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Free Back to School Resources for Families and Students

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    Free Back to School Resources for Families and Students

    As students across South Florida prepare to put away the swimsuits and flip flops and head back into the classroom, families are looking for ways to help boost their child's academic development. 

    Thankfully, there are a number of completely FREE resources available to help families achieve this goal! From one-on-one tutoring, summaries of popular books, including the classics, as well as study guides for everything from Algebra to Zoology, there is so much available to help give your student the tools they need to succeed in school.

    Here is a listing of free academic help available online:

    Miami-Dade Public Library: Free online tutoring and access to video courses and academic computer programs. Many programs require a Miami-Dade Library Card to access. For more information, click here.

    Broward County Public Library: Free face-to-face tutoring and after school academic programs, SAT and ACT prep classes and access to video courses and academic computer programs. For more information, click here.  

    KhanAcademy.com: This online library provides thousands of video tutorials in math, science and other subjects as well as SAT tutorials and practice tests. Visit them on the web.

    NBC News Parent Toolkit: Site is designed to help parents navigate their child’s journey from Pre-K to high school. Growth charts help families track and support their child’s health, emotional development and academic progress.
    Website: Parenttoolkit.com
    Online app: Text TOOLKIT to 33733 to get the app on your device.

    Cliffnotes.com: Free summaries of popular books, including the classics. Site also provides free study guides in subjects like Geometry and Grammar. SAT and ACT test prep books available for a fee. For more information, click here.

    Sesame Street.org: This site provides educational games and videos that teach basic reading and math skills to young children. To access, click here.

    Miami-Dade Public Schools Back-to-School Toolkit: This site provides Miami-Dade county students and families quick access to school calendars, lunch menus, emergency information, dress and conduct codes and other important information.  To access, click here.

    Miami Dade Public Schools Mobile App: Dadeschools Mobile App available to download for FREE for iPhone and Android devices. Please visit DadeSchools.net to download.

    Broward County Public Schools Back to School Toolkit: This site provides Broward county students and families quick access to school calendars, lunch menus, emergency information, dress and conduct codes and other important information. To access, click here.

    Broward County Public Schools App: BCPS Mobile App available to download for iPhone and Android devices. Please visit BrowardSchools.com to download.

    ReadWriteThink.org: This site provides families online educational games and activities. For more information, click here.

    Discovery Education: This website provides interactive lessons in Math, English, Science and other subjects as well as educational games. To access, click here.

    Nova Southeastern University:10 Useful and Informative Back to School Tips

    Broward County Public Schools Bullying Hotline: Report bullying and harrassment anonymously to the school district's emergency hotline at (754) 321-0911

    Miami-Dade Public Schools Bullying Hotline: Report bullying and harrassment anonymously to the school district's emergency hotline at (305) 995-CARE.

    Do you know of any other free resources we've missed? Let us know in the comments or Tweet us @NBC6!

    *Note: Inclusion in this list does not reflect an endorsement by NBC 6*

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