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BCPS Magnet Schools Receive 2017 National Merit Awards From The Magnet Schools of America

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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). Eight BCPS magnet programs 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.  

“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.”

Congratulations to the following National Merit Award winning magnet schools:

Magnet Schools of Excellence
Sunrise Middle School, Montessori

Magnet Schools of Distinction
Apollo Middle School, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Atlantic West Elementary School, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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

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, 2017, hosted by Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles, CA.

To learn more about magnet schools and programs in Broward County Public Schools, contact the Innovative Programs Department, at 754-321-2070 or visit browardschools.com.

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