.  Parents may purchase polo uniform shirts (cash only) in the Blake Office for a two weeks period from July 27 – August 6 between 8:00 am  – 4:00 pm. Click 1516 dress code letter  to learn more about our summer uniform shirt sale and other places you can buy school shirts this year.

Creative learning at Blake Academy!

Monday through Thursday students will wear burgundy and khaki.

Do you have Parent Portal?

Find out everything you need to know about what your child is doing at school in one easy place, the parent portal. Already signed up for the Parent Portal?  Click here to log in.  Need to get signed up?  Click here for the Parent_Portal_PIN_Request_Form.  Want to learn more?  Click here.

ACCEL accelerated information

Accelerated Programs | Staff | Polk County Public Schools

All Polk County Public Schools  provide educational options that provide academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction to all eligible K-12 students and inform parents and students of these options. As defined by this legislation, Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options must include:

  • whole grade and mid-year promotion
  • subject matter acceleration
  • virtual instruction in higher level grade subjects
  • a high school Credit Acceleration Program (CAP) via End of Course Exams (EOC)

Parent/Guardian must contact their child’s school to submit a Request for Academic Acceleration form prior to June 11th to request acceleration screening for placement the following school year.

Click Accelerated Letter May 2015 to read the letter about ACCEL from Superintendent LeRoy.


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