School will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 3rd and Wednesday, Sept. 4th in response to Hurricane Dorian. As of now, school is expected to resume on Thursday, Sept. 5th.
As a reminder, as the week progresses, we follow the district’s plan when it comes to school closure due to weather. If the county cancels, so does Berkley.
Welcome to our official website. There’s lots of information about our elementary school for you to explore here. We appreciate your interest in our school.
Berkley Charter School is committed to Learning For All, Whatever It Takes! We provide an optimal learning environment that emphasizes research-based effective practices, time on task, and an integrated relevant curriculum. Learning for all includes ensuring that all students have the resources necessary to achieve optimal learning, as well as providing a well-trained, caring staff that utilizes student data analysis to drive instructional practices.
Student Capacity 696
•Berkley is an “A” rated school.
- Berkley is also designated a High Performing Charter School and a School of Excellence by Florida’s Department of Education.
- Berkley opened for learning in August 2000 at our current location.
- Berkley became a conversion charter in 2003.
- Berkley serves grades K-5.
- Berkley also serves pre-K 3 and pre-K 4 (private pre-k).
- Berkley offers courses in Dance, Music, Art, P.E., Media, and Computers.
- Berkley offers high academic standards in core curriculum classes.
- Berkley offers innovative technology as a significant part of teaching and learning.
- Since our inception, Berkley has been a Kagan Cooperative Learning School.
Current & Upcoming Events
> No School (Labor Day) – September 2, 2019
> Early Dismissal 12:30 – September 11, 2019
> Interims – September 12, 2019
> Picture Day – September 25, 2019
In the case of a hurricane, or any other unfavorable weather, Berkley follows the district’s plan; When Polk County School Board cancels school due to weather conditions, so do we. While we will try to send out phone recordings and social media postings, parents can be assured that Berkley will be closed when the news reports that Polk County schools are closed. *Designated Storm Make-up Days: 11/25, 11/26 and 2/14
Early Dismissal Days
Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on the following days:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Berkley offers before and after school Kid Care for students in grades K-5. Click on the following attachments for more information.
Parental Involvement Liaison & Custodian of Records
Jennifer Cervantes is Berkley’s Parental Involvement Liaison and Custodian of Records. Please contact Mrs. Cervantes if you need any assistance with resolving any school related questions, concerns, or disputes, or have a public records request.
Mrs. Cervantes’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . Mrs. Cervantes can also be reached by calling our front office at 863.968.5024.
Student Health Coverage
Low Cost or Free Health Covereage is available to our students through Florida KidCare. Click on link below for details.
Reporting Professional Misconduct
Berkley’s contact person is Gayle Thomas. Reports can be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Click on the following link to find out more information about reporting misconduct.
DonorsChoose is a non profit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. Check out Berkley’s page to see the projects our teachers have posted.
Pick a project that inspires you……and donate any amount.