The Keys Gate Charter School is a 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.
Programs & Services
- Comprehensive core curriculum including science and technology
- Parent access to CSUSA's Student Information System (SIS)
- Enforced uniform policy
- Before and after care
- Free/reduced lunch program
- Student clubs and extracurricular activities
Information for Parents
Parent Contract - Attached is a contract outlining the parental responsibilities for your child(ren) to attend Keys Gate Charter School.
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 www.alluniformwear.com. Please click here for our complete uniform policy.
2012-2013 School Calendar - Important dates for the 2012-2013 academic year. This calendar may differ from the Miami Dade County Public School System's calendar.
Before and After Care Parent Handbook - 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.
Traffic Pattern - Please see this document for the pickup and dropoff pattern.
K-2 Enrichment Activities
Arts & Crafts Club Tuesdays from 4:00-4:45 ($10 per session)
Cheerleading Tuesdays or Thursday 4:00-4:45 ($10 per session)
Cooking Classes Mondays from 4:00-4:45 ($10 per session)
Soccer Tuesdays and Fridays 3:30-4:30 ($85 for the season)
Spanish Thursdays from 4:00-4:45 ($10 per session)
School Supplies - School supplies are required for each incoming student in Grades K-8. Below are the Student Supply Lists for each grade level.
- Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Supply List
- 3rd Grade Supply List
- 4th Grade Supply List
- 5th Grade Supply List
- 6th - 8th Grade Supply List
Breakfast and Lunch 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.
Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection reports are available for review in the school's main office.
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!
Wellness Policy - The 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.