New High-Performing Renaissance School to Open in Clay County

Clay Charter Academy set to open August 2015

Enrollment is now open for 2015-2016 school year
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2015) – A new charter school is opening in Clay County; Clay Charter Academy will open at 1417 Red Apple Road, a new road in Middleburg, on the southwest corner of Pine Ridge Parkway and Buggy Whip Trail. Applications are accepted online and information sessions are scheduled. Open enrollment runs through March 30, 2015, but applications will continue to be accepted following open enrollment if seats are still available.

This school is a two-story, 68,152-square-foot, state-of-the-art building located on a portion of a 28 acre parcel. The general contractor is Summit Construction. The building is designed to create an exciting academic environment that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a multi-purpose room that can be used as a cafeteria as well as a space for general assemblies and indoor recreational activities, science lab, computer lab, music room and art room. Advanced safety measures include a double-entry door security feature and security cameras throughout the building. Bright spacious hallways are designed for maximum traffic flow with minimal congestion. Outdoor amenities include a basketball court, soccer and sports fields and an elementary-age appropriate covered playground.

At capacity, the school will house 1,145 Kindergarten through eighth grade students. In the first year, students will be accepted in grades K-6 with additional grades added in subsequent years. The school is governed by Renaissance Charter School, Inc., a not-for-profit board that currently holds charters for 30 schools in Florida. The board has hired Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), one of the nation’s leading educational management organizations to run the daily operations of the school.

This is the first school managed by Charter Schools USA in Clay County.

Information sessions will be held at Clay County Library, 1895 Town Center Boulevard on the following Wednesdays at 6 p.m. : March 25; April 8 and April 22.

About Charter Schools USA

Clay Charter Academy is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by The Renaissance Charter School Inc., which has been operating a network of the highest performing charter schools in Florida for over a decade including the State’s first National Blue Ribbon Charter School after which this school will be patterned. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive district accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. The company currently manages 70 schools in seven states serving more than 60,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. CSUSA educational advantages include integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, student uniforms, enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus and high academic performance.

Enrollment is underway and the school is on schedule to open in August 2015. Those interested may apply online at


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