Get ready for back-to-school with information regarding Miami Lakes and nearby schools

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Get ready for back-to-school with information regarding Miami Lakes and nearby schools
M-DCPS offers helpful tips on their website such as a school year calendar and many other resources, visit Another helpful link is, there you can find other resources to help you and your child get ready for back-to-school for the 2019-2020 school year.

West Hialeah Gardens Elementary School
11990 NW 92 Avenue
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
Principal: Sharon Gonzalez
Assistant Principals: Mary Pineiro and Hipolito Rodriguez
Counselors: Susan Fernandez and Laurie Gonzalez
New Student Orientation Grades 1 – 5: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Kindergarten Orientation: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Open Campus: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
School Uniforms: Navy or Khaki Bottoms / Red or Gold Polo Shirt with School Emblem or School T Shirt
School Website:
Instagram and Twitter: @whges
Enrollment: 1200
Teachers: 96
Special Programs: Bilingual Education, Cambridge Primary Program, Gold STEAM Designation, ASD

Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy
5701 West 24 Avenue,
Hialeah, FL 33016
Principal: Jose Enriquez
Assistant Principal: Sofia Buttacavoli
Counselors: Catalina Fonts-Masvidal and Aurora Pelaez
Magnet Lead Teacher: Melissa Andrews
New Student Orientation: August 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Open campus dates: Daily 8:00-3:00 (Summer) Daily 7:00-4:00 (School Year)
School uniforms: See Website
School website:
Social media: Josemartimast (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
Enrollment: 970

American Senior High School

Address: 18350 NW 67th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33015
Phone: (305) 557-3770
Principal: Mr. Stephen Papp
Assistant Principals: Ursula Garbutt, Alex Gonzalez, Jodie Jove and Alexandra Rodriquez
Counselors: Yixsi Quintana (9th Grade), Ginette Torres (10th Grade), Martha Ruiz (11th Grade) and
Janette Isla (12th Grade).
Orientation Dates:
9th Grade: August 17th, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10th Grade: September 11th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
11th Grade: September 4th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
12th Grade: August 28th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
School Uniform:
Khaki/Navy Blue Pants or Cargo Shorts: (shorts must be below the knee) Navy blue jeans (NO rips, stonewashed or black), no blue jean shorts. No skirts
Collared Polo shirts only. Solid red, white or navy blue. All Polo shirts must have a collar
American Senior High School t-shirts only (sold or given by Spirit Club or Athletic Team)
All Red, White, Blue or Grey Jackets only
No flip-flops, unstrapped sandals (back) or Crocs. Closed end shoes only
No Hats, Beanies, Scarves or Headgear. Approved American Beanies only
School Website:
School Media: Instagram: 7011patriots, Twitter: @7011patriots
Enrollment: 1897 (as of 7/16/19)
Special Programs: Academy of Biomedical Careers (Magnet), Cambridge International Certificate of Education, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Early Childhood Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law Studies, Culinary Arts, JROTC and Virtual Reality

Miami Lakes Educational Center

5780 NW 158th Street, Miami Lakes FL 33014
(305) 557-1100
Principal: Lourdes Diaz
Vice Principal: Beatriz Ledon-Sears
Assistant Principals: Tammy Thomas and Michael Windisch
Counselors: Claribel Feria and Joy Davis
College Adviser: Erin Golbert
Enrollment: about 1, 200
School website:
Twitter: @MLECjaguars
New Student Orientation: Fall and Winter, dates TBA
Distinctions: An award-winning Cambridge academy, the first in the region; a Gold STEM designation (the highest possible designation); Magnet School of Excellence (MSA) school of distinction; two nationally accredited career academies by NAF, formally known as the National Academy Foundation,
the first school in the district to be recognized as the best Magnet School in the country
wall to wall magnet school with 6 career academies with 23 career pathways.

