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Five BCPS Magnet Schools Receive Magnet Schools of Distinction Awards

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Magnet Schools of America Announces 2015 National Merit Awards Winners
Six Magnet Programs Recognized at Five Schools

Congratulations to five Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) magnet schools for earning the Magnet Schools of America 2015 National Merit Awards. Receiving the Magnet Schools of Distinction Award are Fort Lauderdale High School, Cambridge Programme and Pre-Law & Public Affairs; McNicol Middle School, Science/Pre-Engineering; New River Middle School Marine Science; Stranahan High School, Medical Sciences; and Sunrise Middle School, Montessori. 
Magnet Schools of America established the National Merit Awards program to recognize the top magnet schools in the United States. These awards are given to magnet schools that show a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful diversity efforts, and the consistent delivery of high quality educational services to all stakeholders.  
“This is a very competitive process that recognizes only a small number of magnet schools nationally,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are proud that our schools and programs represent the best in education, innovation, equity and opportunity for our students.”
The schools will be honored at the Magnet Schools of America Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 22-25, 2015.
To learn more about magnet and innovative programs that provide unique or thematic instruction, visit http://www.browardschoolsinnovativeprograms.com/innovative-programs 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 238 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, like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free Broward County Public Schools mobile app.