The College Academy @ Broward College (CA) is a full-time Dual Enrollment Broward County public collegiate high school established in the 2001-2002 school year. The College Academy is a joint venture between The School Board of Broward County and Broward College (BC). High school juniors enrolled full-time in our two year program have the opportunity to receive both a high school diploma from The School Board of Broward County and an Associate of the Arts (AA) degree from Broward College. The College Academy and Broward College are accredited by the AdvanceEd. The College Academy opened in 2001 on Broward College's Central Campus. The College Academy expanded to Broward College's North Campus beginning with the 2015 - 2016 school year. Enrollment is 450 students.
Students apply in their sophomore year. Students begin their application process with The College Academy in January. Students come from public, private, and home school settings, and must reside in Broward County. Applicants must have a 3.25 un-weighted grade point average and meet score requirements on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), SAT or ACT.
In accordance with our partnership with Broward College, students receive free tuition and fees, textbooks and transportation. Students have access to all Broward College facilities including computer and science laboratories and state-of-the-art libraries. All courses are taught on the Central or North campuses. Students take between 15-18 college credits Fall and Spring Terms and approximately 6 college credits during Summer Term 1.
Our program attracts the best and the brightest in our county. In 2019 100% of the College Academy students earned a high school diploma, 98% received Bright Future Scholarships and Associate of Arts Degrees. 80% of these AA Degrees are received with High and Highest Honors. 100% of College Academy graduates continue on to further their education at both in and out of state colleges and universities as well as the military including appointments to the Military Academies.
The College Academy is a small and family like setting. The school population is diverse and reflects the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the community. All of our students are taught by instructors who have Masters or Doctorate degrees, 60% of those instructors are National Board Certified, and all are qualified adjunct dual enrollment instructors. The instructors also serve as mentors and tutors for students.
We value the passion our teachers use to educate our students in a diverse and accelerated learning environment. We also value parents, guardians, and family members as partners in their child's education. We actively encourage volunteers!