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What Can I Do at Micanopy?

Students at Micanopy Academy play a game of volleyball against a visiting team in a gymnasium. The girls volleyball team is wearing brightly colored uniforms.

We hear you students: You want activities, fun and connection at school. At our tuition-free 6th-12th grade school, we are committed to creating a climate where students take charge of their future, find a place to belong, and grow their interests.

We’re so serious about having fun and getting you connected, that we’ve hired Mr. Jeffrey Kline to be our Activities Director. A native Floridian, Mr. Kline is a natural fit for this role: outside of school he can be found enjoying the Florida sun and beaches while running, biking, kayaking, camping, or just taking a nice walk. He is a lifelong fan of playing and watching sports. Who better than this dynamo to plan activities for our students?

We posed the question, “What can I do at Micanopy?” to Mr. Kline and he came back to us with an extensive list of activities offered by faculty. Check out his answers below:

School Activities at Micanopy Academy

6th-12th grade students are invited to participate in:

  • Student Government: Participate in the management of the school and suggest new ideas or modifications of existing rules.

  • Physical Education Opportunities: Weightlifting, aerobic exercises, and sports such as volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, hockey, and flag football.

  • Student Debate: Individually and collectively engage in discussion and debate on issues of societal importance.

  • Drama: Perform plays, dialogues, skits, and participate in a variety of improv games.

  • Maker Space: Use your hands to build and design physical objects of both practical and aesthetic value

  • Art: Draw, sketch, paint, design and create unique artistic projects.

Clubs at Micanopy Academy

Students are invited to suggest and create their own clubs. Grab a few friends, share your ideas and our teachers are happy to moderate. The following afterschool clubs are currently available to all 6th-12th grade students:

  • Soccer Club: Soccer drills and games every other Tuesday.

  • Running Club: Sustained running (at your own pace) with the help and support of our coaches every other Tuesday.

  • Theater Club: Join us every other Thursday for drama games and skits. Students also plan and prepare plays to perform in front of the school.

  • Gaming Club: Every other Thursday, join us for video games and a variety of board games in a relaxed and fun environment.

Profile photo of Micanopy Academy Activities Director, Jeff Kline. Mr. Kline is wearing a bright orange t-shirt that says “Saturdays are for the chomp.”

Sports at Micanopy Academy

Go Mustangs! Our students currently compete in the following sports against both public and private schools.

We plan to add more sports during the Spring and in years to come.

  • Girls Volleyball: Middle and High School

  • Boys Soccer: Middle and High School

Special Events at Micanopy Academy

We hold a variety of special events every month to build school spirit and unity, such as:

  • Schoolwide Red vs Blue Sports Competitions

  • Field Day

  • Cookouts

  • Dances

  • Concerts

  • Scavenger Hunts

  • Walking Trips into Town

  • Community Service Projects

  • Occasional Snowball Fights

In addition to coordinating many of these activities, Mr. Kline teaches History, English and PE. He holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Social Science Education. He has worked tirelessly to not only form our volleyball and soccer teams but organize all of their games by reaching out to local private and charter schools. Coach Kline empowers our students to become leaders through our student government program and as an author, musician, and athlete, he is truly a modern day Renaissance man.

Thank you Coach Kline for the incredible impact you have on our community! Ready to jump in and find a place to connect and belong at Micanopy Academy? We’re still enrolling for Fall 2023. We accept transfers and can help you get started today.

About Micanopy Academy

Micanopy Academy is a 6th-12th grade tuition-free public charter school with limitless compassion for guiding students toward a bright future. With small classes, certified teachers, high standards and personalized learning, we’re growing the minds, hearts and futures of students in Micanopy, Florida. Where will a Micanopy Academy education take you? Enroll today and find out.

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