Miramar Makes the Grade for Business and Education
Employers, executives and families who have studied Florida’s best
cities when looking for a place to build a business or make a home have
come to the same conclusion: From kindergarten to grad school, the grade
schools, colleges, universities and technical programs in Miramar pass
with flying colors.
Learning is a path to success in Miramar. The city’s public and charter
schools offer a combination of the respected International Baccalaureate
(IB), Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors programs. Almost a dozen
colleges and universities provide undergraduate, graduate and/or postgraduate
For employers, partnerships and programs between the city and
educators help ensure that local schools provide workforce training ideally
suited to almost any employer’s needs. A memorandum of understanding
with Florida International University enhances workforce and leadership
training as part of the City of Miramar Leadership Academy.
The city’s Business Inclusion Diversity Program works with schools and
businesses to match students with internship and apprenticeship programs
and to increase employer participation in city contracts.
Educational offerings include programs to serve non-traditional students
who work during the day and attend college or technical school at night.
“You can’t get ahead in the 21st Century economy without an education
that starts in kindergarten and continues through college,” says Assistant
City Manager Shaun Gayle. “With so many schools located within our city
limits, Miramar offers convenient solutions for our families, employers and workforce alike."
ACADEMICS FOR EVERY AGE
Whether you have a child in grade school, workers in need of skills training or leaders in development, educational options available in Miramar ensure robust learning is close to home.
Accredited Preschool: The city’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program — VPK — provides free APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment) pre-K education for 4- and 5-year-olds at four city locations.
High Schools: Public high schools like Miramar High School and Everglades High School and Somerset Academy Charter High School offer AP, Honors and/or IB
Colleges & Universities: Traditional, online and hybrid learning options
are provided at Broward College, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, DeVry University, Strayer University, University of Phoenix and Chamberlain University.
HOW ARTS AND LEARNING DRIVE BUSINESS
Miramar leaders long ago made the connection between childhood learning, the arts and future success.
At the Miramar Cultural Center, School Day Matinees and Student Enrichment Shows bring literature, science and math to life via onstage performances. “Cultural Start” provides students a “passport” that takes them through various countries and/or continents to explore food, customs, dance, music and literature. The Miramar Community Theatre involves 8th through 12th graders in every facet of staging of a full theatrical production.
“The arts are an important step to children being well rounded,” says Gayle. “Our programs help develop children in a holistic way.”