School Information


Keys Gate Charter School is a tuition-free public charter elementary and middle school operated by a dedicated staff of individuals who care to make a difference in the education of the children in south Miami-Dade County. Keys Gate Charter School is proud to have improved our school grade form a 'C' to a 'B' on the 2014 FCAT 2.0! Our students increased student achievement by 71 points earning 580 points. Keys Gate Charter School is located in Homestead, Florida, near the Keys Gate residential community, on a 10-acre site at the corner of Kingman Road and Palm Avenue. The facility is 71,000 square feet, one-story with a fenced activity field located behind the school (156,307 S.F.) and the secondary field being 36,216 square feet.

School Grade Data

School Hours

Kindergarten - Grade 2: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Grades 3 - 6: 8:00am-3:00pm
Grades 7 & 8: 7:30am - 2:30pm

School Calendar

Important dates for the 2014-2015 academic years. Calendar may differ from the Miami Dade County Public School System's calendar.

Programs & Services

  • Comprehensive core curriculum including science and technology
  • Parent access to PowerSchool's Student Information System
  • Enforced uniform policy
  • Before and after care
  • Transportation
  • Free/reduced lunch program
  • Student clubs and extracurricular activities

Information for Parents

Parent/Student Handbook and Contract

Parent/Student Handbook for 2014-2015 school year.
Parent Contract - Contract outlining the parental responsibilities for your child(ren) to attend Keys Gate Charter School.

Before/After Care Program

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.

Before/After Care Handbook

Traffic Pattern 2014-2015

Please see the following documents for the pickup and dropoff pattern.

Meal Service

Breakfast and lunch service will be available to all students. Breakfast costs $1.75 and lunch costs $3.00. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40. Keys Gate Charter School will participate in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing will be available to those students who meet the guidelines. School meals are provided by Preferred Meals.

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Great news! We are now accepting online payments for breakfast and lunch through e-Funds for Schools. You must register with e-Funds first, but then you can make online payments anytime! Register here. If you have questions about e-Funds for Schools or are having problems registering, please contact e-Funds directly by clicking on the Customer Service link at the bottom of your school's e-Funds page.

Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection report is available for review.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

School Uniforms

School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from All Uniform Wear, and will be sold from their store located at the Southland Mail at 20505 S. Dixie Highway or online at Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

All Uniform Wear Store Information
All Uniform Wear Price List

School Supplies

Keys Gate Charter School K-6 has chosen to partner with Back To School Paks, Inc. for the

2015-16 school year to provide parents an alternative manner in which to purchase their child's school supplies. All Paks purchased will be delivered directly to Keys Gate before the first day of school. The Paks will then be distributed to the appropriate classrooms. All supplies requested on the applicable school supply lists by Keys Gate Charter School K-6 will be provided unless noted on the Back To School Paks, Inc. website.

To order, please go to:

(Just click on “Select Your School” and follow prompts)

Please make sure to select the grade your child will be in NEXT school year.

Due date: June 4th.

The 7th-8th grade supply lists will be provided to students the first week of school.


Wellness Policy

Florida Charter Educational Foundation, Inc. promotes health in students by supporting wellness, quality nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment.


Non-discrimination Statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

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Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.