Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Mr. Nicholas Dorn
District Dade
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Block scheduling
Homeroom/advisory
Traditional
Year-round
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Doctors Charter School continues to be a well-recognized college-preparatory municipal and community-based charter school. The mission of the school speaks of developing future active citizens who engage in a rigorous academic program and serve the community as well. The faculty continue to participate in professional development in order to ensure that classes are student-centered, based upon data, and enriching to students from all walks of life, learning profiles, and linguistic backgrounds.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Advanced placement (AP) courses

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
3
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
6
AP Classes
including: European History
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts None
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
European History
Human Geography
Spanish Language and Culture
United States History

Support

11
Facilities
including: Library
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Remediation
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
English Language Learner program details We abide by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools ELL programming and offer Intensive Reading courses to our language learners grade 6-12.

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
Black 54%
Hispanic 26%
White 16%
Asian 4%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 2%
Female 57%
N/A 43%
Male 43%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 21%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

10
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
8
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
13
Clubs
including: Game club
Girls sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Clubs Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Game club
Gardening
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Step team
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Miami Shores Elementary School
  Miami Shores Community Church School
  Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School
Students typically continue on to these schools Mast Academy
  Alonzo And Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus
  School For Advanced Studies North
Parent involvement details The school sends out weekly newsletters called the Doctors Note; sign-up is available online at our website www.doctorscharterschool.org where DCS also posts information about programming at large. Additionally, the DCS PTSA and Boosters encourage parental involvement in school life, academic and athletic programming.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Doctors Charter School has a zero-tolerance policy to bullying. In addition to addressing bullying incidents immediately, the school offers counseling services to both the bullying and bullied individuals.

Teachers

12
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish
Staff details Total of 50 Faculty and Staff

Neighborhood

Transportation details We utilized MDCPS approved pupil transportation services. Questions can be answered by calling the school 305.754.2381
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Prospective Families are invited to an evening presentation in mid-October annually. Between early November and February applications are accepted for the next school year. As a municipal charter school, admissions/acceptances begin with students of Miami Shores residents, then siblings, followed by general applicants who are selected through a lottery system. A waiting list exists after student acceptances, and families are notified based on their application status of their future acceptance.
Learn more Http://www.doctorscharterschool.org/admissions
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Application requirements Application
Recommendations
Transcript
Application submission begins 11/04/2015
Application deadline 02/03/2016

Sources

Student diversity FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014