Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), being the sixth largest school district in our nation, includes a diverse pool of students. We are proud to recognize and respect their varying backgrounds and cultures as part of our unique school system. Our District values include the tenets that all students learn when their individual needs are met, that the diversity of our community is valued and embraced, and the assurance of equitable education and resources.
Today, students have the constitutional right to attain equal access to a free education, regardless of their immigration status or their families’ status. In alignment with the National Education Association, BCPS will enroll student immigrants without discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin.
Ensuring our students’ safety and security remains our highest priority.
BCPS is committed to providing the highest quality education in a safe, respectful and violence-free environment. Use this list of resources as a starting point to create a safer learning environment for immigrant students in your school.
Culturally Responsive Teaching: BCPS offers trainings to help educators, administrators, and the Broward community understand the impact of having a culturally responsive classroom, and the role that it plays in improving student success. For more information on this training, call DPI at 754-321-1655.
Courageous Conversations: DPI hosts a Courageous Conversations workshop, which addresses issues around culture and race that have become hot topics in our society and schools. For more information, call DPI at 754-321-1655.
BCPS is committed to providing the highest quality education in a safe, respectful and violence-free environment. Use this list of resources as a starting point to meet your needs as a parent with students in BCPS.
Bilingual Parent Outreach Office: The Bilingual Parent Outreach Office provides services to English language learners, parents, families, and community organizations to ensure non-English speaking students are integrated in our school communities. Services include but are not limited to orientation to the American school system, and distribution of free resources to support learning at home. To contact the Bilingual Parent Outreach office, please call 754-321-2951 or email [email protected]
Family Counseling: The Family Counseling Program provides individual, family and group counseling to students and families residing in Broward County, free of charge. The program is confidential, with no indication in the student’s school record that counseling has taken place. The program employs licensed therapists who are located in schools across the District, providing day and evening sessions. For an appointment, call 754-321-1590.
School Counseling: The School Counseling Program provides comprehensive, culturally responsive services that honor diversity, while fostering welcoming school environments for all students and families. Counselors ensure that students’ rights are respected and their academic, social and emotional needs are met through individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, schoolwide initiatives, and collaboration with families. School Counselors and BRACE Advisors also guide immigrant students to make informed decisions about college, career and financial aid options upon graduation. To contact the School Counseling and BRACE Department, call 754-321-1675.
School Social Work Services: BCPS School Social Work Services promote and support the individual needs of students and families within a multicultural and multi-ethnic community. School Social Workers assist families in removing barriers to attendance and academic achievement, such as the need for mental health services, housing, or family issues like divorce, domestic violence, substance abuse, or crisis intervention. The services are provided free of charge, to contact a School Social Worker, please call 754-321-1618.