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Orange County Public Schools
School DescriptionDISTRICT 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.
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.
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.
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- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsBusiness professionals of America, Distributieve Education Clubs of America,Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, Health Occupations Students of American, National Technical Honor Society, Skills USA, Technology STudent Association
Accepting Students in GradesNo
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Miami Dade County Public Schools
DISTRICT 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. FACILITIES 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. COMMUNITY INFORMATION 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. 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-Miami-Dade-County-Public-Schools-SELECT-2020" target="_blank">Miami Dade County Public Schools Profile PDF</a> Visit School Site: <a href="http://sweagles.org/">Miami Dade County Public Schools</a> Visit City Site: <a href="http://www.miamigov.com/home/">Miami, Florida</a>
Morgan Hill Unified School District
DISTRICT PROFILE The Morgan Hill Unified School District’s two high schools accepting international students serve about 3,300 students. The curriculum offers over 20 AP options and various unique art courses as well as honors courses and competitive athletic programs. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cB4vjMpKhsM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> FACILITIES Campuses include classroom buildings, theaters, auditoriums, athletic centers with full sized gymnasiums, and aquatic centers. One of the high schools has recently undergone major renovations and technology infrastructure upgrades. New facilities include a theater and amphitheater area, locker rooms, and a new digital marquee. SPORTS AND ARTS The schools’ DII sports teams including girls soccer and volleyball have won many championships in recent years. The district’s Drama Guild has earned repeated recognition from the American Musical Theater’s Honors program. Students can also take unique courses such as floral design and culinary arts. COMMUNITY INFORMATION Morgan Hill is 25 minutes from the culturally diverse city of San Jose in the southern part of Silicon Valley, a globally recognized technology hotspot. Located less than an hour from the scenic Pacific Coast, the region’s pleasant weather allows students to enjoy the beach, hiking, bike riding, and other outdoor activities year-round. 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-CA-Morgan-Hill-Unified-School-District-ELECT-2020"target="_blank">Morgan Hill Unified School District Profile PDF</a> Visit School Site: <a href="http://mhusd.org/" target="_blank">Morgan Hill Unified School District</a> Visit City Site: <a href="https://www.morganhill.org/" target="_blank">Morgan Hill, California</a>
Mt. Lebanon High School
SCHOOL PROFILE Mt. Lebanon High School is a US secondary school with about 1,760 students. Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, it was rated one of the Top 500 high schools in the US by Newsweek and rated first in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times. FACILITIES The 26-acre campus has a 100,000 volume library, a fine arts complex with two theaters, visual arts studios, a professional dance studio, music studios, a full production TV studio, science/computer/writing labs, three full-size gyms, an indoor swimming pool, and a 7,200-seat stadium with a football field and track. SPORTS AND ARTS International students have the opportunity to join more than 26 interscholastic championship sports teams. Mt. Lebanon also has an extensive arts program with classes like music technology and technical theater. AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Mt. Lebanon has received an award for #1 Traditional (non-magnet/non-charter) Public High School by Pennsylvania School Performance Profile and #5 Digital School Districts Nationwide from the Center for Digital Education & National School Boards Association. COMMUNITY INFORMATION Pittsburgh was recently named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2016” by Travel Leisure and rated the nation’s “No. 1 Food City” by Zagat. The city offers a mix of indoor and outdoor activities along with famous places like Carnegie Mellon University. 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-PA-Mt-Lebanon-High-School-Public-SELECT-2020" target="_blank">Mt. Lebanon High School Profile PDF</a> Visit School Site: <a href="https://www.mtlsd.org" target="_blank">Mt. Lebanon High School</a> Visit City Site: <a href="https://www.pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</a>