Miami-Dade Public Schools offers new programs and initiatives for 2018-2019

Thursday, September 6, 2018 0 Comments


Miami-Dade County Public schools (M-DCPS) started the 2018-2019 school year with 90 programs and initiatives that builds on M-DCPS’s goals on providing classrooms with innovation, academic rigor and expanded student access. 

Over 60 programs were created or strengthened for the new school year. Local schools like American Senior high and Hialeah Gardens Senior High will be participating in course embedded virtual reality programs. Additionally, Lawton Chiles Middle School will take part in Project Lead The Way, a computer science-based learning approach. 

Thirty new initiatives have also been introduced for the benefit of students, parents, administration and teachers. M-DCPSafe is one of those initiatives launching in the fall. As part of the initiative, law enforcement will be present at every school, thanks to partnerships with Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. Additionally, the program will adhere to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. Other initiatives have been created to ensure child safety, such as the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police Command Center and Vigilant Schools, a program that will increase school security and safeguards. 

Academic initiatives will include a Paid Academic Year Internship Program, SAT School Day, Pre-AP, iBot and more. Programs have also been created to benefit student mental health and social issues, such as “Don’t Stall, Just Call,” Be The Change, E(liminate)-Cigs Awareness Campaign and Single-Gender Educational Environments. For more information about these programs, visit

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