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Core Values

Respect - Integrity - Service - Excellence - Responsibility

The Out-of-Door Academy strives to build a community of honesty, decency and trust. Our core values are the foundation of our school community.

The school’s core values of respect, integrity, service, excellence and responsibility are infused into The Out-of-Door Academy through proactive instruction,
timely intervention, and focused reflection. All members of the school are stewards of the school’s inclusive community, and in this role, they actively exhibit, promote, and intervene to support the school’s values.

Beyond the core values, all components of the program foster, promote, and celebrate the character traits of persistence, effort, and grit.


Our students have been involved with the following organizations, as well as many others:

All Children's Hospital
All Faiths Food Bank
American Cancer Society
Assisted Living facilities
Backpack Program
Blood Drives
Boys and Girls Clubs
Braden Library
Circus Sarasota
Fruitville Library
Girls, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity
Heart Walk
Humane Society
Jewish Housing Council Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Make a Wish
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Manasota Buds - Buddy Walk
Relay for Life
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Selby Library
Spanish Pointe
Special Olympics
Teen Court

Community Service News
Congratulations to Ashley DeBartolo, '18 for organizing the third annual hair donation event at ODA. A record 220 inches of hair from the ODA community was donated to Children With Hair Loss (CWHL), an organization that provides hair to children suffering from cancer and Alopecia.
All Faiths Food Bank has found its success through partnering with hundreds of organizations throughout the Sarasota and Desoto community. One such partnership is with The Out-of-Door Academy, where each year the entire school contributes to a peanut butter and jelly food drive on behalf of All Faiths Food Bank.
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The Out-of-Door Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, gender, or national origin. The Out-of-Door Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
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