Known nationally for educational excellence, Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest public school district in the country, touching the lives of 350,000 students each year. Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho was recently recognized as one of the nation's most influential educational leaders by Scholastic’s Administr@tor Magazine, and in 2012 the school district received the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education for its success in raising student achievement, after being a finalist for several years in a row. Miami-Dade families can also choose from a variety of private schools with highly regarded academic and sports programs, as well as courses for students with special requirements.
Miami-Dade's colleges, universities and vocational programs offer a comprehensive array of programs for students, from business and healthcare to information technology and construction trades. Many of these institutions have close ties to the business community through internships, mentorships and workforce training programs.