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.
• 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.
These are just a few of the many reasons that make Berkley a great place to learn!
Office Hours: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Current & Upcoming Events
♦ The front office is closed for the summer but will reopen July 19th.
♦ Starting July 19th, Berkley shirts and agendas will be sold in the front office. Shirts range from $7-$9 and agendas are $7.00. The office will be open Monday – Thursday from 8am -3pm.
♦ Student Orientation is Wednesday, August 10 from 8-11am. Parents & students can come anytime between 8 & 11 to meet their teacher.
♦ Thursday, August 11th is the first day of school. Morning drop-off starts at 7:30 am. School starts at 7:50.
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.
Early Dismissal Days
Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on the following days:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
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
Berkley’s Parental Involvement liaison is Jennifer Cervantes. Please contact Mrs. Cervantes if you need any assistance with resolving any questions, concerns, or disputes.
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.
Questions? Contact us.