New Beginnings Naples is located in Naples, FL, is an alternative school in Collier County that serves 43 students in grades 3 – 8. It is housed and operated by employees of the Collier County School District. Students who exhibit discipline challen ges in the regular schools are nominated for consideration at New Beginnings. New Beginnings follows Marine-like structures for disciple in a setting with a student-teacher ratio of 1 to 8. Students participate in a point system that challenges them to increase in rank with privileges as they earn points for appropriate behaviors, academic accomplishments, and attendance. Throughout the school year, the students celebrate success through occasional Promotion Ceremonies. These pictures illustrate the End – of – the Year Promotion Ceremony, the most important ceremony of the year. Deserving students are rewarded with increased rank and recognition from family and Marine Corp veterans who often act as mentors throughout the school year.