Florida Coastal Prep

national high school program

At Florida Coastal Prep Sports Academy, we understand the importance of education and athletic development. That’s why we have partnered with Lighthouse Christian Academy to bring a truly exceptional academic experience to our students.

Our high school diploma program features dual credit courses, AP courses, and NCAA approved coursework, providing a well-rounded education to meet the needs of aspiring athletes. With our unique on-campus programs delivered in a block style learning format, we offer a level of flexibility and convenience that sets us apart from other prep schools.

Our team of experienced, certified teachers work around the clock to provide engaging and effective lessons, making education an enjoyable experience. The core classes are not only challenging, but also accredited and NCAA approved, ensuring that students receive a top-quality education while preparing for their future careers in sports.

Whether you’re looking to further your athletic abilities or simply seeking a quality education, Florida Coastal Prep Sports Academy is the perfect choice. Apply today and take the first step towards a brighter future!

Faculty and staff

Dr. Joanna Johannes

B.S. -Finance, University of South Florida MBA- Nova Southeastern University Social Entrepreneurship Certification, Harvard University PhD – Higher Education Leadership, Northeastern University Ordained Minister

JoAnn Wood

B.S. - Education Masters - Educational Leadership Florida Certified Teacher / High School English Teacher + 20 years teaching

Bill Emerson

B.S. – Math Education Masters – Math Education Retired Santa Rosa County Assistant Superintendent + 30 years teaching

School Schedule

The typical school day operates on a full year block schedule that involves our student-athletes daily education and sports training. Schedules can vary between morning academics with afternoon training or vice versa, creating the perfect environment to advance all aspects of their education and athletics.

Breakfast 8:30 AM

Classroom 8:00 – 12:00 PM

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Practice 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Study Hall 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Dinner 6:30 PM

Athletic and Educational Balance

If your child is a serious athlete, you probably feel like they have to work really hard to avoid falling behind. Traditional schools just aren’t very flexible. Your child shouldn’t need to choose between pursuing the sport they love or school.

We Can Help:

  • Let’s build a balanced schedule for your child’s studies, practice, travel, and games.
  • We can help your child find the right college to continue developing athletically — and a path to get there.
  • Your child will get individual support where they need it and learn in a community with other students who have similar goals and interests.

Other College Preparation Advantages:

  • Individualized College Counseling Program for all High School Students
  • NCAA Approval Guidance
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • College Workshops & Visits

At FCP, we challenge our students to use their talents and strengths to become the best version of themselves. We have high standards for all of our programs and our academic curriculum is world class.

The traditional school model is not flexible enough for today’s academic environment. In the past, students have had to choose between academics and sports programs. We believe your child shouldn’t have to choose between pursuing their passion and their education.

At FCP, our strategic partnership has helped us to achieve a balance between academic success and athletic excellence.

Our Students are:

  • Elite Athletes
  • Accelerated Learners
  • Independent Learners
  • Students with special talents and passions
  • Students with demanding schedules

Important Facts About Our School:

  • Our blended educational model combines on-site teacher’s with online curriculum for grades 6-12
  • We are a fully accredited school that offers NCAA approved core courses as well as AP and Honors courses
  • We offer dual enrollment courses for college credit
  • Upon graduation, our students meet all Florida graduation requirements for college acceptance
  • Student schedules are made to be flexible based on individual needs

Virtual Online at FCP vs. Traditional School Model

How are we different than a traditional school model? What advantages do we provide today’s students? We deliver personalized education that is flexible and structured around the needs of your child and their goals.

Traditional School Model FCP Sports Academy Education Model
One-size-fits-all schedule and classes Schedule and classes are based on individual student needs
Hundreds of students in each grade level A tight-knit learning community of goal oriented students.
All students take 45- or 75-minute block classes on the same bell-and-lunch schedule Students study courses as long as they need and switch to other courses when they are ready
Fixed school day hours and school year breaks Parents and students create a daily, weekly, and yearly study schedule that meets their priorities
Lessons are taught generically for the “typical” student on a bell curve average Each student has an individual education plan based on their specific goals and academic interests
Many students compete for a fraction of one teacher’s attention during limited class time Students always have access to teachers who know them personally and clearly understand their learning needs and goals
Athletes and performing arts students are under more pressure or need to work harder to make up time spent practicing or traveling for competition Athletics, performing arts, and all kinds of extracurricular priorities outside of school fit seamlessly into the structure for studying that students and parents choose and agree on with their teachers
Communication between teachers and parents is very limited and often non-existent Parents have personal, frequent, open, and direct communication with our staff
Thousands of students share a very limited number of school and college counselor resources College acceptance and entrance prep for each student