Investing in our Students and Teachers.....
The Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation, a 501c3, was established
in January of 2004 to assist teachers and students through the creation of a one million dollar endowment. These monies provide scholarships for high school graduates, teacher scholarships for
advanced degrees, and Employee of the Year bonuses for instructional and non-instructional employees in the Pembroke Pines Charter School System.
In 2011, the Foundation revised the Articles of Incorporation with
approval from the Internal Revenue Service, to allow financial contributions to the Pembroke Pines Charter Schools. The Foundation is supported entirely by the generous contributions from
individuals, businesses and granting organizations. The Foundation also hosts fundraising events annually that help to provide funding for Foundation programs.
Pembroke Pines Charter School System
In response to an influx of residents and a need for schools following Hurricane Andrew
in 1992, the City of Pembroke Pines decided to start a Pembroke Pines Charter School System which today is the largest Charter School System in Broward County, and the largest municipally run
non-profit charter system in the State of Florida.
In 1998, Pembroke Pines built and opened two elementary schools
and a middle school: Pembroke Pines Charter West Elementary and Middle, and East
Elementary campuses. The Charter High School was then built as part of the City’s Academic Village. Two years later, another elementary and middle school
were built – Pembroke Pines Central Charter Elementary and Middle Campus. And in 2003, the Pembroke Pines Florida State University (FSU) campus opened,
the last campus to be built.
Support Our Schools (SOS) Campaign
Created in June 2013, Support Our Schools, a parent-led group, holds a variety of fundraising events for the Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation. They help
obtain donation pledges, and encourage and inform families about the importance of donating and becoming involved in SOS.