Appolo Middle School and McNicol Middle School recognized for exemplary community involvement


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) recently announced that 25 district schools earned the Five Star School Award for the 2016/17 school year from the Florida Department of Education. The award is presented to schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning. Statewide, nearly 700 schools earned the recognition and two of the schools–Appolo Middle School and McNicol Middle School, are in Hollywood.

“Family and community involvement are essential to student success, and I am grateful for the parents, caregivers and community members who invest their time in our state’s schools,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “When school leaders and educators engage the community, the result is higher academic achievement and more students prepared for future success.”

The Five Star School Award recognizes the importance of community involvement to student success. To qualify for the award, schools must have active business partnerships, family engagement and volunteer services programs, as well as organized School Advisory Councils. Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or a school improvement rating of “maintaining” or “improving” for the school year being recognized.

Congratulations to the following BCPS schools for receiving the Five Star School Award:

Apollo Middle School

Coral Springs Middle School

Davie Elementary School

Discovery Elementary School

Falcon Cove Middle School

Floranada Elementary School

Forest Glen Middle School

Harbordale Elementary School

Heron Heights Elementary School

James S. Rickards Middle School

Lakeside Elementary School

Lyons Creek Middle School

Manatee Bay Elementary School

Maplewood Elementary School

McNicol Middle School

Oakland Park Elementary School

Park Springs Elementary School

Pembroke Lakes Elementary School

Pembroke Pines Elementary School

Pioneer Middle School

Piper High School

Sandpiper Elementary School

Silver Palms Elementary School

Silver Trail Middle School

Tropical Elementary School

Author: Amanda Jones
Author: Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones specializes in social media marketing. She holds a Master's degree in Social Media Management from the University of Florida and a Social Media Professional Certificate from the University of Miami.


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