Posted April 23, 2014
Welcome! I would like to take this opportunity to welcome parents and children to the Fort Myers Preparatory and Fitness Academy. As principal, I am very excited about this year and the opportunity to see our students continue to grow and succeed. I am confident that this will be one of our best years ever! We believe that all students can thrive and learn when experienced instructors present an engaging curriculum, challenging learning activities, and high expectations. We look forward to working together as students, teachers, parents, and as a community to encourage our students to be the best they can be. We will continue to work to instill in each and every child the need for us as a community to treat others the way we want to be treated, to be treated with respect, kindness, and fairness. We look forward to continue to prepare our students for success in high school, college, and beyond. I would like to thank you for trusting us with the opportunity of educating your children. It is a privilege and honor that we do not take lightly. Together we will succeed! Stephan Terebieniec Principal
Not sure why there are so many bad reviews. My child is absolutely excelling at this school. Overall, their FCAT scores were not good, however, they did improve since last year with the new management company. I have seen many positive changes. My daughter took her 3rd grade FCATS and got very high scores. She missed one point on the entire math part, so she almost had a perfect score. She had a 4 in reading, which is still way above the state average. So, obviously, they are teaching what needs to get taught. If some students are not learning, maybe they need to be in special classes, so, it is good that they have left the school to go elsewhere. Because of this, I am sure there will be a huge increase in scores for whatever tests they will take this year. Unfortunately, this school is far below average with Parent Involvement. This could also have a huge impact on Test Scores. I can tell you that I am at every PTO meeting and I am one of 4 parents who actually come to these meetings. I love this school and love that my child is exceeding way past her grade level here and they are accommodating that and keeping her challenged. Way to go Fort Myers Prep!!!
This is a school for no child ! Parents I wil not be taking my child back thier score in fcat are very low for the pasted three years and they looking forward to this year for what so the childern from this to get left behide yes it's true to brite future for these children sad to say it but true this school should be shut down if the teacher 's had a little of dignate for education they would do something about this ! The third grade teacher is not so helpful alway had smart remark to say to the kids education wise did a bad job of teaching them fcat score say it all very dissatisfied with the education give to my child ????
I have been a teacher at FMPFA for the last two years and I completely disagree with the negative reviews on this website. Our school is moving in the right direction. No school is perfect for every child but we are working really hard to make our school one of the best in Lee County. Celerity, our new management company is doing an excellent job at placing the right people in the appropriate positions. Our school administrator is excellent! He is by far the best administrator that I have worked with. The teachers and staff all have the students' best interest at heart. I personally know the names of every single student in our school and I know that other teachers do as well. Where else are you going to see this? Classes are in small in number which makes them easy to manage and gives all teachers a chance to work one on one with students on a regular basis. Our fitness program is THE BEST in Lee County. All students participate in sports specific physical education every day. I invite everyone to visit our school in take a look for themselves. We have come a long way in the last few years and the best is still to come. I am looking forward to the start of the new school year.
I think this is a great school, they are under new management since last year and that makes a big difference, the school is getting better and better, they are definetively going on the right direction. Children love the soccer, tennis and martial arts.
I'd be Shocked if this school stays open. The school smells like urine. They don't have a janitor so it's a very unsanitary place. The roof leaks and probably have a mold problem but hide it by just putting in new celiing tiles because they can't spend any money fixing anything because they have no money. Rumor is they will not spend money on new curriculum so if you are there for the 2014-2015 school year, the curriculum will be outdated and teachers won't have the resources to teach. Nothing good comes out of that school.
I really like this school. The teachers and staff really made my daughter's school year exceptional. They are always available to talk too when I have a question. It seems like they care just as much as I do about my daughter's learning experience. Great school.
A COLLEGE PREPARATORY EDUCATION- FEELS LIKE A PRIVATE SCHOOL, BUT IT'S PUBLIC AND FREE!! My kids have received an excellent and challenging education this year. The teachers are very caring and spend extra time with each child making sure they understand what is expected of them. The curriculum is challenging and rewarding. The new benchmarks and assessments that are newly in place this year, allow the students to see their own progress, enabling the kids to want to be better and do better. Aside from a few negative remarks on here, which in my opinion are in relation to the previous administration; the new administration has made all the difference. I know that they are preparing my kids for a successful future beyond college, and their personal life!
Just checking in on FMPA! Should be closed down FOREVER! This school is nothing more then a money machine for a few select people. I truly DO NOT know how these people sleep at night. It's the blatant robbery of children's education. Just to make a buck. Their should be some people arrested. Their opportunity of ever being involved in education to be completely and forever banned!!!!! Do your child a favor do not fall for their malarkey. You can use your government funds for your child even in private school. Please walk away. No, take that back RUN AWAY QUICKLY. Signed PARENT and CHILD STILL SUFFERING REPERCUSSIONS.
EDUCATION AT ITS BEST! ! I am saddened to see negative reviews about my child's school. I've had nothing but high expectations and these have been reciprocated; from the Principal to the teachers to the support staff, I've experienced nothing but the best. As a parent I understand that we want nothing but the best for our children, and that is what the prep & fitness schools are doing. There have been many changes, however, I feel these are taking us in the right direction. The assessments and benchmarks are a great way of monitoring where my child is at and what he needs to work on. For me this is a trigger "a sign" that my child is doing well or needs help... And I am ecstatic to know that I can be made aware of advancement or needs ahead of time. Thank you so much for educating my child.
