Child Abuse, Abandonment, and Neglect
To learn more about the signs of child abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect, please click here. According to the Florida Department of Education, "Anyone who knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child is abused, abandoned, or neglected must report such knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Abuse Hotline." Click here for more information.
Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning
In accordance with 1002.3105 of the Florida Statutes, all Broward County Public Schools must provide educational options that provide academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction to all eligible K-12 students and inform parents and students of these options. As defined by this legislation; Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options must include:
· whole grade and mid-year promotion
· subject matter acceleration
· virtual instruction in higher level grade subjects
· a high school Credit Acceleration Program (CAP) via End of Course Exams (EOC)
In addition, each school, at the principal’s discretion, may offer additional acceleration options designed to meet the unique needs of their student population.
ACCEL options offered at Mirror Lake Elementary (MLE)
Academically Challenging Curriculum Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options offered at Mirror Lake Elementary (MLE) have established the following criteria:
1. Students who meet criteria for promotion based on Policy 6000.1 is given the opportunity to participate in
Virtual School in the subject area(s) that are currently offered while attending MLE.
2. Students that have been identified as Gifted using the district criteria and/or work beyond grade expectations by a minimum of at least one year, and have the social/emotional development necessary to be successful, will be placed in a higher grade level in the subject area(s) that meet the criteria for promotion based on Policy 6000.1.
Click here, to see that Mirror Lake is in compliance with P.L. 107-110, Section 119(i) regarding qualifications for teachers and paraprofessionals.
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) Notice
The District is required to provide notification of these rights at least annually at the start of each school year. To view the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, please click here.
Code of Student Conduct Handbook
Parents and students, the Code of Student Conduct Handbook for the 2012-2013 school year will be distributed electronically. The Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted for review beginning July 1, 2012 on the Broward Schools web site at http://www.browardschools.com.
Thinking Like a Dolphin
Photo taken from Smart Dolphins Free Screensaver.
According to Lynch and Kordis, the Four Key Characteristics of Dolphins are
Dolphins foster cooperation.
Dolphins trust others to work together.
Dolphins clearly make their needs known.
If deserved, dolphins are quick to forgive others.