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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome,

          Welcome to Micanopy Academy, home of the Mustangs! The 2015-2016 school year was my first year as principal and I am proud of all that we have accomplished in the time since. We made a lot of updates to our facilities, acquired new textbooks and science equipment, and added new classes for our students. We have a wonderful staff and, of course, the BEST students around! I am continually impressed with the work ethic and willingness to help others that the MA students demonstrate. 

          We are now a complete middle and high school! We are excited to initiate new classes into our curriculum. We have a lot of exciting things in store for the 2022-2023 school year. MA is the ONLY charter school in Alachua County to have Dual Enrollment students. Free College! Some of the additional programs that we're offering are a STEM class, Home Economics, Yearbook, Remediation classes for those that need extra help, Florida Virtual School classes, and an Accelerated 8th-grade program. In addition, Industry Certification courses will be offered to interested students.


         We offer after-school tutoring and Bible Club. Students can work in two computer labs or enjoy some quiet study time in our Reading Nook. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have; my door is always open and I am dedicated to helping your child succeed. Go Mustangs! 




Tara R. Lowe-Phillips


Our Philosophy

At Micanopy Academy, we believe in making a personal connection with each and every student. No one gets lost in the crowd here! Our highly qualified team of professionals aim to cultivate the innate curiosity and creativity of young minds. Students are taught in whole group and small group settings. IEP and 504 Plan accommodations are followed to ensure that all of our students succeed, but we do not have an ESE teacher at this time. One of our main goals is to empower students to become independent, capable, and productive members of society. 

Our History

Micanopy Academy began, as Micanopy Middle School, in 2001 with only a 6th grade class and added grades as the years went by. We now serve grades 6 through 12. Ours is a tight-knit community and we believe in incorporating the historic town of Micanopy into the classroom as much as possible. Our students make trips to Downtown Micanopy throughout the year. Students help with community service projects such as cleaning up debris at the local cemetery after Hurricane Irma and decorating the gazebo downtown for Christmas each year. 

Our Campus

We have two buildings on a quiet and spacious 3 1/2 acre campus. We are just 2 blocks from Downtown Micanopy. There is a large soccer field, volleyball area, and a paved basketball court for students to use during PE and recess periods and for special events such as Water Day. We have lots of shade from trees for outside activities or quiet refection.

The main building was constructed in 2003 and consists of a large cafeteria/auditorium, 4 classrooms, 2 computer labs, a Reading Nook, and several staff areas.  The High School building is a brand new 2019 addition and offers 2 more classrooms with restrooms.  We are 2 blocks from MACS and 6 miles from the McIntosh Charter. MA is 10 minutes south of Williston Road in Gainesville.  Come and visit us at any time. 

Our Heart

The students are the heart of Micanopy Academy!

We do OUR best to help them do THEIR best!


The teachers and staff take the time to get to know each student and lend an ear, or a hand, when needed. We teach our students for multiple years and get to know their families and learn about their hopes and dreams. Our students are not just a little fish in a big ocean. They are important. 

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