Current Rowlett Academy Student Application Information
A Quick Reference for Rowlett Middle Academy
We are a Public Charter School:
Rowlett Middle Academy (RMA) for the arts, communication, and leadership is a tuition-free, public school run by a not-for-profit corporation under contract with a sponsor, usually the local school board. Rowlett Academy is not for profit Florida Corporation recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) corporation, under contract with the Manatee County School Board. Under Florida Law, charter schools are fully recognized as public schools. All students in Manatee County are eligible to apply to attend RMA.
The mission of Rowlett Middle Academy is to provide a high-quality educational experience that will foster a love of learning. Rowlett Middle Academy will promote creativity and excellence in academics by integrating communication, the arts, and leadership through a framework of 21st-century learning.
Rowlett Middle Academy believes we can best accomplish our mission by utilizing a curriculum in the core subject areas (math, science, social studies, and language arts) that infuses and integrates the visual and performing arts. At RMA we also offer a broad range of visual, performing arts, and communication elective courses.
All students and parents will be required to sign and adhere to our contract. The contract requires students and parents to be involved and to support our policies, procedures, rules, and volunteer commitment. Failure to uphold the contract may result in the student attending another school.
RMA is a uniform school. All students are expected to strictly adhere to the RMA school dress code. RMA uniforms can be purchased locally from Manatee Apparel! Please order via their website at https://stores.inksoft.com/rowlettmiddleacademy/home or visit them at 1130 9th Street W. Bradenton FL 34205.
Uniform shirts can also be purchased independently from your choice of store, but must abide by our detailed dress code. For shirts requiring the RMA patch, you can purchase a patch from the RMA office to be sewn on clothing items. In addition, you can bring shirts to Joyce Cacese, the owner of Sew What???, who has been given permission to embroider the RMA logo directly on to uniform shirts that parents provide to her. She can also sew on any patches that you buy from the RMA main office. Sew What ???, 3217 6th Ave West Palmetto, FL 34221 Owner: Joyce Cacese 941-721-0775
You may also order RMA uniforms online from Lands’ End.
*Our detailed uniform policy is located here. The RMA administration has the final authority in determining if dress attire is appropriate. As fashion trends change, this policy, without notice, may be adjusted accordingly.
Transportation is provided on a first come first serve basis for Manatee County students. Students are picked up at hub stops located conveniently throughout our county.
Teacher and Administrators Qualifications:
Teachers employed by RMA are certified by the State of Florida. RMA will not employ an individual to provide instructional services or to serve as a teacher’s aide if the individual certification or licensure as an educator is suspended or revoked by any state. Administrators, staff, and any other employee will be selected on the basis of educational background and/or work experience that demonstrates appropriate preparation for the position as determined by our Board of Directors. All employees and independent contractors will be fingerprinted.
This information is provided to assist parents and students who are considering enrolling in Rowlett Middle Academy. This information was accurate at the time of printing. Specific information may change. If you have questions, please call 941-462-4001 and ask for Beth Herz.