Pasco County Schools Achieve National Magnet Certification: A Testament to Educational Excellence

This post was created on 02/26/2024.

In what can only be described as a significant milestone for educational excellence within the Pasco County school district, the Cambridge Programmes at Paul R. Smith Middle School and Pasco Middle School have been granted National Certification by Magnet Schools of America. This prestigious recognition, which is valid up until August 2027, underscores the schools' commitment to delivering high-quality and innovative educational programs.

Under the leadership of Principal, Dr. Julieann Usry and Principal, Peggy Gilbert, respectively, these schools have showcased a deep engagement with the standards of excellence outlined by Magnet Schools of America. Their programs have been noted for promoting choice, diversity, and academic excellence for all students—a reflection of the schools' strategic actions and the collaborative efforts of staff, students, families, and the wider community.

Superintendent Kurt Browning expressed his pride in the accomplishments of both schools, highlighting the district's ongoing efforts to enhance educational offerings and opportunities for all students. 

"We are immensely proud of the Cambridge Programmes at Paul R. Smith and Pasco Middle Schools for achieving this significant milestone," said Kurt Browning, Superintendent of Pasco County Schools. "This recognition is a reflection of our tireless commitment to fostering an educational environment where every student can thrive. We look forward to continuing our drive towards excellence and setting new benchmarks for quality education."

This national certification serves not only as a recognition of past and present achievements but also as an inspiration for the future academic success of the district's schools.

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