• Is there a cost to attend a Magnet Program?

    No, Magnet Programs are free to students.

  • If my child is currently attending a Magnet Program in another county and we move, are they automatically transferred into the Broward County Magnet Program?

    No, you will need to complete an application to enroll your child in the Broward County Magnet Programs. Placement in a Magnet Program will be based on space availability, along with academic/talent criteria at the secondary level.

  • Where can I obtain a student identification number?

    A BCPS student number can be obtained by contacting any Broward County public school. School information can be found at the School Information and Resources webpage.  If a school is unable to assist you, please Contact the School Choice Office for assistance.

  • Is there a middle school that feeds directly into Pompano Beach High School?

    Pompano Beach High School (PBHS) does not have a boundary like other comprehensive high schools in Broward County, therefore, no middle schools feed automatically into PBHS. All students must complete the magnet application process in order to attend.

    However, if your child is in a Magnet Program which is the same theme offered by PBHS, and meets the academic criteria, he/she will be given priority placement in filling the available seats. There is no automatic transfer. Currently there are two middle school magnet programs which receive priority status into Pompano Beach High School: the International Language magnet at Crystal Lake Middle School and the Information Technology magnet located at Pompano Beach Middle School.

  • If my child is in a Middle School Magnet program and applies to a different Magnet Program theme, does he/she automatically get in?

    No. However, if your child is in a Magnet Program and applies to a secondary magnet program in the same theme by the deadline date, and meets the academic criteria, he/she will be given priority placement in filling the available seats. If a student chooses a different theme, priority placement WILL NOT be given. There is no automatic transfer. Currently there are two middle school magnet programs which receive priority status into Pompano Beach High School: the International Language magnet at Crystal Lake Middle School and the Information Technology magnet located at Pompano Beach Middle School.

  • What are the requirements to attend Pompano Beach High School?

    • A minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA in Science Social, Studies, Math and Language Arts.
    • Most recent FSA scores at or above level 3 in Reading and Math. If FSA scores are not available, applicants must provide nationally recognized standardized test scores in reading and mathematics: score 50% or greater.

  • How can I apply for Pompano Beach High School (PBHS)?

    The application period for Magnet programs in Broward County opens during the first week of December and the deadline is usually some time in the first week of February and there is another application period in May. Applications are available online at www.browardschools.com/schoolchoice.  An application is required for each student that is applying.

  • Is transportation provided?

    Yes, transportation is provided at no cost by The Broward County School District to and from Pompano Beach High School for Magnet students who reside more than 2 miles from the school and who live north of Sunrise Boulevard.

  • How are students selected to attend Pompano Beach High School?

    A random computerized selection process is conducted to assign available seats to PBHS. The vast majority of incoming students each year are in the ninth grade, however, depending on student enrollment, additional seats may be requested for lottery draw for grades 10 and 11.

  • Does my child automatically get accepted if I have another child that is already attending PBHS?

    If an applicant is a sibling of a student who is currently attending, and will continue to attend PBHS during the next school year, they will be given priority for a seat if available. If there are more sibling applicants vs. seats available, a random computerized selection process will be conducted to award sibling seats and create a sibling wait-pool.

  • What is the definition of a sibling?

    A sibling is a biological, adopted, foster, half, or step brother/sister who shares the same parent/legal guardian as a student that is currently attending PBHS and will continue to attend PBHS for the following school year.

  • I am a School Board Employee. Can I use my employment status to guarantee my child a seat at PBHS?

    No, magnet programs are by application only and do not provide a priority for employees throughout the district.

  • Can I apply to more than one magnet program?

    No. You can only have one magnet school application active at a time. However, there are more School Choice Options, for more information, click here or call the Demographics and Student Assignments Office at 754-321-2480.

  • How do I know if my child's application is complete?

    To complete your School Choice application, you may be required to submit additional documents.

    Before sending required documents, please check your school choice application online at the Check Your Status web page for one of the following status notifications:

    • Application Incomplete
    • Application Complete

    Incomplete Applications

    Application confirmation page exaple

    If the application status reads Application Incomplete, please submit the following documents according to your application type and missing documents:

    • Magnet Applicants (applying for 6-12 grades only)

      Send the following:

      • The most current report card
      • The most recent FSA (18/19 school year) test scores or Standardized test scores, ie: Stanford, Iowa, SAT’s, ACT’s, etc.

        Attention  – Missing Grades/Test Scores for Magnet Middle and High Applicants:

        All middle/high applicants must provide a copy of the most recent report card and latest FSA English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics scores from the 2018/19 school year. Applications will be incomplete until the report card and test scores have been received.

        If FSA scores are not available, applicants must provide nationally recognized standardized test scores or email schoolchoice@browardschools.com to request a magnet panel review for magnet program eligibility.

  • How do I submit most recent report card and FSA test scores?

    Please submit your required documents to the Office of School Choice using one of the following methods:

  • If my child does not have a FSA test score, are there other tests that will be accepted?

    If FSA scores are not available, applicants must provide nationally recognized standardized test scores or email schoolchoice@browardschools.com to request a magnet panel review for magnet program eligibility.

  • Can I track the status or make changes to my child’s application?

    Yes. Tracking your child’s status or making changes to your child’s application is fast and simple. Just log on to Parent View, then enter your confirmation number and the student identification number for your child. Changes to the application will be accepted until the deadline date.

  • How will I know if my child was accepted?

    After the application deadline, parents will receive written notification from the Demographics & Student Assignments Office regarding the status of the application. The letters will be sent to the address on your child's school record and should arrive during the month of March. If your child was chosen to attend PBHS, you will receive an email and/or a phone call from someone at PBHS with the day and time that you are to report to register for classes. If you do not hear from PBHS with a date to register, contact the school at:754-322-2000. If your child is not accepted this year, you must reapply next year.

  • If my child is not accepted at their “choice” Magnet School, how do I request another Magnet School?

    Contact the Demographics and Student Assignments Office at 754-321-2480 to request that your child be considered for a second Magnet School. You can only apply for ONE magnet program at a time.

  • If my child is accepted into PBHS, will I be required to apply every year?

    No, once your child is selected he/she may continue to attend PBHS until they graduate high school.

  • Will my child be automatically registered at Pompano Beach High School if he/she is accepted into the program?

    No. You must register your child before he or she can attend PBHS and there is a deadline for registration. Therefore, if you cannot make the initial registration, please call the school and schedule a time to come in to register your child to guarantee a spot in the program.

  • When will I receive the transportation schedule?

    The transportation schedule is mailed to eligible parents the week prior to the first day of school. Other Questions? If you have additional questions you would like to ask, please contact the department of Innovative Programs (754) 321-2480.

  • If my child does not get accepted in the initial lottery draw, will there be another opportunity for him/her?

    If your child is not selected in the initial lottery draw, he/she will be placed in the PBHS wait pool. We encourage that students stay in the wait pool through the spring and summer because PBHS loses students every year during the summer due to various reasons, and there will be additional pulls from the lottery, please click here for a list of dates. Students have until the tenth (10th) day of the new school year to enroll into a magnet program.

  • If you have additional questions and need more information, please call Arif Mumtaz at 754-322-2000.