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.

    This year our Montessori Magnet Program has been recognized by Magnet Schools of America as a 2020 Merit School of Excellence.  This prestigious award is given only to outstanding magnet programs across the United States and we are proud to be recognized for our high standards of education and for the uniqueness of our program.

    Sunrise 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
  • Montessori Magnet Academy

    Sunrise Middle School is pleased to announce our involvement with the American Montessori Society. Our program meets the criteria for involvement and affords your child the opportunity to gain an education from a nationally recognized program.

    We welcome future Sunrise Middle School Falcons! If you live within Sunrise Middle School boundary and would like to be in the magnet program, you DO NOT need to complete the DISTRICT School Choice magnet application. Please EMAIL a copy of your child's most recent report card and FSA Scores to In the email subject line please type: IN-BOUNDARY STUDENT and include your child's name in the body of the email. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Perez, Montessori Magnet Coordinator, Sunrise Middle School.

  • Technology CAPE Academy

    The Florida Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act provides the basis for the establishment of a CAPE Academy at Sunrise Middle School.

    Our Technology CAPE Academy is aligned to Professional Industry Standards and students who are enrolled in this program can earn career Industry Certification in Microsoft Office by passing end-of-course exams in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel over the course of 1 - 1.5 years.  These courses reinforce academic content by applying curriculum to real-world, workforce readiness, and skills training situations. Many of these skills-training courses provide students with marketable proof of their skills-competency.

    The goal of Career & Technical Education at Sunrise Middle School is to prepare ALL our students for post-secondary education and/or a smooth transition into the workplace.


  • 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.
    • Incomplete applications will NOT be processed. Only one application per student will be accepted. Applications received or postmarked after the close of the application window 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 submit a copy of their most recent report card when completing their applications through the Office of School Choice Dashboard



Apply Now - Magnet

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    • All Middle School and High School applicants must submit a copy of their most recent report card when completing their applications through the School Choice Web Page for more information


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