Our vision is to be at the forefront of STEM education creating a community of scientifically literate lifelong learners who are globally competitive.We have a commitment to improve science teaching and learning for all.

Our mission is to ensure the highest level of science teaching and learning by empowering science teachers through professional development, support from highly qualified science specialists, and research-based resources that will provide all students with a high quality science education that will result in scientifically literate students achieving at globally competitive proficiency levels, who are college and/or career ready.


  • Train teachers to deliver a high-quality science instruction aligned to the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards with an emphasis on embedding the Florida Standards.
  • Provide all our schools with a science curriculum that offers the latest research based instructional strategies.
  • Encourage scientifically rich classroom environments.
  • Promote the rigor, relevance, and integration of other disciplines in the science classrooms.
  • Involve universities, informal science institutions, businesses, the community, and parents in supporting science competence throughout the District.

    Underlying Principles

  • We support instructional programs and teaching strategies that serve all students and accommodate diverse needs and learning styles to eliminate the achievement gap.
  • Excellence in scientific teaching and learning grows from a commitment shared by administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the community at large.
  • Learning is a lifelong process. Successful learners are lifelong learners.

Anti-Discrimination/Harassment (Students) – Board Policy 5517 and 5517.02 M-DCPS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by law in its educational programs, services or activities or in its hiring or employment practices. Please refer to School Board Policies 5517 - Anti-Discrimination/Harassment (Students) and 5517.02 - Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Procedures for Students for more information.

Questions, complaints or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to: Executive Director, Civil Rights Compliance Office, 155 NE 15 Street, Suite P-104E, Miami, Florida 33132; PH: 305-995-1580 or e-mail address: crc@dadeschools.net. The District also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act