With more than 50 high schools in Broward County, many are upping their standards to ensure students' success in college with programs never before offered in South Florida.
If one of the 3 schools doesn't offer a course you want – with proper scheduling – you can take the course at another high school in the PCPC to gain enough credits to automatically gain entry as a freshman to FIU.
Similarly, the LEEO Project is raising standards on vocational programs, affiliating with Citrix – an information technology corporation that aids graduating students in obtaining certifications in various fields.
Geared to real life working situations, Citrix offers schools new project-based business classes, saving parents lots of money. It plans to get students vocationally specialized, even providing internships.
Beginning in middle school, the LEEO project seeks to provide each participant with a Bachelor of Applied Science Information Technology and a Business degree from Broward College.
Gaining more prestige, The Quantum Leap program provides new standards in preparation for college and the industrial world.
Its purpose is to prepare students from elementary school (the junior quantum leap at Park Springs, Forest Hills, Hunt, and Coral Park) and the pre-Quantum leap (Forest Glen Middle) for the curriculum of Advanced Placement classes. The rigor of the courses demands students have strong academics and at least a 4 on the FCAT reading.
Other schools offer other Innovation Programs designed to launch their students into successful careers. Check out the Broward Schools' website for a comprehensive list of the programs available to you.