Welcome to South McKeel Academy

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Important News

Spirit Shirts on Sale Now!!

Click on the link below to purchase your spirit shirts for the 2019-20 school year!

Shirts are $15 and are available for pickup at Orientation if you order by July 30th.

If you order after July 30th, shirts are $18 and will not be at Orientation.  They will be delivered to your oldest child’s classroom.


Administrative Assistant Opening

South McKeel Academy has an opening for an administrative assistant in our Middle School building.  Candidates should be able to multi task, work independently, be self motivated, demonstrate excellent communication skills, active listening, have a pleasant and warm personality to greet visitors and students.  Key job responsibilities include following security procedures to allow visitors into the building, student check in/out, basic computer skills, making copies and the ability to learn how to operate other office equipment.  This is a 10 month position and the salary is $10 per hour. If interested please send your resume to jobs@mckeelschools.com

Transportation Guidelines

Questions about transportation services?  Please click here for Transportation Guidelines.

Student Test Scores 18-19

We are pleased to announce that you may easily view your student's test scores (FSA and EOC) for the 18-19 school year. Please follow the directions on this link and choose Test Scores.


7th Grade Immunzation Records

If you have not turned them in, please email or mail to kimhunt@mckeelschools.com

Orientation Schedule

Orientation is Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  Please follow the schedule below according to your child's last name.

Last name begins with E - L 8:15am-9:15am

Last name begins with A - D 9:30am-10:30am

Last name begins with S - Z 10:45am-11:45am

Last name begins with M - R 12:00pm-1:00pm

Summer Office Hours 8:00-4:00 Monday-Thursday.

Clothes Closet Summer Hours

The Clothes Closet hours are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9:00-3:00.  Final day to purchase is Thursday, July 25th.

Approved Calendar for 2019-2020

Polk County Code of Conduct


South McKeel Academy has been designated a combination SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE by the Florida Department of Education! Click on the link below to read all about it! We are so very proud of our students and all stakeholders at SMA!


McKeel Schools Jacket/Hoodie Ordering

If you wish to purchase South McKeel jackets, hoodies and sweatshirts, please click on the link below. All orders will be shipped to you directly. 


Lunch News

*LUNCHROOM NEWS* Parents may join their student(s) for lunch beginning Tuesday, September 3rd.  Remember, NO food from outside vendors is permitted.  Parents may eat in the designated area with ONLY their child.  Please limit visitors to 2.  ONLY visitors listed on a student's emergency contact are permitted eat with the student.  Check in at the front office and show ID.  Please follow this schedule:

Monday - E-L

Tuesday- A-D

Wednesday- S-Z

Thursday- M-R


Florida's Charter Schools

Know the facts about Florida's Charter Schools. Click here to learn more.

2015 Economic Security Report

The Department of Education has issued the following memorandum regarding the 2015 Economic Security Report. The full report may be viewed by clicking here.

School Start and End Times 2019-2020

School Day Start/End Times 2019-2020

  • McKeel Academy Central 8:15-3:15
  • South McKeel Academy 8:00-3:00
  • McKeel Academy of Technology*  8:45-2:30

Debit/Credit Card Transactions

The minimum charge for all debit/credit card transactions is $10.  Cards may be used for field trips, clothes closet, jeans, and Bookfair items but the total must exceed $10.  Cash and checks are accepted too.

Tobacco Free School

South McKeel Academy is a Tobacco Free School.  Smoking is prohibited on school grounds. Thank you for setting a good example for all of our students!

Medication for School

Please remember that all medication that is to be taken at school MUST have an authorization for medication form completed.  All medication MUST be brought in by an adult.  Students are not allowed to bring medication to school.