Closed & Failed-to-open Charter Schools

All public charter schools in Lee County are sponsored by the School Board of Lee County, but are operated independently of the School District of Lee County. Each charter school has its own governing board, which is a non-profit organization which has applied for and received a charter contract. Some of those governing boards then hire an education service provider to actually run the day to day operations of the school.

This page provides the last known contact information for (a) charter schools that once operated in Lee County but have since closed, and (b) charter schools which were approved and granted charters, but which never opened and never served students.

Charter Schools That Have Closed (10 Schools)

Bright Scholars Academy
School Location Number: 4222
Grade Levels: K-8

Active: July 1, 2008 through December 30, 2008

940 Tarpon Street
Fort Myers, FL 33916-1128

Last known contact: Ms. Doris Rivera
E-mail: dorisfelix8@aol.com
Telephone: (239) 694-6632

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Goodwill LIFE Academy
School Location Number: 4154
Grade Levels: 6-12

Active July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2017

5100 Tice Street, Suite D
Fort Myers, Florida 33905-5203

Last known contact: Mr. Michael Sullivan
E-mail: msullivan@gargiulofarms.com
Telephone: (239) 995-2106

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Lee Alternative Charter High School
School Location Number: 4235
Grade Levels: 9-12

Active: July 1, 2008 through February 11, 2013

1201 Taylor Lane Extension
Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936-6151

Last known contact: Dr. Houston Conley
E-mail: hc13000@aol.com
Telephone: (301) 336-7477

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Lee Charter Academy
School Location Number: 4131
Grade Levels: K-8

Active: July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2013

3348 Edgewood Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33916-1418

Last known contact: Ms. Veronica Shoemaker
E-mail: Vsshoemaker@embarqmail.com
Telephone: (239) 332-1802
Fax: (239) 334-2241

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Lehigh Charter School of Excellence
School Location Number: 4201
Grade Levels: K-8

Active: July 1, 2011 through February 7, 2013

235 Joel Boulevard, Suite A
Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936-5229

Last known contact: Ms. Yolanda Santos
E-mail: ysantos@msn.com
Telephone: (239) 218-3123

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Pivot Charter School
School Location Number: 4211
Grade Levels: K-8

Active July 1, 2010 through August 1. 2017

2675 Winkler Avenue Extension, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33901-9328

Last known contact: Dr. Angela Combs
E-mail: acombs@pivotcharterschool.com
Phone: (931) 249-7570

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Richard Milburn Academy
School Location Number: 4101
Grade Levels: 9-12

Active: July 1, 2001 through August 7, 2012

3800 Evans Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-9314

Last known contact: Dr. Houston Conley
E-mail: hc13000@aol.com
Telephone: (301) 336-7477

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Richard Milburn Academy South
School Location Number: 4301
Grade Levels: 9-12

Active: July 1, 2011 through October 5, 2012

9230 Brookwood Court, Building 7
Bonita Springs, FL 34135-7888

Last known contact: Dr. Houston Conley
E-mail: hc13000@aol.com
Telephone: (301) 336-7477

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The Learning Place Academy Charter School
School Location Number: 4161
Grade Levels: K-8

Active July 1, 2010 through March 8. 2011

940 Tarpon Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33916-1128

Last known contact: Ms. Ann-Marie Sanz (also known as Ann-Marie Manzano and Alcira Manzano)
E-mail: lpacs10@yahoo.com
Telehone: (239) 849-5722

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Unity Charter School of Fort Myers
Former school Location Number: 4241
Grade levels: K-8

Active: July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2018

4740 S. Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33907-1311

Last known contact: Mr.Mark McCabe
E-mail: mmccabe@summit-mortgage.com
Telephone: (213) 361-5878

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Approved Charter Schools That Did Not Open (8 Schools)

Advantage Academy High School
School Location Number: 4201

Mr. Michael G. Strader
4300 N. University Drive, Suite C201
Sunrise, FL 33351

Grade Levels: 9-12

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Advantage Academy Middle School
School Location Number: 4223

Mr. Michael G. Strader
4300 N. University Drive, Suite C201
Sunrise, FL 33351

Grade Levels: 6-8

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Challenge Foundation Academy
School Location Number: 4616

Mr. William M. Steinbrook, Jr.
1317 Auburn Place
Plano, Texas 75093
Telephone: (972) 248-1439

Grade Levels: K-5

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Edison Leadership & Preparatory Academy
Dr. Erin Harrel
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida 33919-5566
Telephone: (239) 489-9319
Fax: (239) 489-9369

Gade Levels: K-8

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Excelsior Academy Middle School
School Location Number: 4211

Mr. Mark H. Gotz
7300 W McNab Road, Suite 217
Tamarac, FL 33321

Grade Levels: 6-8

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Excelsior Charter School
School Location Number: 4155

Mr. Mark H. Gotz
7300 W McNab Road, Suite 217
Tamarac, FL 33321

Grade Levels: K-5

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Goodwill Transition Academy
School Location Number: 4274

Ms. Lynn Pottorf
3365-D Seminole Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33916-1429
Telephone: (239) 334-4434
Fax: (239) 334-4439

Grade Levels: 9-12

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Hope Language Academy
School Location Number: 4221

Mr. Tim F. Bower
Leona Group
6915 Red Road, Suite 228
South Miami, Florida 33143-3636
Telephone: (305) 667 2720
Fax: (305) 667 2744

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