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South Broward High School Joins Global Community of Cambridge Schools

Friday, August 22, 2014
South Broward High School has been awarded the Cambridge International School status by Cambridge International Examinations. This distinction allows South Broward High to offer Cambridge programs and qualifications, including Marine Science, Physics, Mathematics/Calculus, Mathematics/Probability and Statistics, English, Thinking Skills, General Paper, Art and Design, French and Spanish.
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. It is part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education. Cambridge programs and qualifications are taught in more than 9,000 schools in over 160 countries.
“We are delighted to announce that South Broward High School has joined our global community of Cambridge schools, said Michael O’Sullivan, chief executive of Cambridge International Examinations. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship, which will be of great benefit to learners throughout the region.”
Cambridge programs and qualifications are recognized and valued by universities and employers around the world. Cambridge helps schools deliver the best education possible by providing comprehensive support, including teacher training, classroom resources and membership of a global learning community.
South Broward High Principal Olayemi Awofadeju said, “We are so excited to bring courses to our community that promote rigor and high standards of learning, while keeping a global focus in our curriculum.”
This is the first year for the Cambridge program at South Broward High, which becomes Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) third high school to offer the program. Fort Lauderdale High School is entering its 11th year of the Cambridge program and Cypress Bay High School introduced the program in 2013/14. For additional information on Cambridge programs in BCPS, visit the Innovative Programs at browardschoolsinnovativeprograms.com or call 754-321-2070.
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 Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 237 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 102 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook @ (facebook.com/browardschools).