Hurricane Ian

As we continue to engage with Polk Emergency Management and actively monitor Hurricane Ian, The Schools of McKeel Academy will remain closed through Friday, September 30. Please stay safe and continue to check your email of record, school websites and social media for up to date information surrounding school closures and TSMA reopening date.

Clubs at South McKeel Academy

It's that time again! If the club is currently accepting signups, use the button to be taken to McKeel Systems. Sign in with your Parent/Guardian Wildcat Account to complete signups. Please note space is limited and students will be selected by lottery. Registrations are for the second nine week quarter and will begin the week of October 10 and end the week of December 16. We will be offering additional sign up opportunities each quarter. Please contact if you have any questions.

Cooking Club

What's Cooking is a cooking school that provides a fun, safe and relaxing atmosphere where children of all ages can explore their creativity in the kitchen. Cooking club will take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 AT What's Cooking which is located at 6935 S. Carter Road #6 Lakeland, FL 33813.  Transportation must be provided to and from What's Cooking.  The second nine weeks is for grades 4-6 only.

Sign your child up for Cooking Club

Craft Club

Do you enjoy making crafts? Would you like to meet new friends? If so, craft club is just for you. You will have the chance to make bookmarks, hanging decorations, tie dye shirts, clay dishes, canvas art, tie blankets, and so much more! This second nine weeks is for grades K-2 only.  We will meet at SMA on Thursdays after school until 4:15 P.M.

Sign your child up for Craft Club


Please see our flyer for information on Lego/Bricks4Kidz.

Sign your child up for Lego/Bricks4Kidz

Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club (Wild Wednesdays)- Do you like to be outside in nature? Do you love to explore & investigate things found in nature? Boy, is this the club for you! The outdoor club is the opportunity to not only be outside exploring but the chance to see all of the amazing things that our FL environment offers. In this club you will get the opportunity to do some hiking, investigations of insects/wildlife, exploring macroinvertebrates, learn about biodiversity, & so much more. We will meet on Wednesdays from 3:15pm-4:30pm after school & hike to Holloway Park across the street from South McKeel Academy.  Pick up will be at Holloway Park.  This club is for grades 3-6 only. 

Sign your child up for Outdoor Club

Sewing Club

Do you know how to hand sew or use a sewing machine? Want to learn? McKeel's sewing club will teach you how to use basic hand stitches and how to use a sewing machine. You will have the chance to create a book mark, sew fall and winter holiday decorations, headbands, scrunchies, pillowcase, zipper pouch/pencil case, tote or grocery bag and PJ pants/shorts. There may be some other fun sewing projects if time allows. All levels of experience are welcome. We will meet Mondays at SMA from 3:15-4:30.  This club is available to grades 4-6 only.

Sewing Club is not currently accepting signups.