A charter school is a public school managed by a non-profit Board of Directors. All charter schools are designed to allow more flexibility than standard public schools, although we are held accountable for academic achievement and prudent management by the Marion County Public School Board and the State Department of Education. For more detailed information, please visit the Florida Department of Education website, Click Here.

We welcome students from the surrounding areas to include other counties. Please contact our front office for specific questions.

McIntosh Area School is a Marion County Public School of Choice open to all students. There is no cost. Students also receive free breakfast and lunch.

Florida State Statute 1002.33 requires the charter school's governing board to appoint a representative to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist with questions/concerns, and resolve disputes regarding McIntosh Area School.

Candace Stephens

​Parent Liaison


Every family will be required to contribute 20 hours over the course of the academic year. These hours can be completed in a number of ways (school events, board meetings, classroom support, campus projects, or other opportunities as determined by the principal.) Each family will receive information about these opportunities as they arise. These volunteer requirements are per family, not per student.

Yes, students are required to wear uniforms. Click here for information on our dress code.

Yes, all drop-off and pick-up are done via car-line. Early Checkouts must be done before 2:30 otherwise the student will be in carline for pickup. For accountability and safety no walk ups to car-line will be allowed. You may begin arriving for car-line at 2:30. Please pull forward, place car in park and be ready to place your child in a proper vehicle restraint according to Florida Law. Staff will not place students in the front seat. Students must enter and exit vehicles on the passenger side so that they do NOT walk between cars.

Office hours are 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. The school day is from 7:45 AM to 2:40 PM. Students may arrive for breakfast at 7:15 AM. No supervision is provided before 7:15 AM. Carline begins at 2:50. After-care is available from 3 PM until 6:00 PM. Students not picked up at 3:00 PM will be sent to after-care. After-care fees will apply.