Monday, October 20, 2014

Mission and Vision

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SYSTEM VISION
Our vision, as a community, is to cultivate character and foster life-long learning through a challenging educational experience in a safe environment.

SYSTEM MISSION
It is our mission to prepare students to succeed in a global society by providing a personalized and rigorous curriculum through excellence in teaching.
The Pembroke Pines Charter Schools are A Schools.
The City of Pembroke Pines Charter Schools are municipally owned and operated by the City of Pembroke Pines
Central Campus East Campus FSU Campus High School Academic Middle West Elementary West Middle

About Us

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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.

OUR CURRENT CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM
The 2014-15 Charter School System budget is $50.4 million. Our charter school system has 610 employees and approximately 6000 students in 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. A significant change for school year 2014-15 will be at our charter high school, which has expanded its grade levels to become our first 6-12th grade campus. This expansion has allowed our award winning system to grow by 300 students. Presently, the Pembroke Pines Charter School System has a waiting list of over 15,000 applicants.

PUBLIC EDUCATION CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND
Florida’s primary source of funding for the capital needs of charter schools is the Public Education Capital Outlay fund. Over the last 15 years, the total allocation to our system has decreased 59%. If we were to be funded at the same level of 2001, our system will be allocated an additional $3.5 million for capital improvements.
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 schools have earned an A rating for 13 consecutive years, our middle schools have earned an A rating for 12 consecutive years, and in 2013 our High School was recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the nations’ best high schools.

STATE SHARED REVENUE PER STUDENT
State shared Revenue is a major source of funding for our charter schools. Since 2008, our funding has declined over 5% per student. This lack of revenue amounts to over $2.3 million that we will not be receiving this coming year.


 

News

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please note this flyer from WPPO.
  

Dear Parents and Guardians,

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

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Please note this flyer from Bright Star Credit Union.   

We would like to thank all of the families that donated to the Support Our Schools Campaign in the 2013-2014 school year.  Through the hard work of parent volunteers and family donations we were able to raise almost $277,000!  We are proud to announce that this will be our first full school year as the Support Our Schools Campaign.  Previously we were called Save Our Schools, but due to the continued support of hard working volunteers and parent donations, we have changed the name to reflect our growing success.  Last year the amount we asked every family to pledge was $1000 per student, but this year is much different.  We ask that families pledge only $450 per household!  Your donation can be made as a lump sum, incremental payments, or a new option this year is to reach out to our business community and seek sponsorships in which businesses can purchase banner advertising space (3’x5’) to be placed at a preferred school location for $450 and receive recognition as a corporate partner on the PPCS Foundation website (www.ppcsf.org). Furthermore, parents will receive 15 hours of volunteer time for obtaining a minimum of three business sponsorships.     Read More...

The SOS Task Force is requesting the following donations. If you would like to donate these items, please bring them to the front office and label them "SOS." Thank you!

  • Skittles
  • Honeybuns
  • Sourpatch Kids
  • Small bottles of Powerade/Gatorade
  • Ring Pops
  • Full size candy bars
  • Individually wrapped chips, pretzels, and crackers
  • Gift cards to Costco and/or BJs
  • Erasers
  • Gift certificates to local restaurants
  • Gift certificates to Publix and local merchants
  • Raffle tickets (a big roll)
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The City of Pembroke Pines and the Support Our Schools Campaign would like to congratulate the winner of the Spain and Italy Charter School Raffle, Yohanna Deno from the FSU campus! She has won a trip to Spain and Italy that will take place in 2015. Big thanks to all of the participants in the raffle, to everybody who volunteered their time to make this possible, and especially to Marta Cabeza in collaboration with EF Tours for generously donating the trip that was raffled off!

Yohanna after learning she had won: “I was so excited when I got the call! I couldn't believe it. My son had been talking about this trip for a while. It would have been very difficult for us to pay for it, so it was truly a blessing to receive this gift and we are very grateful.”



Matthew Deno, son of Yohanna Deno
  


  

2014-2015 Lottery Results

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K12 Rewards

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2014-2015 Lottery Results

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Strategic Plan

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SYSTEM CORE BELIEFS

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Our system believes that:
  • All students are to be treated with dignity and respect and have the right to learn, grow, and maximize their full potential without limitations.
  • Collaboration among all stakeholders is vital in meeting the individual needs of all students.
  • All students should be educated in a safe and nurturing environment and have access to a well-rounded and rigorous curriculum.
  • A highly qualified staff is directly related to student success.
  • High expectations for academic achievement will prepare students for college and career readiness.
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