Mater Academy Charter School

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Location
Hialeah Gardens, Florida
United States
Information
Type Charter
Established August 2002
School district Miami-Dade Public Schools
Principal Judith Marty
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 10,000
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green & Gold
Mascot Lions
School hours 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Average class size 31
Website

Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School is a charter school located in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. It opened in 2002.

The school won the Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report's America's Best High Schools two years in a row,[1][2] and the 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.[3]

Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School is part of the Mater Academy network of charter schools.

Performing Arts Pavilion[edit]

The Performing Arts Pavilion, adjacent to the main campus, was completed in February 2007 and dedicated in April 2007.[4] It provides classroom and multimedia support for the main campus.[5] Classes such as Guitar and School band are held in the building. It is also used to host presentations by guests, such as Pitbull, faculty meetings, and administrative functions.[6] The Pavilion also includes space for lunch and vending machines.

Other building additions[edit]

A new building called the Annex has also been added. It includes an auditorium and classrooms. Early into the 2014-2015 school year, two new buildings were opened, one of which is for the Mater Academy Elementary School students.

There are two lunch periods: first and second. First Lunch includes all of the middle school students. Second Lunch includes all of the high school students, the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

Recognitions[edit]

Mater Academy Charter High School was chosen as one of America's best for 2008 and 2009 by U.S. News & World Report. Mater academy has one of the most respected football teams in the dade county area.[1][2][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lucia Orozco January 4, 2009 page 6NC (Neighbors) Miami Herald
  2. ^ a b Two predominantly Hispanic charter schools named among America's best high schools mber, 17, 2007 Hispanic Wire
  3. ^ FDOE Grades Site[1][2][3]
  4. ^ Miami Herald - April 29, 2007 - NW8
  5. ^ "School Designs". 
  6. ^ "Cornell and MIT Presentation Photo Gallery". 
  7. ^ U.S. News & World Report

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