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FSW Collegiate High Schools Rank Number 1 and Number 4 High Schools in State

Nov 8, 2021

NOVEMBER 8, 2021 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Florida SouthWestern State College Collegiate High Schools (FSWC-Lee and FSWC-Charlotte) have ranked as the number 1 and number 4 high schools in the state, respectively, and received A grades for the 2020-21 school year.

The Florida Department of Education’s (FLDOE) school ranking data includes all high schools that have taken eight or more end-of-course exams and are ranked by percent possible.

“These scores are direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and passion for quality education that happens day in and day out here,” said Dr. Brian Botts, principal, FSWC-Lee. “My most sincere appreciation goes out to the staff who worked tirelessly, students who remained focused on learning, and families who supported their students and the school through all the extra challenges of COVID. Achieving these kinds of results when faced with the types of challenges that existed during the 2020-21 school year required a true team approach, and while we are certainly glad that year is over, we are thrilled with the outcome.”

“While state assessments are only a portion of what makes our students so successful, they do reflect the academic commitment of our students at FSWC,” said Dr. Michelle Weir, principal, FSWC-Charlotte. “We are proud of their efforts and dedication to learning during a very challenging 2020-21 school year.”


FSWC-Charlotte is designed to provide students of all ability levels an opportunity to graduate with both a high school degree and an Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  The teaching methods used provide students an engaging learning environment and opportunities to receive additional educational resources through the high school and Florida SouthWestern State College.  For more information about Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School Charlotte County visit

FSWC-Lee provides a dynamic STEM focused learning environment that is dedicated to creating and sustaining the independent learning process with a focus on helping students construct knowledge through projects, hands on activities, and academic debate/discussion. An integral part of the school’s mission is to connect qualified and motivated students to maximizing their college dual enrollment options.  For more information about Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School Lee County, visit Students enjoy small class sizes and individualized attention as FSWC since the school has a maximum of 436 students in grades 9 through 12.

Last Updated: November 23, 2021

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