General School Information
What are your office hours?
8:30AM to 4:00PM
What is the day schedule for students?
We are on block schedule. Students will be going to 3 classes each day.
What electives do you offer?
We have many electives from which your child may choose. They include Drama, Art, Dance, Band, Orchestra, Piano, Technology, Office Aide, Physical Education, Spanish, French, Newspaper, Yearbook, and TV Production.
Is there after/before school care?
The YMCA conducts our before school and after school care. You will need to contact the school directly to inquire for additional information.
Do you offer transportation?
Transportation is offered to those students who live within the allotted distance to get bussed to school. Private transportation is available, but the school does not have information regarding private bus companies.
Magnet Specific Questions
What magnet academy strands are available at your school?
Forensic Science & Fine Arts Academy and Global Studies Academy
What are the eligibility requirements to apply to our magnet programs?
-A minimum of 2.0 grade point average in core academic subjects (language arts, math, science,and social studies)
-A minimum of 2.0 grade point average in conduct.
-All effort grades in core classes must be a “2” or higher.
-No more than 10 unexcused absences will be allowed for the previous year
What is the difference between Global Studies and Forensic Science Academy?
Global Studies Magnet Academy
This academically rigorous program focuses on environmental stewardship. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will learn about issues affecting our environment, and they will use critical thinking skills to create solutions for more effective and efficient ways to “Go Green”.
The Global Academy provides students with a view of their role in the big picture. At the same time, it develops a student’s need to become emotionally and cognitively aware of how their actions impact the world around them. By taking part in this academy, we are providing the foundation for the development of global citizens and the global leaders of tomorrow.
Forensic Science Magnet Academy
This is a case based program that incorporates the techniques involved in Crime Scene Investigation in classrooms throughout the school year. Students in all grade levels will learn many forensic techniques such as: fiber identification, fingerprint analysis, hair analysis, DNA manipulation, chemical identification techniques, dentition, bone structure, and many more.
Since Forensic Science is a discipline that requires critical thinking skills, we have paired it with the Fine Arts in order to develop a well rounded child. It is suggested that students take at least one fine arts elective while participating the program. They can select from art, drama, band, orchestra, and dance.
Are there any special required documents for applying to your school?
Students must submit a district application, www.yourchoicemiami.org. You must select one of the magnet programs listed for Arvida Middle School as one of their choices.
When can we visit the school?
You can register for a school tour via our website. School tours are available for you to witness the amazing things occurring at our school. All tours begin at 8:30AM in the Media Center. You must click on magnet tour tab and register.