The School District of Lee County does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, or disability in the provision of educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, Age Discrimination Act of 1967 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 1992, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Florida Educational Equity Act of 1984 and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Established grievance procedures and appropriate discrimination complaint forms are available from the Departments of Professional Standards and Equity or Student Services or the equity coordinator at each school. Complaints/inquiries regarding compliance with these regulations may be submitted in writing to: Andy Brown, Director of Professional Standards & Equity
Advanced Placement courses are rigorous college-level courses that offer students major benefits and advantages, primarily in the potential for college credit upon successful completion of the AP Exam, administered in May of each year.
Advanced Placement courses also offers weighting double that of an honors or Pre-IB course (0.04 per Semester / 0.08 per Year). This weighting is equal to that of a junior or senior level International Baccalaureate (IB) courses or Dual Enrollment college courses.
Advanced Placement courses also offer a college-level work load and thus serve as an excellent preparation for college. Most colleges look highly upon students electing to take AP courses, as these students are prepared in advance for a college-level work load in addition to possessing advanced study, reasoning and thinking skills. These courses also tend to improve a student's time-management skills.
The Academy of Finance (AOF) is a three-year program which prepares students for college and careers in the business or financial industry through hands-on work experiences using real-world curriculum.
An industry and student based advisory board and on-site educational team work together to shape and guide the learning experiences of Academy students. Academy students leave the program with highly marketable skills for college and the workplace. They gain a sense of self-worth as well as analytical, technical, communication, teamwork and problem solving skills.
NEW: Academy of Teaching
The courses in our teaching academy are designed to prepare college or career bound students for a variety of careers in the education field: early childhood, elementary or a career that involved working with children. The content includes but is not limited to competencies and skills needed to become a professional in the field of education. This includes an understanding of education in the United States, the ability to work effectively with all students, educational technology, classroom management, student assessment, communication skills, and other skills needed to support the learning activities of students. The Academy begins with Early Childhood Education I where students go through coursework from the Florida Department of Children and Families. Upon completion of the modules, students may test to become state certified child care workers. In Early Childhood II-IV students operate all aspects of our on-site preschool: “Little Wave”. The lab program provides hands-on work with teaching lessons to children, writing and implementing lesson plans, demonstrating professionalism, and teaching practice. Moreover, Little Wave is F-U-N!! At program completion, students will earn a minimum of 250 child contact hours and will be eligible to obtain their National Child Development Associate (an additional Industry Certification). This elective can be taken all 4 years, if desired.
In addition, the School District of Lee County will award contingency contracts to students who participate in the Teaching Academy and plan to major in education.
Early Childhood Education I (ECE) modules include: Child Abuse and Neglect, Behavior Observation and Screening, Child Growth and Development, Florida Law related to Childcare, and Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Early Childhood Education II-IV (ECE) (DCF certification required) Lab experience taking place in the “Little Wave” preschool.
Affiliated Clubs: Future Educators of America (FEA), National Career and Technical Honor Society
Future Signers of America was formed by a group of interested American Sign Language students in 1998. Although the official name is F.S.A, the club decided, in August of 2013, to be known as the ASL club. The purpose of the club is to educate the people interested in the fields pertaining to the language along with Deaf culture.
The club is open to anybody; being able to sign is not a requirement. Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month and the dues are $10.00
The club always performs at the Deaf Service Center’s Sing and Sign (the annual fundraiser). We have gone to Immersion workshops (where students sign the whole time), Deaf Awareness Days, storytelling workshops in which Deaf persons act or perform the story and Deaf Expos.
The club has given a monetary scholarship to a deserving elementary student in the Hearing Impaired program during the first semester, at which we also perform a song. During the second semester, FSA gives a small scholarship to a deserving student in the same program at Fort Myers Middle Academy.
Hello, Greenwave Families! The band boosters need chaperones for Friday night football games. Chaperones keep our students safe and make sure they stay hydrated.
If you would like to chaperone, please complete this brief survey to select the nights you are available. Contact Mary Leigh Harris at (239) 357-7955 with any questions.
The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs are responsible for developing and maintaining educational programs that prepare individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development. Each program is aligned to Career Clusters delineated by the U.S. Department of Education and is detailed in curriculum frameworks. With partners from education, business and industry, and trade associations, the curriculum frameworks include program standards that are both academically integrated and responsive to business and industry.
Lee Virtual School
Lee Virtual School offers a variety of courses, both one semester and full year in length. The courses indicated in this section have proven appropriate for students to complete in the VLL setting, one semester. Students may be more productive in courses they find appealing, therefore, please review each course description and recommendations carefully. Students are not permitted to "switch" between LVS courses at their will ie, withdraw from and enroll in multiple LVS courses. Once a student enrolls in an LVS course, they are expected to successfully complete that course.
The “Little Wave” program has been in existence since the early 1970’s at Fort Myers High School. This early childhood learning lab is a unique program planned to benefit both the preschool child and the high school student. Many students enrolled in this Career and Technical program have aspirations to work with children upon graduation. Students in Early Childhood I learn child development theory and go through a strenuous curriculum provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Students in Early Childhood II-IV spend their time operating the preschool implementing lessons and promoting children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. Under careful direction and supervision by Ms. Hollan, a National Board Certified teacher, high-schoolers teach a wide variety of activities within a carefully planned educational program based on National Association of Early Childhood Education best practices.
We currently have opening for preschoolers! Applicants must be age 3-5 and be completely potty trained. Preference is given to FMHS alumni or School District of Lee County employees.
Please contact Andrea Hollan at 334-2167 ext. 142 for more information.
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Please contact your Career and Tech teacher if you have any questions.