March 29, 2021
For the second time in four years, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to be named District of the Year by Cambridge International. In 2018, BCPS was the first school district in the United States to be honored with this award, which recognizes districts for having high academic achievements among students participating in Cambridge programs, increasing Cambridge opportunities across the District and committing to equity in education for all students.
Since first receiving the Cambridge International District of the Year award – in the large district category – for the 2016/17 school year, BCPS has expanded access to Cambridge International exams by 58% and achieved an average 89% passing rate (based on 2019/20 school year exams).
“In the midst of the challenging year we have faced with the pandemic, this recognition is a testament to our students’ and teachers’ hard work and will to persevere,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are thankful to Cambridge International for its support of academic excellence here in Broward County and across the globe.”
“We congratulate Broward County Public Schools on receiving the District of the Year Award, in the large district category, for the second time in four years. This award is recognition of the exceptional achievement by the students, teachers and administrators in Broward County,” said Mark Cavone, Regional Director of Cambridge International, North America. “We look forward to continuing to partner with BCPS in ensuring all students have the best educational opportunities, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to confidently face our changing and complex world.”
BCPS has partnered with Cambridge International for more than 10 years, offering innovative programs at three elementary schools, 11 middle schools and 21 high schools, as well as Cambridge Magnet Programs at one middle school and one high school. To find out more, visit browardschools.com/innovativeprograms.
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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962 and has nearly 261,000 pre-K-12th grade students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers, and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.