Doral Academy Preparatory School

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Doral Academy Preparatory School
Address
11100 NW 27 ST, Doral, FL, 33172

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United States
Information
TypeCharter
Established1999
FounderDoral Academy, Inc.
School districtMiami-Dade County Public Schools
PrincipalMr. Carlos A. Ferralls
Grades6-12
Color(s)Red and White (High School), Navy blue and Gray (Middle School)
MascotFirebird
NicknameAcademy
Website

Doral Academy Preparatory High School is a public charter middle/high school located in Doral, Florida, United States. The school is operated by Academica, an education management organization, on behalf of Somerset Academy Inc., a charter management organization.

Curriculum[edit]

The school currently has 4600 students between grades 6-12. The school offers 29 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and several honors courses. Dual enrollment courses at Miami Dade College and Florida International University are available beginning in sophomore year. The goal of the Scholars Program is for students to simultaneously graduate with an Associates of Arts degree and a high school diploma. The school also offers a Pre-Advanced Placement program for selected middle school students.

In 2015, the school tested 2,082 students in AP examinations and was awarded $5 million in scholarships and grants. The class of 2015 had a 97 percent matriculation rate to four-year college programs. In the 2016-2017 school year, an International Baccalaureate (IB) program will be added to the school's curriculum. Doral Academy Charter is a school with an independently managed academic organization, approved and monitored by the local school board. Unlike private schools, which charge tuition fees, Doral Academy is funded by the Florida Department of Education and provides free education to any student eligible to attend public school in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Doral Academy offers interscholastic sports for boys and girls at the high school and middle school level. The 2015-2016 Boys' swim team won the Class 3A state championship.

Clubs and honor societies at the school including the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society, Model United Nations, and Key Club. Most of these clubs have been involved in competitions, and have been involved in helping out the community. At the 2017 Mu Alpha Theta National Convention, the Math Honor Society placed third in the country.[1]

The Television Production program in Doral Academy, Firebird Tv, is ranked as one of the best programs in the county. Taught by Willy Viruet and Elayne Diaz, FBTV took home 7 national awards at the 2016 Student Television Network convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doral Academy earns 31 awards, places ninth in math convention". Miami Herald. April 19, 2016.

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