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Florida Ocean Sciences Institute

Preschool | Grades 6-12 | Broward
3220 SW 4 Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
(754) 321-7550

About This School

Florida Ocean Sciences Institute is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and is one of 320 schools in Broward School District. It is a alt. school that serves 68 students in grades 6-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Florida Ocean Sciences Institute's test results to learn more about school performance.

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Florida Ocean Sciences Institute Reviews

What this school did for me, my family and everyone I came in contact with!

By , a Former Student on

Florida Ocean mnces Institute
  A young teen with no father FOSI brought so much joy and happiness into my life all my counselors and all the teachers and all who work at FOSI were all great mentors and they all were like my family. They were the most hardest woking and deaditcated People  that worked with at risk teens a second chance, and showed us what it ment to be a part of our community and showed us there more to life that we could ever imagined As a retired Army Veteran now. As a disabled Veteran and a father I wish there were schools like FOSI throughout the whole country. Where it works with the oceans,seas,lakes mountains horses, the environment the one thing I do know every state should have schools like FOSI.  By having schools like this we could change this country.  To the staff please keep up the great work and to the students please be  leaders sharpen your leadership skills and work on becoming an assistant instructor. There's a world waiting for good no great leaders our country needs great leaders.  Good luck and I hope you all find yourselfs in careers. And mentor the younger people around you.  Peace Love and Happiness

By , a Former Student on

I went to FOSI in Deerfield Beach in about 1975. It is listed on my Facebook profile and I was proud to have been chosen to be part of it and it was the perfect choice for an individual like myself. It provided the skills to be part of any marine related field you wanted. If you wanted. Good luck.

By , a Former Student on

I went to this school back in the early 90's. this school was the best thing that happened to me at age 15. I learned alot of great things from this school and its counselers, I had a choice to continue on the path I was heading or buckle down and take responsiblity for my own life. So I chose to take the responsible path and glad I did, Friends I had at that age are either in jail or worse, At F.O.S.I we were taught and taught properly, we were given respect as long as we gave respect. I also learned alot about nautical from the numerous boat trips we took, got my open water divers certifcation, first aid certifcation, cpr certifcation and most importantly my GED!! graduated this school with high honors and a small scholorship to BCC. F.O.S.I is by far the best alternative school in broward county. Mr. Lee That name sounds familiar. Any chance you were still teaching in 1992?

By a Parent on

This school needs some serious help. My was given books that were over 10 years old, there is no teaching going on in this place. It's a horrible learning environment.

By , a Teacher on

F.O.S.I (Florida Ocean Sciences Institute) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, is the best alternative to public school I have experienced. I taught at F.O.S.I. in the 80s and developed a computer lab for teaching G.E.D. skills (so I know first hand).
The school uses an alternative medium (water, the ocean) to motivate and teach students. Instead of classroom, classroom, classroom all day long, the students learn life saving skills, artificial resuscitation, CPR, swimming, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving (Certified), seamanship and the usual 3 R’s.
Many of the students earn a G.E.D. and go back to public school, or on to higher education. But, whatever they do, they do it much differently from when they first arrived at F.O.S.I. In just one week you can notice the big difference the school environment makes in the students. Their attitude toward their friends, their family—the world! Really shows.
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