Ponce de Leon Middle is now a Certified National Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America as a National Demonstration School. Ponce de Leon Middle joined an elite group of previously certified schools that are recognized as the the top magnet schools in the nation.


Progress Reports available in gradebook
on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Best of luck to Frank and Virginia Gozalo as they prepare to represent our school at the state science fair.

Saturday Tutoring is available every Saturday until March 20, 2021. Contact your child’s counselor for a registration form.

Congratulations to Anthony Fajardo, Soleil Pazos, and Kayra Serpenguzel for earning awards of excellence at the South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Homework Help available after school every Tuesday-Thursday. Contact your child’s counselor for a registration form.

Congratulations to Eric Duran for earning first place in the South Florida SECME Olympiad Engineering and Science Research Essay and Vision Board competition.

EESAC Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 4PM. Please email Ms. Milford for meeting link. All are welcome.

Congratulations to all Explorers for helping our school be in the Top 5 for Attendance in the Central Region. There’s no stopping us now…as long as we keep showing up!.

Black History Faculty Luncheon will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Many thanks and congratulations to Ms. Verma, SECME Coordinator, for helping our students succeed in their regional competitions.

Third nine weeks ends March 25, 2021.

Teacher Planning Day (No School) on March 26, 2021.

Spring Break is from March 29-April 2, 2021. All students are expected back in school on April 5, 2021.

FSA Writing for all students begins the week of April 5, 2021. Testing schedules are forthcoming.

Principal’s Message – Anthony J. Balboa

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Ponce de Leon Middle School, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. As the principal, it is my honor to be the instructional leader. It will be my personal goal to continue the tradition of academic excellence and school pride, as well as providing students with a plethora of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and community service projects.

As educators, it is our responsibility to create a safe, nurturing environment where every student feels a sense of belonging and a desire to learn. Our mission is to provide a rigorous education that challenges our students to become globally literate by inspiring them to achieve their maximum potential while meeting their cognitive, personal and social needs. This environment is supported by a faculty and staff that offer the finest middle school international... Read More

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