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Preparing for Success

In the FMCS Learning Resource Program, we work diligently to prepare your child to achieve their highest academic level, develop appropriate social skills, and form good character qualities through the integration of faith and learning in all of our classroom situations.

We understand that children have different learning styles, strengths and weaknesses which can inhibit their best efforts to succeed academically. The Learning Resource Program is a place where students grades K-8th can get specific help in math, reading, spelling, language, writing and study skills, as well as address certain processing problems that may block optimum achievement through explicit, systematic and research-based teaching strategies and materials.

  • Students enrolled in the Learning Resource Program can receive primary instruction in the academic areas of language arts (reading, spelling, writing, grammar) and math.
  • Materials are chosen to address the ability level of the student.
  • Both individual and small group instruction is available, depending on the needs of those enrolled.
  • The goal of instruction is to strengthen academic skills along with building visual and auditory processing skills and memory strategies.
  • Each child is graded at his or her ability level for courses taught in the Learning Resource Program.
  • Grades are posted in the school’s online portal, RenWeb.
  • Regular classroom tests can be administered through the Learning Resource Program if the student’s reading level may hinder performance on the test or as indicated on the student’s educational plan.
  • Middle School Learning Resource students will be enrolled in a Guided Study Hall. During that time, study skills, test taking skills and learning strategies are addressed and applied.
  • Middle school students can also receive primary instruction in math and/or language arts.
  • Class notes can be supplied to those students with weak auditory processing or documented problems in handwriting and spelling.
  • Regular classroom tests can be administered through the Learning Resource Program if the student’s reading level may hinder performance on the test or as indicated on the student’s educational plan.
  • Students must have an IEP/504 plan, evidence of current psychological testing and be identified with mild learning disability, ADD/ADHD or dyslexia.
  • Students who are struggling in the classroom, but have not been previously identified shall be referred to the Learning Resource Coordinator by the classroom teacher.
  • The Coordinator will complete classroom observations and review the student’s academic history and then meet with the teacher and parents to discuss any changes that the teacher and parents can make in the current educational setting.
  • These interventions are documented and evaluated periodically to determine student progress.
  • If there is not adequate educational progress, parents shall take steps to have their child evaluated by a licensed psychologist.
  • Based on the results of the evaluation, teacher information, and observations, a program will be designed to provide the level of support required to meet the needs of the student.


“I would like to thank Mr. Mitchell and all of the teachers and staff at FMCS for all the love and care you’ve shown to my daughter. This is something she will remember forever. Only God knows how grateful I am for FMCS and the blessing it has been for our family. We cannot stop thanking God for the amazing change we have seen in our daughter’s life and the progress she has made after 4 years at FMCS. It’s been an amazing experience to get to know everyone. I thank you for the opportunity to volunteer and for the care FMCS has shown to our family. Thank you and we will miss everyone so much!”

Jamille Bernardes

We wanted to say another huge THANK YOU to you and your staff!! The 2020-2021 school year is almost over and has been a success. The extra efforts put forth by all of the FMCS staff have been exceptional!! We have been thrilled to attend Feed The Need, the Christmas program, Grandparent’s Day, soccer games, the Sports Banquet and we look forward to next week’s end-of-year Award Ceremony. It saddens us knowing so many students and families in the area or around the country have not had the same opportunities. FMCS HAS DONE IT RIGHT AND WITH EXCELLENCE!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Steve & Barb Tinklepaugh

“My name is Christine Swiersz. My husband, Tom, and I have had the great blessing of having all four of our daughters graduate from Fort Myers Christian School. The sixteen consecutive years our four daughters have attended FMCS have impacted our family and each of our lives in ways that words can never describe. All six of us have been changed for a lifetime. We have grown in our relationships, in our academic strengths, and, most of all, in our faith. Our children have grown exponentially in their faith in amazing ways, and so have my husband Tom and I!”

Christine Swiersz

“I’m a proud alumni of FMCS. I loved everything about my time as an Eagle! When it came time to choose a school for our son, there was no place else we would rather send him. We look forward to seeing him grow during his time at FMCS!”

Anna (Hansen) Price
MCS Class of 2006

“We chose to send Elizabeth to FMCS because we wanted our daughter to be surrounded by teachers and staff that would help her to grow academically and spiritually. As an alumni, one thing that always stuck out in my mind was how the school always felt like home. The teachers and staff were so devoted to their students and made us feel like family. FMCS became our number one choice because of the caring teachers and staff.”

Angela (Roser) Olsen
FMCS Class of 1993 with Elizabeth Olsen

“I decided to send Emma to FMCS because, I wanted her to grow up with a solid Christian foundation. I knew that at FMCS she would not only receive a great academic education, but also a great faith-based education as well. I loved my time at FMCS and know a lot of the staff from when I attended. Starting school this year is unlike any year before and I knew that I could trust FMCS to keep her safe and allow her to learn and grow while still having fun. I had no doubts that Emma would be in good hands and would be loved by all of the school personnel.”

Chelsey (Cline) Zuniga
FMCS class of 2006 with Emma Zuniga

“I didn’t just want a private school education for my sons, I wanted it to be a biblical, Christ centered one. Having had Mel Mitchell as my principal and friend when I was a student, I know first hand his sincere love for Christ and his Word. FMCS is a reflection of that love and leadership.”

Matt Anderson
FMCS Class of 2000 with son, Grant Anderson

“It was a joy to watch Johnathon grow in his faith and his academic ability while at Fort Myers Christian school from 1st – 8th grade. We knew when we first visited FMCS, that there was such a presence of faith in the school – even our family that visited Johnathon there felt the same way. I’ll never forget the night a first grade teacher at FMCS called to tell me that she had heard of our interest in the school, that they were ready with open arms to take Johnathon in, to “love” him, and to work with him and his learning challenges. Through the years, she remained true to her word, as did the many other wonderful teachers at FMCS. A couple of years ago, during his finals week in high school, the exams were quite comprehensive. When I picked him up after school I asked him how it was all going. He said, “If I hadn’t learned everything that I learned at Fort Myers Christian School, these tests would be a lot harder. I learned so much there, mom.” How’s that for affirmation? We are so grateful to Fort Myers Christian School for laying a solid foundation for our son.”

Jill Sherman
Mother of FMCS Alumni, Johnathon Sherman (FMCS Class of 2017)
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