Fort Lauderdale Prep Accreditations
Our students are recognized by the US Congress
Growing out of a study of slavery and the abolition of international sales of human beings 200 years ago, students at Fort Lauderdale Prep launched an intensive study of human trafficking which is still going on in the world. According to State department estimates, 600,00 to 800,000 people are trafficked across national borders each year.
These students first attended a special showing of the movie, “Amazing Grace” which told the story about human bondage and one man’s twenty year effort to end it and was the inspiration for the well-known hymn. This was followed by intensive research on the subject, the beginnings of a fund raising drive to aid in ending this ugly practice, the development of a 10’ by 15’ mural , and an assembly featuring notables from agencies concerned about the problem.
Lauding the class’ accomplishments, articles and photographs of our FLPS students with their projects were published in the Sun-Sentinel (click to view). An additional accolade came with an insert into the 110th Congressional Record (click to view) by Congressman Ron Klein, from Florida. Praising the efforts of these FLPS students, Klein commended these students “on their efforts to raise awareness on this issue and their passion and motivation are worthy of emulation.”
Also, the United States State Department and the U.S. Department of Education have become interested in this project, planning to forward pictures of the mural to other agencies and countries all over the world. Secretary of State Condoleza Rice was told about our project and said “Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School is a Star School.”
FLPS has also earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award (click to view) by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (click to view). The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (click to view) has recognized the student’s generosity (click to view).
The work of this class and the end result of this study is a wonderful example of what education is all about.
Accreditations/Associations & Memberships
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)
National Independent Private School Association (NIPSA)
Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary & Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)
National Council of
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
American Association of School Administrators
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Broward County Math Teachers Association
Broward County Non-Public School Association
College Entrance Examination Board
Educational Industry Association (EIA)
Florida State Department of Education
International Honor Society for High School Journalists (Quill & Scroll)
National Association of College Admission Counselors
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Honor Society
National Elementary Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society
South Florida Center for Executive Educators
The Orton Dyslexia Society
Some of the colleges and universities FLP graduates have been accepted to are:
|Alcorn State University||Mount Saint Mary’s College (Maryland)|
|American University||New England College|
|Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale||New York University|
|Barry University||Northeastern University|
|Boston University||Nova Southeastern University|
|Broward Community College||Pace University|
|Brown University||Pepperdine University|
|The Citadel||Quinnipiac College|
|Columbia University||Rollins University|
|Cornell University||St. John’s University|
|Dartmouth University||St. Thomas University|
|Dean Junior College||Stetson University|
|Duke University||Stony Brook (SUNY)|
|Eckerd College||Syracuse University|
|Emory University||Tallahassee Community College|
|Ferrum College (Virginia)||Tusculum College|
|Flagler College||University of Central Florida|
|Florida A & M||University of Florida|
|Florida Atlantic University||University of Maryland|
|Florida Southern College||University of Miami|
|Florida State University||University of North Florida|
|Harvard University||University of Pittsburgh|
|Hillsborough Community College||University of South Florida|
|Jacksonville State University||University of Tampa|
|Johnson & Wales College||University of Texas|
|Lynn University||University of Virginia|
|Missouri Southern State College||Western New England College|
|Mitchell College||Yale University|
Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School is committed to offer superior college counseling services. College searches begin in Grade 9. Special guidance workshops and classes are conducted throughout the year to prepare students for the PSAT and SAT exams. All juniors may take the PSAT exams to see if they qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PACT is given in Grade 10 and is used as a diagnostic tool. College Admissions Counselors visit the school to speak to Juniors and Seniors during the school year. All Juniors and Seniors are required to take college entrance exams. *No additional Fees Apply
Fort Lauderdale Prep School can issue I-20s, the document needed in order to apply for an F-1 Student Visa, for foreign students interested in coming to the United States to pursue an academic program. The student can stay in the United States for as long as he/she is enrolled in FLPS.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
For those international students, Fort Lauderdale Preparatory has a full ESOL program. This program is staffed by experienced teachers. We integrate our students into the regular curriculum as soon as possible. We include TOEFL instruction for all international high school students. It is an integral part of the program. We have had as many as 45 different countries represented in a school year. We welcome global diversity.
