Ocali Charter schools are owned and operated by Clear Choice Academies, Inc., a charitable, educational non-profit organization, founded in 2014 in Ocala, Florida. Our schools are tuition-free, public schools of choice, providing parents and students options for middle to high school education.
Our schools are open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, socio-economic background, or other discriminatory factors. We are your "clear choice" for school choice, where everyone matters!
We model and command excellence in serving our students to the highest standards of academic and character achievement, preparing them for adulthood, career, and college advancement. Students are selected based on parental and student commitment to our mission, vision, and values.
The Mission of Clear Choice Academies, Inc. is to impact the Community by developing Leaders through Empowerment, Accountability, and Respect virtues.
We accomplish this by engaging parents and guardians to create a positive learning environment at home that supports what the student is learning in school. We equip and empower instructors with the tools, resources, and freedom to teach by creating practical hands-on learning opportunities that take what students learn in class and apply it to real-life scenarios. We build community by inviting leaders, business owners, and charities to interact with our students through volunteerism, skills training, and career choice opportunities. And we help students identify marketable skills, gifts, and talents that will help prepare them for college, career, and successful life choices in the future.
Our Vision is to create a world-class academic movement of servant leaders who are engaged in learning, equipped with the tools and resources to make successful life choices, and empowered to impact their communities in a positive and productive way.
Clear Choice Academies is “building brighter futures for today's generation,” and we consider everyone a "gem" - a priceless, unique, one-of-a-kind, precious, and valuable member. And we build our students to reflect these values:
Our five core values are: Community | Leadership | Empowerment | Accountability | Respect
What Makes Us Different?
Our educational model includes the following:
Small Classes – This fosters a personalized learning experience by strategically grouping students, allowing them to concentrate better on their studies and engage more effectively.
Flexibility to Meet Student Needs – Teachers have the flexibility to identify challenges, implement innovative ideas, and make minor adjustments to address individual student requirements. This level of adaptability is challenging in larger educational settings. Working in collaboration with the administration, teachers play a leading role in shaping the instructional programs.
Reduced Organizational Complexity – Operating on a smaller scale significantly reduces organizational complexity and overhead, leading to smoother functioning.
Strengthened Community – We emphasize the importance of relationships for students. Our educational model enhances student connections with peers, family, teachers, and staff, promoting a sense of community.
Enhanced Security and Risk Reduction – Our students benefit from continuous supervision by staff and a robust security infrastructure, ensuring a secure learning environment. All individuals involved, including staff, volunteers, and board members, undergo rigorous vetting, including District-mandated background checks and drug testing, to ensure campus safety. The school is an active participant in the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program.
Empowerment and Ownership for Teachers and Students – Empowering both teachers and students to shape a positive and productive learning atmosphere leads to not only achieving high standards and goals but also fostering a sense of investment in the school's success. This approach boosts retention and enrollment rates, reduces dropout rates, and cultivates an overall environment conducive to successful teaching and learning.