Private School and
Tangerine Schoolhouse and Sunshine Schoolhouse are proud to provide private and homeschool enrichment education for elementary age students. Both schools have one small elementary classroom that holds 12-15 students in grades K-5. Our private school teachers have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with children in multiple grades.
We have three great options for families:
1. Private School - Students attend school from 9:00am-3:00pm, do daily literacy (reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing) and math as well as the homeschool enrichment classes (#3 below).
2. Homeschool Supplement Classes - This is the same thing as the Private School option, but part time - either Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.
3. Homeschool Enrichment Classes - After the daily literacy and math lessons, we open up our remaining class time to homeschool students who may want to join in our fun, engaging and multidisciplinary educational classes! These classes run from 10:30am-3:00 and include lunch and recess time. You can choose 1, 2, or 3 days a week to attend on a regular basis. Through these classes, private school students will receive education in art, science, social studies, and physical education in addition to literacy and math, as they would at any other school!
Our private school students work in a multi-age classroom completing projects across several disciplines to deepen and strengthen their knowledge, try out new concepts, and push the limits of what they are capable of. Our students look forward to coming to school each day to see what exciting things they will learn next!
What does a typical day look like at our school?
Students start their day at 9:00 and join their classmates in their classroom. Up to 15 students in grades K-5 make up our Creatori class.
From 9:00-10:30 students work on literacy and math daily. From 10:30-12:00 all students will do the first Homeschool Enrichment class. From 12-12:30 we eat lunch, then 12:30-1:30 we have recess. From 1:30 until the end of the classroom day at 3:00 we do our second Homeschool Enrichment class. Take a look below to see what classes are coming up this semester!
Do you do homeschool evaluations?
Yes! We have two options. One, we can have a certified teacher go through your child's portfolio and possibly interview them. If they decide your child is ready to move on to the next grade level, they will sign off on a form and give it to you, along with a copy of their teaching certificate. This is an additional fee of $100 and is performed in May and June of each year. Please notify us at least 2 weeks in advance if you'd like to schedule an evaluation.
In the second option, we can administer the WRAT5 Wide Range Achievement Test on any students grades K-12. A certified teacher will give the assessment and while you will get a copy of the score, we will submit directly to your school district. This assessment is give one-on-one and usually takes around 30 minutes in all or less. This is an additional fee of $100 and is performed in May and June of each year. Please notify us at least 2 weeks in advance if you'd like to schedule this assessment. If you'd like to do this assessment for your own records and not to submit to your district as your end of year evaluation the fee is $75.
Tangerine Schoolhouse and Sunshine Schoolhouse Standard of Ethical Conduct
All private schools in Florida are required to have a Standard of Ethical Conduct published on their website for parents to view. Below you will find ours.
Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student’s potential. Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity.
Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:
-Shall make reasonable efforts to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
-Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.
-Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
-Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.
-Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
-Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student’s legal rights.
-Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping conditioning, sexual orientation, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
-Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
-Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the community, employees of our school must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:
-Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
-Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ages, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background to deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in ay professional organization.
-Shall not interfere with a colleague’s exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
-Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
-Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.
All instructional personnel and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these standards of ethical conduct.
Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators
All employees and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include:
-drug and alcohol use
-prejudice or bigotry
-cheating or testing violations
-accepting or offering favors
Reports of misconduct of employees or administrators should be made to the school owners, Kendra Struve and/or Christine Edmunds at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified teachers will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in the front office and here on our website.
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect
All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/.
Signs of Physical Abuse
The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries.
Signs of Sexual Abuse
The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching in the genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain/lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from home.
Signs of Neglect
The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.
Patterns of Abuse
Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.
Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action (F.S. 39.203)
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)