K-8 Keys Gate Athletic Program
The KGCS Athletic Program offers a wide variety of sports for students to be involved in. Our elementary students have the opportunity to participate and compete in several sports that are offered here at Keys Gate. KGCS is a proud member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and competes with other member schools in 6th – 8th grade. The coaches stress the importance of teamwork, and character building. All students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in order to participate. The athletes travel to other schools to compete in each sport. The coaches will equip them not only to become a better athlete, but also to become better at life skills.
K – 5 Athletic Program Overview
KGCS Elementary offers Enrichment/Club Sports (all sports include a uniform, and competitive sports include a chance to win a championship trophy) Congratulations to our K-1 Soccer team and 4-5th grade soccer TEAM CHAMPIONS for the 2011-2012 school year!
K-2 T-Ball: This program teaches the students the basics in hitting, fielding, and throwing in dynamic game situations. The students practice and play games on the beautiful La Ley Sports Complex. The students receive uniforms and are divided into teams that play against each other in team games.
K-5 Fall Soccer: This program allows the students to practice the basic soccer skills of passing, dribbling, and shooting. The games are played at the school campus, and the students compete against other area charter schools. This is a fun way for beginning, as well as experienced players, to have fun with a program that takes place exclusively at our campus.
K-5 Winter Soccer: This program allows our students to compete in a league at Highpoint Academy. The students practice at the Keys Gate soccer fields and play games on Saturday mornings. This league offers a more competitive atmosphere for our students.
K-5 Flag Football: This program gives the students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals in passing, catching, and flag pulling. The students will compete against other area charter schools. This program gives the students a chance to practice and feel "just like the Miami Dolphins"
K-5 Basketball: This program gives our students the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals in dribbling, passing, scoring, and team work. The students will also practice and play games at the 3-7 building. Our students compete against other local charter schools.
K-5 Cheerleading/Dance Team: This enrichment coincides with the basketball season. The students learn cheer/dance moves so that they can perform at the basketball games. What a wonderful way to show your KGCS spirit!
6th - 8th Grade Athletic Program Overview
Our middle school students have the opportunity to be involved in athletic competition with other FHSAA member schools. Students must attend tryouts and be selected to become members of our middle school athletic teams. Our middle school athletic program focuses on skill development and prepares students for our high school athletic program and beyond.
Sports Currently Offered
Swimming - Swimmers must have a completed physical prior to participation.
DFYIT (Drug Free Youth in Town)
DFYIT is an organization dedicated to giving recognition to kids who choose to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Our middle school students are participating in this very worthwhile program where students actually get to lead! Officers are elected and members decide what activities are best suited for their club, including community service projects.
The KGCS Safety Patrol team is made up of specially chosen fifth grade students. These students have shown themselves to be leaders in their classroom and within our school, on a daily basis. The Safety Patrol team assists with arrival each morning, greeting each person with a smiling face. The Safety Patrol team also jumps into action to help out with special events, such as school parades, special visitors, and other special events.
Honor Choir with Ms. Davis
The KGCS Honor Choir is sponsored by our elementary music teacher, Mrs. Davis. For students in middle school and 5th grade singers, Choir students will work on these skills: Group singing, solo singing (for those interested in solos) performance skills, sight singing, vocal technique, and other skills that will help prepare them for magnet high school choirs and fine arts performance schools. The KGCS Honor Choir will be performing in several concerts throughout the year.
For more information or to sign up, view our flyer.
National Elementary & National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society proud to announce our tutoring/mentoring program, known as "Reading Buddies" which services students in kindergarten through second grade. Every Tuesday, selected primary students are treated to one on one time with their middle school tutor/mentor who assists with reviewing very important skills in reading. The NJHS is also excited to announce its second year of participating in Project KAP, which is a service activity where middle school students assist Kinder teachers once a week with light teacher duties. Finally, the NJHS is also proud to announce our first annual Project PTO which provides child care services for one hour during PTO meetings.
K-2 Yearly Activities
Fire Safety Week
Hispanic Heritage Month
Veteran's Day Parade
Before & After Care
The Keys Gate Charter School Before Care / After Care School Program will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We will strive for continued academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We will promote positive moral and extending the day with engaging activities.
For more information, please review the Before and After Care Parent Handbook.