Application Standards Incoming Ninth Grade Students • 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) in Core Academics (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) 2.5 GPA in Conduct • 1 or 2 in Eﬀort in Core Academics • No more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year • Physical Science Honors and Algebra I Honors must be completed with a passing grade (A or B recommended) before the school year begins. Transfer Students • Same academic, GPA, attendance and behavioral requirements as enrolling 9th graders • All courses must be completed with a passing grade (A or B recommended) Contact Us 3000 N.E. 151 Street AC1-395 North Miami, Forida 33181 Telephone: Fax: 305-919-4455 305-919-4446 Follow Us www.mastfiu.dadeschools.net Twitter: @mastfiubbc Apply At www.miamimagnets.org Principal Matthew J.Welker, Ed.D. Mission The mission of Marine Academy of Science and Technology at the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University ([email protected] BBC) is to provide students with ﬁrst-rate advanced academics and early career experiences in a university based, technology-rich environment by • Providing cutting-edge academic and co-curricular opportunities within a blended high school university experience; • Educating, mentoring and inspiring students to excel and ﬂourish through advanced coursework, dual enrollment, internships, community engagement and cultural literacy; • Providing tools and skills to embrace a coherent worldview through critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and ethical judgment; and • Fostering civility, integrity, responsibility in tomorrow’s leaders and workforce. About Us The Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University ([email protected] BBC) is the only university-based public high school in Florida. The school is the result of a unique public partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Florida International University. [email protected] BBC is represented by a community of dedicated professionals, outstanding students, interested business and community representatives, and involved parents who work together to accomplish the mission of the school. [email protected] BBC is widely recognized for its innovative pedagogy, commitment to applied research and community involvement. A unique laboratory of transformation teaching and learning, the faculty and staﬀ accentuate intellectual curiosity, multidisciplinary connections, critical thinking, problem solving and global awareness. MAST students are mentored to become future leaders through a structured emphasis on integrity, the love of learning, global citizenship and excellence in all endeavors. MAST enjoys a wonderful collaborative partnership with Florida International University that allows our faculty and students many opportunities to participate in STEM courses and research. Our presence on the Biscayne Bay Campus of FIU provides our students with the opportunity to take courses in the School of Environmental, Arts and Society (SEAS). As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, SEAS unites our students with socially and environmentally-oriented faculty members in an eﬀort to better understand and address the challenges that arise from the interaction between human and environmental systems. Our students and faculty also enjoy a robust relationship with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication that aﬀords them ample opportunities to translate their thoughts into print and electronic media. Beneﬁts of Enrollment Be Worlds Ahead • Small high school – enrollment is capped at 500 students • University based – no other high school like it in Florida • Partnership with Florida International University • Based on marine science, mathematics and technologyScience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) focus • Nationally recognized curriculum and instructional content • Interdisciplinary curriculum that includes Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses • Complete 2 years of college course work during high school at no cost to the student • Small classes and close relationship with teachers • Interact with university staﬀ, faculty and students • • • • • • • • • • • • • Eight period course schedule Block schedule – four 90 minute periods each day Digital school – no print text books Blended virtual course options in all subject areas Modern library/media center with Academic Skills Knowledge (ASK) Center Individual counseling and career planning Free tutoring services in all subject areas Established university matriculation pathways Lectures with leading scholars and scientists Access to a variety of interest clubs and honor societies Robotics program University-based internships and ﬁeld experiences Applied STEM research Curriculum The curriculum at [email protected] focuses on marine science, environmental science and biology. All courses are interdisciplinary in nature and require extensive reading and writing. A comprehensive and ﬂuent understanding of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies concepts are critical to student success within the prescribed program of studies and the matriculation towards college coursework. An eight period course schedule aﬀords students the opportunity to complete most of their required high school coursework in two years. The curriculum, which includes Honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE) courses, is relevant, rigorous and advanced. Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses are eligible for college credit and are provided at no cost to students. AP courses are available in all grades and subject areas and are taught by the faculty at MAST. AP course content is prescribed by the College Board and examinations are required in every course. AP examinations are graded on a scale of 1-5 and college credit is awarded for scores of 3 or greater. Student must also earn a passing grade of “C” or better to receive high school credit for an AP course. Dual Enrollment courses are available to students in grades 11 and 12 and are taught by the faculty at FIU. Courses are oﬀered on a semester basis and course credit is generally awarded on the basis of student performance on a midterm and ﬁnal examination. Students are required to successfully complete prescribed research and virtual education courses during the ﬁrst two years of enrollment during which time students select a speciﬁc STEM program of study. Students in grades eleven and twelve may select from a variety of AP and DE courses that focus on each student’s program of study. University-based research and internship opportunities are available to students in twelfth grade and further reﬁne each student’s career interest area. Twelfth grade students are also required to submit a capstone research project prior to graduation. Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adheres to a policy of non-discrimination and non-harassment in employment and in the provision of educational programs/activities, as stipulated in School Board Policy 5517; and applicable state and federal laws. For additional information, contact the Oﬃce of Civil Rights Compliance, 155 NE 15 Street, Suite P104E, Miami, FL 33132, [email protected], (305) 995-1580.
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