BCPS is a National Model for Computer Science

Students Participating in Hour of CodeBroward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to be spotlighted by the White House as a national model for expanding access to computer science in schools. Through the District’s #BrowardCodes initiative, in 2016/17 more than 50,000 students will be positively impacted by computer science offerings at 100 percent of BCPS K-12 schools

In 2013, BCPS became the first school district in the nation to partner with Code.org to increase access to computer science courses, curriculum and resources in schools.  Since then, BCPS has also been named a Regional Partner with Code.org, which provides additional funding to build a community for computer science.  This includes creating a cohort of 20 master teacher trainers and increasing the number of computer science trained K-12 teachers to over 1,000.  In addition, eight middle schools now offer the Exploring Computer Science course, and 2,000 high school students are enrolled in computer science courses at the college level through Advanced Placement or college dual enrollment.

The #BrowardCODES initiative continues to broaden participation by hosting clubs, computer science fairs and app challenges/codefests, in partnership with events and initiatives within BCPS that are not typically related to computer science.  

The 2016 TechGateway App Challenge inspired Broward County Public Schools students grades 6-12 to create an app that educates tri-county (Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade) residents of technology companies doing business in South Florida.


Broward Codes Resources for 2016/17


Broward Code Videos


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