November 3, 2008

Imagine Schools at South Vero Dedication Ceremony Celebrates the Arrival of Indian River County’s Newest School

Imagine Schools, the largest and fastest growing charter school organization in the nation, will dedicate the first phase of its new 44 classroom, 42,626 square foot K-5 School in Indian River County on Thursday, November 6th at 8:30 a.m. At a time when funding cuts in education are limiting public educational resources, the non-profit organization built this new $10 million facility at no cost to the taxpayer. The dedication ceremony will take place on campus, one block west of 58th Avenue on the north side of 4th Street at 6000 4th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32968.

Imagine Schools CEO and Founder Dennis Bakke will dedicate the school, and Indian River Charter High School Board Chairman Gene Waddell will welcome Imagine Schools and Principal Joe Mills to the community. Imagine's unique educational environment provides a private school quality education for any student that wishes to attend, and gives the parents of Indian River County another choice. Indian River County was instrumental in bringing this option to families, and County Commission members and staff continue to work in partnership with Imagine Schools every step of the way.

This state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility utilizes the latest technologies and tools such as wireless, smart boards and digital projection to create an environment that encourages and enhances the educational experience. The building's prime location, architectural style, residential feel, large windows, beautiful landscaping, secure campus and scholastically focused floor-plan have all been employed to maximize effective learning and create a new standard in education.

About Imagine Schools

Imagine Schools is a non-profit organization which operates over 80 charter schools throughout the country, 18 of them located in Florida. It is the nation's largest and fastest growing public charter school organization. Imagine Schools provides tuition-free private school quality education to any child who wishes to enroll. Imagine uses its own capital for school buildings and school start-up costs, which means no cost to taxpayers for construction. Their mission is to help parents and guardians fulfill their responsibility to educate their children by providing students with a challenging, effective program of study and strong moral development in a safe, nurturing learning environment. For more information please contact Christian Cascone at (561) 866-5507 or visit