Mater Academy Charter School
|Principal||Judith Q. Marty|
|Location||Hialeah Gardens, Florida, United States|
|District||Miami-Dade Public Schools|
|Colors||Green & Gold|
|School hours||7:30 AM to 2:30 PM|
|Average class size||30|
|Website||Mater Academy Charter Schools|
Mater Academy Charter School is a charter school located in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. It opened in 2003. The school won the Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report's America's Best High Schools two years in a row. and College Board's 2011 Inspiration Award. In the 2008-2009 school year, the Middle, High, and Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy divisions all received an "A" rating in the state's FCAT examination. Mater Academy Charter School is part of the Mater Academy network of charter schools.
Performing Arts Pavilion
The Performing Arts Pavilion, adjacent to the main campus, was completed in February 2007 and dedicated in April 2007. It provides classroom and multimedia support for the main campus. The 33,000-square-foot facility has 22 conventional classrooms and a 200-seat lecture/multimedia hall that serves as a theater for small performances. The Lebron lecture hall also includes a second-level mezzanine and a back-stage loading door. The building has a total capacity of 800 and cost the school $4,100,000.00. Classes such as Guitar, Chorus, Keyboard, Civics, U.S. History, Pre-Algebra, and Reading are held in the building. It is also used to host presentations by guests, such as Pitbull, faculty meetings, and administrative functions. The Pavilion also includes space for lunch and vending machines.
Other building additions
A new building called the Annex has also been added. It includes an auditorium and classrooms. There are three lunch periods: First Lunch, Second Lunch, and Third Lunch. First Lunch includes all of the 6th graders. Second Lunch includes mostly the 7th graders and 8th graders. Third Lunch is all of the High Schoolers which are 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. On February 2011 a new field for the school has been built which would save money for the school.
- Lucia Orozco January 4, 2009 page 6NC (Neighbors) Miami Herald
- Two predominantly Hispanic charter schools named among America's best high schools mber, 17, 2007 Hispanic Wire
- FDOE Grades Site
- Miami Herald - April 29, 2007 - NW8
- "School Designs".
- "Cornell and MIT Presentation Photo Gallery".
- U.S. News and World Report
- Mater Academy Middle/High Charter School
- Mater Academy Charter Elementary School
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools