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.

    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 academic emphasis
    • Provide real-life and hands-on experiences
    • Offer mentorship and internship opportunities
  • Information Technology, Communications & Computer Engineering Magnet Program (ITCE)

    The Information Technology, Communications & Computer Engineering Magnet Program (ITCE) at Pompano Beach Middle School provides students three different pathways to help them prepare for their future. The programs are Information Technology, Communications, and Computer Engineering.

    • Information Technology in partnership with Pompano Beach High

    Our program provides students a fundamental computer course to help develop concepts and advanced training in Adobe Premier Applications. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification course is also offered as part of our magnet enrichment. Students will learn how to transform themselves from being users of technology to creators of technology!

    • Communications in partnership Deerfield Beach High

    Students learn the many aspects of producing TV and broadcast journalism by taking the package and show production courses. They will learn how to write and produce public service announcements by exploring videography, voice-over narration writing, video editing to create story elements, write information news stories, and operate our television studio equipment.

    • Computer Engineering in partnership with Blanche Ely High 

    Students use state-of-the-art equipment to learn about careers in computer sciences and computer engineering. They will also learn computer coding and gaming programming, corporate computer applications, software design, and presentation skills. Students practice professional leadership skills to make them competitive in today's economy.

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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