BCPS in the News

School Board Approves Shift from Centers to Colleges

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Atlantic, McFatter and Sheridan Technical Centers are now Technical Colleges

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously approved a recommendation to change the names of Atlantic, McFatter and Sheridan Technical Centers to Atlantic, McFatter and Sheridan Technical Colleges.   
Broward County Public Schools has long been a leader of Career, Technical and Adult Education in Florida. The decision to change the names to include the college distinction further strengthens and enhances the educational opportunities for adult students and business partners throughout Broward County.  It also supports the District’s mission to increase awareness in the community about the many high-quality educational options available for adult learners who are seeking career and technical education programs.
“We are excited by the many new possibilities that come with this name change,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.  “We are focusing on providing all students with world-class career programs – from our youngest learners through our adult learners.  Our technical colleges will continue to ensure students are prepared for success.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is internationally recognized as one of the world’s largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school systems, a distinction held since 2006. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 94 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 130 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook @ (facebook.com/browardschools).