4th Largest School District
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the United States, comprised of 467schools, 356,086 students and nearly 40,000 employees. A truly global community, district students speak 56 different languages and represent 160 countries.
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.
School Choice Programs
Miami-Dade County Public Schools offers hundreds of School Choice programs. School Choice programs are comprised of Magnet programs and non-Magnet programs.
Magnet Schools are specialized public school programs offering unique thematic strands of study that focus on students’ special interests, talents, and abilities for all grade levels. Students applying to Magnet Schools can attend any Magnet School regardless of where they live. Magnet Schools require an application to be submitted as part of the enrollment process. Applicants must meet program eligibility and may require auditions for visual and performing arts programs. Each Magnet program may have additional requirements as part of the application process. Applicants that meet eligibility are then entered into a random selection process to determine enrollment for the following school year.
Choice (non-Magnet) programs are different from Magnet programs in that Choice programs are designed for and first offered to students who are assigned to the school site boundary. Once boundary students are placed, any open seats are then made available to out-of-boundary students through the Region transfer process.
Choice programs are thematic, curriculum-based programs offered at all grade levels and implemented during the regular school day; after school programs are not delineated as part of the Choice options.
Available Magnet Programs
Explore all the Magnet programs currently available for immediate enrollment. For more information and for registration, please contact the school of interest.
Available Choice (non-Magnet) Programs
Explore all the Choice (non-Magnet) programs currently available for immediate enrollment. For more information and for registration, please contact the school of interest.
2018-2019 Magnet Programs
The Magnet application for the 2018-2019 school year is currently open. Explore the full list of over 380 Magnet programs to choose from.
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There are 467 schools within the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. The link below will allow you to identify the schools and programs in your neighborhood. Simply follow the directions and explore what Miami-Dade County Public Schools has to offer!