FAPSC Through Time



Florida Association of Private Schools (FAPS) created in Dade County on June 28.


Board of Directors established

State of Florida licensing process established

FAPSC training workshops launched


FAPSC and State of Florida launch Career Awareness Week in October

Associate membership begun

Newsletter launched, named Update

FAPSC awarded Outstanding State Association by the National Association of Trade & Technical Schools (NATTS)

Career Alert, a publication for high school guidance counselors begun

FL DOE member invited to Board meeting for first time; Charles O'Malley attends


FAPS Department of Accredited Schools created and offers accreditation workshops

Annual awards program begun

FAPS wins numerous awards, including:

  • First Place-Member Services at NATTS/ACIS Idea Fair
  • First Place for Member Recruitment
  • First Place for Publications
  • Second Place for Member Services at 6th Annual State Associations Workshop

FAPS becomes FAAPS - Florida Association of Accredited Private Schools

FAAPS partners with FVA, the Florida Vocational Association

FAAPS scholarship program exceeds $1 million in tuition value

FAAPS hosts inaugural legislation reception at Capitol


FAAPS recognized by Governor Martinez

Regulatory rules serve as nationwide model for quality standards

State of Florida legislature passes the VSAG - the Vocational Student Assistance Grant

FAAPS hires Legislative and Government Affairs Coordinator

FAAPS appoints Strategic Planning Task Force

FAAPS becomes FAPSC - Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges in 1992


Newsletter goes digital and is re-named eFlash

FAPSC PAC is established

CIE becomes part of Higher Education Coordinating Council (HECC)

ABLE Grant is established

FAPSC adds Central Florida Conference

FAPSC celebrates 50 years in 2006!

2010 - Today

Spirit of FAPSC award is instituted

Hall of Fame instituted

Nursing workshops offered

Cosmetology workshops offered

Champions of Students recognition begins

Webinars instituted

FAPSC gains sector support against gainful employment legislation

FAPSC representation on HECC begins


This is our past, our history of serving the career-focused schools and students of Florida. May our foundation hold us firmly as we enter the future.