Arvida Middle School
Location: Miami, Florida
Type of School: Public
Founded in 1975, Arvida Middle School exemplifies a progressive commitment to recapturing traditional excellence and incorporating innovative approaches into the educational process. Arvida believes in meeting the students where they are and assisting them in reaching their potential while encouraging them to reach for higher goals.
Arvida envisions its students as future adults who are technologically advanced, academically well-rounded role models for others who help their fellow citizens. Arvida was designated as a Blue Ribbon School of excellence for the 1997-98 school-year and an A+ School by the Florida Department of Education in 1999, 2002, and 2003. Principal Herbert Koross says, “The ultimate purpose of education is to help each student become an effective, self-reliant citizen in a democracy. Developing and accepting the responsibilities and obligations of good citizenship will help us to participate successfully in the 21st century.”
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