Hialeah Gardens Middle

11690 NW 92 Avenue, Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
phone number, 305-817-0017
Principal: Cynthia Lima
Assistant principals: Evelyn Torres-McHale and Niurka Davis
Counselors: Sophia Jimenez and Jaqueline Garcia
New student orientation date: August 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
School uniforms, Burgundy, Gray, or Black polo shirt with school logo and black docker style pants
School website:
Social media, Twitter @hgmsjaguars
Enrollment 1650
Gold STEAM Designated School

Mater Lakes Academy Middle/High School

17300 NW 87 AVE Hialeah, FL 33015
Principal: Rene Rovirosa
Vice Principal: Marjorie Enriquez
Assistant Principal: Alice Martinez
New Student Orientation Date: August 15, 2019
All MLA students can attend the orientation, but it is intended for our new students.
School Uniform Policy can be reviewed on the school’s website.
Instagram: @materlakesacademy
24 Sports Teams
45 Clubs
Special Programs: 26 AP courses offered
Project Lead the Way Curriculum
Industry Certifications: Early Childhood Academy, Medical Interventions, EMR, EMT, Criminal Justice and Pre Law
Academies: Pre Law, Education, Scholars, Health Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Foreign Language

Bob Graham Education Center

15901 NW 79 Avenue Miami Lakes, FL 33016
(305) 556-3303
Principal: Yecenia Martinez
Assistant principals: Elizabeth Hernandez, James Jackimczuk, Jesus Mesa and Annette Riveron
Counselors: Joel Castellanos and Sara Najara
New student orientation date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Open campus dates: August 19 and Tuesday, August 20, 2019
School uniforms: Ibiley Uniforms and PTSA (Sales TBD)
School website:
Social media: Instagram: bgec_mialks / Twitter: @BGEC_Bobcats
Enrollment: 1,550
We have been ranked as an ‘A’ School once again by the Florida Department of Education. We have maintained our ‘A+’ status for 17 consecutive years; since the inception of the school

Hialeah Miami Lakes

7977 W 12th Ave, Hialeah, Fl 33014
Phone number: 305-823-1330
Principal: Lisa B. Garcia
Assistant principals: Phillipe Napoleon, Juan Ramirez and Barbara Viñas
Counselors: Randy Jones, and Holloman
New student orientation dates: Wednesday, August 7, 6 p.m.
School uniforms: blue jeans or khaki pants, polo Shirt (either royal blue, orange or white), Spirit T Shirt (either royal blue, orange or white), Hoodies/sweatshirts (royal blue, orange or white)
School website:
Social media: @hmlactivities, @HMLSrHighSchool
Enrollment: 1,500
Programs: iPrep, Legal studies magnet, Digital media, Technology and Entrepreneurship magnet, AP Capstone, JROTC, Award winning Band and Chorus
Academic competition in DECA, Model UN, Project Citizenship and Robotics.
Magnet School of Excellence for the past 3 years. 96% Graduation rate

Dade Christian School

6601 NW 167th Street, Miami, FL 33015
Phone number: 305-822-7690
Principal: Paul A. Humphreys
Senior Pastor: Pastor Rey Cruz
New student orientation dates: “Get Acquainted Day” August 12
Open campus dates: Monday-Friday
School uniforms: Flynn O'Hara Uniforms
School website:
Social media: Instagram: @dcs_crusaders / Facebook:
Enrollment: 200
Programs: 2-Year-Old Kindergarten through 12 grade enrollment, Academic preschool program, Elementary S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) Class, Robotics, Dual Enrollment for high school students, Wide-range of Athletics, Fine Arts (Art, Band, Choir, & Drama), Biblically-Integrated Curriculum, weekly Chapel services, Elementary Enrichment Classes (Art, Computers, Library, Music, Spanish), Secondary School Clubs: National Honor Society (NHS), Science National Honor Society (SNHS), Marine Environmental Scuba Society (MESS), Tri-M Music Honor Society, and Mock Trial Club
Contact the Admissions Office at 305-822-7690, x. 8767 to schedule a personal visit and discover why so many families call Dade Christian School home.

Spanish Lake Elementary

7940 NW 194th Street - Miami, FL 30115
Phone number : 305 - 816-0300
Fax: 305 - 816 - 0301
Principal: Milko Brito
Assistant Principals: Kathy Bustamante, Anita Marti and Roberto Sarmiento
Counselor - Grisell Gajano
New student orientation dates - August 16, 2019: PreK - grade 2; noon -1:30 p.m.
Grades 3 - 5 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Open campus date: April 16, 2019
School uniforms: red collared uniform shirt and khaki pants
School website:
Social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Enrollment - 1,381
Cambridge Program, BISO School, STEAM and Robotics Clubs, Chess Club, Chorus and Buckets, Rubies Dance Team
After-School All-Stars, before and after school care
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