IB Application Open Reopened for New Boundaries
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Magnet is an accelerated honors program for highly motivated, academically talented students. This internationally recognized course of study stresses advanced standards in all subject areas. Students are offered a well-rounded education based on higher level thinking skills, integrated curriculum, thematic units, and intercultural awareness. This unique, prestigious magnet program challenges students to become self-directed learners and world citizens. Plantation Middle is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Program.
We are now accepting applications
Applications will be accepted thru June 15th
*Applications are not to be submitted to the school*
Code of Student Conduct 2013-2014
Parents and students, in August, the 2013-2014 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward Schools’ Web site at http://www.browardschools.com/index.asp under the Additional Information tab for the Code Goes Green. Parents and students may also access the Handbook through the BEEP Portal for Parents or Students as well as a variety of new electronic sources including a Quick Response Code for smartphones.
Change to Semester Grades for Midterm Exams
A comprehensive review of the district data associated with the 2011-2012 administrations of the Algebra 1, Geometry and Biology midterms to middle school and high school students; and the 2012-2013 administration of the Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology and U.S. History midterms has led to a decision to eliminate from the calculation of semester averages, student midterm exam scores that adversely affected the student’s quarter one/quarter two average, as assigned by their classroom teacher.
Students whose semester average improved via their midterm examination score will continue to have the score calculated into their average; hence, no change in their grade point averages. Students for whom the midterm exam grade is eliminated may experience a positive change in their grade point averages.
Virtual Education Open Enrollment
Florida Statute 1002.45 requires Florida schools districts to offer a virtual instruction program to students in grades K-12. A virtual instruction program offers students a flexible option to attend public school using distance and online learning technologies. The enrollment window for Broward County students entering grades 6 through 12 opens May 1 and closes September 30, 2013. Enrollment for students entering grades K-5 opens April 19 and closes July 19, 2013. Students must meet criteria to qualify for enrollment. More information about virtual instruction program options, including enrollment criteria, can be obtained online at www.bved.net or by calling Broward Virtual School at 754-321-1100.
The District has launched a new Summer Programs Online Resource, which provides information about summer programs and camps, including academic enrichment programs and school camps. Plan now for a summer filled with adventure, learning and friendships. Visit the new BCPS Summer Programs Online Resource at www.browardschools.com/summerprograms.
21st Century Learning Environment
Plantation Middle School provides an established, systematic approach that promotes academic achievement and social development among all students as they interact within core curriculum courses, advanced academics programs, and extracurricular activities.
We are an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate school. The IB-MYP provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers. This challenging program demands the highest standards from motivated students.
All classrooms have technological resources, including Promethean boards, interactive student response systems, digital cameras, work stations, and computer projectors. Curriculum is enhanced daily with online learning programs, including United Streaming, Odyssey, Gizmos, Dimension M, Renzulli Learning, and IMACS, as well as department-level programs, such as Science Fusion virtual labs. Most online resources can also be accessed by PLMS students at home.