About School Choice & Parent Options

M-DCPS: A Legacy of ChoiceGiving our Students a World of Choices


To be the recognized leader in the achievement of academic excellence through educational choice.


To create and implement innovative educational programs to give parents and students an active voice in choosing learning opportunities that foster student diversity, academic excellence, school-to-career pathways, and real-world learning.

Core Value

We deliver the highest quality services and support within an environment of open communication, professionalism, dedication, and commitment to integrity.

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.

Offering the Most Choices in Florida

Students Attending Magnet Programs (73,010)
Students in Non-Magnet Career Academies (37,772)
Students in Non-Magnet International Programs (36,255)
Students Attending Charter Schools (71,108)
Students Attending Programs Through Curriculum Transfer (20,844)
Students (6-8) Electing to Attend K-8 Centers (16,656)

Total Students Selecting Choice Options (255,645)

Based on M-DCPS total enrollment of 347,069

Offering a Wide Variety of Curriculum Choice Programs

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