EXTREMELY PLEASED...I enrolled 2 children into the Fort Myers Preparatory and fitness academy at the beginning of the 13-14 school year, and I am more than pleased with the school as a whole. The new management teams has done an amazing job of putting systems in place that I feel, will allow the school to thrive. The Office Manager Ms. Niblick has excellent interpersonal skills and ensures that everything is communicated in a clear and diligent manner. She provides a nurturing and caring environment that allows the students to feel welcome; an extension of home. The Principal Mr. Terebieniec is the pinnacle of the school, sustaining and acting as the foundation of the educational programs, thus, ensuring that the systems and curriculum run smooth. His listening skills and ability to communicate with the parents, by far surpassed my expectations. The teachers this year, are truly amazing! Teaching is by far one of the most difficult jobs, and I am grateful with the knowledge and insight that the teachers have imparted. I look forward to the new year and the years that will follow.
What a great school! The high expectation and caring environment make Fort Myers Prep and Fitness a great place to work and learn! Under new leadership and management, the changes are evident and I am excited to be a part of the transformation. Our school will soon be one of the highest performing in all of Lee County!
My son and daughter attend this school and what a great experience they are having. They love their teachers and Principal and the hour of PE each day is a blessing. New management company operates some of the highest performing schools in the country and we are lucky to have them! I can go online and monitor my kids grades! Looking forward to continuing to see the school soar!
I guess you can't please everyone. Reading all the bad reviews I wonder if their children are attending the same school as my two children? The Principal Mr. Terebieneic is incredible, the teachers are caring and the support staff makes my kid feel safe. I love the new assessments that are in place to make sure that my children are learning each and every standard that they are required for their grade level. My children have been and will continue to be enrolled in this school because I know they are safe and being challenged academically.
This has been a great school for my son, the hour of PE everyday has been a great benefit for him. He really enjoys the martial arts program. Mr T has been fantastic working with the students learning how to effectively resolve conflicts that come up daily with middle school students. The teachers are truly connected to the students and want them to reach their potential. They have used fun experiments and other hands on activities to help my son learn. The class sizes are small and the teachers are able to know each child individually. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a safe middle school for their student.
It's an exciting time to be a part of the Fort Myers Preparatory and Fitness Academy family. The new management company has a great vision for the future and continues to provide the necessary tools to help ensure the success of our students. Looking forward to seeing great things here at FMPFA.
As the new management company, we are elated to join the 3 Preparatory and Fitness Academies. Our organization provides students with an invigorating and challenging environment which prepares students for college and beyond. Throughout the country, we have proven track record of academic excellence for all students. To bring the Preparatory and Fitness Academies to the level of their other schools, Celerity has increased use of technology and curriculum support in order to ensure the success of all of the students. Celerity is proud to join the Preparatory and Fitness Academy families and look forward to the growth of our wonderful partnership!
This school should be shut down and the new owners need to go back to California. My son was enrolled for 2 years, I was an active and involved parent, only to walk in there on several occasions and volunteer as well and these were just SOME of the obvious things: 1. Cleanliness of where children eat completely disgusting, I was told we dont have time to wipe tables in between lunch periods, the kids just deal. 2. I witnessed the 1 lunchroom aid demanding one child to write thee others up or else he himself would be in trouble, well when did a 3rd grader start getting paid to be in charge 3. They have several "teachers" that are not credentialed to even be teaching students, but because its a charter school, they make their own rules and they list them as "working on credentials" 4. My son was personally assaulted and bullied on 3 different occasions, and NOT ONCE were the sheriff s department called, and they should have been CALLED they use the school as daycare...and as far as PTA goes the group from 2012 couldnt even document money. This year they started out on the right foot , but lost a good leader, now they are making deals with the administration !
Every negative thing being said about FMPFA is true! This "school" is horrible! I taught there when it first opened in Fort Myers in 2008. I was moved around from 4th grade to 2nd and finally to 1st grade. Principal was a joke Lisa was her name. There was a problem with me and the gym teacher" Sensei DJ" they called him and she had a legal obligation to handle it and she didn't. Do yourself a favor and keep your kids elsewhere before putting them in this nightmare ... It's a joke and they have no clue what they are doing.
I cannot say enough good things about Fort Myers Prep. I was hesitant at first reading the previous reviews, but we have been so happy this year. My son is in Kindergarten and I love the fact that the school is open from 8-4 and he has PE twice. He is learning math and reading and comes home happy and exhausted. The teachers are great and the principal is phenomenal! He and the administrators know all the kids by name, and the PTA is working hard to get more parents involved and create more opportunities for the kids. I was going to switch my son next year, but we're staying. Great school!
Fort Myers Preparatory and Fitness Academy should be shut down and all the staff should not be able to work with children another day in their lives. The new principle is unacceptable in all areas, who approved this school and where did the staff receive their credentialss from? The only reason I gave them 1 star, because the computer would not allow me to post this concern, without a star. So in reality im giving them no stars.
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