The state of affairs that our nation finds itself in is a great cause of concern for many Americans. The key to real change is through education. Prejudice comes from ignorance that is passed on generationally, both at home, in schools, and in society at large. We started the conversation on how we can use education for the better in 2019 when we began our journey to become the first Peace Mala Accredited school in the U.S. We received our accreditation in early 2020, though our journey will not stop there. We will continue to teach the shared history of all of our students.

If we are to build a better world, the message of peace must sound the strongest among our children, because they truly are our future.

Mrs. Y. Marte Ms. S. Franklin Mr. L. Connolly

President Principal Asst. Principal

Updated: 21 hours ago

The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused significant disruption to our school schedule. As of today, Sunrise Academy is planning for a reopening of the school campus in the Fall of 2020. However, contingency plans are also being made in the event the school will have to continue virtual schooling. As more information becomes available, we will make adjustments to our events where necessary and communicate those changes to you promptly.

The following changes are effective for the 2020-2021 School Year:

Senior Faculty Changes for 2020-2021 School Year

Ms. Stephanie Conway ("Ms. Stephanie") is appointed as Dean of the Upper School, while Mrs. Halley Whitten-Connolly ("Mrs. Whitten") is appointed Dean of the Lower School. In the Upper School, Ms. Connie Conway will remain as Middle School Team Leader, while Ms. Michelle O'Connor will become High School Team Leader. In the Lower School, Mrs. Tatiana Figueroa will remain as Grade 3-5 Team Leader, while Mrs. Barbara Santos will become Team Leader for Grades K-2.

Changes to K-12 Start & Dismissal Times for 2020-2021 School Year

School will start earlier from August 2020. The new start and dismissal times are as follows:


School Start Time: 8:05 a.m. (Late after 8:10 a.m.)

(Breakfast Time: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.)


Monday - Thursday: 2:30 p.m.

Fridays: 1:00 p.m. (Early Release)

K-12 School Year 2020-2021 Start Dates (Subject to Change):

Due to the ongoing pandemic, these dates are subject to change.

There will be a staggered start to the 2020-2021 School Year:

August 13 (Thursday): Orientation/Meet the Teacher K-5th

August 14 (Friday): Orientation/Meet the Teacher 6th-12th

August 18 (Tuesday): First Day of School for K-5th Students

August 19 (Wednesday): First Day of School for 6th-12th Students

Graduation 2020 Postponement:

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our graduation ceremony due to be held in the Center at Deltona in May, has been postponed until Friday, October 2, 2020.

Other Event Postponements (Subject to Change):

2019-2020 Back to School Celebration - Will be held Friday, August 21, 2020

2019-2020 Student Achievement Awards & Honor Roll - Will be held during the school day on August, 26, 2020.

2019-2020 Graduation - Tentatively looking to move this to September or October, unless not possible.

Peace Mala Accreditation Ceremony - May be held in 2020 or 2021, depending on travel restrictions.

Further information regarding the 2020-2021 School Year will be released in due course. Sunrise Academy wishes you all a restful summer. Thank you for your cooperation.


  • Mr. L. Connolly

Updated: Apr 19

Saturday, April 18, 2020



Per Governor DeSantis’s announcement today, Sunrise Academy will not reopen for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year. Virtual learning will continue as usual for all K-12 students. The last day of virtual school for K-11 students is May 21, 2020. The last day for High School Seniors is May 7, 2020. All students will be promoted to the next grade at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. No student will be penalized as a result of the Coronavirus National Emergency.

The Sunrise Academy Preschool will reopen on May 4, 2020.


Hoy, el gobernador DeSantis anunció que las escuelas de Florida, incluida la Sunrise Academy, permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-2020. El aprendizaje virtual continuará como de costumbre para todos los estudiantes de K-12. El último día de la escuela virtual para estudiantes de K-11 es el 21 de mayo de 2020. El último día para los estudiantes de último año de secundaria es el 7 de mayo de 2020. Todos los estudiantes serán promovidos al próximo grado. Ningún estudiante será penalizado como resultado de la Emergencia Nacional de Coronavirus.

El Preescolar Sunrise Academy volverá a abrir el 4 de mayo de 2020.

Please send any questions or concerns to We will continue to send updates via our usual channels.

Stay safe, and thank you for your cooperation,

Mrs. Y. Marte Ms. S. Franklin Mr. L. Connolly

President Principal Asst. Principal


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