The Business Development Board, Palm Beach County’s official economic development organization, recruits corporate relocations to Palm Beach County and assists local businesses with expansions. It launched PBCedu.org as a resource to help guide parents and employers with the many school options in Palm Beach County. It works with the schools to enhance industry and education partnerships, connects talent with new companies in the area, and assists new-to-market parents of relocating companies with finding the right school for their children. Contact [email protected] to get involved.
Achieve Palm Beach County ensures that every Palm Beach County high school graduate completes a postsecondary credential within six-years of high school graduation that prepares them for a meaningful career with a sustainable wage.
Children’s Services Council is a local special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. The Council provides leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong. To make the biggest impact, the Council focuses on prenatal health and early childhood development so more Palm Beach County children are born healthy, are safe from abuse and neglect, are ready to learn when they enter school, and have access to quality afterschool and summer programming.
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is an independent and self-funded organization, which fulfills unmet funding gaps of the School District of Palm Beach County through programs and grants that link and engage community leaders in the process of supporting public education.
Provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement and is Florida’s largest merit-based scholarship program. The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 635,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution. The program offers three levels of scholarship awards – the Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS), the Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS), and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV). Each award level has its own academic requirements, award amounts, and funding length.
The Florida Education Foundation is a not for profit corporation dedicated to the success of public prekindergarten through twelfth grade Florida students. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to encourage collaboration among parents, business people, community members and Florida’s public schools to improve student performance. The Foundation serves as the catalyst that promotes excellence for Florida’s public PreK-12 education by fostering the development of community and private sector resources.
With a Florida Prepaid College Plan, you lock-in today’s plan prices and help provide your child with an opportunity-filled future that comes with a college education. The Florida Prepaid College Board offers four affordable Prepaid Plan options that allow families to prepay the cost of college tuition, most required fees, and dormitory housing. What you pay now is guaranteed, no matter how much college costs increase in the future. In addition to the Prepaid Plans, families may also purchase a University Dormitory Plan for on-campus housing expenses. The Florida Prepaid College Plan was introduced in 1988 and is the largest prepaid college plan in the country. Families have purchased more than 1.4 million Florida Prepaid College Plans since the inception of the program.
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
o Description: Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons, but share their experience. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills. Preparation involves our proven lessons that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership. See how JA impacted the life of Jakayla by watching the video.
MyCareerShines is a comprehensive online education and career planning system designed to help Floridians succeed in the increasingly competitive global economy. When fully implemented, students and adults will have the tools to assess their interests and skills, explore careers, plan for education, prepare for work and find jobs.
Families with students entering Kindergarten through grade 11 have the opportunity to choose from an array of theme-based curricula offerings at the elementary, middle, and high school levels that provide innovative and rigorous academic instruction by specially trained teachers. These programs provide students with a pathway to postsecondary educations and careers. Students may apply for one or two Choice or Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with available space.
The School District of Palm Beach County is the 5th- largest school system in Florida and the 11th- largest in the country, with 185 schools, serving 176,724 (total K-12) students who speak 150 languages/dialects. It is the only urban school district in Florida that has earned an “A” rating from the Florida Department of Education for eight consecutive years, and its school grades are among the highest in the state. Your children are its primary focus and their graduation from the school system is the crown jewel. Together, the school district and you will support and enrich their learning journey.