Accreditation Information

  • Did you know that Broward County Public Schools is Florida's first full accredited school system since 1962?

    Why Accreditation Matters?

    For Students
    Students benefit from their educational system's commitment to raising student achievement. Students that attend an accredited institution gain greater access to federal loans, scholarships, postsecondary education and military programs.

    For Parents
    This ethic of excellence ensures that institutions will find rich benefits from accreditation and that parents can confidently make informed decisions about their children's education, knowing their child's school is accredited.

    For Teachers/Staff
    The accreditation process leads teachers to critically evaluate teaching and learning with a focus for academic excellence.

    For Communities and Businesses
    As a result of schools exhibiting educational excellence, communities are viewed as desirable for economic growth and business expansion.

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    Accreditation Standards

    Standard 1

    Purpose and Direction
    The system maintains and communicates at all levels of the organization a purpose and direction for continuous improvement that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

    Standard 2

    Governance and Leadership
    The system operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and system effectiveness.


    Standard 3

    Teaching and Assessing for Learning
    The system's curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning across all grade and courses.


    Standard 4

    Resources and Support Systems
    The system has resources and provides services in all schools that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.


    Standard 5

    Using Results for Continuous Improvement
    The system implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and system effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.