Admission Procedure and Requirements


 

As the region's first Tri-County "Commuter" school.

Ada Merritt K-8 Center is open to Kindergarten through eighth grade  students from Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.
 


 

Interested candidates need to complete an application online and submit it to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) before the January 15, 2018 deadline.
School of Choice and Parental Options website

 

Parents will be informed of their child's application status on March 15, 2018. Parents of accepted students will respond to invitations and register their child between March 15 and March 30, 2018.

When registering, bring your Schools of Choice Acceptance Letter and a completed
Registration Packet.

Parents are invited to learn about the school's program by participating in one of the scheduled tours at 9:00 a.m., on:       

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

or Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 
  Kindergarten Applicants: Requirements  
  • - Application: Mandatory, sent directly to M-DCPS or completed online through the School of Choice and Parental Options website before January 15, 2018

    - All Kindergarten applications are entered into the random selection.

 

 
First Grade Applicants: Requirements

 

  • - Application: Mandatory, completed online through the School of Choice and Parental Options website before January 15, 2018
    - Satisfactory grades (private school and non M-DCPS students must submit a copy of previous year's grades)

    - All eligible First Grade applications are entered into the random selection.

 

 
2nd-8th Grade Applicants: Requirements  
  • - Application: Mandatory, completed online through the School of Choice and Parental Options website before January 15, 2018
    - Satisfactory grades (private school and non M-DCPS students must submit a copy of previous year's grades)
    - Language Proficiency Test in the language of the chosen program (Mandatory for all grades 2-8 applicants)
      When completing the online application, parents will need to select the testing date and location. Make sure to select the scheduled test date, not the Make-up date. Those selecting the Make-up date will automatically re-scheduled to the actual test date.
    Spanish students applying to both Sunset and Ada Merritt at the elementary level,  and Carver and Ada Merritt at the middle school level, need to take the Spanish test only once and select their test location on the application.
      Students who do not complete the exam part of the application will not be eligible for the program.

 

 
Selection Process and Criteria  

-  To be eligible, candidates must:
- have submitted an application by the stated deadline
- have a 2.0 average in all core academics classes (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies)

     - Minimum grades of "C" in conduct

     - all effort grades in core academics classes must be a "2" or higher
- have no more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year
- receive a passing grade on the Language Test
 

- Applicants who do not qualify will be informed by letter or by email (make sure to enter a correct address and email on your application)

 

- All eligible applicants are entered in  a data base for random selection
- Random selection process: March 1-8, 2018
- Notification sent: March 15, 2018
- Response to notification due: March 15 through March 30, 2018. Response due online or in person to schools
- Students on the Wait List will be called in the order of the random selection as seats open up.


Testing Schedule for 2018-2019 Applications
 

Language Proficiency Tests at Ada Merritt k-8 Center

Spanish

Portuguese

January 17, 2018            Grade 2
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

   January 26, 2018


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Grade 2

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Grade 3

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.Grade 4-5

January 24, 2018            Grade 3
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

January 31, 2018            Grades 4-5
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

January 31, 2018            Grades6-8
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

January 30, 2018             Grades 6-8
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

             Make-up Test Date All Grades

 

February 5, 2018           
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

        Make-up Test Date All Grades

 

February 5, 2018           
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 


 

 



 



 

 



 


 



 

 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 

 
 

 



 

 

 

ll eligible applicants have now been entered in the random selection process. Letters will  be mailed on March 13, 2015. Parents of accepted students must register their child on or before the April 3, 2015 deadline.