Designed specifically to meet the
unique needs of students who have experienced
difficulties in the traditional school setting,
Miami Douglas MacArthur Senior High South was
established in 1973 as an alternative school. The
students we serve struggle with issues that range
from disruptive behavior and truancy to more serious
legal and substance abuse problems.
The 2011-2012 school year marked
the beginning of a new era for Miami MacArthur South
as we adopted a new co-educational facility,
continuing single-gender format within the core
academic classes, expanded our grade level offerings
and personalized remediation/acceleration
instructional program to meet the needs of students
through computer based on-line recovery instruction
and standard curriculum preparation instruction.
In addition, we are a Title I
school with a fully implemented PBS behavior
modification program and Service Learning program.
Preparing our students to
effectively function in a culturally diverse and
Achieving emotional, social, civic
and academic growth.
Responsibility, Respect, Trust,
Caring and Family.
All aspects of the school's
organization should be learner-centered and
designed to accommodate individual learning
styles so that all students are given an equal
opportunity to experience success.
Parental support and community
involvement is necessary to motivate students
for optimal success in education.
It is necessary to offer an
integrated curriculum, using a team approach,
which nurtures and encourages life-long
It is essential for each
faculty and staff member to demonstrate genuine
concern for every student and foster a desire
within each student to learn.
Students are unique in their
needs and are motivated in different ways.
Students must be provided with
a physically, socially and emotionally safe
learning environment that encourages them to
develop leadership skills and use sound
By creating an environment
that accepts and respects the diversity of all
individuals, we will increase student
understanding and tolerance of different peoples
Fair and consistent rules and
disciplinary structures, positive values and
social skills are necessary for all individuals.
It is necessary to maintain
regular communication and opportunities for
professional development in the areas of
technology, classroom management, instructional
strategies, learning styles and inclusion.