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  • !Miami%derives%its%name%from%the%Na1ve%American%word%Mayami,%which%means%%Big%Water%and%it%is%located%in%the%southeastern%part%of%the%United%States.%Miami%was%a%popular%des1na1on%for%Pirates%like%Blackbeard%and%others%to%bury%their%treasures.%Miami%is%also% known% as% % Americas% Riviera% thanks% to% the% subtropical% climate,% extensive% vegeta1on% and% pris1ne% beaches.%Miami% is% an%important%center%and%leader%in%nance,%commerce,%culture,%media,%entertainment,%the%arts%and%interna1onal%trade.%!!In%2008,%Forbes%magazine%ranked%Miami%as%Americas%Cleanest%City,% for% its%yearPround%good%air%quality,%vast%green%spaces%with%more%than%800%parks,%clean%drinking%water%and%clean%streets.%Miami%was%ranked%as%the%richest%city%in%terms%of%purchasing%power.%Thanks% to% its% sunny%weather,%Miami%oers% countless%outdoor%ac1vi1es,%making% it%one%of% the%worlds% top%des1na1ons% for%water%sports.%Its%home%to%the%Miami%HEAT,%NBA%champions%in%2006,%2012%and%2013.%Miamis%South%Beach%has%been%ranked%the%#1%beach%in%the%United%States%by%the%Travel%Channel.%!!ExchangeMate%USA%places%students% in%10%MiamiPDade%County%Public%Schools.%This% is%an%A%school%district%and%all% schools%oer%a%wide%range%of%academic%and%extraPcurricular%ac1vi1es.%Miami%is%a%very%big%city%with%lots%of%things%to%do,%great%shopping,%restaurants%and%very%beau1ful%beaches.%The%weather% is%warm%and%humid%for%the%most%part%of% the%year,%with%a% few%cold%days%during%winter.%There%is%always%something%going%on%in%Miami,%specially%related%to%sports%and%music.%Miami%has%a%very%inuent%Hispanic%popula1on,%therefore%most%host%families% in%Miami%come%from%a%Hispanic%background%and%speak%both%English%and%Spanish%at%home.%This% is%a%bilingual%program%as%students%will%be%in%contact%with%both%English%and%Spanish%on%a%daily%basis.%%!

    FUN$FACTS$! The%rst%suntan%lo1on%was%invented%in%Miami%Beach.%

    The%only%Everglades%ecoPsystem%in%the%world%is%in%Miami.%

    Miami%has%more%than%800%parks%and%is%the%only%city% in%the%United%States%that% is%bordered%by%two%separate%Na1onal%Parks%%Biscayne%Na1onal%Park%and%Everglades%Na1onal%Park.%

    Miami%has%the%largest%Art%Deco%building%collec1on%in%the%World%(800+%buildings)%%

    Miami%has%the%largest%cruise%ship%port%in%the%world.%

    Miami%Beach%is%a%manPmade%island%that%was%once%a%Coconut%Grove%Planta1on.!

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  • !!!!Located%in%one%of%Miamis%most%beau1ful%districts,%Coral%Gables%Senior%High%School%opened%its%doors%in%1950%and%has%maintained%its% level%of%performance%for%over%60%years.%Coral%Gables%High%school%has%been%ranked%as%high%as%5th% in% the%United%States%by%the%College%Board%for%having%one%of%the%highest%percentages%of%students%passing%Advanced%Placement%(AP)%exams.%Coral%Gables%High%School%was%one%of%only%twelve%high%schools%in%the%na1on%to%win%the%Siemens%Founda1ons%Award%for%Advanced%Placement.%It%also%ranks%221st%in%Newsweeks%Top%1,000%U.S.%Schools.%With%the%support%the%Southern%Associa1on%of%Colleges%and%Schools%(SACS),%the%schools%dual%enrollment%program%with%Florida%Interna1onal%University%and%MiamiPDade%College%has%expanded%to%over%24%college%level%courses%oered%on%campus.%Every%year%Coral%Gables%High%School%students%win%the%most%pres1gious%scholarships,%including%the%Gates%Millennium,%Posse,%Na1onal%Merit,%and%Silver%Knight,%over%$35%million%the%past%ve%years.%The%extensive%athle1c%program,%including% the% powerhouse% Badminton% team,% is% ranked% 6th% in% the% District% with% 100%% of% gradua1ng% athletes% admiied% to% postPsecondary%ins1tu1ons.!!Number$of$Students:%3300%Grades:%9%P12%Mascot:%Cavaliers%School$colors:%Crimson%and%Grey%Foreign$Languages:%Chinese,%(Mandarin),%French,%German,%Italian%and%Spanish.%Fine%Arts:%Band,%Ceramics,%Chorus,%Dance,%Drama,%Drawing,%IB%Theater,%Pain1ng,%Video%and%Film%Produc1on.%Sports:%American%Football,%Badminton,%Basketball,%Baseball,%Bowling,%Cross%Country,%Golf,%Soccer,%Swimming,%Solball,%Tennis,%Track%&%Field,%Volleyball,%Water%Polo%and%Wrestling.%School$website:%www.coralgablescavaliers.org% !

