Alternative Education


The difference between school and life? In school you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
– Tom Bodett

At Fort Lauderdale Prep School alternative education is more of a perspective than a program. It is built upon the beliefs that there are many varied ways to become educated through different structures. To accomplish this we provide a variety of strategies and options. Each student can find a “path” that is comfortable to facilitate individual learning and progress. At our school the heart of our alternative education success are our teachers.

Large and/or traditional school environments are becoming less effective for increasing numbers of students. Research shows this is especially true for vulnerable and disengaged students.

At Fort Lauderdale Prep School our Alternative Education program is designed to meet the needs of students who are not succeeding in the traditional setting. Students are provided with a variety of options that can lead to graduation and are supported by services essential to success.

Students are finding success at Fort Lauderdale Prep School in our smaller alternative education program that attempts to integrate learning and meaningful work and training. Our program creates sustained, family-like support systems of peers and caring adults. We develop an “opportunity structure” by setting rigorous standards and high expectations for students. Most importantly, we focus on developing and transforming the whole person by demonstrating respect for individual abilities and the opportunity to contribute to the community.

While our short-term goals are to help each student achieve their full academic potential, our long-term goals are to teach them to identify the successful alternative education strategies that are needed to succeed and how to use these strategies as a basis for improving learning opportunities now and in the future.

Some of the components of our program include:

  • Low teacher/student ratio
  • Small student base
  • Clearly stated mission and discipline code
  • Caring faculty with continual staff development
  • School staff having high expectations for student achievement
  • Learning program specific to the student’s expectations and learning style
  • Total commitment to have each student be a success.

To learn more, please call to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our learning coordinators.

At FLP we help students succeed!