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These incredible schools are connected with the ACT Cruise Team, enriching their curriculum with real life experiences and interactions.

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MAST Academy

Miami, Florida

MAST Academy is a nationally recognized, innovative school of choice with a marine theme. Students with high academic and personal development expectations seek admission through a multifaceted application process. MAST’s 550 students in grades 9–12 use state-of-the-art technology and real-world laboratory equipment. Students engage in hands-on experiences through diversified teaching strategies, classroom simulations, and internship/job placements.

MAST Academy was chosen as one of the 10 Most Amazing Schools by Ladies’ Home Journal, and was one of six National Finalists for President Obama’s 2010 Commencement Challenge.

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Archimedean Schools

Miami, Florida

The mission of the Archimedean Schools is to initiate the young mind into the art of thinking through the teaching of Mathematics and the Greek Language. The founders of Archimedean Academy envisioned a Charter school whose main goal is to provide its students an excellent education with emphasis in the teachings of the two main branches of the 3,000 year old Greek civilization: The Classical achievements in literature and the arts as they permeate our modern civilization and the art of mathematical thinking as the lifeline and the wind beneath modern science and technology.

According to the school grade report, the Upper Conservatory not only maintained its rating as an A school, but based on the total points earned by each school, ranked number one (1st) in the Miami-Dade district and second (2nd) among all high schools in the entire state of Florida!

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South Broward

Hollywood, Florida

South Broward High is a Marine Science magnet school located in Hollywood, Florida. Their mission is to provide each student with a quality education, in a safe and secure environment, through personalization and a rigorous curriculum. Furthermore, their Marine Science Magnet Program is specifically tailored to encourage studies in Marine Science and prepare students for careers in the Marine Science field. The student population is approximately 2,300 and is very ethnically diverse. The socioeconomics range from poverty to upper middle class.

The school offers a wide range of curriculum choices as well as a full range of athletics, clubs and organizations for the students to become active in, including an Ocean Bowl team, Shark Club, GIS and ROV programs. The GIS students can participate in ACT by mapping the cruise.

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David Lawrence

Miami, Florida

David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, a Miami Dade County Public School, provides its stakeholders with a safe learning environment that fosters student achievement and academic excellence as they set SAIL on a path to success. Our mission is to cultivate and enrich the lives of our students through research-based curriculum coupled with a strong sense of community involvement where all children have an opportunity to achieve their personal and academic potential.

David Lawrence is a Title I school with a grade of “A” named after David Lawrence Jr., former Miami Herald publisher and champion of children’s issues for the past 16 years. The population of the community is culturally diverse and represents all socio-economic levels. The student population is comprised of 16.7% white non-Hispanic, 41.7% Hispanic, 39.7% Black, 04.9% Asian/Indian/Multiracial.