After more than five decades serving kids in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Stranahan High School has earned icon status. The home of the Dragons, however, isn’t looking back, the focus is firmly on the needs of students and preparing them for 21st-century careers.

“The old adage is ‘tell me, I’ll forget; teach me, I may remember; but engage me and I will learn,’ so we are definitely proponents of engaging students in a rigorous curriculum,” said principal Michelle Padura.

The school has three magnet programs, extensive dual-enrollment opportunities, and all the traditional AP and honors classes.

The medical magnet program attracts students interested in careers in healthcare, and graduates have become doctors, nurses, and other health-related professionals.

The engineering magnet features drones, robots, 3D printers, and more.

Students are ready to study engineering in college or they can earn several industry certifications while they’re in high school.

Extensive dual-enrollment options allow students to graduate with an AA degree along with their diplomas.

The school also has the Urban Teacher Academy Preparation magnet program. The goal is to prepare future teachers for the real world.

The Dragons of Stranahan High have options. Lots of options and opportunities to succeed.