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Lehigh Acres Middle School to showcase innovative programs, culture of success at school choice open house on Dec. 13

The school’s Sixth-Grade Academy, the first of its kind in Lee County, aims to promote a smooth transition to middle school

Lehigh Acres Middle School is inviting current fifth-graders and their parents to a school choice open house on Dec. 13.

Lehigh Acres Middle is one of just two schools in Lee County to offer the rigorous Cambridge International Program for university-bound students and be designated as a STEAM center, emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. For academically talented students, Lehigh Acres Middle offers a robust full-time gifted program and the Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, college-readiness program.

The two-hour open house is run entirely by current Lehigh Acres Middle students, who will showcase the academics, extracurricular activities and teachers that have made the school a top choice for many families in the East Zone.

“We were the first middle school in Lee County to adopt a Sixth-Grade Academy, an innovative concept that promotes a smooth transition from elementary to middle school by supporting students through their physical, emotional, social and cognitive changes,” said Principal Neketa Watson. “The Academy is a ‘school within a school’ with hallways and one lunch period reserved exclusively for sixth-graders.”

The school’s extracurricular activities include a full slate of sports teams, intramurals and academic clubs. Leadership programs include National Junior Honor Society, student council and Leader in Me, a popular leadership development program available to all students. Clubs include sustainable living, oceanography, sign language, cooking, origami, video games and more. Lehigh Acres Middle was the first school in Florida to be recognized as an official affiliate of CrossFit, a designation that reflects the school’s well-rounded physical training program.

“We truly do offer programs and clubs that appeal to every student,” Watson said. “Our goal is to create a safe learning environment where every student doesn’t just fit in, but also thrives academically and socially.”

The open house, which targets incoming sixth-graders and their families, begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Lehigh Acres Middle School, 104 Arthur Ave. in Lehigh Acres.

Lee County’s student open enrollment period runs from Jan. 14 through March 1. During that period, parents of incoming kindergarten, sixth- and ninth-graders must select their top choices for the 2019-20 school year. Lehigh Acres Middle is available to students living in the E-2 and E-3 subzones of the East Attendance Zone, generally east of Treeline Avenue in Fort Myers. Lehigh Acres Middle requires students to wear school uniforms.

For more information about the school choice open house, please contact the school at 239-369-6108 or visit lhm.leeschools.net.

About Lehigh Acres Middle School

Lehigh Acres Middle School is a Title I magnet school that aspires to be a school of choice where every child maximizes his or her potential. The school’s mission is to provide a supportive learning environment through rigorous and engaging instruction. Lehigh Acres Middle offers a full selection of extracurricular activities and educational opportunities, including the rigorous Cambridge International Program for high-performing students and the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) class that prepares students for the rigors of college. For more information, visit lhm.leeschools.net or call 239-369-6108.

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