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 and submit it to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) before the January 15, 2015 deadline. Applications may be completed and submitted on line through the Parent Portal of M-DCPS.
All applicants to grades Two through eight need to contact the school and make an appointment for a Language test.
 

 
Application-English Kindergarten Applicants: Requirements Application-Spanish
  • - Application: Mandatory, sent directly to M-DCPS or completed online through the Parent Portal before January 15, 2015
    - Verification of siblings attending  the school in older grades: Sent to Ada Merritt K-8 Center a verification of siblings attending  the school in older grades

    - All Kindergarten applications are entered into the random selection.

 

 
First Grade Applicants: Requirements

 

  • - Application (Mandatory, sent directly to M-DCPS or completed online through the Parent Portal before January 15, 2015)

    - Teacher Recommendation Form *(Mandatory, sent to school directly)
    - Verification of siblings attending Ada Merritt K-8 Center in older grades

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

 

 
2nd-8th Grade Applicants: Requirements  

- Application (Mandatory, sent directly to M-DCPS or completed online through the Parent Portal before January 15, 2015)

- Recent Report Card (Mandatory for all students not currently attending a Miami-Dade County Public School)
- Language Test in the language of the chosen program (Mandatory for all grade 2-8 applicants): 
it is the parent's  responsibility to call the school and make an appointment for an interview
. Students who do not complete the exam part of the application will be ineligible for the program.
 

The application must be sent to Miami-DCPS by January 15, 2015.
All other required documents must be sent to Ada Merritt K-8 Center and addressed to:
      Mrs. Millie   Horday
      Ada Merritt K-8 Center,
      660 S.W. 3rd St., Miami, Fl. 33130

 

 
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 the address in M-DCPS Data base is correct)

 

- All eligible applicants are entered in  a data base for random selection
- Random selection process: February, 2015
- Notification period: March, 2015
- Response to notification due: April, 2015
- Students on the Wait List will be called in the order of the random selection as seats open up.



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 



 

 



 

 
 

 



 

 



 

All eligible applicants have now been entered in the random selection process. Letters will  be mailed on March 14, 2014. Parents of accepted students must register their child before the April 4, 2014 deadline.