Cybersecurity, also referred to as information technology security, focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change, or destruction.

Government agencies, the military, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals, and other groups collect, process, and store a great deal of confidential information on computers and transmit that data across networks to other computers. With the growing volume and sophistication of cyber attacks, ongoing attention is required to protect sensitive business and personal information, as well as safeguard national security.

There are more than 285,000 Cybersecurity job openings across the United States.  Plus, the demand for cyber professionals is expected to continue to grow.

Students in the Cybersecurity Magnet learn the foundations of combating a cyberattack. One of the most problematics threats to society today is the constantly evolving nature of security risks. Students participate in practical and interactive courses using programs such as MOS* and ComptTiA+* that cover both analytical and technical skills necessary to prevent, monitor and respond to cyberattacks.

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Eligibility and Enrollment Requirements

  • Admission is interest-based only.
  • No teacher recommendation/prerequisites will be required.
  • The application period for the upcoming school year is open from October 1st until January 15th.

In order to reach our student’s academic goals and prepare for future educational experiences, students enrolling in the Magnet program must comply with the following requirements and expectations to remain enrolled:

  • All Magnet students must be enrolled as full-time students.
  • Maintain school attendance per School Board Policy 5200, which states that a student may not accumulate more than ten (10) unexcused absences in an annual course or more than five (5) unexcused absences in a semester course.
  • Violation of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct may result in probation or possible immediate exit from the program.
  • Excessive referrals and/or suspensions will result in a behavioral contract, probation, and possible exit at the end of the school year.
  • Students who violate Level III, IV or V of the Code of Student Conduct or have been assigned to an alternative setting will not be allowed to return to the Magnet program.
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