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State School QQQ-1 2601 Northeast 151 st Street North Miami, Florida 33130 Sally J. Alayon, Principal PowerPoint Presentation
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State School QQQ-1 2601 Northeast 151 st Street North Miami, Florida 33130 Sally J. Alayon, Principal

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  1. State School QQQ-1 2601 Northeast 151st Street North Miami, Florida Sally J. Alayon, Principal salayon@dadeschools.net State School QQQ-1 2601 Northeast 151st Street North Miami, Florida 33130 Sally J. Alayon, Principal

  2. STATE SCHOOL QQQ-1 Your Gateway to a First Class Education

  3. SCHOOL FOUNDATION State School QQQ-1 is a new multi-story, state-of-the-art high school designed to relieve the overcrowding of schools at the north end of Miami-Dade County. The school is adjacent to the City of North Miami’s Stadium and just around the corner from Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. SS QQQ-1 and FIU are working collaboratively to a deliver a first class, rigorous curriculum which centers around the “School-Within-A School/Academy Model” concept. State School QQQ-1, a comprehensive high school with 1638 student stations, will afford its students endless opportunities to succeed both in and out of the classroom to best prepare them to successfully transition to post secondary education. The school will proudly open its doors to students entering 9th and 10th grade in August, 2009.

  4. SCHOOL MISSION To provide the highest quality of education through small learning communities and challenge our students to achieve and demonstrate academic excellence by acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a competitive, ever-changing global society.

  5. School Vision The faculty and staff at State School QQQ-1 is committed to providing opportunity and educational excellence for all.

  6. Philosophy and Goals • All students can learn and achieve and they will find success as they embark on their educational journey at State School QQQ-1. • A challenging and interactive , first class education at State School QQQ-1 will create the foundation to ensure that all students meet high standards. • The academy model focus at State School QQQ-1 is to assist students in defining their career choices. • The faculty at State School QQQ-1 is committed to professional growth, educational innovation, and technological advancements to enhance teaching and learning. • Every student at QQQ-1 can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing society.

  7. State School QQQ-1 Boundaries The Miami-Dade County Public School’s Attendance Boundary Committee (ABC) is currently in the process of establishing recommended boundaries for all targeted schools. A regional community meeting was held on Thursday, November 20, 2008, at David Lawrence K-8 Center . Proposed boundaries were established for State School QQQ-1.

  8. Educational Facilities Naming Process Within the next few months, community meetings will be held where recommendations can be made in regards to the naming of State School QQQ-1. In each instance when a new school facility is to be named, an Educational Facilities Naming Committee will be convened to consider community input and make recommendations to the School Board for final approval.

  9. Small Learning Communities/Academy Model State School QQQ-1’s curriculum will center around the “School Within-a-School” concept with an emphasis on “Small Learning Communities”. • Academy of Marine & Environmental Science • Academy of Legal Studies • Academy of Info. Technology & Mass Comm. • Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholars Academy

  10. Academy of Marine and Environmental Science Students enrolled in the Academy of Marine & Environmental Science will have the opportunity to pursue a rigorous course of study that emphasizes various levels of science in order to provide a thorough introduction to the physical and biological basis for aquatic and environmental life. The curriculum focuses on the physical and chemical characteristics of the oceans and the adaptive nature of life against this backdrop. A balanced academic program emphasizes scientific inquiry, hands-on applications, critical thinking, cooperative learning projects and technology integration which is designed to prepare students for college and careers in this field of study. Advanced Placement courses and Dual Enrollment opportunities for college credit are available. • Marine Studies and Culture • Oceanic & Biology Technology • Physical & Biological Basis for Aquatic Life • Oceanography and Environmental Issues • Ecology & Zoology

  11. Academy of Legal Studies Students enrolled in the Academy of Legal Studies will engage in a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum in the areas of pre-law, public law, public administration and public policy. This rigorous program will also prepare students for employment in law enforcement and criminal justice. The legal component will use the drama of the on-campus courtroom as well as Miami’s Governmental system as a laboratory for students to learn about government and the promotion of individual and public welfare. Students will observe trials and commission meetings and conduct research using the same databases used by judges and lawyers. Advanced Placement courses and Dual Enrollment opportunities for college credit are available. • Pre-Law • Court Procedures • International and Entertainment Law • Voice and Diction • Criminal Justice • Comprehensive Law Studies • Public Affairs

