FORT MYERS, Fla.--()--At PIVOT Charter School, one size does not fit all. While traditional school curriculums expect students to learn at the same speed whether they are advanced learners or need to make up credits, PIVOT Charter School students benefit from personalized instruction that lets them learn at their own pace. A fully accredited tuition-free public charter school serving students, grades 6-12, in Lee County, PIVOT’s blended educational model combines a rigorous online curriculum with one-on-one support from state-certified teachers called Educational Coordinators.
As part of the PIVOT program, students work with their lead Educational Coordinator to develop a personal vision for success, define goals to help them reach their vision and create an individual education plan that they complete at their own pace. Students attend school either 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition to Educational Coordinators available on-site during school hours, PIVOT students have online access to experienced, state-certified teachers who can provide immediate assistance 24 hours a day.
PIVOT Fort Myers complies with all Florida graduation requirements and offers a full middle and high school curriculum, including more than 15 Advanced Placement courses, a wide variety of electives, and a service learning option. Core courses align with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Students can jump-start their college careers with early graduation options and two programs offering dual enrollment in online college classes offered by DeVry University. The Passport to College program lets any eligible student take up to two career-focused DeVry class online free of charge, while the Dual Credit program allows students to take freshman-level math and English classes and receive both high school and college credit.
PIVOT Charter School is ideal for many students, including accelerated learners looking for Advanced Placement and dual-credit classes, students missing credits and needing to catch up, those needing a flexible schedule in order to pursue outside interests and many others. Nationally recognized learning provider Advanced Academics supplies the program’s learning management system, web-based curriculum and online teaching staff. Free hub-based bus service is available for those families needing additional assistance getting their student to school.
PIVOT Fort Myers is still accepting new students for the 2012-13 school year. The open enrollment period ends Oct. 12, so act quickly. Enrollment will reopen in January if space is available. For more information or to apply, go to www.pivotcharterschool.com or call 239-243-8266.
About PIVOT Charter Schools
PIVOT Education Inc. is a not-for-profit Florida corporation that operates PIVOT Charter Schools in Fort Myers and Tampa. Its programs use a blended educational model, combining one-on-one teaching with the best elements of on-line and traditional education. The mission of PIVOT Charter Schools is to create a unique learning environment where students will believe in themselves, excel in their goals and discover pathways to their life’s success. PIVOT Charter School Fort Myers offers this unique blended educational program to middle and high school students in Lee County, while PIVOT Charter School Tampa serves students, grades 6 through twelve, in Hillsborough County.