• Stranahan High SchoolMSA 2015
    A 2015 National Magnet School of Distinction

    Magnet Schools of America (MSA), a national association for magnet and theme-based schools, its mission is to provide leadership for high quality innovative instructional programs that promote choice, equity, diversity, and academic excellence for all students.

    Magnet Schools of Merit Awards

    Magnet Schools of America established the Magnet Schools of Merit Award to recognize the top magnet schools in the United States. The Magnet Schools of Merit Award recognizes magnet schools that show commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation/diversity efforts, and the consistent delivery of quality services to all stakeholders. 

    Advanced Curriculum

    Stranahan High School magnet students attain the highest levels of academic preparation and achievement. We provide students with a more rigorous curricula; inclusive of Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses, adequately preparing them for the academic and behavioral expectations of college.

    The Application of Knowledge

    At Stranahan High School students are guided to select a Career Pathway Course of study as early as their 9th grade year. This focus will offer students the opportunity to explore career interest areas in depth over the next four years. The selected career pathways offer innovative ways of organizing the curriculum and academic academies. As students matriculate through Stranahan High School, their career pathways will continue to be expanded and developed to afford students a personalized educational journey.

    Our academic academies are organized around broad areas of interest including: Art, Communication and Design, Education, Business and Management, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Medical Sciences.  Enrollment in one of our unique programs allows students to experience first-hand training and career coaching from business and industry partners, pursue career opportunities and earn multiple industry certifications as they investigate their areas of postsecondary and career interest.

    We transform students into young professionals. 

    Magnet Admissions Requirements

    The Stranahan Magnet Program welcomes applications from students who are college bound and demonstrate a strong interest in the areas of Education, Medical Science or Science/Pre-Engineering. Students must reside in Broward County. Applying students must have a strong academic background, evidenced by FSA scores in reading and math at or above Level 3, with satisfactory attendance and conduct records. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA and meet the minimum requirements of all courses.

    Magnet Distinction Requirements

    Students earning magnet distinction will have completed 3 pathway courses, earned one or more industry certifications, acquired at least 100 service hours (60 of which related to their program of study known as magnet service hours), completed their summer internship* (summer of junior year), completed and successfully presented senior year project, and maintained academic performance and course requirements consistent with magnet standards for their program of study.


    *To learn more about additional requirements for Medical and Engineering Pathways please speak to your magnet coordinator or grade level counselor.  


    Learn More About Admissions | Online Magnet Application  



    Magnet Staff

    Brooke Smith, iCAN Magnet and Medical Magnet Coordinator

    Dahlia Orris, iCAN Magnet, Science/Pre-Engineering Magnet, and UTAP Magnet Coordinator