  12. Academy of Information Technology & Mass Communications Students enrolled in the Academy of Information Technology & Mass Communications will be introduced to the ever-expanding digital workplace, field of mass communications and to the career opportunities offered in these disciplines. The rigorous curriculum is focused on information technology and mass communications which applies project-based learning and integrates literacy instruction through an extended inquiry process that simulates professional knowledge and workplace behavior. Advanced Placement courses and Dual Enrollment opportunities for college are available. • Web Page Design/Digital Design • Digital Video & Digital Media • Business Management/Entrepreneurship • Programming/Database • Advertising • Journalism • Television/Broadcasting

  13. Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Management Students enrolled in the Hospitality & Tourism Management Academy will learn real-life lessons in related businesses outside of school that are consistently connected to rigorous curriculum inside their classrooms. This concentrated program demands that students build a strong academic foundation in social studies, business and language arts which prepares them for post-secondary studies in hospitality and tourism and other disciplines as well. Advanced Placement courses and Dual Enrollment opportunities for college credit are available. • Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism • The Business of Hospitality and Tourism • Economics • Geography and World Culture • Computer Applications for Tourism • Travel & Tourism Marketing & Management • Sports, Entertainment and Event Management

  14. Scholars Academy The Scholars Academy is offered to students who are taking honors, advanced placement courses and dual enrollment courses. • Honors courses in all core subjects (English, Math, Science and Social Studies) • Advanced Placement courses (Core and Elective Courses)

  15. Additional Program Offerings State School QQQ-1 is committed to providing opportunities for all students to succeed. Additional courses and programs will include: Honors Program Gifted Program Advanced Placement Dual Enrollment Special Education Program Extended Foreign Language Program

  16. Advanced Placement (AP)/Dual Enrollment Courses Students enrolled in the Advanced Placement (AP) courses can acquire college credits while completing their high school education. The AP curriculum focuses on developing the “whole” student, building both good scholars and good citizens. These academically talented students can develop greater critical thinking skills, and participate in research projects and classroom presentations. Students who successfully complete these courses will be eligible for the Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction. State School QQQ-1, in conjunction with Florida International University, will offer students a variety of opportunities for Dual Enrollment through all of its Academies. Dual enrollment allows students to simultaneously earn college or Career technical education credit toward a post-secondary degree or certificate and credit toward meeting their high school graduation requirements

  17. Athletics State School QQQ-1 will participate in the varsity and junior varsity sports sanctioned by the FHSAA and/or the GMAC. FALLWINTERSPRING Bowling (Boys and Girls) Boys Basketball (JV) Baseball (JV) Cross Country (Boys and Girls) Girls Basketball (JV) Softball (JV) Football (JV) Boys Soccer Boys/Girls Tennis Golf (Boys and Girls) Girls Soccer (JV) Boys/Girls Track & Field Swimming (Boys and Girls) Wrestling (JV) Boys/Girls Badminton Girls Volleyball (JV) Boys/Girls Volleyball (JV)

  18. School Clubs All students are encouraged to participate in the wide array of extra-curricular activities and clubs that State School QQQ-1 offers. A variety of academic, social and community service related clubs are available for students. The following are a portion of the clubs which will be offered: National Honor Society Art Club Literary Magazine Math Club Music Club Photography Club Speech & Debate Club Thespians Philosophy Club Student Government Chess Class of 2012 Environmental Club Book Club Class of 2013 Key Club SECME International Club

  19. Dress Code/Uniform Policy State School QQQ-1 is in the process of adopting a Uniform Policy and Dress Code for the 2009-2010 school year. The uniform program is being designed to create an environment that is conducive to learning while instilling pride and respect. A full policy will be established in the spring of 2009 .

  20. State School QQQ-1 Opening August 2009