What’s New in 2017/18

As Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) counts down to the start of the new school year, the District is excited to share Volume I of What’s New in 2017/18. To keep the community informed of the great work taking place across BCPS, additional volumes will be provided over the coming weeks! View What’s New in 2017/18 - Volume I

Help Our Students and Teachers by Donating Your Sales Tax Allowance

Attention business owners! Broward County Public Schools is a leader in integrating technology into the learning environment in thousands of classrooms and school media centers throughout the District. Donate your Sales Tax Collection Allowance online to bring technology to our classrooms. Sales Tax Donation Information

Countdown to the New School Year!

The first day of school is Monday, August 21, 2017, for all District schools on the traditional school year calendar! The District’s four year-round schools: Colbert Museum Magnet, Lake Forest Elementary School, Watkins Elementary School and McNicol Middle School begin on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. View the District’s school year calendars

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

During the 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 4 – 6, qualifying items are exempt from tax including: certain school supplies for $15 or less; clothing, footwear and certain accessories for $60 or less; and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories for $750 or less. For more information and a list of qualifying items, visit www.floridarevenue.com.

BCPS Named Great District for Great Teachers

Broward County Public Schools is proud to announce that the National Council on Teacher Quality, a national nonprofit organization committed to ensuring all children have effective teachers and every teacher has the opportunity to become effective, has named it a Great District for Great Teachers. Great District for Great Teachers.

2017 School Grades Show Continued Improvements Across the District

Today, the Florida Department of Education released 2017 school grades for all schools. Results show 96 percent of innovative District schools earn an “A,” “B” or “C” from the state. Read more 2017 highlights.

2017/18 School Choice Phase II Application Window Now Open

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice Phase II application window for the 2017/18 school year takes place May 1, 2017 - September 1, 2017. During the School Choice Phase II application window, parents and guardians may submit applications for magnet programs and school reassignments at schools with available seats from the initial School Choice application window earlier this school year. Learn More

2017 Summer Camps and Programs

Summer is right around the corner! Broward County Public Schools is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Programs Online Resource. This valuable resource provides parents and guardians a robust summer guide to many amazing camps, programs and resources. There is something for everyone. Summer Camps and Programs

Broward Technical Colleges No. 1 in the State for Industry Certification Awards

For a second consecutive year, students attending Broward Technical Colleges earned a record number of industry certifications, as 712 students received 952 nationally recognized industry certifications. Broward County Public Schools adult students outperformed the state by more than 15 percent. Learn more about Broward Technical Colleges Industry Certifications.

Listen to the #BCPSPodcast covering the Safety, Music, Arts and Technology (SMART) Bond Program

Listen to the #BCPSPodcast, which covers an important topic among our BCPS community – the Safety, Music, Arts and Technology (SMART) Bond Program - with a focus on facility improvements. To discuss this is our Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and our Chief Facilities Officer, Leo Bobadilla. Safety, Music, Arts and Technology (SMART) Bond Program

Work 4. $ave More. Summer Work Days

As a result of the success of the Summer Work Days program in previous years, the District continues its Summer Work Days schedule for 2017. The four-day workweek begins the week of Monday, June 12 and ends on Friday, August 11. Schools and District offices will remain open Monday through Thursday with extended hours of operation, and closed on Fridays. Learn More.

Give the Gift of Reading

Broward County Public Schools encourages parents and guardians to support their child’s reading skills by Giving the Gift of Reading. Click the link below for family reading tips. Broward County Public Schools Literacy Guide

Seniors: Apply for College Financial Aid

High School Seniors, do you need money for college? Don’t miss out on FREE money. Complete a FAFSA form, to see how much financial aid you are eligible for. Click the link below for more information. FAFSA is Free to Complete.

Language Translation Features Help Keep You Updated On BCPS

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates and respects the diversity of our students, families, employees and community members. To help you quickly and easily access information on the District’s website in multiple languages, translation resources are now available. To learn how to use the translation resources, Click Here

BCPS Students: Download Microsoft Office for Free

Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program provides free downloads of the full version of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, etc.) for all students in Broward County Public Schools for use on their personal devices. Learn More

Download the Free BCPS Mobile App

The free BCPS Mobile App is an easy and convenient way to stay up-to-date on District and school news, information and alerts. To learn more about the BCPS Mobile App, Click Here

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