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BCPS Receives $14 Million Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant for more than $14 million. BCPS is one of four school districts in the nation and the only district in Florida to receive funding in 2018, which is implemented over five years to support the development of magnet schools.

The District will receive $14,750,705 to support the launch of the Integrated Career and Academic Networks (iCAN) magnet theme at six schools – New River Middle School, Olsen Middle School, Pompano Beach Middle School, Blanche Ely High School, South Broward High School and Stranahan High School.

Through the iCAN magnet programs, students 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.

“The iCAN grant aligns with the District’s Strategic Plan and focuses on providing high-quality instruction,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Our emphasis on transforming secondary schools through the reimagining middle school initiative and preparing students for college and careers is evident in the iCAN grant.”

Magnet schools are founded on the five pillars of diversity, innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, high-quality instructional systems, and family and community partnerships. The funds awarded through the iCAN MSAP grant will help to increase school choice options for students and families in Broward County.