Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores
|Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores|
|11301 NW 5 Avenue
Miami Shores, Florida, 33168
|School type||Public, Charter|
|School district||Miami-Dade County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Blue and White and red|
Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores is a public charter school located on 5 acres (20,000 m2) at Barry University Campus in Miami Shores, in the U.S. state of Florida. Its current acting principal is Doug Garber.
Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores is a community-based, "A" rated college preparatory school. It is located within the Miami-Dade County Public School District and holds a municipal charter through the Village of Miami Shores.
Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores originally opened in 1997 as a middle school called Miami Shores/Barry University Charter School. The school included 9 portable structures built on the corner of NW 115th St and NW 2nd Ave and served as an alternative to Horace Mann Middle School for Miami Shores residents.
Upon gaining further funding in 2005, the school was renamed Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores and a permanent structure built on land that once was the home of the Biscayne Kennel Club, later owned by Barry University; with funds from the North Dade Medical Foundation and by the financial support of the citizens of Miami Shores.
In 2012, cross country runner Josiah McLaughlin participated in the FHSAA Cross Country State Championships, making him the first DCS runner to compete in the states. A year later, he and six teammates of the boy's varsity cross country team competed in the state championships, placing 19th out of 24 teams.
In 2013, four track & field runners competed for 4x100 relay in the FHSAA Track & Field State Championships.
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