BCPS magnet schools and programs have been recognized for their commitment to high academic standards, diversity, etc.
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Magnet Schools of America, a national organization of magnet and theme-based schools, has announced 2017 National Merit Awards for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS).
Nine BCPS magnet schools received the Magnet Schools of Excellence Award, the top merit award given to a select group of magnet schools; and Magnet Schools of Distinction Award, the second highest award of recognition.
These magnet schools and programs are recognized for their commitment to high academic standards, school diversity, specialized curricula and instruction, family engagement and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.
Sunrise Middle School, Montessori received the Magnet Schools of Excellence award and the following schools were named Magnet Schools of Distinction:
• Apollo Middle School, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
• Atlantic West Elementary School, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
• Attucks Middle School, Cambridge Global Communications Academy
• Crystal Lake Middle School, Engineering and Environmental Science Program
• Fort Lauderdale High School, Cambridge
• Fort Lauderdale High School, Pre-Law & Public Affairs
• New River Middle School, Marine Science
• Plantation Middle School, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program
“These achievements are testaments to the commitment and dedication of our school leaders and teachers to excellence in education,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “This is a competitive process that awards only a small fraction of the magnet schools nationally. We are very proud that our magnet schools have been recognized for the outstanding work going on across our District.”
The schools will be recognized and receive the National Merit Awards during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 35th National Conference, April 26-30, hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles, Cal.
To learn more about magnet schools and programs in BCPS, contact the Innovative Programs Department at 754-321-2070 or visit browardschools.com.