Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High – Lee is a learning community in which all members have something to learn and something valuable to teach. We believe that children, parents, and teachers are mutually responsible for achieving educational goals. The curriculum and structure of Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High continually reinforces the core values of critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
The Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High Education:
Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High annually enrolls a freshman class of 118 students, with separate lotteries for each subsequent grade level. Students in 9th and 10th grade attend class in our dedicated facility on the FSW State College campus while 11th and 12th grade students dual enroll at FSW.
Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School curriculum emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). A strong liberal arts foundation enables critical thinking, reading and writing throughout the curriculum. Florida SouthWestern Collegiate students learn through hands-on activities in project – based inquiry labs.
The FSWC-Lee education will reinforce education essentials throughout the students course work so students will have a strong foundation of knowledge on which to expand.
Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High students follow an honors level curriculum, enabling students to graduate with a high school diploma and associates degree simultaneously. Students are transitioned into college level course work gradually, taking their entire freshman and sophomore classes within the high school on the Florida SouthWestern State Lee Campus. High school juniors and seniors enjoy dual enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College.
Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High, like all public schools, is funded by the State of Florida. Tuition and textbooks are provided by the State of Florida even when students are enrolled in college level courses!
Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School – Lee Campus will be the only collegiate high school in Lee County. The Florida SouthWestern State College Board of Trustees provides a governance structure with the FSW School of Education providing oversight for all school operations. The Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School – Lee Campus charter was granted by the School Board of Lee County Public Schools for a 15 year maximum term and the school is recognized as a School of Distinction by the FL-DOE.