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New Charter School Applicants for Escambia County


Contact:  Kerri Coots, Director Alternative Education                   30 E. Texar Drive              Pensacola, FL 32503

Phone:  850-430-7438         Email:


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Escambia County School Choice


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Charter Schools

New Charter School Application Process

As required in s.1002.33(6), F.S., a school board receives and reviews all charter school applications and, within 90 days of receipt, must approve or deny the application. All charter applicants must prepare and submit an application on a model application form prepared by the Department, which:

  • Demonstrates how the school will use the guiding principles.
  • Provides a detailed curriculum
  • Contains goals and objectives for improving student learning.
  • Describes the separate reading curricula and differentiated strategies.
  • Contains an annual financial plan

If a school board denies an application, it must provide specific written reasons within 10 calendar days. The charter school applicant then has 30 calendar days to appeal the denial. The appeal is reviewed by the State Board of Education and the State Board’s decision is a final action subject to judicial review.

Escambia PUBLIC Charter SchoolS

Capstone Academy    (Grades PreK - K)

Aileen Ilano, Principal                                                                                                                                                       4901 W. Fairfield Drive                                                                                                                                                     Pensacola, FL 32506                                                                                                                                                         Phone:  850-458-7735                                                                                                                                                             Email:

  • Designed for developmentally delayed students between the ages of birth to 5 years of age. Developmentally appropriate programs for educational progress, strategies to enhance physical development, and family support plans for student progress are offered.

Byrneville Elementary School   (Grades K-5)

Ashley Trawick, Principal                                                                                                                                                 1600 Byrneville Road                                                                                                                                                               Century, FL 32535                                                                                                                                                         Phone: 850-256-6350                                                                                                                                                            Email:

  • Designed for students in K-5. Enrollment is open to any student residing in Escambia County.

Jacqueline Harris Preparatory Academy (Grades K-5)

Celestine Lewis,  Executive Director                                                                                                                                     Patricia Dixon, Principal                                                                                                                                                  8190 Pensacola Boulevard                                                                                                                                                   Pensacola, FL 32534                                                                                                                                                         Phone:   850-432-2273                                                                                                                                                        Email:   or

  • Designed for students in K-5.  Enrollment is open to any student residing in Escambia County

Pensacola Beach Elem School (Grades K-5)

Susan McLeod, Principal                                                                                                                                                      900 Via DeLuna Drive                                                                                                                                                    Pensacola Beach, FL 32561                                                                                                                                          Phone: 850-934-4020                                                                                                                                                            Email:

  • Designed for students in K-5.  Enrollment is open to any student residing in Escambia County.

Beulah Academy of Science  (Grades 6-8)

Sherry Bailey, Principal                                                                                                                                                      8633 Beulah Road                                                                                                                                                         Pensacola, FL 32526                                                                                                                                                     Phone: 850-944-2822                                                                                                                                                             Email:

  • Designed to offer a quality, community-based education to children in grade 6-8.

Pensacola State College Charter Academy (Grades 11-12)

Karen McCabe, Principal
5555 W. Highway 98
Pensacola, FL 32507
(Courier: Alt. Ed./Hall Center)
Phone: 850-484-2366

  • Designed to offer a quality,  full-time dual enrollment  education to high school students in grades 11-12