Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of the Confucius Institute of BCPS

Friday, December 19, 2014
On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Cypress Bay High School celebrated the grand opening of the Confucius Institute of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). The Confucius Institute, which is located at Cypress Bay High School, is a joint venture between BCPS, the College Board and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. BCPS is one of only five Confucius Institutes in K-12 schools in the United States. 

The Confucius Institute supports the teaching of the Chinese language and culture to students. The grand opening event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as Chinese-themed entertainment and reception. School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, school leaders, District staff, teachers, students, parents and community members attended the event. 

“We are proud to provide our students with the opportunity to participate in the Confucius Institute of Broward County Public Schools,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “By exposing our students to this rigorous and robust language program, we are preparing our students to compete in a global economy after graduation.” 


 Photos illustrating student performances from the Confucius Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Cypress Bay High School 

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Watch a video about the grand opening of the Confucius Institute of Broward County Public Schools in our Friday Focus

For more information on the Confucius Institute of Broward County Public Schools, contact Bob McKinney, Advanced Studies Coordinator, at 754-321-2119. 



Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 95 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). 


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