History of PPCS
HOW AND WHY WE OPENED?
During the early 1990’s, the Broward County School District was the fifth largest district in the United States. The Mayor had a vision to find a solution to the severe overcrowding in the Pembroke Pines public schools. Working closely with the City Commission and the City Manager, their solution was to build the Pembroke Pines Charter School System. As a result, the School Board of Broward County was relieved of the burden of absorbing additional students. More importantly, the reduction of student population from public schools has allowed the students of Pembroke Pines, both public and charter, the ability to be taught in an environment that is more conducive to learning.
WHAT IS A CHARTER SCHOOL?
A charter school is a publicly funded school that, in accordance with an enabling state statute, has been granted a charter exempting it from selected state or local rules and regulations. As part of the contract, charter schools are held strictly accountable for academic and financial results.
OUR CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM SUCCESSES
In 2007, our Charter Schools were named as one of the 2007 National Charter Schools of the Year. In 2009, the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. This is the highest award a school can receive. Based on FCAT scores and other factors, our elementary & middle schools have earned an A rating for 16 consecutive years. In 2015, our High School was recognized by U.S. News & World Report Magazine as one of the nations’ best high schools. In 2015, the Pembroke Pines Florida State University was also named a National Blue Ribbon School.