New Beginnings Immokalee

  • New Beginnings Immokalee 

    Bethune Education Center
    620 S. 5th Street
    Immokalee, FL 34142 
    Phone: (239) 377-1130
    Fax: (239) 377-1156

    Mission: Opened in January 1994 to accelerate the academic progress and develop positive social skills in students who have committed zero tolerance offenses and/or been significantly disruptive to the education of others and themselves. Students advance through ranks in a highly structured behaviorally-based environment similar to a JROTC program to earn the right to return to a traditional school.


    Students: Maximum capacity is 24 for grade 1-5 students and 32 for grades 6-8. Students are recommended for an alternative placement by the Principal to the Director of Student Services, and then approved by the Superintendent/designee. Entry may occur at any time; exit occurs only at the end of the school year. 



    • 91.5% of students served within the past three years, and whose whereabouts are known, have maintained success in school, i.e., were not placed in Phoenix or a Department of Juvenile Justice program.