Principal's Message


Terrilynn Bornino-Elwell
Coordinator, Alternative Education



Coordinator's Message:

Dear Franklin School of Opportunity Parent/Guardian(s),

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year.

Our primary mission at FSO Lakewood is to provide a safe, caring, supportive environment where non-traditional learners are empowered academically and personally to reach their full social, emotional, and academic potential. To emphasize to students, parents/guardians, and the Lakewood Community, that we are a team of educators that embrace diversity, welcome creativity and work together to achieve success for all students.

Our goal at FSO is to ensure that our students are well prepared for educational or career opportunities upon graduation. This requires hard work, dedication, and a tremendous amount of educational investment for each FSO student. This means classrooms led by qualified instructors with knowledge in technology, online programming, and the most up to date information on learning standards, differentiated instruction and educational trends available to our educators today.

My goal is to see our mission through no matter how difficult and challenging the path to student success presents itself. Together we will provide an engaging education to prepare all students to become successful high school graduates with a future to continue in education or pursue a choice career.  While in a culture of diversity, empowerment and adversity, the staff and students at FSO will demonstrate high expectations of respect, trust and integrity and promote a supportive academic environment emphasizing the value of education.

Dr. Michael Barnes, superintendent of Lakewood City Schools has set the bar high with his vision of a " Lakewood Graduate". Together we join the journey of Discovery Learning about hopes, dreams and aspirations and what a model student and citizen of Lakewood represents. Our school prides itself on academic growth and achievement as well as the hard work of our students, teachers, and FSO Staff.  We thank the Lakewood Community and the Lakewood Board of Education for their continued support.

Franklin School of Opportunity's success  will be an everyday effort with a strong commitment from an incredible staff, parents, guardians, community and the students. I am thankful to lead such an extraordinary group of individuals each and every day.

Together we will make the vision a reality, one step at a time.

With the pandemic, FSO students will be following a remote plan for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. Information will be provided in the coming weeks.

An orientation will be planned for parents and students  August 31- September 4. Details to follow. Students will begin remote learning on September 8, 2020. An FSO schedule for Middle School and High School students will be sent out later this week. If you have any questions, comments  or would like additional information, please do not hesitate contacting me. 216. 529-4037. 




Terrilynn Bornino-Elwell
Coordinator of Alternative Education





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