Welcome to South Plantation High School's Magnet Program Website!
Please scroll down for 2012-2013 Important Updates.
Welcome Parents, Students, Faculty, and Guests to the South Plantation High School Magnet Program Website.
Scroll down to read updates plus check out the links on the upper right for more information on our amazing Magnet Program. We're one of a kind and located in Plantation, Florida. Please continuously return to the site for updates throughout the year.
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Mark your calenders! Our annual Magnet Green Gala is being held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Signature Grand in Davie. Further information will be provided soon.
Would you like more SPHS Magnet information?
Parent communication is important to our Magnet Program. In addition to attending our General Meetings, emails are periodically sent out with important information. If you would like to be included on the SPHS Magnet Program's email list, please email Lori.Canning@browardschools.com and DoriValdes@bellsouth.net with your contact name and email address.
As a reminder, if you would like to volunteer in any capacity for South Plantation High School, please register at www.getinvolvedineducation.com today and select South Plantation High School as your preferred school. We thank you for volunteering and look forward to seeing you this year!
A Special Welcome to Pamela Krauss, Our New Magnet Coordinator
July 30, 2012 - New Coordinator to Lead South Plantation’s Magnet
Environmental law attorney and professor, Pamela Krauss is the new Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration Magnet Coordinator at South Plantation High replacing Alyce Culpepper, who led the program for 10 years. Former Principal David Basile appointed her. "Mrs. Krauss will bring years of unique life experiences to the role of Magnet Coordinator,” Basile said. “ The program and the school will benefit greatly from her leadership."
Krauss has been with the magnet for nine years teaching Botany, Environmental Law, Research 3-4: Sampling and Analysis of the Upper K-O-E, and Research 1-2: An Overview of the Everglades. Because no high school book is available for Botany, she uses a college text and wrote the curriculum to make it a Broward County honors class for 2012-2013. She helped formulate the Senior Project and Symposium.
She led the school to five consecutive Fairchild Challenge Championship titles, won Florida’s Serve to Preserve Green School Educator award and her botany course was a state finalist for the classroom honor. The former Broward County Environmental Educator of the Year, also won the City of Plantation’s P.L.A.N.T. (Plantation Landscape Award for Nurturing our Town) honor. Her students have created and maintain 12 gardens at the school and at Jack Carter Harmony Park.
Every year she writes and receives grants to help her take all the sophomores in the magnet program to different sites in South Florida: main entrance of Everglades National Park, slogging and air boat rides to study habitats in the Everglades, north to view different habitats in the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades watershed: L.I.L.A. (Loxahatchee Impounded Landscape Assessment), Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. Her grants have been from Target, Disney, State Farm, Florida Ag in the Classroom, Broward County Farm Bureau, to name a few.
“Mrs. Krauss adds a unique perspective to our program as an environmental professional. First she was a botanist and then an attorney,” Culpepper said. “She uses both those career paths to formulate classes no other high school teaches in the state. Her innovation and energy make her a perfect coordinator.”
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Magnet Parent Handbook
The Magnet Parent Handbook helps parents navigate through South Plantation High while providing tips to help their children become successful magnet students. Please click on the pdf files below and note each section is in book format.