Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members: As Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), I am excited about the incredible learning opportunities for BCPS students in the 2015/16 school year. From our rigorous academic courses and nationally recognized magnet programs – to our fine arts programs, athletics, and extracurricular clubs and activities – there is something for everyone. As the sixth largest school district in the country and the second largest in Florida, we are working hard every day to achieve our vision of “Educating Today’s Students to Succeed in Tomorrow’s World.” Our core mission is to provide quality instruction, utilize research-based strategies and best practices, and provide supportive learning environments to help all students reach their highest potential. At every grade level, we strive to energize students and develop eager learners, who are ready to take on academic challenges. BCPS is a leader in the nation for in initiatives, such as: • Providing scholastic chess to all second and third grade students in the District. S improve students’ critical thinking, problem-solving and social skills. • Becoming the first Florida school district to offer computer science courses at ev Computer science is a foundational field that can prepare students for the 21st • Expanding Career and Technical Education programs for middle and high scho programs provide students with the opportunity to earn industry certifications in fields, the same certifications used by working professionals. • Implementing debate programs at all of the District’s high schools. Through spee students learn research, logic, organization of ideas, and language skills, as well as increased self-esteem. • Expanding Personalized Learning Environments and Digital Infusion initiatives. Am the District’s award winning Digital 5 program, which utilizes laptops, digital reso materials and other learning tools to maximize student learning. The District now Learning and Digital Infusion programs in multiple grade levels. • BCPS also offers Montessori, Cambridge-AICE, Dual Language programs and th program in the nation. Education opens doors to the future. Ensuring our students are college and caree everything that we do across BCPS. In 2015, The Washington Post ranked 29 BCPS h “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” based on the schools’ commitment to with access to advanced coursework. In addition, U.S. News and World Report rec schools for being among the Best High Schools in the country. The list of accomplishments for our District, schools and students continues to grow learn more about all of the educational opportunities in BCPS, visit browardschool Sincerely, Dear Parents, Families and Community Members: Providing students with a high-quality education in a safe and secure learning environment is the priority of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). Though our community h s faced some challenging times due to the coronavirus pandemic, our teachers, ad inistrators and staff continue to work hard every day, offering innovative l arni g experiences for our students. I am proud of the work we are doin to help stude ts reach their highest potential. We remain focused on academics – engaging young mi ds to mast r logical thinking and preparing students for college and careers. We are also supporting families with mental health and mindfulness resources and collaborating with the community about educational priorities. BCPS provides a wide variety of programs to meet students’ interests and help them develop a lifelong love of learning. We are motivating them t learn and excel with award-winning magnet programs, dual lang age programs t promote biliteracy, computer science opportunities at every school and chess for second grade students to develop their critical thinking skills. In addition, BCPS offers the largest debate nd JROTC programs in the country, opportunities for students to earn industry c rtifications, advanced academic programs allowing high school students to earn college credits, virtual education opti ns, award-winning music and arts programs and outstanding athletic programs. As part of our District’s commitme t to excellence in education, we have established an infrastructure th t pri ritizes fam ly, stud nt nd community engagement. The District works to str ngth the family- school connection, encourage parental involvement and develop a range of partnerships to enhance learning with unique real-world experiences for students. From pre-K through 12th grade and continuing with post-secondary education through the District’s Technical Colleges, there is something for everyone in BCPS. Our students, staff and community have proven we are resilient, and, together, we remain united in our determination to help our students achieve their dreams. Families can learn more about the educational opportunities available at BCPS by visiting br wardscho ls.com. I encourage you to be an active participant in your child’s education. Thank you for partnering with us to support your child’s future. Sincer ly,
BROWARD County Public Schools Established 1915
Robert W. Runcie Superintendent of Schools
BCPS provides a wide variety of programs to meet students’ interests and help them develop a lifelong love of learning.
Robert W. Runcie Superintendent of Schools, Broward County Public Schools Robert W. Runcie Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools
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