Parkway Middle School in Fort Lauderdale awarded National Distinction
Magnet Schools of America honors them for their Performing and Visual Arts
Congratulations to Parkway Middle School in Fort Lauderdale, along with nine other Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) magnet schools and programs, for receiving recognition as a “Magnet School of Distinction (MSD)” for their performing and visual arts program from Magnet Schools of America!
Schools are recognized and awarded for their student academic achievement, innovative and engaging instruction and curriculum, community engagement, professional development, and commitment to diversity.
Five schools received the Magnet Schools of Excellence, the top merit award given to a select group of magnet schools, are: Liberty Elementary School, Sprout STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Museum; New River Middle School, marine science; Sunrise Middle School, Montessori; and William Dandy Middle School, pre-medical.
Receiving the MSD, the second highest award of recognition, are: Apollo Middle School, STEM; Fort Lauderdale High School, Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Programme; Fort Lauderdale High School, pre-law and public affairs; McNicol Middle School, science/pre-engineering; Parkway Middle School of the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, performing and visual arts; and South Plantation High School, environmental science and Everglades restoration.
“We are extremely proud of our school communities for making these schools outstanding learning environments,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Our schools have made it a priority to personalize learning and prepare students with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.”
Parkway Middle School leaders and representatives will receive a merit award plaque during an awards ceremony held at the Magnet Schools of America’s 34th National Miami, Fla., May 3 – 7, 2016.