Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the nation, the second largest in the state of Florida, and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the country.
BCPS serves a diverse student population with students from 204 different countries, speaking 130 unique languages. The majority (60.29%) of students qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL), a measure of low-income status. By integrating CS into the core elementary curriculum, this program will be targeting female, minority, and low-income students who are typically underrepresented in STEM subjects and careers.
In the 2013-2014 school year, BCPS was selected by Code.org as the first school district in the nation to participate in a unique partnership to increase access to CS courses, curricula, professional development, and resources. The #BrowardCODES initiative has grown exponentially, and is quickly becoming a national model for bringing CS to public K-12 education.
Click here to learn more about BCPS’s continued commitment to expanding opportunities and broadening participation in computer science.