I am an ex-student of Doral Academy, I now attend Belen Jesuit, and my god this school is terrible. The curriculum is horrific, most of the teachers don't even speak English. The teachers don't teach they just expect the students to learn, on top of this there is so much favoritism. Overall it is a terrible school and I think of you want a mediocre child, then put him/her in this school, but if you don't then at least put them in Ronald Reagan's Cambridge program.
There are a great variety of programs to choose from at this school including the multiple performing arts opportunities (which will then be subdivided into doral academy performing arts and entertainment academy), the scholars program (which is dual enrollment payed for by the school should one qualify), multiple AP class choices (Such as AP Spanish Language and Literature, AP Biology, AP World History, etc.), expanding campus, huge outdoor sport space, and great benefits for students who truly try. Those who graduate saying that they have learned nothing, is because they got through school with no effort and no interest. Doral Academy is a great middle, high, and performing arts school, with a newly constructed and expanding Performing Arts/ College building.
I have attended this school for a year. To be honest they are very disorganized and the staff regularly disrupts classes.We lose games all the time. The school is really crowded and we shared classes with middle schoolers who are very immature. The good thing is that SOME teachers really do care about our education but that's about it.
I have three children, the oldest is graduating this year in 2012. All of them have been in Doral Academy since their 6th grade. The old principal was nice but the new principal is phenomenal. They are a strict school with their uniform policy and their late policy but it definitely appeased the traffic in the morning. I couldn't be happier! My son will now be graduating at the top of his class and he has almost completed his first two years of college with their Scholars program. They love the school and the teachers are marvelous. I've never had a problem with any of them. Administration is also very helpful and communicative. GREAT JOB DORAL!!
I am a buisness owner in the Doral area and my kids attend the school. It has come a long way from when we first started and the teachers have come a long way. One thing that I have noticed is if you don't do the work, you cannot be prepared for anything. This happens at all schools. If you don't do the work you cannot be prepared for anything. Doral does a great job at educating its students and the communication and information has gone through the roof. Congrats Doral and keep the vision going. There are always going to be dissatisfied people. Maybe they should of pushed themselves during thier time there and they would of been prepared like my children are. GO FIREBIRDS......
As a recent graduate of Doral, I have come o the sad realization that I dod not learn much at the school. While I was there, I was happy and thought I was learning. Now that I have just started my first semester at college, I realize that Doral did not prepare me at all for the future. I never learned how to take notes, how to write a research paper, or how to understand, rather then memorize, the material. I am very dissappointed.
The curriculum is a joke. There are barely any activities. The principal plays favorites and only helps those he likes. Terrible school
Two years I had to endure the nightmares of attending Doral Academy High School. As if lack of resources and space wasn't, this school simply does not have it's priorities straight. Administrators seem to focus on test scores and uniform policy rather than the actual curriculum and education given to their students. Why you ask? Simply for an extra buck. The school is so poorly funded since they have the privilege of being a 'charter' school which means funds come from (or do they come at all?) from Academica. In addition, teachers that actually did motivate me those past two years decided to pack up and leave to pursue better opportunities in 'real' high schools and other careers simply because they are treated like punching bags by the lovely administration. Don't make the mistake I did and go to a real school suchas Ferguson. You'll be amazed of the genuine experience.
I currently attend Doral Academy Charter High School. First of all, the lack of space won't be an issue any longer. It is currently under construction and they are expanding it and making new buildings. I am an honors student. Yes, some teachers are extremely hard to understand but if you study from the book, your perfectly fine. Its not like there is a lack of resources. It is not disorganized. The principal checks the uniform policy on a daily basis and its very strict.
I'm very proud of my daughter, she is her first year at Doral Academy and she is very motivated from her teacher, really I don't have words to say thanks to the teachers, they are outstanding.....Congrats!!
this school is outstanding, i go to it and there programs are the best. The sports and academics are equally extrordinary
im a student in doral acadamy im a 6th grader i think it's alright. A bigger school will help a lot and more teachers. I have music piano and when im in class i have 8th graders 7th and 6th graders in the same class oh and we have a binder for each class and binders so my bookbag is really heavy, i carry some in my hand but still but i love it because it has sprots and competitions so it's cool
It is unfair to compare a small charter school of 1000 students with a public H.S. of 3, 500 students, as Coral Gables H.S. My daughter was attending Doral Academy( she has always been an honor student), Doral was not providing my daughter with the competitive classes to exploit her potential. Coral Gables H.S. is, with their IB Magnet Program. Parents should not be fooled by just test scores alone, do your homework first. As a parent of honor student, I do not recommend Doral Academy. It will not prepare your child for the acceptance/competitiveness of pretigious universities.
My child is graduating from Doral Academy Charter this year I am super happy with the school and the staff she has recieved a full paid scholarship and all the teachers and staff have been great and have comunicated great with us throughout the four years. We would like to say thanks to all the teachers and the Staff. Thank you and I wish the very best for the school.
I moved my kids from Miami Springs to Doral since middle school. I love the school, teachers, and the education. Both my kids are honor kids and they also love the school
This school has failed my expectations being rated A. Academically it is a joke. Principal is never available and is very condescending. School is Very disorganized. Your child's motivation to learn will be destroyed. Terrible school.
Doral Academy does not value parents input/concerns. Staffs have very poor communication with students and among themselves. Poor attention to students's needs. I do not know how it could be rated an A school. A rating should include cooperation with students and parents and valuing parents concerns. Terrible school....
I graduated from doral academy last year, and i have to say that the school isn't as bad as it is said to be. Yes the school has alot of issues like lack of space to be able to hold an activity in and very few classes to choose from when it comes to choosing an elective. But as far as the teachers go the majority of the teachers are great.
I don't know much about the academic program, for me it's obvious it's not too demanding. It's also true that the results will depend on the student's effort. However, the education-social level from families are pretty good and closer to what we are used to and that's why I wont change my girls from Doral Academy. It needs to improve in arts and sports, now it's kind of poor. Two things that always bother me is the complete lack of a good telephone system, the main phone could ring for more than 30 min or worst, they put you on hold that long and nobody cares or call you back. The other thing is that there's no control of the speed some parents use in the morning when we drop the kids at school, they don't respect the minimum speed we have to meet in a school zone.
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