A LEGACY OF CHOICE
PUBLIC / PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
FIND A MAGNET SCHOOL
UPCOMING MAGNET SCHOOL EVENTS
Non-Magnet Choice Programs
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is listening to you.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is known for innovation in education. We have been a leader in Choice programs for decades and continue to develop and implement cutting-edge models for delivery of curriculum that will prepare our students for the businesses of tomorrow while utilizing emerging technologies. These models include non-traditional grade configurations, commuter schools that do not restrict students and parents to boundaries, virtual instruction, single-gender instructional environments, as well as educational models housed within various business settings through unique partnerships. Included here is a brief overview of some of those models.
iPrep Academy PreK-12
As Miami continues to expand, iPrep Academy has continued providing a stellar education for all students. We have responded to the apparent need for a Pre-K through 12th-grade school that will offer a personalized, technology-rich learning experience at the School District’s administration building near downtown Miami.
Cambridge International Examinations
In response to the growing need for college-ready students, Miami-Dade County Public Schools has implemented 80 Cambridge Programs in 70 schools including elementary, middle, and high schools. The world’s finest universities and employers recognize these rigorous, integrated educational programs that continue to highlight M-DCPS as a national leader in K-12 international educational programs.
Number of Choice Programs for all grades
Number of Magnet Schools in Miami-Dade
Students Enrolled in Choice Programs
National Magnet Merit Awards
At a Glance
Miami-Dade County Public Schools offers a wide variety of curriculum choices. Magnet schools/programs allow you to elect out of an assigned boundary school. Most Magnet schools/programs specialize in a specific area of interest and offer our students the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential. There are Magnet schools/programs for students as young as four years old.
Magnet programs offer unique courses of study focusing on students’ special interests, talents, and abilities. Magnet programs are available to students under the following six themes of study: International Programs, Liberal Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medical &Health Sciences), Virtual Offerings, Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge International Examinations
Non-Magnet Academies & Career Academies
K-8 Centers are configured to include students from Kindergarten through grade eight in a small school environment. The K-8 Center offers a tightly aligned curriculum for grade six through eight students that may focus on a specific theme or curriculum. A K-8 Center middle grade experience is not meant to be the equivalent of a traditional middle school environment. The range of electives, honors, and high school level courses available at the traditional middle school may be limited at a K-8 Center because of the smaller number of students in grades six through eight. Physical education and athletics may also be limited.
Winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education
The Most Career Academies of Any School District
302 Magnet Schools of America Merit Awards in just 8 Years
Top Ranked Florida Schools
According to U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings 2019 five of the Nation’s top 100 were here in Miami-Dade, including 6 of Florida’s top 20!
Almost a quarter (20%) of Top 100 Florida High Schools are M-DCPS Magnet Schools (19 out of top 100)
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