The District and FGCU to Create an Innovative School Together

The District and FGCU to Create an Innovative School Together
Posted on 08/29/2018
The District and FGCU to Create an Innovative School Together

The School District of Lee County and Florida Gulf Coast University are joining forces to create Southwest Florida’s first Joint PreK-12 Innovative School Initiative. This school will be designed to offer a high quality education for students, a research center for faculty, and a training ground and pipeline for teachers.

“This kind of initiative is so important to the people of Lee County and really all of Southwest Florida,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “We want to create a school that serves our students academically, prepares teachers to stay here and teach and conducts world class research that is directly applicable to today’s classrooms.”

According to the agreement between the Lee County School Board and FGCU the PreK-12 Innovative School will be a contemporary model to develop, demonstrate and cultivate new and different ways of learning. The framework will be through learner-centered Experiential, Exploratory and Expeditionary (Triple E) experiences. 

The School District and FGCU are committed to working together to find a location for the school, securing state funding, hiring the staff and forming a joint advisory board.

Dr. Adkins, School Board Chairman Cathleen Morgan, FGCU President Mike Martin and Vice Chair of the FGCU Board of Trustees Robbie Roepstorff held a ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at 2:00pm on August 29, 2018 in the Lee County Public Education Center Board Room.