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     Beacon High School - Naples

    Alternative Education Center
    3710 Estey Avenue
    Naples, FL 34104 

    Phone: (239) 377-1060
    Fax: (239) 377-1089 

    Beacon High School (BHS) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma through a non-traditional approach. The staff includes a high school counselor, teachers for each of the core subject areas (math, English, social studies, and science), ESE certified teachers, and a general assistant. Although one of the strengths of the program is flexibility, in that it allows students to work at their own pace and wherever the internet is available, students are required to report to Beacon High in-person, as is outlined in the Student Attendance section. 
    Mission Statement
    The goal of Beacon High School is to provide an alternative route for students who have not been successful in the traditional school setting. Students are encouraged to reclaim responsibility and become an active participant in their educational experience. 
    Contact Us
    Mr. Brent Klein
    Assistant Principal of Curriculum
    School Counselor
    Lead Teacher, Test Coordinator
    Student Eligibility
    To be eligible for admission into Beacon High School, a student must be in grades 11-12. Students are typically behind their cohort group or unable to graduate on time. They may be at-risk of dropping out of school due to lack of interest in school, low achieving test scores, high absenteeism (causing credits to be withheld), low GPA issues, etc. 
    The Beacon High School program is not used to accelerate or to graduate early. The purpose of BHS is to help students earn and/or make up credits that they need to graduate with their cohort class.
    Days and Times of Operation
    Hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Beacon High School students are required to be at school for the full 6 hours each school day. Students are expected to arrive between 6:30 - 7:00 am. They are considered tardy between 7:00 - 7:30 am and will not be admitted after 7:30 am unless a doctor's note is submitted. 
    Student Attendance
    Attendance is monitored on a daily basis at Beacon High School. Excessive absences, tardies, and lack of progress may result in the student being withdrawn from the program. Other diploma options will be discussed with the student and parents if need be.
    The Florida Department of Education recognizes the following absence codes:
    P       Present
    U       Absent - Unexcused as defined by district policy
    A       Absent - Validated absence by parent or guardian
    E       Absent - Excused as defined by district policy (doctor's note provided)
    T       Tardy 
    The School District of Collier County must report to the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles any student who has accumulated 15 unexcused absences within 90 calendar days or has dropped out of school prior to age 18. Please be aware that drivers under the age of 18 are required to attend school in order to maintain a Florida Driver's License. Lack of attendance may result in the license being revoked. 
    Bus transportation is available during the school year if requested (please see link below to request a bus). The link has a "bus stops" icon, which shows the student his/her bus number for the AM/PM, the pick-up/drop-off location, and the times of pick-up/drop-off. The link will also allow the student and parent to track the bus during the school year with an app. 
    Student drivers are required to purchase a parking permit for $25. In order to be eligible for a permit, the student must have a valid driver's license, current Florida registration for the vehicle, and abide by all Florida driving rules and regulations. Please see the Assistant Principal to apply for a parking permit. 
    Dress Code
    Beacon High School follows the CCPS dress code policy (see link below) with the addition of a Beacon uniform as the outermost garment. The uniform can be purchased during orientation or from the front office. The Beacon uniform has the school's logo displayed on a gray t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, or crew-neck sweatshirt. The uniform MUST be the outermost layer worn each day. Students are encouraged to purchase t-shirts in a larger size to enable them to wear their own sweatshirts underneath during the school day. No jacket can be worn over the t-shirts.  
    Grade Policy
    The grading scale will be the same as all Collier County Public Schools. 
       90 - 100 = A
       80 -  89  = B
       70 -  79  = C
       60 -  69  = D
    All courses are competency-based. Unit tests and cumulative exams must be taken in front of the teacher on record. Handwritten notes can be used during course tests and exams. 
    Report cards are not distributed at Beacon High School due to the students working at their own pace. All grades submitted will appear on FOCUS for students and parents to see.
    Students are expected to earn 2.0 credits every quarter to remain in good standing. This is equivalent to four classes. Lack of progress will be documented. 
    Parental Component
    Parents are an integral part of the success of any academic program. In order to facilitate a close working relationship among parents, students, and staff, the following will occur:
      • The parent/guardian and the student will meet with the school counselor
      • Both parent and student will receive instruction on how to access the student's online coursework
      • The counselor will give the student a graduation plan to follow (also provided to the parent)
      • A mentor teacher will be assigned to each student. This teacher will be responsible for notifying the parent if the student falls behind schedule. 
    Beacon High School is primarily an online credit recovery program. The students work on the Edgenuity platform to earn credits. The teachers in the building are certified and administer the unit tests and cumulative exams directly to the students, often on paper, to offer an extra layer of integrity to the credits.
    Graduation Checklist
    During orientation, the student and parent/guardian is provided with a graduation plan to follow that is specific to the student. Each student must earn his/her 18.0 core credit classes, obtain a 2.0 GPA, and pass the reading and math test requirements to earn a diploma. 
    Students will graduate and receive diplomas from their home schools. It is the student's responsibility to contact the home school for graduation procedures, such as cap/gown purchase and graduation practices. 
    The link below will redirect you to the Florida Department of Education's page for graduation requirements for Florida's statewide assessments. 
    Graduation Test Requirements
    If the student is missing the reading and/or math test score(s) for graduation, he/she will be expected to participate in intensive classes to help prepare the student for the test(s). Reading and math teachers will conduct small pull-out groups with a combination of online prep and direct instruction to teach skills, strategies, and content. The intensive classes are NOT optional for those who have not passed the test(s). 
    If students finish their credits, earn a 2.0 GPA, but do NOT pass the reading and/or math tests, they will receive a certificate of completion, not a diploma. Therefore, the test preparation is very important for students to participate in. 
    Testing Opportunities
    Throughout the school year, students will complete district and state testing. The district offers a School-Day SAT and a School-Day ACT each semester for seniors who have not yet earned the test requirements for graduation. These two opportunities are non-college reportable because the students are offered additional accommodations to give them the best chance at obtaining concordant scores for graduation. 
    The School-Day SAT will be offered to juniors at Beacon High School during the spring semester. No additional accommodations will be given to juniors; therefore, it is college-reportable. 
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