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Marco Island Academy ribbon cutting

See smaller Marco Island Academy founder Jane Watt stands in front of the school's back door. The island's new charter high school held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Marco Island Academy founder Jane Watt stands in front of the school's back door. The island's new charter high school held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • In a case of turnabout, Rick Medwedeff of the Marriott presents an award to Jane Watt. Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Marco Island Academy founder Jane Watt stands in front of the school's back door. The island's new charter high school held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Jane Watt holds the ceremonial scissors for the 'ribbon cutting.' Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • School founder Jane Watt, looking around for an honoree, generally looks forward, not back. Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Visionary: Marco Island Academy founder Jane Watt seems to gaze into the future as she hands out awards to those instrumental in helping the school take shape. The island's new charter high school held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Rene and Teresa Champagne, from left, Rick Medwedeff, Timothy Truesdell and Terry McCreanor receive plaques from school founder Jane Watt. Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Jane Watt, left, is all smiles as she thanks her donors and volunteers. Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Teresa Champagne, left, receives an award for her contributions, and gives school founder Jane Watt a hug in return. Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Teacher Robert Eder discusses the curriculum with visitors in his new classroom. Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • About 250 showed up for the school's dedication, held on the deck connecting the modular classrooms. Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Marco Island Academy threw an open house to dedicate their new campus Tuesday, and in the bright sunshine, the shadow of Jane Watt loomed large. She is the visionary who imagined a high school for the island, and went out and made it happen.
Tuesday afternoon, MIA threw a party, an open house and grand opening to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road. About 250 wellwishers came out to tour the facilities, congratulate the school’s creators, and in some cases, do a little school shopping for their own children’s education.

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