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 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 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 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years. Calendars 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 2013-2014 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 2013-2014

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

Meal Service

As an approved sponsor for the National School Lunch Program, the Homestead Charter Foundation, Inc. offers highly nutritious meals following all of the rules and regulations set forth by the USDA; Meals are provided by Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. and must be ordered in advance using the lunch order form. Free and reduced lunch is available to those that qualify.

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 20505 S. Dixie Highway or online at Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

School Supplies

School supplies are required for each incoming student in Grades K-8. Below are the Student Supply Lists for each grade level.

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.

School Grade Data