iCAN Magnet Programs at Our School

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  • Students in the Integrated Career Academic Networks (iCAN) magnet program will participate in project-based and blended learning, develop workplace and technology skills, and engage in mentoring by a network of advisors from business industries and postsecondary institutions. Pompano Beach Middle is one of only six schools in the district to offer the iCAN program, which allows every student enrolled at the school to participate in a themed academy of their choosing. 


    The program prepares students for careers as pilots, aerospace engineers, mechanics, air traffic controllers, and other airport support functions. They are also introduced to computer engineering as a way of thinking through complex tasks.  Students will be given the opportunity to solve technological problems using a variety of tools, materials, engineering, and design thinking processes while gaining an understanding of the effects of robotic technology on our everyday lives. There is nothing quite as fun — and educational — as building one’s own drone and setting it through a race, an activity, or a challenge.


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    This program draws on fields such as physiology, biomechanics and robotics to measure what is happening in an athlete’s body; psychology to analyze the role of the mind in performance; nutrition to help athletes fuel their bodies correctly; and business and sports management to understand the financial and operational sides of the sports industry. This program also has an eSports component which will open doors for students by giving them early exposure to all facets of eSports, including the business of eSports.


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    The program explores computer software applications for the purpose of storing, retrieving, transmitting and manipulating digital information using information technology principles. Students will explore the world of digital communication using television production techniques while working with professional equipment in a modern digital TV studio. This program also has an additional Law component where students will examine principles behind the structures of the legal system, and individual rights protected by Constitutional Law with an emphasis on media law.


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    The education program provides opportunities for leadership, working collaboratively with teams and practicing presentation skills. The program empowers students to embrace their knowledge of the education profession. They will have the opportunity to experience and work directly with Broward College; this academy offers dual enrollment opportunities so that our students may graduate with up to 60 post-secondary credit hours.


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    Hospitality and Tourism involves all aspects of the travel, leisure, food and lodging industries. This program will focus on those four industries: travel involves an airplane, cruise ships and train travel; leisure includes recreation, amusement parks, sports arenas; food and lodging involves restaurants and food service areas, as well as lodging, which includes hotels and resorts for overnight stay. Students will also explore the arts and entertainment sector and gain an understanding of venue selection and event planning.   

Broward County 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. Magnet programs attract students by offering unique opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of interest. Our school offers magnet programs in specialized themes to create educational interests, celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity, and foster student achievement.


  • 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 8, 2021 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 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 

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