Miami Lakes Educational Center (MLEC) and its entire faculty have a goal: to turn its students into a highly qualified workforce, and to an extent, a better person, through state-of-the-art academic, career, and technological education, with a skilled faculty of teachers and administrators to assist all students.
MLEC is well-known as being one of the only three schools in the area to provide career education along with the standard core class. The vocational certification students receive is an example of the myriad of ways the school prepares its students for the future. Students are encouraged to form their own clubs and organizations within the school and feed the burgeoning interests of their fellow classmates. Students always have something to look forward to, as dances, pep rallies, and talent showcases are sponsored regularly.
In total, there are 26 strands, or specializations, to choose from, divided within 5 academies: Cambridge, Communication and Entertainment Technology, Entrepreneurship, Health Sciences, and Information Technology.
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The Academies and their Strands are as follows:
The Cambridge Academy exposes students to a rigorous academic course that includes Cambridge AICE Diploma program, mandatory AICE and AP classes, and dual-enrollment in Miami Dade College. It also encourages students to plan for college early, participate and assume leadership roles in the school’s clubs and government, and strive to reach their utmost potential.
- Forensic Science
Communication & Entertainment Academy
The Communication & Entertainment Academy includes courses that require artistic skills and trains students in their technical and commercial applications. The focus of the academy is the manner in which human beings develop, collect, disseminate, and transfer information through symbols, particularly via mass media.
The Entrepreneurship Academy trains students to develop and enhance the abilities needed to work in and run various business enterprises.
Health Sciences Academy
The Health Sciences Academy instructs students in many diverse health fields, providing a practical knowledge base as well as excellent hands-on practice with the facilities available in school, such as the child-care room, and requiring that the students join the Health Occupations Students of America and that they have clinical hours.
- Allied Health/Medical Assisting
- Allied Health/Pharmacy Aide Technician
- Dental Aide
- EMT/First Responder
- Introduction to Practical Nursing
- Nursing Assistant
Information Technology Academy
The Information Technology academy instructs students in networking and computer operation so that they may one day take their place in the ever expanding technology sector.
- Computer Systems Technology (Cisco Networking Academy)
- Electronic Technology
- Web Design Technology
More in-depth information about the academies and their strands can be found here.