Imagine Schools is a national family of 58 public charter school campuses located in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Our committed educators impact the lives of 40,000 students in Imagine schools across the country in pre-K through 12th grade. Founded by Dennis Bakke, author of the national best seller Joy at Work, Imagine provides hope and a pathway to life-long success to parents and children by offering high quality schools of choice that are guided by his Six Measures of Excellence: Academic Growth, Parent Choice, Character Development, Shared Values (Justice, Integrity and Fun), Economic Sustainability, and School Development.
- Is a tuition-free public charter school.
- Fosters student academic achievement, character, and leadership.
- Supports parents and guardians as active participants in their child’s education.
- Empowers educators to seek out the individual learning style of each student.
- Is uniquely designed and operated by local Imagine School’s educators who respond to the needs of their community.
Imagine Weston is a SACS Accredited School
Awarded July 2018 – June 2023
Imagine Charter School at Weston retained a 5-year accreditation on June 18, 2018, by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Imagine Charter School at Weston earned a highly regarded accreditation that is recognized throughout the world. Institutions seeking to gain or retain accreditation must meet AdvancED standards specified for their institution, demonstrate high levels of or improvement of student performance, and provide evidence of stakeholder satisfaction with the operation of the institution. The accreditation standards focus on conditions and processes within a system that impact student performance and organizational effectiveness.
Imagine Weston is a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School!
The Imagine Schools’ Six Measures of Excellence is our guide. All stakeholders at our school have helped shape our vision. As we seek to make character education and high quality academic performance high priorities among students and staff, we nurture students and prepare them to be productive and responsible participants in our society at large. Our greatest strength is our drive for excellence, exhibited by all Imagine Weston stakeholders. Working collaboratively, we strive for positive and innovative change.
We seek to encourage multiculturalism to support our diverse population of students and families. One such opportunity is our K-5 Bi-literate program through which students will to learn to read, write, and speak in Spanish. This program has proven to be a tremendous success as these students continue to demonstrate great strides in achievement. Our success is evidenced through standardized test results as well as successful demonstrations in the classroom of conceptual thinking, written and oral expression, and collaboration, cooperative learning and teamwork.
We have earned an “A” grade on the Governor’s Grading Scale every year since our 2001 opening. Our 2016-2017 school year successes include making more than a year’s growth in reading and math as determined by the Stanford Achievement Test. We greatly exceeded state averages on the Florida Standards Assessment Test (FSA), and had top scores in the district in Grades 3 and 4 reading, Grade 4 writing, and Grade 5 Math and science. Our students read more than 2 million minutes this past school year. At our last science fair thirty students placed, five students earned first place trophies, and 7 took 2nd place. Thirty grades 3-5 students completed the Imagine National Advanced Reading Challenge, each earning $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificates. In January, 2012 we received the distinct recognition of “High Performing Charter School” by the state of Florida. In February 2012 the Florida Department of Education ranked us 3rd among the 1,800 state elementary schools. Our middle school students have taken advantage of our many high school honors courses for high school credit. They have achieved high scores on the Florida state subject area exams. We continue to set high expectations, achieving success as professionals and encouraging our students to do the same.