New Beginnings Naples
New Beginnings NaplesAlternative Education Center3710 Estey Avenue, Naples, FL 34104Phone: (239) 377-1070Fax: (239) 377-1071
Mission: Opened in August 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 the regular school.
Students: Maximum capacity is 36 for grades 1-5 students and 32 grade 6-8 students. 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 a school year.
- 90% of students served within the 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.
- Strong partnership continues with the Marine Corps League to provide mentoring for students.