Users
Social media
Contact information
Address

MDCPS: 1450 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, FL 33132 - United States

Email

webmaster@dadeschools.net

Phone

(305) 995-1000
(For Non Technical Questions Only)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 5, 2019
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

M-DCPS Tops Nation with 21 Certified National Magnet Schools

South Miami K-8 Center, Shenandoah Middle, and International Studies Preparatory Academy (ISPA) are Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) three newest additions to the roster of Certified National Magnet Schools. Shenandoah Middle earned the added bonus designation of “Demonstration” for exceeding the criteria outlined in the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) Standards of Excellence.

With the addition of these schools, M-DCPS now has 21 certified magnet schools with seven earning the “Demonstration” designation. M-DCPS has more certified schools than any other district in the country. They are sanctioned by Magnet Schools of America to be among the highest quality magnet schools in the U.S.

Founded in 1986, MSA is a national association for magnet and theme-based schools representing more than 4,340 magnet schools serving nearly 3.5 million students. Its Standards of Excellence was created to recognize the most exemplary programs and is based on five educational pillars: diversity; innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, high-quality instructional systems, and family and community partnership. The certification process includes a nine-month evaluation process. Candidates must demonstrate through evidence, reflection and strategic action that they have established the Magnet School Standards of Excellence in their schools.

Magnet school programs offer unique courses of study focusing on students’ special interests, talents, and abilities and are available in five themes of study: International Programs, Liberal Arts, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics), Virtual Learning, and Visual & Performing Arts. Since opening its first magnet program in 1973, magnet options have greatly expanded within M-DCPS. Currently, more than 72,000 students are enrolled in more than 380 magnet programs offered at 114 schools. For more information, go to: miamimagnets.org.

 

M-DCPS’ magnet schools receiving national certification are as follows:

 

SCHOOL

Designation

Air Base K-8 Center for International Education

National Demonstration School

Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts 6-12

National Demonstration School

Coral Gables Senior High School

National Demonstration School

Coral Reef Senior High School

National Demonstration School

New World School of the Arts

National Demonstration School

Shenandoah Middle School

National Demonstration School

Young Women’s Preparatory Academy

National Demonstration School

BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12

Nationally Certified Magnet School

Center for International Education: A Cambridge Associate School (CIE)

Nationally Certified Magnet School

Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH)

Nationally Certified Magnet School

Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts

Nationally Certified Magnet School

Frank C. Martin K-8 Center

Nationally Certified Magnet School

G.W. Carver Middle School/Center for International Education

Nationally Certified Magnet School

Herbert A. Ammons Middle School

Nationally Certified Magnet School

International Studies Preparatory Academy (ISPA)

Nationally Certified Magnet School

iPrep Academy Prek-12

Nationally Certified Magnet School

John F. Kennedy Middle School BEAT Magnet Program

Nationally Certified Magnet School

Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial High School

Nationally Certified Magnet School

Medical Academy for Science and Technology (MAST @ Homestead)

Nationally Certified Magnet School

South Miami K-8 Center

Nationally Certified Magnet School

Sunset Elementary School

Nationally Certified Magnet School

 

Follow us on Twitter at @mdcps and @miamisup, and on Facebook at @Miami-Dade County Public Schools and @Alberto Carvalho.

 


# # #

19/DGD/145/HD

Follow us

Search

Go!

In The News

Video