Virtual School Defined

The magnet school, Miami-Dade Online Academy, is the Miami-Dade County Public Full-Time Virtual School. We offer a comprehensive Kindergarten through the 12th-grade academic program that promotes learning, independent thinking, and creativity. 

Parents and students schedule school hours to their convenience from the comfort of their own home. Parents are responsible for reporting their student’s attendance daily. The student’s grade level determines the level of the parent’s daily academic involvement. Parents with children in elementary will be more involved than those with children in Middle/High grade levels. In a school day, elementary students will work under the guidance of their parent/guardian and follow a schedule to complete the coursework. Elementary students will be guided by their parents as they complete assignments, apply knowledge to projects, and attend live sessions with classroom teachers via the internet. Students in middle/high will work on their assignments and attend their live lessons on their own. All students and parents regardless of the student’s grade level will communicate freely with teachers and school administrators using email or phone. Our teachers and administrators are willing and more than capable of helping students reach their educational goals.

State-certified teachers create courses to help students develop the skills necessary to apply their knowledge to the real world. Teachers may personalize the course plan to meet the student’s academic needs and capability. All students are assigned six courses. From Kindergarten to third grade, students work on each class every day to reach a total of 20 hours a week. From the fourth grade to twelfth grade, students work on each class every day to reach a total of 30 hours a week. Grades are finalized twice a year at the end of each semester (once in January and once in June). In this two-semester program, everyone from teachers to parents and students has a part to play, which is why students have the potential for great success within this program.

Miami-Dade Online Academy combines rigors work, family support, and hard-working staff to ensure the student's success. The student’s success begins with the culture of interdependence that we promote here at Miami-Dade Online Academy. We believe that the bond between Parent and Child strengthens that child’s ability to learn, we believe that the relationship between teacher and student heightens the child’s understanding, we believe that the relationship between parent and teacher ensures progression, and we believe that the relationship between parent, teacher, and administration ensures success. Educational success is a full team effort, which is why parents and students are welcomed and encouraged to reach out to their teacher’s and their school's administration. As a team, we will work towards your child’s graduation.


Imagine Your Child...
Miami-Dade Online (MDO) Academy is a Miami-Dade County Public School offering students a comprehensive K-12 full-time virtual educational program providing, anytime, anywhere learning. This virtual and interactive learning environment is student-centered and academically individualized to build educational capacity. We service a diverse population of learners. This approach encourages students to be self-directed and take charge of their education. MDO Academy uses technology to maximize learning and ultimately empowers students to positively impact their world and become responsible citizens. divider What's Next
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will open in March 2019. Interested parents should review the Miami-Dade Online Academy’s Website for eligibility, parent commitment, and school policies. For additional questions, please contact the school at 305-995-1257.