School Diversity Plan

The teacher candidates could have separate placements for all of their courses, but, at a minimum, they will experience three different settings from three different groups. These separate placements are in addition to their initial field observation hours during prerequisite courses. Florida SouthWestern State College worked closely with the surrounding school districts to divide the participating field experience schools into three groups identified as types of Palm Trees: Bismarck, Senegal and Sabal. The schools are identified as one of the Palm trees based on demographics, to include, but not limited to: rural, urban and suburban settings; high needs, including prominent populations of ELL learners and learners with exceptionalities; test scores; and other diverse criteria. Teacher candidates must complete at least one field experience (15 hrs.) in each of the three subgroups to ensure that they have had opportunities that represent diverse cultures and varying exceptionalities.

Charlotte and Hendry/Glades county schools are not identified on the website using the tree process.  However, in order to meet this requirement, students must attend at least 2 different schools in these counties.

Florida SouthWestern State College Participating Co-Op Schools Lee and Collier Counties

Lee County Schools will meet 5/10 components of the diversity plan.
Collier Counties will meet 4/10 components of the diversity plan.
Diversity Plan to be reviewed every 3 years.

Lee County Schools - Bismark
Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Charter Schools Other/Private
  • Allen Park
  • Alva
  • Cape
  • Diplomat
  • Edison Park
  • Gulf
  • Hancock Creek
  • Pelican
  • Pine Island
  • Pinewoods
  • The Sanibel School
  • Three Oaks
  • Trafalgar
  • Fort Myers Beach
  • Alva
  • Cypress Lake
  • Diplomat
  • Gulf
  • The Sanibel School
  • Three Oaks
  • Cypress Lake
  • Fort Myers
  • Ida S. Baker
  • North Fort Myers
  • Bonita Springs K-8
  • Cape Coral K-8
  • Christa McAuliffe K-5
  • Edison 9-12
  • Gateway Charter K-8
  • (Oasis) City of Cape Coral 9-12
  • Oasis Elementary K-5
  • Six Mile Charter Academy K-8
  • Providence Christian
  • St. Michael's L.S. K-8
  • SW FL Christian Academy
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic
Lee County Schools - Senegal
Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Charter Schools Other/Private
  • Bayshore
  • Big Cypress
  • Bonita Springs
  • Colonial
  • G. Weaver Hipps
  • Harns Marsh
  • Hector A. Cafferata, Jr.
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Orange River
  • Patriot
  • River Hall
  • San Carlos Park
  • Spring Creek
  • Sunshine
  • Tice
  • Treeline
  • Tropic Isles
  • Villas
  • Manatee
  • Gateway
  • Bonita Springs
  • Lee
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Varsity Lakes
  • Cape Coral
  • Dunbar
  • East Lee County
  • Island Coast
  • Lehigh Senior
  • South Fort Myers
  • Bonita Springs P&FK-8
 
Lee County Schools - Sabal
Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Charter Schools Other/Private
  • Caloosa
  • Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton
  • Edgewood Academy
  • Franklin Park Magnet
  • Heights
  • J. Colin English
  • James Stephens Int'l Academy
  • Mirror Lakes
  • N. Ft. Myers AA K-5
  • Orangewood
  • Rayma C. Page
  • Skyline
  • Tanglewood Riverside
  • Veterans Park AA
  • Ray V. Pottorf
  • Caloosa
  • Challenger
  • Fort Myers Middle Academy
  • Lexington
  • Mariner
  • N. Ft. Myers AA 6-8
  • Oak Hammock
  • Trafalgar
  • Veterans Park AA
  • Estero
  • Mariner
  • Riverdale
  • Lee Charter K-8
  • Buckingham Exp. Center
Collier County Schools - Bismark
Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Charter Schools Other/Private
  • Corkscrew
  • Golden Gate
  • Laurel Oak
  • Lely
  • Osceola
  • Sea Gate
  • Veterans Memorial
  • Vineyards
  • Tommie Barfield
  • Everglades City
  • Corkscrew
  • Cypress Palm
  • East Naples
  • Golden Gate
  • Gulfview
  • North Naples
  • Oakridge
  • Pine Ridge
  • Barron Collier
  • Golden Gate
  • Gulf Coast
  • Lely
  • Naples
  • Palmetto Ridge
  • Marco Island Middle
  • Community School of Naples
  • Lorenzo Walker Technical H.S.
  • Seacrest Country Day School
Collier County Schools - Senegal
Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Charter Schools Other/Private
  • Avalon
  • Big Cypress Elementary
  • Estates
  • Highlands
  • Lake Park
  • Manatee
  • Naples Park
  • Palmetto
  • Poinciana
  • Pelican Marsh
  • Immokalee
  • Manatee
  • Immokalee
   
Collier County Schools - Sabal
Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Charter Schools Other/Private
  • Calusa Park
  • Golden Terrace (1-5)
  • Lake Trafford
  • Mike Davis
  • Sable Palm
  • Shadowlawn
  • Village Oaks
  • Pinecrest
  • Eden Park
  • Parkside
   
  • RCMA Immokalee C. S.