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Strategic Plan

Our Vision

To be recognized nationally as the premier independent school advocacy  organization and by our member schools as a most valued asset and partner. 

While recognizing numerous industry challenges, FCIS envisions a promising future. We see a future where our members will fully embrace the concept of self accountability that is driven by a contemporary accreditation – which is both robust and effective. They will enjoy the benefits of the measurable improvement that it promotes across the entire spectrum of FCIS schools.

Member schools will likewise benefit from innovative and relevant professional development programming, designed to increase the value and effectiveness of their programs and people.

FCIS will remain a well-respected and powerful regional and national voice in preserving the independence of our schools. We will work together with key partners to be a potent advocate for promoting areas of our members’ common interest.

Finally, FCIS itself will continue to evolve as an organization. It will have a work culture that is unified, encouraging, respectful, and inclusive and will have the resources to deliver services that are highly valued by its members.


  2023-2028 FCIS Strategic Priorities

  • Examine and refine each element of the accreditation process to ensure efficiency, adaptability, and core relevance.

  • Ensure the sustainability of our schools by providing best in class professional learning opportunities through a variety of delivery platforms.

  • To provide schools with valuable information and support services that contribute to schoolwide success.

  • Enhance the reputation and value of FCIS as the preeminent professional organization for Independent Schools in the state of Florida. 

  • Increase advocacy for FCIS Schools by monitoring those external trends which may impact member schools.