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Brevard Schools

In-depth information and news updates about Brevard County public, private and charter schools.

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 Brevard County Schools Earn National Recognition
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West Shore Jr./Sr. High School students and their parents have a great deal of celebrating to do. Newsweek Magazine ranked the school as one of America’s Top High Schools for 2015.

Out of approximately 24,000 schools across the nation, West Shore Jr./Sr. High School ranked 65th, which in itself is an incredible accomplishment. On top of that, the school was recognized as the number one public high school in the state of Florida.

Newsweek determined which schools were the top ones in the nation based on student performance and college readiness. The publication teamed up with research partner, Westat, this year to rank schools based on performance and to create a second list called,

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 Merritt Island High Celebrates 50 Years Launching Dreams

Back when Merritt Island High School’s first classmen walked the halls, things were a tad different. Without the help of Google, Wikipedia, the Internet or computers altogether, they ardently studied, wrote papers and used the Dewey Decimal system to find physical library books to read.

The class of 2015 still studies, but most of their research is conducted online and they often prefer to read books on pint sized digital devices. These same devices browse the Internet, buy products on Amazon and place phone calls. Students email their teachers and dozens of other people daily, but rarely if ever send paper letters.

A lot has changed in 50 years. Blackboards have been replaced with whiteboards. Paper white is a feature on e-readers and real

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From Moon to Classroom: Buzz Aldrin Becomes Professor at FIT

The Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) is preparing to make a stellar hiring announcement. Florida Today reported that Buzz Aldrin will serve as a research professor and lead a new space exploration program of study at FIT that seeks to generate youth interest in reaching Mars.

The 81-year-old celebrated space explorer has been a very vocal promoter of missions to Mars over returning to the moon and is quoted by Florida Today as stating that revisiting the “magnificent desolation” of the moon’s surface is “more like reaching for past glory than striving for new triumphs.” Aldrin’s storied life proves that these words are more than mere talking points. As one of the astronauts that achieved that “past glory,” he is aptly qualified to encourage

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Florida's 2015 Back-to-School Tax Holiday Starts Today

The sales tax holiday weekend offered by the Florida Department of Revenue in 2014 has been extended for this coming school year. Starting today, back-to-school shoppers will enjoy a full ten days of tax-free supplies and clothing purchases.

Florida Today recently reported that the average American family spends approximately $630 on back-to-school shopping excursions, $98 of which is expended purely on classroom supplies. According to the article, this figure is the second highest since the recession, which may explain the 25 percent increase in families that are waiting until the two weeks prior to school starting to do their requisite shopping.

From August 7th to August 16th 2015, families can use the tax exemption on clothing items worth up

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Meet & Greet Opportunities with the New BPS Superintendent








This past June, Dr. Desmond Blackburn was selected to lead Brevard County’s public school district, which serves 73,000 students at more than 80 schools across the Space Coast.

The new superintendent is holding two meet & greet opportunities this week at schools in the north and south ends of the county. Both events are being held during evening hours on public school campuses and are open to all Brevard County residents.

Meet & Greet Details

North Area Meet & Greet

Where: Space Coast Jr./Sr. High Auditorium
6150 Banyan St., Port St. John
When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (5-7 pm)

South Area Meet & Greet

Where: West Shore Jr./Sr. High Auditorium
250 Wildcat Alley, Melbourne
When: Wednesday, July 29,

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VPK RegistrationPerhaps the most excited students each school year are the very newest and often the smallest. Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) and kindergarten students are full of wonder and smiles as the school year approaches. Those warm feelings often linger all year long and keep these young primary students diligently studying so that they are ready to advance as the end of the school year approaches.

With that in mind, registration for the 2015-2016 VPK school year has begun. Only certain schools across Brevard County offer VPK and enrollment is limited in these locations, so early registration is the best bet. A list of schools offering the program is available on this Brevard Public School’s VPK flyer. 

The Brevard County VPK program is

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Brevard Public Schools Releases Test ScoresBrevard County students and teachers have reason to celebrate this summer. After hitting the books hard all year long, local students sat for required annual testing in multiple subjects and earned stellar scores.

In mid June, Brevard Public Schools was pleased to announce that assessment scores for students across the county were higher than those of their Florida counterparts.

The scores released last month demonstrate student mastery of curriculum still assessed under Next Generation Sunshine Standards (NGSSS). Students were given end-of-course assessments on Biology 1, U.S. History and Civics curriculum and Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT) 2.0 on Science coursework. All test results showed Brevard County student achievement scores

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A Closer Look at Brevard County Private SchoolsThe 2015-2016 school year is fast approaching. With it comes the important decision of which educational institutions Brevard County’s youngest scholars should attend. There are many educational opportunities available in Brevard County, including some noteworthy private schools.

Brevard County boasts many fine elementary and secondary private schools with wide ranging academic and athletic programs. From flight training to fine arts and STEM diploma tracks, Brevard County private schools offer their students rigorous studies, engaging clubs and challenging extra-curricular activities. 

According to, there are 78 private schools  in Brevard County. Private schools tend to thrive in Brevard; several have been serving local

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A Closer Look at Brevard County's Public SchoolsBrevard County has 82 public schools that employ 9,000 staff and educators and serve over 73,000 students. Each Brevard County school aims to provide the best education possible for our Space Coast’s youngest scholars. With resources such as magnet schools, Gifted programs, Dual Enrollment and AP programs, many Brevard County students are amply prepared to attend Florida’s prestigious colleges and enter the workforce.

Brevard Public Schools offers a wide variety of academic and athletic programs to students, including Gifted programs that challenge learners to think outside the box when studying literature, science and math. There are also 6 magnet schools across the county that focus on specific themes that are often centered on Science, Technology,

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A Closer Look at Brevard County Charter SchoolsThe decision of where your child should receive his or her primary and secondary level education is never an easy one, but being informed about all of your options makes the choice a tad easier.

There are 11 charter schools in Brevard County and each provides a distinctive alternative education option for our community’s youngest scholars. Charter schools aren’t for everyone, but they are a viable option to consider as the 2015-2016 school year approaches. 

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school that is separate but closely tied to the public school district. According to the Brevard Public School’s website, charter schools are run by independent non-profit governing boards to offer “another choice in public education

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