South Broward’s Maritime Magnet Program
Want more info into about the magnet program? Contact Mr. Davis at (754) 323-1811 or Ted.Davis@BrowardSchools.Com
Welcome to South Broward High School’s Maritime Magnet Program!! Our unique curriculum exposes young people to career choices in the maritime industry, and encourages environmental stewardship for coral reefs, sharks and our oceans. Most importantly, we seek to instill a reverence for our inimitable maritime culture, passed down to us from the days of the Tequesta Indians who first made their living here from the sea. Our students will go on to become the maritime community of the future.
Our high school students are a highly trained resource for the marine community. They can dive on the reefs; count sharks and design their own Geographic Information System (GIS) maps back at school. They display these maps on websites that they create with their teachers. They also build Remotely Operated underwater Vehicles (ROV) equipped with cameras and robotic arms. They use them to study the coral reef, view shark behavior, explore historic ship wrecks and inspect mega yacht hulls from local marinas.
The magnet curriculum has expanded to include a new Maritime Academy allowing 11th and 12th graders to increase hands-on training in maritime careers resulting in employment in the local boating industry, merchant marines, Coast Guard and NOAA Corps Officer training. Our Maritime Academy building houses a variety of outboard engines, jet skis and small boats and allows the students to earn a 4 year certificate of training. A very energetic group of future engineers and mariners participate in annual competitions such as the National Leadership and Skills Conference as well as the National ROV competition. Splash in and join our crew!
Looking to jump on board? Apply here!