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Founded in 1997, Somerset Academy Charter School opened in Miramar, Florida, to humble beginnings. Appropriately named Somerset Neighborhood, the school was housed in a two-room schoolhouse and served 50 students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. To meet parental demand, the school expanded in the years to follow but was careful to maintain a nurturing, tight-knit learning environment that parents love and in which students thrive.
Somerset Academy, Inc now offers high-quality K-12 educational programs in Florida, Nevada, Texas and Spain that have, and continue to achieve academic success. Although all Somerset Academy schools share a vision, each campus has a unique and enriching educational program that is tailored to the community they serve. This formula, along with incredible support from parents, has made Somerset Academy a nationally recognized, award-winning family of high quality public charter schools. Somerset Academy schools have received many national awards and accolades, including operating 4 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
The first Mater school opened in 1998, just one year after the passing of charter school legislation in Florida. Over the years, Mater Academy would expand its reach to more underserved communities in Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens and Little Havana by opening additional elementary, middle and high school campuses. By 2010, Mater Academy had 14 schools serving more than 6,300 students in grades PreK-12 across Miami-Dade County. By 2015, just five year later, enrollment had more than doubled to 13,380 students throughout South and Central Florida.
Today, Mater Academy serves over 19,000 students from all socio-economic backgrounds across 30 charter schools throughout Florida and Nevada. These tuition-free schools reinforce our deeply rooted belief that at MATER, every child can excel and every child must have the opportunity to do so because every child matters.
Mater Academy schools are often recognized on a state and national level. The entity operates five National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Doral Academy is a system of high quality K-12 public charter schools serving families throughout Florida and Nevada for over 15 years. Doral Academy promotes a culture that maximizes student achievement and fosters the development of accountable, 21st century learners in a safe and enriching environment.
Doral Academy, Inc. operates some of the highest performing schools in the Nation. Doral is a three-time National Blue Ribbon School awardee. A testament to the exemplary programming offered by Doral.
The schools within the system offer a curriculum that contributes to the vision by providing students with a full range of opportunities in the classroom, as well as through clubs and community service, to learn and develop skills that will empower them to become lifelong learners.
Pinecrest Academy, Inc. is a high performing charter school network that operates 20 schools throughout Central and South Florida and Nevada. The organization has proven track record of successfully implementing their vision of raising student achievement while decreasing the achievement gap for disadvantaged student populations.
Varying from College Preparation to Performing Arts to Science and Engineering, each Pinecrest program follows a state standards-based curriculum unique to the community and students it serves.
Pinecrest Academy North, located in Miami, Florida, was recently designated a National Blue Ribbon School.
International Studies Charter School
#1 Charter High School in Florida
A result of the French, Italian, and Spanish consuls collaborating to create a unique school offering a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, comprehensive education in each respective language.
Students enrolled in the program are awarded a double diploma: the American as well as the respective country diploma.
ISAAC fosters student achievement by providing an innovative and challenging environment. Through the integration of Science, Math and Mandarin language, students receive a world class education and an excellent preparation for an advanced level curriculum.
Theodore R. and Thelma A. Gibson Charter School
Theodore R. and Thelma A. Gibson Charter School was founded by Mrs. Thelma Gibson in honor of her late husband, Reverend Theodore Gibson and is located in Overtown Miami, just a few block away from Theodore Gibson Park. Reverend Gibson was a civil rights activist and president of the Miami chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. from 1954 to 1964. As the third African American to serve on the Miami City Commission (1972 – 1981), he worked to improve the lives of the African American population living in South Florida. An orator and a visionary who fought racism, Reverend Gibson’s memory is forever honored through the Theodore R. & Thelma A. Gibson Charter School.
Miami Children’s Museum Charter School
Miami Children’s Museum Charter School is one of two museum-based schools in the United States that offers a unique creative atmosphere for children to play, learn, imagine and create. The mission of MCMCS is to inspire all students to reach their full potential. The school provides individualized instruction in order to address student needs. MCMCS provides a unique learning environment through the use of museum exhibits, facilities, and resources. The school maintains a positive and nurturing learning environment where students feel comfortable to explore their surroundings, ask questions and discover. , They educate “the whole child” through real-world experiences.
City of Belle Isle
In August of 2010, the City of Belle Isle, Inc. opened Orange County’s first K-12 Charter School, Cornerstone Charter Academy (CCA). CCA has a curricular focus on biotechnology and life sciences. Cornerstone provides that focus daily with the use of in-class promethean boards, as well as net books and laptops in the classrooms and three large state-of-the art computer labs to enhance the students’ academic and technological experience. CCA has consistently ranked among the highest performing schools in Orange County.
University Preparatory Academy
University Preparatory Academy provides students with the academic, leadership and social skills that will enable them to attend and graduate from an institution of higher education. UPA believes in three building blocks that create the school’s culture: Academics, Leadership and Social Skills.
Ben Gamla Charter School
As the first English-Hebrew Charter School in the United States, Ben Gamla Charter integrates Hebrew instruction giving students a useful tool in society.
Ben Gamla Charter Schools provide a safe environment for innovative instructional practices that continuously light the path toward maximum student achievement and personal growth.
City of Hialeah Educational Academy / CIVICA
City of Hialeah Educational Academy prepares students for a successful transition into post-secondary education through a dynamic career-oriented curriculum.
Academies include Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, First Responder and Firefighting, Mass Communications, Law, and Education.
SLAM prepares students for post-secondary careers through academies in Sports Medicine, Broadcasting, Media Production, Marketing, Entertainment, Arts and Management.
The SLAM Foundation provides SLAM schools with professional development, curriculum support, and access to national partnerships.
Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise
Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise prepares students for leadership in the arts and business, where creativity, academic knowledge and financial literacy are essential for success. LAAAE develops a generation of diverse, educated, compassionate leaders in the arts and business by providing a dynamic, innovative education that integrates the four lenses of learning: Academics, Arts, Enterprise, and Personal Growth.
Clear Dot Charter School
Clear Dot provides immersion in activities that encourage compassion and self-determination by understanding the cultural similarities and differences of others; sharing in the suffering and happiness of others; and sharing in the beauty of our living earth.
Clear Dot provides a unique educational choice to families through the use of an integrated program to achieve Academic Excellence and Global Competence.
DoraDoral College is a private non-profit institution of higher learning based in Doral, Florida.
Doral College makes college more accessible to students by integrating it into middle and high school. Students can earn an Associate in Arts degrees or Bachelor of Arts in Education in conjunction with their high school diplomas.
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