    Age$requirement:%14%to%17%years%old%

    ESOL/ESL$classes:%Yes%

    Sports:%Yes%%

    12th$grade$students:%Yes%

    GraduaFon:%Yes%

    Semester$Program:$Yes!

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    MiamiPDade% County% Public% School% District% (MPDCPSD)% includes% a% number% of% diverse% and% vibrant%communi1es.%MiamiPDade% is% the% fourth% largest% school% district% in% the%United% States,%with%more% than%340,000%student%enrolled%in% its%435%schools,% including%elementary,%middle%and%senior%high%schools%as%well%as%alterna1ve,%specialized%and%voca1onal%centers.%Its%impressive%array%of%course%oerings%include%renowned% Bilingual% Schools,% Interna1onal% Baccalaureate% Programs,% Schools% in% the%Workplace% and% a%convenient%downtown%commuter%school%designed%for%working%parents.%%

    CORAL$GABLES$SENIOR$HIGH$SCHOOL

  • !Founded%in%1998,%Dr.%Michael%M.%Krop%High%School%is% located%in%northeastern%Miami%and%oers%a%rigorous%academic%program.%For%ten%years,%the%school%has%created%a%tradi1on%of%excellence%that%inspires%success%in%all%areas%of%the%school.%Krops%success%is%evidenced%by%the%schools%high%ra1ng%from%the%State%of%Florida,%ranking%among%the%top%100%Florida%High%Schools%by%the%U.S%News%and%World%Report,% and% its% 6th% place% ranking% from% the% College% Board% for% students% Advanced% Placement% (AP)% test% scores.% Yearly,% its% seniors%garner%approximately%$8%million%in%college%scholarships%and%are%admiied%to%the%na1ons%top%universi1es%and%Ivy%League%schools.%At%Krop,%students%are%also%provided%with%opportuni1es%to%engage% in%almost%50%dierent%clubs%and%groups%serving%as%extraPcurricular%ac1vi1es.%Krop%is%also%the%home%of%the%STAR%Academy,%the%schools%visual%and%performing%arts%program.%It%provides%classes%in%dance,%drama,%vocal%and%instrumental%music,%visual%arts,%and%television%produc1on.!!Number$of$Students:%3020%Grades:%9%P12%Mascot:%Lightning%School$colors:%Black,%Purple,%Silver%Foreign$Languages:%French,%Italian%and%Spanish.%Fine$Arts:%Drama,%Dance,%Music,%Visual%and%Performing%Arts.%Sports:%American%Football,%Badminton,%Baseball,%Basketball,%Bowling,%Cross%Country,%Golf,%Soccer,%Solball,%Swimming,%Tennis,%Track%&%Field,%Volleyball,%Water%Polo%and%Wrestling,%School$website:%hip://mkhs.dadeschools.net/%

