Marco Island Academy (MIA) is a highly rated public charter high school which is open to all students from grades 9-12 in Marco Island, Collier County, Florida.
Marco Island School Campus is located on Marco Island in close proximity to the Everglades.
MIA is surrounded by nature including wetlands, mangroves, and waterways. Also, there are many animal habitats in nearby areas including burrowing owls, gopher tortoises, bobcat, etc.
MIA is hardly 10 miles from the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Marco Island Academy wants to provide a permanent home for its students. To achieve this historic milestone, the academy facility has allowed MIA to provide the increasing number of students with permanent buildings and various other facilities.
The Marco Island Planning Board has unanimously approved a site development plan that calls for the construction of classrooms, offices, a gymnasium and sports fields at its current location.
In addition to the approval of the site development plan, the Planning Board has also approved a variance to allow six additional feet of building height above 30-feet.
A capital campaign was made to raise the funds needed to build a permanent home for the school. Funding and donations of all magnitudes are needed and welcomed. The donors with certain donating magnitude will receive a gift with added recognition in the form of naming rights.
The school will be constructed in three phases. The plan calls for $4.5 million to allow them to break ground in June on phase one. Eventually, the total project costs are $12.5 million.
For Phase One, the work will begin in June, which will include a two-story building containing a multi-use gym with a stage and a school lobby at a cost of $4.5 million. There will be an Arts and Athletics Facility, which includes a lobby, a full gymnasium, and performing arts stage.
Phase Two will consist of a three-story addition to the building including 16 state-of-the-art classrooms and labs connected to the Arts and Athletics Facility in the academic center.
Phase Three will include the soccer field, removal of the existing portable classroom buildings located at the school, and other facilities to complete the campus.
For further information, you can visit the school’s website @ marcoislandacademy.org