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About Broward County

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.

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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.

Broward County Public School Highlights

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Computer science is offered at all 236 Broward County Public Schools (Kindergarten-12th grade).
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BCPS is a Code.org Regional Partner and will help increase teacher training and building a local community of practice in South Florida.
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Broward led the way in advocating for state-level CS academic standards, which Florida passed in May 2016.
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BCPS was invited to the White House Summit on CS for All to share its work with #BrowardCODES and raise awareness about the need to provide high-quality computer science instruction.

Click here to learn more about BCPS’s continued commitment to expanding opportunities and broadening participation in computer science.