Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School Receives Reaccreditation from SACS

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 19, 2010) Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School, a private Pre-K thru 12th academy located at 3275 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, announced today that they have been reaccredited for another five years by the esteemed Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS).

Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School (FLPS) has been quietly serving a small and diverse population of students for more than thirty years. The school is family owned and operated, and provides students with a nurturing yet stimulating academic environment that creates enthusiasm for learning as a lifelong pursuit.

The nine page accreditation report from SACS provided several glowing reviews of FLPS, particularly focusing on the school’s attention to its individual students: “The philosophy of the school is evident in the words of everyone on the staff. The focus is on the development of the individual and extra care is made to treat everyone as an individual. Individual attention, love and kindness, caring and support are the key ingredients of what happens in this school, and they are obvious in the dedication of the director, administration and staff, as well.”

Founded in 1895, SACS accredits over 13,000 schools and school systems throughout the United States and overseas. SACS’s mission is the improvement of education in the South through accreditation. The accreditation process engages the entire school community in a continuous process of self-evaluation, reflection, and improvement. SACS assures that its’ schools have qualified
teachers who are continually working to improve their practices and teaching methods, access to a rich curriculum and range of student activities, transferability of credits from school to school, and greater access to scholarships and federal loans.

FLPS, which puts an emphasis on students’ individual needs, has an eclectic curriculum that meets the varying needs of the children while maintaining standards commensurate with a college preparatory curriculum. Furthermore, children are moved to levels of instruction that will meet their current situation and special classes and programs are instituted whenever the need arises.

Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School (FLPS) is a nationally recognized institution serving Pre-K through 12th grade and is accredited by SACS, NIPSA, and CITA. FLPS students receive a college prep, classical, liberal arts education, designed to fit individual needs and learning behaviors. FLPS is small by design and has been educating South Florida students for more than thirty years. The school accepts a variety of scholarships including McKay, Step Up for Students, VPK and Family Central, and also offers their own in-house assistance to students in need. The school’s philosophy includes helping young people to develop self-discipline, love of learning, and service to others.

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