Municipal Charter School
In February 2020, the City of Pompano Beach submitted a Charter School Application to the Broward County Public School District to allow the City to open and operate a K-8 Charter School. The focus/theme of the proposed Pompano Beach Municipal Charter School (the “PBMCS”) will be informed by research and successful practices to establish a high performing municipal charter school that offers students and families an additional tuition free public school option to inspire students to love learning, help them discover new abilities, ensure each child is reading at grade level by grade and ultimately provide them with the skills they need for life and achievement at all levels. The overarching objectives of the PBMCS, as established by the City Commission, include:
- Enabling parental choice by providing a prime quality and high performing school to meet the unique needs of Pompano Beach Residents;
- Providing an alternative to costly private schools for Pompano Beach residents, saving substantial money by not paying for expensive tuition;
- Mitigating the educational impact created by planned new residential units; and
- Equipping the City to attract companies offering significant salaries to its workers who have school age children and want an extraordinary and unique educational opportunity for their children, thereby expanding the City’s tax base. Also, creating more potential jobs for Pompano residents.
Year 1 (2023-2024 school year) Start with Grades K, 1, 2 and 6 up to 380 students
Year 2 (2024-2025 school year) Add Grades 3 and 7 up to 580 students
Year 3 (2025-2026 school year) Add Grades 4 and 8 up to 800 students
Year 4 (2026-2027 school year) Add Grade 5 up to 910 students
On July 21, 2020, the Broward County Public School District approved the City’s Charter School Application. The City statutorily has three (3) years from Application approval to open its Charter School. Given the impacts of Covid-19 and the planning required to establish a charter sSchool, the City plans to open its Charter School for the 2023-2024 school year. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information of the PBMCS.