Mainland High School
|Mainland High School|
"Buc Pride Never Dies!"
|1255 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3954
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Volusia County School District|
|Number of students||1,980|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gold|
|Website||Mainland High School|
Mainland High School is a public high school located in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is attended by 1,979 students of grades nine through twelve. The mascot is a Buccaneer and strongly resembles the old logo of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- 1 History
- 2 Academies
- 3 Sports and organizations
- 4 Awards
- 5 School Grades
- 6 School song
- 7 Notable alumni
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Daytona Public School
The original school was known as Daytona Public School, and was not a permanent structure. Originally started in 1872 as a school for all grades, the school started off in a log cabin, moved several times, and then finally settled in the wood-frame building pictured on the right in 1874. In 1910, the school was moved to a permanent building until 1925. It was during this time that the first sports program was started in 1912. This school served both junior and senior high school students. The mascot of the time was the Panther and the school colors were Silver and Blue.
Daytona High School
In 1926, the school was moved to a new campus on Third Avenue. It had an initial enrollment of 400 students, but quickly expanded to near capacity. It is at this time that the mascot is changed to the Buccaneer and the school colors are changed to Blue and Gold. In 1946 the name was changed to the current school name. This campus lasted until 1962.
Mainland High School
In 1962, the school was moved yet again to the current property of the school at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard. and Clyde Morris Boulevard. Unlike the previous centralized designs, this school was spread out into long buildings in a row, with open hallways. This design was used to increase natural air flow from the ocean, as the school did not have air conditioning until the 1980s. Some of the buildings were later expanded, and a few new buildings were added to accommodate for technology and demand for more classes. Portables were added behind the school to meet the demand for more classrooms. This school was in use until 2006.
The current school, which now faces International Speedway Boulevard, was built by 2006. As air conditioning was no longer a concern, the design went back to being centralized, with the five main buildings centered around a large courtyard. The improvement was aided by a $6 million gift from notable alumnus and professional basketball player Vince Carter.
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Mainland and its predecessors have had many principals throughout its life, and they are listed below. 
- M.W. Martin
- I.H. DeWolff
- Annie C. Hite
- John B. Parkinson
- M. Stewart
- Lulu Foulke
- Mabel T. Rogers(1914–1915)
- George W. Marks(1916)
- Isabel Stuart Mays(1917)
- Jerome F. Eastham(1918–1931)
- W. B. Treloar(1933)
- John W. Turner(1934)
- J. Broward Culpepper(1935–1936)
- W. K. Jennings(1937–1939)
- W. B. Treloar(1940–1945)
- C. T. Welshinger(1946–1948)
- Vincent P. McClintock(1948–1951)
- C. T. Welshinger(1952–1970)
- Jack Surrette(1971–1985)
- Alex Robertson(1986–1987)
- Mike Osborne(1987–1990)
- Tim Huth(1991–1995)
- Patricia Graham(1996–2007)
- Cheryl Salerno (2007–present)
Mainland, like many other schools in Volusia County, has several "academies." Academies are special programs of study that focus a student's education on a specific subject. Mainland has five academies: the Academy of Science and Medicine, the Academy of Communications and Multimedia Technology (ACMT), the Academy of Drafting and Manufacturing Technology (ADMT), the Sports Science Academy (SSA), and the Academy of Simulation and Robotics (ASR). These academies entitle graduating students to a special diploma upon completion of the program.
Academy of Science & Medicine
ASM is Mainland's largest academy. It is the science and medicine academy. Students are required to take two extra math courses, five extra science courses, along with a computer science course prior to graduation. Beginning with students that enter during the 2008–2009 School year, the name will gradually be phased to "ASM", or the Academy of Science and Medicine, with the engineering track being removed, and more emphasis being placed on the medical and environmental aspects of the scientific field.
Academy of Communications and Multimedia Technology
The Academy of Communications and Multimedia Technology focuses mainly on computer-related career subjects, such as digital design, network design and maintenance, web design, yearbook production, and television production.
Academy of Design and Manufacturing Technology
The Academy of Design and Manufacturing Technology focuses on preparing students for a career in the fields of technology development, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, computer aided manufacturing, electronics, interior design, and construction.
This academy uses technology such as: Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor Pro and milling and CNC machines.
Sports Science Academy
Academy of Simulation and Robotics
The Academy of Simulation and Robotics (ASR) debuted in the 2007-2008 school year. Students attracted to robotics, video game design and programming, and computer science can learn about these amazing fields and can develop the skills and knowledge needed to find jobs in the industry. Programming is taught using the Java programming language.
Sports and organizations
Mainland has several clubs and sports to choose from, which cover a wide variety of fields of interest.
