Education on 6: Brag About Your School
Brag About Your School showcases outstanding schools, and incredible programs and learning opportunities across Broward County Public Schools. Brag About Your School is a feature of NBC 6.
It’s not easy to achieve excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines has managed to hit that trifecta.
Click below to watch more Brag About Your School features.
Ramblewood Middle - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Most middle schools offer a handful of classes, at most, that offer high school credit. It’s a different story at Ramblewood Middle School in Coral Springs, which has 16 high school credit classes, including 11 electives. The principal emphasizes student choice, especially in the arts.
Miramar High - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Miramar High School is mostly known for two highly unrelated things: powerhouse football teams and for being the alma mater of Johnny Depp. Oh, but there’s so much more going on at this south Broward County institution.
When a school attracts students from all over Broward County, it’s fitting to put the word “magnet” right into its name. Hallandale Magnet High School definitely has pull, thanks to its six magnet programs, all under the umbrella of its Entrepreneurship STEM and Multimedia Technology Academy.
Home of the Knights, the school boasts one of the top marching bands in the entire state, recently placing third in the Florida Marching Band Coalition 2016 Championships held in St. Petersburg.
McNicol Middle School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
It’s a STEM school, which means they integrate science, technology, engineering and math into all areas of the curriculum, but McNicol Middle School in Hollywood takes that concept a step further.
Coconut Creek High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Coconut Creek High has been an icon in North Broward for more than 40 years, a traditional, comprehensive high school which now has a brand-new magnet program. It’s called the Creek Technical Academy.
Hollywood Hills High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Rated as one of the top high schools in America by Newsweek’s 2015-16 World Report, the Spartans feature several top programs for their students.
Crystal Lake Middle School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
The students in the Civil Air Patrol elective learn all about aerospace engineering, including how to design aircraft. They even fly airplanes as part of the class.
Cypress Bay High School -NBC 6 Brag About Your School
The Home of the Lightning is the biggest high school in Florida and one of the largest in the nation. To accommodate the needs of its huge student body, Cypress Bay has 33 AP classes, the Cambridge Program, and 55 clubs.
Boyd Anderson High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Open since 1971, Boyd Anderson High is an iconic Broward County institution. Its alumni include many professional athletes, including NBA Hall of Fame member Mitch Richmond. Now, thanks to magnet programs, the school has developed an excellent academic reputation as well.
Blanche Ely High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
When your school dates back to 1952, it's an understatement to say it has tradition. Blanche Ely High School oozes tradition and pride, from a gym that looks like the set of the movie "Hoosiers," to its back-to-back state championship basketball team, to its superior-rated jazz band, to the distinction of having one of Broward County's first-ever magnet programs.
West Broward High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Ari Odzer answers the question 'Who Let the Dogs Out?' with a little help from the students at West Broward High School.
Plantation High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Students at the home of the Colonels have a finger-licking good menu of programs, from health sciences to a magnet International Baccalaureate program to a unique, four-year course in aerospace engineering.
Margate Middle School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Margate tends to be overshadowed by its larger neighbors, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach. Margate Middle School, however, is not about to be eclipsed by any other school, no matter where it’s located. Right now, the school on Atlantic Boulevard is number one in the state of Florida in the Vocabulary.com competition, an example of how the students here strive for excellence.
Nova High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Most high schools have drama clubs. Very few have produced their own musical, written and created by students. Nova High School’s “Weight of Words” is a powerful statement against bullying, delivered by teens for other teens to absorb.
At a school named after the Apollo lunar missions, you would expect a top-flight science program, and Apollo Middle School in Hollywood delivers the payload. It’s a STEM magnet school. Every student takes not just the required basic science classes, but additional science courses as well, such as software engineering, civil engineering, and aeronautics.
Everglades High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
We don’t need to sing the praises of the multiple-award winning Everglades High School vocal ensemble choir. The kids do that for themselves, and it isn’t even a performing arts magnet program. It’s part of a diverse school that offers something for everyone.
Coral Glades High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
NBC 6's Brag About Your School crew went to Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs and found themselves enthralled by a Broadway show, a spunky student production of Pippin, staged in a rehearsal space. “It's just a great experience seeing the kids, how energized they are, how focused they are, how talented they are," said John Luffred, the chairman of the school’s Fine Arts department.
Coral Springs Middle School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
They’re jazzed about jazz at Coral Springs Middle School, where the jazz band of seventh and eighth graders already sounds like grizzled veterans from the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Western High School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Western High is known for its debate and STEM programs, but the student government president said working on Harvest Drive is the most satisfying thing any student can do.
Sheridan Park Elementary School - NBC 6 Brag About Your School
Lego robotics emphasizes robot design and performance, but also requires competing teams to research a common topic and present ideas on the subject. This year's topic is re-inventing education.