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Miami Dade County Public Schools
School DescriptionDISTRICT PROFILE
Founded in 1885, the Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) serves over 350,000 students in the Miami Dade County. Located in between the beaches of Miami and the Everglade National Park, Miami Dade County Public Schools have an excellent location with academics to match. Students have the opportunity to take the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program as well as four foreign languages, more than 15 AP Courses, STEM Courses, and specialty courses such as Bio-Medical or Fashion Design.
The Miami Dade County Public Schools district stretches over 2,000 square miles of diverse and vibrant communities. Schools in the Miami Dade County Public Schools system have modern facilities in order to support special programs like the Design and Architecture Program, the Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy, and the Medical Program. MDCPS also owns and operates a PBS Television Station, WLRN-TV (Channel 17) as well as their own radio station.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Students can compete in a variety of sports in the Fall, Winter, and Spring sports seasons such as Football, Basketball, and Tennis. It is also possible for students to participate in different athletic clubs within the Miami Community.
In addition to the district owned TV and Radio Stations, students have the opportunity to take the Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy. Students can also choose between arts courses such as Digital Media and Music Theory.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Florida Department of Education named the Miami Dade County Public Schools as a 2019 A-rated School District for the second year in a row.
Stretching over 2,000 square miles, the Miami Dade County Public Schools are located in the beautiful area between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglade National Park. More than 6,000,000 people live in this metropolitan area and they speak over 56 different languages. This diverse community provides students with many options to learn about US culture, but also the cultures of everyone else around them.
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- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 8% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in GradesNo
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Original transcripts must be presented upon arrival
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SCHOOL PROFILE 'Iolani Shool is a culturally diverse, co-educational college preparatory school. With more than 150 years of history, it is recognized as one of the top college preparatory schools in the United States. Through dynamic and personalized instruction in a multitude of disciplines, 'Iolani develops liberally educated, well-rounded individuals. FACILITIES There are a number of great facilities on the 25-acre campus at 'Iolani School. The Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership is a 40,000 square food building that is home to research science, design, and applied technologies. Outside of the academic buildings, students can use a number of athletic facilities, including fields, a pool, and a six-lane outdoor track. SPORTS AND ARTS Students at 'Iolani School participating in sports are continuing a long, proud tradition that goes back to the 1930s. The Raiders have won more than 75 state championships with 'Iolani being the only school to win five consecutive boys basketball championships (2002-2006). The 'Iolani arts program consists of 32 performing arts groups and over 15 course offerings including AP classes. Student performances have brought 'Iolani several awards and special invites to perform in the US and internationally. AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS 'Iolani School's long tradition of academic excellence has seen it ranked the #2 college preparatory private high school in Hawaii by Niche. DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE A brand new residence hall opened in the 2018-19 academic year, providing students with a state-of-the-art facility where they are supervised by residential advisors. Outside of the classroom, students have plenty of opportunity to pursue their passions, whether that be through athletics, arts, or other school-sponsored extracurriculars. Educatius PDF: <a href="https://www.educatius.org/-/media/Files/PDF/Educatius/School-Profile-PDFs/English-Profiles/2020/USA-Schools/Boarding/Educatius-USA-HI-Iolani-School-SELECT-2020">'Iolani School Profile PDF</a> Visit School Site: <a href="https://www.iolani.org/">'Iolani School</a> Visit City Site: <a href="http://www.honolulu.gov/">Honolulu, Hawaii</a>
Orange County Public Schools
DISTRICT PROFILE As the 9th largest Public School District in the United States, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) serves 28 high schools with over 157,000 high school students. Located in sunny Orlando, Florida, Orange County Public Schools have very impressive academic to match its tropical location. In addition to nine foreign languages and ESL, OCPS has more than 30 AP courses, the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, and many specialty programs such as Aviation and Aerospace Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Future Educators just to name a few. FACILITIES The schools in the Orange County Public Schools have state-of-the-art facilities with theater auditoriums, athletic facilities, STEM laboratories, and more. OCPS Students also receive a district-provided device so they can access digital educational content. Last year, the district provided over 135,000 devices to their students. SPORTS AND ARTS Orange County Public Schools have a long history of athletic excellence. Students have the opportunity to compete in various sports options in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. Some notable athletic alumni of OCPS include MLB Players Johnny Damon and Brian Barber and NFL Player Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The arts program at OCPS is very strong, with students being able to choose different arts electives and extracurricular programs. Some famous alumni of Orange County Public Schools who have gone on to become famous include DJ Khaled and NSYNC singer Joey Fatone. AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Orange County Public Schools was awarded the Commissioner of Education and the Commissioner’s Community Involvement Council Five Star School Award. In order to receive this award, the school must achieve 100% of criteria in the categories of Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteers, Student Community Service, and School Advisory Councils. Another major accomplishment of the district is that the OCPS Transportation Services department saved 378,513 gallons of diesel fuel by reducing the idling time of buses and increasing the use of bio-diesel, a fuel additive. COMMUNITY INFORMATION As the 23rd largest city in the US, Orlando has a population of 2.5 million people and is home to Disney World and Universal Studios. The city of Orlando, located in Central Florida, is less than an hour away from the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. The climate of Orlando is subtropical with a hot and rainy season from May to September and a warm and dry season from October to April. The city brings together many different wonderful cultural events and celebrations; Orlando is a very diverse city with more than 167 languages spoken. Educatius Public School PDF: <a href="https://www.educatius.org/-/media/Files/PDF/Educatius/School-Profile-PDFs/English-Profiles/2020/USA-Schools/Public/Educatius-USA-FL-Orange-County-Public-Schools-SELECT-2020" target="_blank">Orange County Public Schools Profile PDF</a> Visit School Site: <a href="www.ocps.net">Orange County Public Schools</a> Visit City Site: <a href="www.visitorlando.com">Orlando, Florida</a>
Indian River Charter High School
SCHOOL PROFILE With an “A” rating from Florida’s school rating system, Indian River Charter High School was named a School of Excellence by the Florida Department of Education and a Silver Medal School by US News and World Report. Located on Florida’s Atlantic shore, IRCHS places special emphasis on visual and performing arts and takes advantage of the consistently pleasant weather with its signature golf program. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3NrTNy__okE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> FACILITIES The Indian River campus’ state-of-the-art facilities include a professional performance venue and theater. Students have access to ChromeBook laptops in every classroom, and the school provides the Visual and Performing Arts program with MacBook laptops. SPORTS AND ARTS Indian River’s comprehensive golf program offers more than just competition, focusing on developing skills, etiquette, golf history, and the golf industry. Students can also take advantage of the ideal climate with sports such as cheerleading and baseball. Indian River places a strong emphasis on visual and performing arts. The school has a professional-level performance venue, “The Dome,” and a Black Box Theater. AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS The state’s school rating system gives IRCHS an “A” rating. Additionally, the school has College Board and AP Capstone School certifications. The Florida Department of Education recognizes Indian River as a School of Excellence, and IRCHS is a US News and World Report Silver Medal School. COMMUNITY INFORMATION Situated along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Vero Beach is a desirable travel destination. The town is especially known for golf, water sports, and fishing. Students can walk around town or use Vero Beach’s public transportation system to explore numerous beaches, museums, nature tours, and art galleries. Educatius Public School Profile PDF:<a href="https://www.educatius.org/-/media/Files/PDF/Educatius/School-Profile-PDFs/English-Profiles/2020/USA-Schools/Public/Educatius-USA-FL-Indian-River-Charter-High-School-SELECT-2020" target="_blank">Indian River Charter High School Profile PDF</a> Visit School Site: <a href="https://www.irchs.org" target="_blank">Indian River Charter High School</a> Visit City Site: <a href="https://www.verobeach.com" target="_blank">Vero Beach, Florida</a>