Mainland currently has the following sports teams:
- Cross Country
- Flag Football
- Track & Field
Mainland's organizations currently include the following:
- Academic Team
- Art Club
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
- School Reading Program Book club
- Drama Club
- Environmental Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
- Florida Future Educators of America
- French Club
- Human Relations
- Japanese Club
- Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
- Junior Civitan
- Key Club
- Lady Bucs (pep squad)
- Mirage Color Guard
- Model UN (No Longer exists)
- National Honor Society
- Science Olympiad
- Student Government Association
- Spanish Club
- Sports Medicine
- Television Production
- Technology Student Association
- Torchlights 2.0 Arts & Literary Magazine
- Torchlights Literary Magazine - Superior Award Winning Magazine - currently meeting as a club
(Note: this list does not include unregistered clubs, such as Chess Club, ISTF, or SECME.)
(see reference below) 
- National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence: 1983, 1991, 1996
- Redbook Magazine's "Best Overall High School in Florida": 1992, 1996
- Florida's Governors Council Award for Model Physical Fitness Program: 1995
- Florida Five Star School, for outstanding business partnership and parent participation: 1995-1998
- Internet Science and Technology Fair National Winners: 1999-2003, 2006-2011
- U.S. Department of Education Technology Grant: 1997
- New Millennium High School Grant: 2001
- NCTM Edward G. Begle Grant: 2003-2005
- Enhancing Education Through Technology Grants: 2003-2005
- 1998-1999 C
- 1999-2000 C
- 2000-2001 C
- 2001-2002 C
- 2002-2003 C
- 2003-2004 C
- 2004-2005 C
- 2005-2006 C
- 2006-2007 D
- 2007-2008 D
- 2008-2009 D
- 2009-2010 D
- 2010-2011 B
- 2011-2012 B
We are from old Mainland High School, and to her we raise our song
She has always proven worthy of the ever-coming throng.
Others praise the rose and lily, and to them is honor due
But we praise the stately palm tree and the dear old gold and blue.
We'll be loyal to her forever, tho the years may come and go,
And the cares of life o'er take us and the winds may storm and blow.
Then to Mainland High give praises, All ye sons and daughters too,
For there are no other colors like the dear old Gold and Blue.
(Note: the second verse is not currently in use)
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- Terry Anthony, American football player
- Dennis Baxley, former Florida legislator of District 24, class of 1970
- Tony Bobbitt, pro basketball player for NBA Los Angeles Lakers and NBA D-League Colorado 14ers, class of 1999
- James Bonamy, singer and musician, class of 1990
- J. Hyatt Brown, former Florida legislator (1972–1980), Former Speaker of the House (1978–1980), CEO of Brown & Brown, Inc., class of 1955
- Vince Carter, All-Star NBA guard for the Dallas Mavericks, and member of 2000 Olympic Gold Medal Winning USA Basketball Team, class of 1995
- Phil Dalhausser, 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner, #1 ranked Association of Volleyball Professionals men's beach volleyball player, class of 1998
- Buster Davis, NFL football player for the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots1st team All-American linebacker at Florida State University, class of 2002
- Edgar McAuley Dunn, former Florida legislator, class of 1958
- William T. Dzurilla, international attorney and law clerk to Justice Byron White of the United States Supreme Court, class of 1971
- Matt Every, PGA Professional & contestant on Golf Channel's Big Break reality show.
- Mark Gibson, ARCA racing driver, class of 1975
- Maurice Lloyd, CFL football player for the Edmonton Eskimos, class of 2001
- John Mailhot, Television Engineer and Emmy Award Winner, class of 1984
- George McCloud, former NBA player, class of 1985
- William Oegerle, astrophysicist for NASA, class of 1968
- Mike Parrott, VP Costco Wholesale (2nd largest retailer in the U.S.), http://premierespeakers.com/mike_parrott, Class of 1976
- Tim Pickett, pro basketball player for NBA New Orleans Hornets and Italian LegADue Coopsette Rimini, class of 2000
- George Plimpton, Writer, Actor, class of 1944
- Kitty Pryde, class of 2010
- Eddie Reese, three-time head coach of U.S. Olympic men's swim team (1992, 2004, 2008); head coach of nine-time NCAA champion U. of Texas men's swim team; named NCAA Coach of the Year eight times; named National Coach of the Year by the American Swim Coaches Association in 1991, 2005, and 2006; class of 1958.
- Paolo Rivera, Eisner award-winning comic book artist and painter, class of 1999
- T. T. Toliver, pro football player for the Arena Football League, class of 1996
- Denzel Washington, actor, class of 1971 (attended Junior year only)
- T. K. Wetherell, former Florida legislator, currently President of Florida State University, class of 1963
- Antwuan Wyatt, American football player
- Dick Yelvington, American football player
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- "How Failing at Exeter made a Success of George Plimpton," Phillips Exeter Academy Bulletin, Spring, 2002.
- Mainland High School website
- History of Mainland High School
- School Grades http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp