George Washington Carver Middle School
Number 1 Traditional Middle School in the State of Florida
George Washington Carver Middle School (Carver) is recognized as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education and is one of the top ranked public schools in the State. It is also a U.S. Department of Education “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” and has been recognized by Magnet Schools of America with the “Magnet School of Excellence Award.” Carver provides various language curriculums from grades 6th to 8th Grade as well as an advanced and honors American curriculum. All students must apply via the magnet application that is open between October 1 – January 15 of each year.
There are two French Program tracks at Carver Middle:
Internation Studies Program (IS) serving students applying from an IS elementary school and/or via exam placement
International Education (IE) beginners French program
The International Studies Program was established at Carver in 1987.
School starts mid August and ends early June. From Monday to Friday: 9:05 am – 3:50 pm.
Holidays are observed according to the Miami Dade County Public Schools Academic Calendar.
The subjects taught in French are French Language, Mathematics and Humanities (History and geography). The French IS program is certified “LabelFrancÉducation”. Our goal is to work with France to fully utilize the value of this award for our students, teachers, and schools. In addition, students must take four subjects taught in English: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and an elective or ESOL (English as a second language) for students arriving from foreign countries.
Students who are exempt from ESOL classes may choose one of three electives which they have to select from the following list, by order of preference:
Fine Arts / Art Appreciation, Choir, Physical Education, Orchestra (brass or strings), Gifted class, Journalism, or Computer Science. In sixth grade, students who do not get their first choice usually have a combination of three electives during the school year (half a year of art or music and the other half of physical education). This option allows them to try the electives and select the appropriate one in 7th and 8th grade.
American subjects are taught by American teachers who have been certified by the State of Florida. French subjects are taught by French teachers who can be categorized as shown below:
Teachers certified by the French Ministry of Education and hired locally by the school. Certified by both the State of Florida and France, they have also been trained to teach in an international environment.
Local teachers. Teachers who have been hired by the school and have a French diploma in their field but are not certified by the French Ministry of Education.
For further information regarding school policy, faculty, ESOL classes, electives, admission process and more, contact the school directly.