Magnet Programs

  • The Broward County Public School district is a nationally recognized leader in the quality and diversity of education we offer students. Magnet programs offer educational choices in Broward County Public Schools. While similar courses and programs may be available in comprehensive schools, Magnet programs attract students by offering unique opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of interest. Each Magnet Program emphasizes a specialized theme. Our goal is to create educational interests, celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity, and foster student achievement.

    Our Magnet Programs

    • Expand educational choices for students
    • Promote diversity within our schools
    • Set high expectations for all students to improve student achievement
    • Prepare students for further education and the world of work
    • Develop positive school climates with an academic emphasis
    • Provide real-life and hands-on experiences
    • Offer mentorship and internship opportunities
  • Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

    Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
    The NFTE mission is to activate the entrepreneurial mindset and build startup skills in youth from under-resourced communities, to ensure their success and create a more vibrant society.

    NFTE activates the entrepreneurial mindset and builds startup skills in youth from under-resourced communities to ensure their success and to create a more vibrant society.

    Learn more about the NFTE Advantage.

  • Civil Air Patrol

    The Civil Air Patrol of Crystal Lake Middle provides students with hands-on skills and training to support the mission of providing our communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space, and cyber power. 

  • Robotics

    The Robotics program at Crystal Lake Middle works in coordination with a grant funded by the Navy Sea Perch program which allows our students opportunities to be develop skills with robotics and engineering giving them experience to prepare them for future careers in technology. 

  • International Affairs and Business

    In the International Affairs and Business (IAB) Magnet program, students learn a foreign language and take business classes to prepare them for work on a global scale. Through language skills and cultural immersion in Spanish, French, or Chinese, students gain real-world experience and make connections beyond the classroom.

  • Engineering and Environmental Science

    The Engineering and Environmental Science program at Crystal Lake is a unique opportunity for students to learn about environmental issues and demonstrate an understanding of its fragility and the importance of its protection by using the newest 21st-century technology to design sustainable products that focus on waste removal, recycling, pollution, and alternative energy resources.

Eligibility

  • Magnet Programs are open to qualified students throughout the state of Florida. All students entering grades K-12 may apply. Students must be five years old by September 1st to enter kindergarten. All students will demonstrate good conduct. At the secondary level, academic/talent entrance criteria have been established for admission to each Magnet Program as a means of promoting student success. Learn more about the academic requirements for middle and high school students. 

    The School Board of Broward County is committed to providing settings for education that promote understanding of diversity, tolerance and fair play, so that the positive tenets of a democratic society are reinforced by what students experience in schools. In the Broward County Public Schools, diversity is broadly defined to include students of different genders, of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, of various socioeconomic circumstances, those who speak English as a second language, and those who have exceptional and special needs.

Application Information

    • Before completing a magnet application, you will need to ensure that your child has a student identification number with Broward County Public Schools. You may secure the identification number from your child's home boundary school or any public school in Broward County.
    • Faxed or incomplete applications will NOT be processed. Only one application per student will be accepted. Applications received or postmarked after February 5, 2020 will be processed at a later date pending space availability.
    • Students applying to kindergarten must be five years old by September 1st.
    • All Middle School and High School applicants must provide a copy of most recent FSA test scores by mail, fax, or email. If FSA scores are not available, applicants must provide nationally recognized standardized test scores in reading and mathematics.
    • All Middle School and High School applicants must submit a copy of their most recent report card by mail, fax, or email.

    All report cards and FSA test scores can be submitted by mail, fax, or email:

    Broward County Public Schools
    Office of School Choice
    600 SE 3RD Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    Tel: 754-321-2480
    Fax: 754-321-2489
    Email: schoolchoice@browardschools.com 

  • The next opportunity to apply for a magnet program begins May 1, 2020.

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