There are 44 Kindergarten-to-8th grade (K–8) Centers (or academies) serving M-DCPS. K–8 Centers are generally set up to serve communities with limited building space for two separate campuses. They are run as both an elementary and middle school out of the same campus with joint administration, staff, and schedules. Middle school-aged students generally have separate buildings dedicated to them. M-DCPS provides a full list of the k-8 schools.
There are 120 Magnet Schools serving MDCPS. They normally serve grades 9th to 12th. These schools do not take in students from their area. Instead, students must apply and test into these schools which offer a specific course of study.
There are 23 Adult/Vocational Centers, more commonly referred to as night schools, serving MDCPS. These centers are set up for adults to earn their G.E.D, or for students older than the age of 16 to make-up classes they have failed and have no slots for in their daytime schedules. Some night schools also offer vocational programs and free English classes for non-native speakers. Adult Centers also offer free Citizenship classes. They also offer Saturday classes to accommodate those students who can't attend during the week. They are generally housed at high school campuses with classes taking place in the evening hours.
American High School Adult Center
Coral Gables High School Adult Center
D.A. Dorsey Educational Center
George T. Baker Aviation
Hialeah Adult Education Center
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School Adult Center
Lindsey Hopkins Technology Center
Miami Beach High School Adult Center
Miami Coral Park High School Adult Center
Miami Jackson High School Adult Center
Miami Lakes Adult Education Center
Miami Palmetto High School Adult Education Center
Miami Senior High School Adult Education Center
Miami Springs Senior High School Adult Education Center
Miami Sunset High School Adult Center
North Miami High School Adult Center
Robert Morgan Vocational Technical Institute
South Dade High School Adult Center
South Dade High School Skills Center
Southwest High School Adult Center
William H. Turner Technical Adult & Community Education Center
There are 53 Charter Schools that are set up as publicly funded, but are privately operated in MDCPS. Currently, there are around 19,000 students enrolled in charter schools in the county. Students that attend charter schools do not need to pass an examination before being considered for a spot at the school, but must maintain specific grades and behavioral standards to maintain their enrollment at the school.
Academy of Arts & Minds (High)
A Child's Journey Charter School (Elementary)
Archimedean Academy (Elementary)
Archimedean Middle Conservatory (Middle)
Archimedean Upper Conservatory (High)
ASPIRA Eugenio Maria de Hostos Youth Leadership (Middle)
ASPIRA South Youth Leadership Charter School (Middle)
There are 16 Alternative Schools serving MDCPS. They are set up for as a last resort for students that constantly have behavioral or extreme academic problems. Also, any child released from a Youth Detention Center must attend an alternative school until he or she is deemed ready to return to normal schools.
There are 5 Specialized Centers serving MDCPS. They are set up for students that have extreme mental or learning disabilities which would impair them from attending classes with students that do not have such disabilities. It is becoming more and more common for regular schools to set up their own specialized education (Special Ed) programs.
Instructional Systemwide Center - Administrative office that runs the individual school programs.