The objective of this program is to provide international students with the essential English language skills needed in an academic setting. This is done in both individual and small group sessions. The main instructional emphasis is on reading and speaking English. Additional instruction is also provided in formal grammar. The basic goal is to teach these students to communicate effectively. FLPS is qualified to issue I-20 student visas. Information is available upon request. * Additional Fees Apply
Supportive Services Program
Our Supportive Services program was designed to help students with learning disabilities, or those who have experienced past academic difficulties. The program is structured to teach students how to learn. The program is open to youngsters who are intelligent but need the benefit of specialized instruction to close the gap between intellectual potential and academic achievement. These students are taught to recognize their own learning styles, utilize effective study techniques, and how to process information. We use special teaching methods and a carefully modified mainstream curriculum. We believe that the same courses of information should be adapted so that the students are getting a broad education. Work in reading and listening skills are additionally provided. The program is designed to be rigorous and demanding but has a one-to-one tutorial ratio as a support system, with small classes, individually designed tutorial programs, and structured assignments. In keeping with these goals, we welcome those students who possess a serious desire to further their education. * Additional Fees Apply
Our intensive reading program is designed to assist students suffering from extreme reading disabilities. Students are given daily sessions of tutoring using the “Signal of Structure” reading program. Students practice word attack and word recognition skills using short, high content reading passages. The program also includes an emphasis on comprehension and fluency in reading. * Additional Fees Apply
Our Behavior Modification Program includes a plan to help students gain self-control. We use a behavior contract signed by the student, parents and an administrator.
Behavior Modification refers to using strategies to get a person to change a behavior. It means reinforcing good behavior and punishing bad behavior. It generally takes at least a full school year to accomplish this. Learning cannot occur unless there is at least a modicum of self-control. This program will enable the student to be able to be a member of the school community when the appropriate behavior is exhibited and removed from the community when necessary.* Additional Fees Apply
Upper School (Grades 7-12) students at Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School are growing each year to maximize their talent and potential. In every facet of their lives – academically, socially, physically – our students keep a sharp eye on fun, fulfillment and individual achievement. These are the years that Middle School students dreamed about – the “top of the food chain” students at the head of an accomplished, disciplined and successful student community.
Upper School students at FLPS are poised for accomplishment. They are encouraged by our faculty to accelerate critical thinking and problem solving skills that will serve them academically and among their peers. Self-esteem and self-motivation are critical to the growth of students in this age group, and Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School provides just the right environment for a bountiful harvest.
The interconnected nature of this age group lends itself well to learning success. But when the positive spirit for achievement is nurtured, all things are possible. FLPS knows how to extract the best from these students, so your children can feel smarter, safer and more enthusiastic about lifelong learning.
You can feel confident that your child will receive the best education inside and out of the classroom at FLPS. Our students excel because they are constantly challenged to push the envelope with new discoveries about their studies, their surroundings and themselves.
Our Upper School students are focused on achievement at all levels of their lives, and our faculty members know how to get the best out of them. These students are enjoying their lives as teens, but are eager to become young adults. No challenge is too daunting. Everything is within their reach.
Upper School students at FLPS will become leaders in our neighborhoods and key contributors to our society, economy and national identity. Getting them there safely and with confidence is part of our mission at Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School.
A rigorous college preparation curriculum provides ample challenge for each individual student. Our commitment at FLPS is to provide a rich educational experience for our students. A comprehensive education here affords them the opportunity to acquire a greater appreciation for knowledge and a respect for lifelong learning.
Dedication to study, the ability to listen and learn, and the discipline to rise to new challenges are key attributes in the formation of our Upper School students. Our students know that what will distinguish them among a competitive field of peers must first flourish at the Upper School level at FLPS. It’s what sets them apart from the ordinary and leads them to extraordinary success in life.
Most of the students at FLPS are moving confidently toward college and university enrollment. More than 98% of them will matriculate at higher education institutions throughout the country and world. Their success is the culmination of our cumulative effort to educate and develop young minds into great leaders.
FPLS offers a host of challenging academic and extra-curricular opportunities for our students to explore their talents and develop into excellent students. These offerings include:
- Full scope of academic subjects
- Advance placement courses
- Integrated computer curriculum
- Dual enrollment at local colleges
- Emphasis on decision making and problem solving
- Fine arts
- Foreign language instruction
- Personal financial management
- Fitness and sports programs
- SAT/ACT preparation
- Summer School/study skills
- Community service internships/child development internships
- More than 98% of our students attend college
Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School has a proud history of academic achievement. Our students are the best ambassadors of our success. The Upper School students represent the best of what we have to offer at FLPS. From the early stages of their academic formation to the accelerated growth at each stage of educational development, our students are the source of great pride.
No one knows what the future will bring for our country and our society. But we are confident that whatever comes our way, FLPS students will be prepared and ready to lead with integrity, intelligence and a firm foundation of support and encouragement.
We’re Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School. Inspiring talent and imagination.
Don’t let the name deceive you. The Lower School at Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School has nothing to do with status, and everything to do with academic growth and development.
Our Lower School (Grades 1-6) at FLPS features mixed-aged groupings. Student learning groups are divided among first and second graders; third and fourth graders; fifth and sixth graders. The students are paired by performance level in certain courses to build strong educational foundations.
By mixing the age groups, students interact and learn in an environment similar to that of a typical family or neighborhood. It offers a twist on traditional instruction that helps young students develop academically and socially.
When children are young, it’s often counterproductive to form study groups by chronological age. There can be wild fluctuations among individual academic and social development among students. Because of this, FLPS educators favor grouping students by stages of cognitive development for maximum learning impact.
