News Releases

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

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

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020


Following an announcement by the Governor of the State of Florida, the School Administrators issue the following statement:

For K-12 Students: The school campus will physically remain closed until at least April 15th, 2020. The K-12 Spring Break is extended by one day until midnight of Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

The school will shift to virtual learning provided directly by your child’s teachers on Tuesday, March 24th 2020. This arrangement will last until at least April 15th, 2020. Please visit for more information.

For Preschool Students: The preschool closed on March 26th, 2020, and will stay closed until at least April 15th, 2020.

Stay safe, and thank you for your cooperation,

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

President Principal Asst. Principal

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Sunrise Academy's Dance Team, Knight's in Training, received a trophy from the Mayor of Orange City, Mr. Gary Blair, and the City Council for "Best Walking Group" at the 2019 Christmas Parade.

Students from our dance team, Knights in Training, attended the City Meeting in the evening of January 14th, 2020 in order to collect their accolade from Mayor Gary Blair after winning "Best Walking Group" in the Orange City Christmas Parade 2019.

The Principal, Ms. S. Franklin, Assistant Principal, Mr. L Connolly, as well as the dance instructors Mrs. H. Whitten, Ms. E. Dawson, and Ms. E. Herrera accompanied the students on their trip to the City Chambers.

Knights in Training, the brainchild of Principal Ms. Franklin, was founded in 2019 in order to serve students who may not normally be able to access a traditional dance program due to cost. The dance team is currently led by two Sunrise Academy teachers, and a preschool assistant teacher. Mrs. Whitten, who is the Teacher Team Leader for Lower Elementary, spent 15 years in formal training for ballet, while Ms. Emely spent most of her childhood dancing, specializing in contemporary dance. Ms. Dawson, a lover of dance herself, and an Elementary School Teacher, coordinates the team.

Ms. Franklin remarked that she was "proud to see how far the dance team has come in such a short amount of time." At the end of the meeting, Mr. Connolly invited the Mayor to the school's Peace Mala Accreditation Ceremony, which will be held in the school on April 2nd, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Further Reading:

Sunrise Academy's Peace Mala Accreditation:

City of Orange City, Florida:


Dance Team Coordinator (Ms. Dawson):

Peace Mala School Coordinator (Mrs. Whitten):