M-DCPS District-Managed Charter Schools

At the forefront of school choice in the United States, the first-ever District-Managed Charter School was created in Miami-Dade. This unique model allows for a private operator to run a school using public funds and managed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County. Leveraging the experience and resources of the fourth largest school district in the U.S. coupled with the independence and autonomy of private operators to make their own decisions makes for a winning combination

Academy for International Education, K-8

1080 La Baron Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166

AIE provides children with a personalized educational experience. The school provides small classrooms, an enriched and rigorous curriculum.  Students at AIE discover a welcoming atmosphere of warmth and security which soon evolves into a diverse and challenging academic environment. The classroom and learning meets the intellectual, social and physical needs of the students so that the classroom becomes a world of opportunities for student learning and the embracing of knowledge and a second language.  Students have the opportunity to work and learn from classmates of different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. They are part of small learning communities that allow students to explore their interests and participate in classes where academic achievement is celebrated.

www.aiecharterschool.org

 Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, K-5

8390 NW 53rd Street, Doral, Florida 33166

Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School’s mission is to provide our students with a comprehensive dual curriculum— Spanish and Portuguese— and bicultural/bilingual education through language acquisition and innovative programs, facilitated by a highly-qualified staff promoting students’ academic excellence creating future world leaders.

www.ddces.org

Latin Builders Association Academy, 9-12

13835 NW 97th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33018

The Latin Builders Association (LBA) Construction & Business Management Academy Charter High School ensures that all students complete a college preparatory curriculum and develop the necessary skills culminating into postsecondary education, career training, and entrepreneurship. Students will possess the knowledge, skill, work ethic, and quality of character essential for success in post-secondary education and entrepreneurship.  Our uniquely synergistic curriculum fosters student motivation, understanding, and retention of concepts which generates positive effects on our community.

www.lbaacademy.org

South Florida Autism Charter School, K-12

13835 NW 97th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33018

The mission of SFACS is to provide education and services to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) residing in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. We target students with ASD who have communication deficits and/or behavioral challenges, and who may require training in self-help skills. The methodologies of B.F. Skinner’s Theory of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB) are applied in conjunction with state approved standards for students on a modified curriculum in order to provide the most effective individualized educational programs possible.  Our objectives are to provide free, appropriate, and science-based educational opportunities to students on the more involved portion of the autism spectrum; to find each student’s strengths and provide them with the tools and hands-on learning opportunities that will enable them to function independently in society and have a purpose in life; and to remove the stigma associated with ASD and prove that even the most profoundly affected individuals can contribute to society in a meaningful way.

www.sfacs.org