Break-out groups of FLPS students are formed according to student performance levels for computative math and reading. Students remain with their grade-level peers for pure content subjects, such as science and social studies.
Freed from the limits of being secluded with kids their own age, new learning alliances form and appropriate learning takes place. But that’s not where the innovation ends at FLPS Lower School. Our teaching style features cooperative learning and individual projects. The mix of these disciplines helps students grow more comfortable with their own achievements, while also learning how to work as members of a successful team.
Just as in a traditional family or neighborhood, students learn, play and interact constantly with peers of various ages. This is part of the learning process and helps reinforce stronger connections between environment and knowledge. By encouraging interaction, students can sharpen their competitive and curious nature, grow in confidence with their own abilities, and become leaders and valuable contributors to something larger than themselves.
FLPS Lower School students are held to high standards – ours and yours. Here’s just some of what they are expected to accomplish. Each student will:
- Develop self-management skills
- Constantly strive for higher achievement
- Develop and sharpen communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
- Encourage and heighten thinking and reasoning skills
- Build computer and Internet competencies
- Further develop foreign language skills
- Promote focused organizational and study habits
We’re proud of how our FLPS students grow within the Lower School. They “learn how to learn” and develop skills that serve them well at higher grade levels. And the next few years are crucial.
Our experiences show us that Middle School is a challenging transition for many students. Grades 7-8 can be a time of great exploration. It can also be a time of angst.
That’s why Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School gives our 6th grade students another precious, valuable year in the Lower School program. There they can benefit from the supervision of one primary teacher as they strive to develop their changing academic and social lives.
FLPS recognizes the delicate nature of this age group and gives them the confidence, support and academic discipline they need to succeed as students. We understand the academic and life challenges that affect students in different ways. We will partner with our students to help overcome them and move forward into a brighter future.
In time, our 7th and 8th grade students will be introduced into the Upper School program. This is where they’ll embark on the journey that will lead them to college and into the advancements and adventures of the rest of their lives. Our goal is to prepare them well for what lies ahead.
Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School. Where students of all ages and backgrounds believe and achieve.
Kindergarten students at Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School are hungry for knowledge and full of fun. Just the way you used to be – and should still be today.
Students in our Kindergarten program are enriched by their surroundings and each other. Our children quickly recognize the benefits and joy of learning in a fun and positive environment.
Kindergarteners are lively and full of surprises. They can be challenging, especially in a classroom setting, but our low student/teacher ratio helps keep the proper perspective on individual growth and attention.
Our methods are teacher directed and student centered. Students are enriched by the direction of their teachers and encouraged rise to the challenge of new learning. Even at a very young age, our students set goals for achievement, and we help to attain them with targeted instruction. FLPS provides comprehensive education without compromise, and it will serve the children well as they grow into more challenging academic and social settings.
As student attention spans grow, learning opportunities flourish. Our teachers know just how to keep the children engaged and entertained with the joy of learning, while pushing their limits to keep them hungry for more.
Our FLPS environment complements parents’ efforts to deliver fundamental knowledge, discipline, structure and play to your children. We advance our goals with exciting, interactive education, such as:
- Nature Center environmental education
- Computer instruction
- After-school programs and clubs
- Music and dance
- Education field trips
- And so much more.
Parents remain a central part of our learning team at FLPS and we encourage your involvement with your child’s progress throughout Kindergarten and beyond. We invite you to join us for assemblies, seminars and parent workshops. And we welcome your support each step of the way. That’s what makes our private, personalized education so rewarding.
Preparation for lifelong learning begins well before the morning school bell rings. At Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School, our 4-year-old Pre-K students are ready to learn from the moment they step foot on our campus.
Our students are eager to learn and socialize. They’ve been preparing for this moment for years. And their parents are an integral part of the learning process. Because FLPS is a place to grow your dreams.
At our Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), children develop the habits that will make them students for life. Creativity is nurtured and encouraged, and it opens a world of future learning.
Students learn about friendships and sharing, courtesy and discipline. The basics of “reading, writing and arithmetic” serve as academic investments on future accomplishment.
Our children also learn through play, which is essential at this critical stage of development.
FLPS offers a solid balance of active (interactive) and passive (quiet) activities, such as art, music, drama, story-time and physical education.
We liken our TLC to a garden, and the kids eagerly grasp the concept. Plant the seeds of opportunity, nurture their growth with encouragement and interaction, and watch your labors bear fruit. Each child brings new personality and learning challenges, but our teachers are well-versed in knowing just how to maximize the educational growth of every student.
Security. Self-control. Self-awareness. Practical knowledge. These are the ingredients for our successful Pre-K education at FLPS.
We’ll have fun while learning and you’ll be amazed at your child’s development. It’s the FLPS way. Because at Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School, even at an early age, we know that the best way to get ahead is to use the one you have.
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