    !!!!!Felix%Varela%Senior%High%School%is%located%in%southwestern%Miami.%The%school%opened%to%students%in%the%fall%of%1999,%and%since%then%has% been% dedicated% to% crea1ng% a% quality% learning% environment%which% embraces% innova1ve% technology% and% instruc1onal% rigor% to%meet%everyday%challenges%by% incorpora1ng%relevant%community% issues,%global%advancements,%and%expecta1ons%for%high%academic%achievement% into% the% curriculum.% At% Felix% Varela,% students% are% empowered% to% know% they% can% succeed% in% Miamis% diverse% and%dynamic%community.%Amongst%the%student%graduates,%over%85%%move%on%to%a%university%and/or%college%seqng.%The%school%boasts%a%challenging%curriculum%and%number%of%unique%learning%opportuni1es.%!Number$of$Students:%3460%Grades:%9%P12%Mascot:%Viper%School$colors:%Green,%Black,%and%Silver.%Foreign$Languages:%French,%German,%Italian,%Japanese%and%Spanish.%Fine$Arts:%Band,%Ceramics,%Dance,%Drama,%Drawing,%Jazz,%Marching%Band,%Pain1ng,%Photography%and%Television%Produc1on.%Sports:%American%Football,%Badminton,%Baseball,%Basketball,%Bowling,%Cross%Country,%Golf,%Soccer,%Solball,%Swimming,%Tennis,%Track%&%Field,%Volleyball,%and%Wrestling.%School$website:%hip://www.varelahighschool.org%

    DR.$MICHAEL$M.$KROP$HIGH$SCHOOL

    FELIX$VARELA$SENIOR$HIGH$SCHOOL

  • !!G.%Holmes%Braddock%Senior%High%School%provides% students%with%a% variety%of% academic%programs% including% the%Cambridge%Global%Studies%Academy%(CGSA),%the%Informa1on%Technology%Magnet%(IT)%,%and%MiamiPDade%Countys%innova1ve%iPrep%program.%The%school%also%oers%Advanced%Placement%(AP),%honors,%and%honors%giled%courses%in%every%discipline%as%well%as%na1onally%recognized%Naval%Junior%Reserve%Ocer%Training%Corps%(NJROTC).%In%addi1on%to%magnet%programs,%Braddock%Senior%High%School%is%also%a%Visual%and%Performing%Arts%Des1na1on%School.%Braddocks%Visual%and%Performing%Arts%academy%has%four%key%subjects:%Art,%Instrumental%Music,%Dance%and%theater.%G.%Holmes%Braddock%High%School%encourages%student%involvement%in%many%clubs%and%extracurricular%ac1vi1es.!!Number$of$Students:%3300%Grades:%8%P12%Mascot:%Bulldogs%School$colors:%Royal%Blue%and%Grey%Foreign$Languages:%American%Sign%Language,%French,%Italian,%Japanese%and%Spanish.%Fine%Arts:%Arts,%Band,%Dance,%Instrumental%Music%and%Theater.%Sports:%American%Football,%Badminton,%Basketball,%Baseball,%Bowling,%Cross%Country,%Golf,%Soccer,%Solball,%Swimming,%Tennis,%Track%&%Field,%Volleyball,%Water%Polo%and%Wrestling.%School$website:%hip://ghbraddock.dadeschools.net%!

    G.$HOLMES$BADDOCK$SENIOR$HIGH$SCHOOL

    !!Located% in%West% Kendall,% John%A.% Ferguson% Senior%High% School% opened% in% 2003.% It% provides% an% academic% experience% through% a%career%academy%model.%This%model%emphasizes%career%and%technical%educa1on,%cri1cal%thinking,%and%intercultural%understanding%to%prepare%students%to%meet%the%demands%of%the%global%economy%and%future%work%force.%Ferguson%is%also%a%cer1ed%Magnet%Program%School%and%oers%a%full%IB%program.%Yearly,%Ferguson%students%are%awarded%over%$6.8%million%in%scholarships.%Many%graduates%have%taken% these% scholarships% to% some% of% the% nest% worldPclass% universi1es% such% as% Yale,% Harvard,% Cornell,% Boston% College,% The%university%of%Pennsylvania,%John%Hopkins,%NYU,%The%University%of%Chicago,%Brown,%MIT,%and%The%University%of%Boston%among%others.%Ac1vi1es%and%athle1cs%also%play%a%vital%role%in%the%success%of%the%schools%programs.%Students%who%par1

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