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Thursday, January 24, 2019
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

For the Eighth Straight Year, M-DCPS Receives More National Magnet Merit Awards than Any Other District

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), a national organization representing more than 4,300 magnet schools and programs, annually recognizes magnet schools and programs for their commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent/community involvement.  In total, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) received 56 awards for the 2018-2019 award cycle, exceeding last year’s total by two additional awards.

M-DCPS garnered 28 Magnet School of Excellence Merit Awards and 28 Magnet School of Distinction Merit Awards. Schools earning the MSA Merit Award, whether Distinction or Excellence, rank within the top 5 percent category of all magnet schools in the nation. Schools awarded the Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award not only exceled in all areas measured but serve as National Exemplary Magnet School Models. 

All awards will be presented at the MSA 37th National Conference on Magnet Schools in Baltimore, April 10-13, 2019. Currently in Miami-Dade, more than 72,000 students are enrolled in over 380 magnet programs offered at 114 schools districtwide. For more information, go to:   

M-DCPS’s School of Excellence Merit Award-winning public magnet schools for 2019 are as follows:



Air Base K-8 Center for International Education

·  International Education/Cambridge International

Arvida Middle

·  Global Studies

·  Forensic Science

BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12

·  Conservation Biology

Center for International Education: A Cambridge Associate School

·  Cambridge International

Coral Reef Senior High

·  Agriscience

·  Engineering 

·  Business & Finance

·  Medicine 

·  International Baccalaureate

·  Legal 

·  Visual & Performing Arts

Hialeah Senior High

·  Visual & Performing Arts

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High

·  Digital Media Technology & Entrepreneurship

·  iPrep Academy

·  Legal Studies

Howard D. McMillan Middle

·  Cambridge International/ Robotics Engineering

·  Medical Health Sciences

Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy

·  Math, Science & Technology

·  Life Science

·  Mathematics/Computer Science 

·  Natural Sciences

Maritime and Science Technology Academy (MAST)

·  Maritime and Science Technology

·  Cambridge International/Global

·  Cambridge International/STEM

MAST@FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

·  Marine & Environmental Science

Medical Academy for Science & Technology (MAST @ Homestead)

·  Biomedical Sciences 

·  Pharmaceutical Sciences

·  iMed 

·  Physical Therapy

Miami Arts Studio @ Zelda Glazer 6-12 (MAS)

·  Band 

·  Broadcasting 

·  Dance 

·  Entertainment Law

·  Orchestra 

·  Theatre 

·  Technical Production 

·  Vocal

Miami Lakes Educational Center

·  Career-Themed Multi-Magnet

Miami Lakes Middle

·  Legal Studies/ Cambridge

Miami Springs Senior High

·  Hospitality & Tourism

·  iTech Academy

North Miami Beach Senior High

·  AP Capstone

·  iPrep Academy

·  (BEAM) Biomedical/Environmental

Paul Bell Middle

·  Cambridge International

Ponce de Leon Middle

·  International Baccalaureate

Redland Middle

·  Agriscience

Riviera Middle

·  Multimedia Industry Xperience (MIX)

·  Science, Technology & Investigative Research (STIR) 

Robert Morgan Educational Center

·  College & Career Multi-Magnet

Rockway Middle

·  Engineering & Robotics

·  Legal Studies

Shenandoah Middle

·  Museums

South Miami Middle

·  Visual & Performing Arts

South Miami Senior High

·  Visual & Performing Arts

TERRA Environmental Research Institute

·  Biomedical Research 

·  Environmental Research & Field Studies 

·  Robotics & Engineering Technology

Young Women’s Preparatory Academy

·  Women’s Leadership

M-DCPS’s Schools of Distinction Merit Award-winning public magnet schools for 2019 are as follows:



Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts 6-12

·  Visual & Performing Arts

Ben Sheppard Elementary

·  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Coconut Palm K-8 Academy

·  Agriscience Engineering 

·  Medical Technology

Cutler Bay Middle

·  Ocean Academy of Science and Technology (COAST)

·  Criminal Justice & Forensic Science

Cutler Bay Senior High

·  Ocean Academy of Science and Technology (COAST)

Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH)

·  Architecture/Interior Design

·  Industrial Design/Product & Transportation

·  Fashion Design 

·  Entertainment Technology/Film

·  Visual Communications/Graphic Design

Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts

·  Visual & Performing Arts

Frank C. Martin K-8 Center

·  International Baccalaureate

George Washington Carver Middle

·  International Studies

·  International Education

Hammocks Middle

·  Pre-Law

Herbert A. Ammons Middle

·  International Baccalaureate

International Studies Preparatory Academy (ISPA)

·  International Studies

iPrep Academy

·  Global Focus

Joella C. Good Elementary

·  Montessori

John A. Ferguson Senior High

·  Culinary Arts 

·  DASH/Visual Arts

·  International Baccalaureate 

·  International Business & Finance 

·  Information Technology

·  Medical Skills/Biomedical

John F. Kennedy Middle

·  Biomedical/Environmental/Agricultural/

Technology (BEAT)

Jorge Mas Canosa Middle

·  Cambridge International

Lamar Louise Curry Middle

·  International Baccalaureate

Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial High School

·  Forensic Science

·  Homeland Security

·  Law Studies

Lawton Chiles Middle

·  Cambridge International

Miami Norland Senior High

·  Bio-Tech & Forensic Science

·  Hospitality & Tourism

·  iPrep Academy

·  Sports Management

·  Sports Medicine

New World School of the Arts

·  Visual & Performing Arts

North Dade Center for Modern Languages

·  International Education

Southwood Middle

·  Visual & Performing Arts

Sunset Elementary

·  International Studies

W.R. Thomas Middle

·  Cambridge International

West Miami Middle

·  STEM: Technology & Environmental Sciences

Westland-Hialeah Senior High

·  Early College & Career Pathways

·  Health Science/Allied Health Science

·  International Business & Finance

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