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Pasco Middle is Among First Cambridge International Demonstration Centers in U.S.

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (February 20, 2020) – Cambridge International Education has authorized Pasco Middle School as one of the first two middle school Cambridge International School Demonstration Centers in the United States. Pasco Middle School Principal Dee Dee Johnson was notified of the authorization on February 18.

The school has offered the Cambridge International program since 2014. As a School Demonstration Center, Pasco Middle will host two showcase events annually, at which administrators, teachers, and students will promote and explain to newly authorized Cambridge schools and districts how they implemented the Cambridge Pathway and curriculum.

The school received authorization based on the following five key areas:

  • Mission and educational values
  • Management and leadership
  • Teaching and learning
  • Physical environment
  • Data

“I am thrilled for Pasco Middle School, and I’ve never been prouder of this district’s efforts to provide students with opportunities to participate in internationally recognized, rigorous academic programs,” said Superintendent Kurt Browning. “It has been my focus and goal since becoming superintendent to raise the level of instructional excellence in Pasco County Schools, and Pasco Middle School is a shining example of our success to date.”

“We were very impressed with your submission and are delighted to confirm that you have been authorized as one of the first schools to become a Demonstration Center…” said Mark Cavone, Cambridge International Education North America regional director.

The designation is valid through September 2023. Pasco currently has one elementary, two middle, and two high school Cambridge programs and is adding Cambridge at an elementary, middle, and high school in the 2020-2021 school year. Plans include the addition of Cambridge in at least three additional elementary schools in following years.

In 2018, Cambridge International Education named Pasco County Schools the District of the Year among U.S. large districts.

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