Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School
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|Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School|
|5451 South Flamingo Road|
Southwest Ranches (Fort Lauderdale), (Broward County), Florida 33330
|Motto||“Manere in Dilectione Christi” – “To abide in the love of Christ.”|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Archdiocese of Miami|
|Principal||Richard P. Jean|
|Asst. Principal||Kevin Molina|
|Chaplain||Reverend Jean Jadotte|
|Campus size||61 acres (250,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Teal blue, silver and black|
|Rival||Monsignor Edward Pace High School|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||AMP- Archbishop McCarthy Press|
|Tuition||$11,190 - $11,610|
|Athletic Director||Anthony Massaro|
Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School (abbreviated AMHS) was opened in 1998 in Southwest Ranches, Florida, United States. Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, it is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Named after the second Archbishop of Miami, Edward A. McCarthy, the school's mascot is the Maverick. The founding principal of the school was Dr. Richard Perhla. Students wear a uniform consisting of a solid white or light blue shirt, AMHS khaki slacks, a black leather belt, black shoes, and a student ID with AMHS lanyard. As of the 2014-2015 school year, there are 1,586 students enrolled in grades nine through twelve. Since 2005 AMHS has been named one of the Top 50 Catholic Schools in the nation by the Catholic High School Honor Roll.
Archbishop McCarthy High School is a Catholic college preparatory institution in the South Florida area. The campus consists of a main two-story building, a football field with a surrounding track, one baseball diamond, one softball diamond, a Student Center with its own "Maverick Grill" and a Performing Arts Center. The school has an air conditioned gymnasium, indoor weight room, five "learning modules", an outdoor courtyard, a chapel, and a parking area.
The iPad 2 Program
With the start of the 2011-2012 school year, Archbishop McCarthy High School implemented a student one-to-one iPad school, making it the first in South Florida. This system allows students as well teachers to enhance the classroom environment and make learning state-of-the-art. Most iPads have textbooks and allow the students many opportunities to access their textbooks, take notes, and complete their assignments. This program is one of the most renowned accomplishments by AMHS as a college preparatory and top Catholic high school.
The school is a college preparatory institution. Archbishop McCarthy has been awarded National Catholic high school honor roll every year since 2005. The school has a dual enrollment program through St. Thomas University in addition to an Advanced Placement Program. AMHS draws students from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.
In the 2016-2017 school year, Archbishop McCarthy offers the following Advanced Placement Courses:
In 2017, the school had 7 National Merit finalists. The school has a nearly perfect college acceptance rate, including students currently attending schools such as Yale University, Columbia University, and Duke University.
- As of 2015[update], sponsored sports activities at the school included:
- Basketball (Men's)
- Basketball (Women's)
- Cross Country
- Cheerleading (Women's)
- Flag Football (Women's)
- Ice Hockey
- Lacrosse (Men's and Women's(2017))
- Marching Band
- Soccer (Men's)
- Soccer (Women's)
- Tennis (Men's)
- Tennis (Women's)"
- Weightlifting (Women's)"
Prominent male athletes:
- Alex Avila, Chicago White Sox
- Danny Farquhar, relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays
- Colby Borchetta, two time Wrestling State Champion 2007,2008;"Recognized Athletes" (PDF).
- Andrew DeLeo, Men's Pole-vaulting State Champion 2008,"Recognized Athletes" (PDF).
- Anthony Amodio, Men's Pole-vaulting State Champion 2009 and 2010, Member of University of Florida 2013 NCAA Champion Men's Outdoor Track and Field Team
- Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers 2010 second round draft choice
- Jesse Perkins, 2009-2010 2A Men's Golf State Champion
- Nick Travieso, Pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds
- As of the 2016-2017 school year, the following clubs, after school activity programs, honor societies, and organizations were in operation at Archbishop McCarthy High School:
- Amor en Accion
- Art Club
- Band- Concert, Jazz, and Marching
- Becca's Closet
- Best Buddies International
- Book Club
- Close Up Foundation
- Color Guard
- Creative Writing Club
- Environmental Club
- Exceptional Theatre Company
- Fight Cancer Club
- Future Business Leaders of America (F.B.L.A.)
- French Club
- French Honor Society
- Future Nurses of America
- Girl Up Club
- God's Property Youth Group
- Graphic Art Club
- Helping the Elderly Live Purposefully (H.E.L.P)
- Interact Club
- International Club
- International Thespian Society
- International Thespian Honor Society
- Junior State of America
- Key Club
- L.I.F.E. Youth Group
- Link Crew
- Liturgical Ministry
- Liturgical Music Ministry
- Maverick Strings Club/Ensemble
- Maverick Dancers
- Maverick News/TV Production
- Model United Nations
- Mission Trips (to locales such as Haiti and Peru)
- Mu Alpha Theta
- National Art Honor Society
- National English Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- National Social Studies Honor Society
- Paws For A Cause
- Quill and Scroll
- Respect Life
- Ritmo Latino
- Science Club
- Science Honor Society
- Service In Action
- Silver Knights
- Spanish Honor Society
- Spanish Music Club
- Speech and Debate Team
- Spirit Club
- Step Team
- Student Ambassadors
- Student Government
- Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.)
- Support Our Troops
- Technology/Media Club
- Yearbook Club
- Yoga Club
As part of the spiritual life of students at Archbishop McCarthy, optional retreats open to all students are offered for each grade level. These retreats help students develop a relationship with Christ beyond that which the classroom studies offer. These retreats are led by the Theology department and Peer Ministry Club and are as follows: Pietá for Freshman, Antioch for sophomores, Transfiguration for juniors, and Pentecost for seniors. The freshman retreat is held on campus on two Saturdays at the beginning of the school year, while sophomore, junior, and senior retreats usually last about three days off campus and can occur up to three times throughout the school year.
Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School is the sister school of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School. Both schools have identical original building blueprints and similar school colors. Both schools were established in 1998.
Apart from the athletes previously mentioned, notable alumni include:
- Sara Ganim, CNN correspondent who broke the story of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal while working for The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Principal Named For New School". tribunedigital-sunsentinel. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "About | Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School". www.mccarthyhigh.netu. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
- "iPad | Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School". www.mccarthyhigh.net. Retrieved 2016-12-04.