Global Studies (Magnet)

What is Global Studies?

The Global Studies Magnet Program at Felix Varela Senior High School aims to advance students’ understanding of and appreciation for global connections and teach the concepts and tools to think critically, solve international problems, and work cross-culturally.

Why Choose Global Studies at Felix Varela Senior High School?

  • School-within-a-school setting: Global Studies students take Humanities and Global English I classes as a cohort, building relationships and friendships
  • Learn about and help solve international problems through critical and cross-cultural thinking
  • Engage in competitions like Model United Nations, EuroChallenge, Geography Bee, and History Bee
  • Participate in field trips designed to teach students the political, social, cultural, environmental, and economic history of Miami and the state of Florida
  • Choose electives in Standard Track or AP Track
  • Electives include International Relations, Holocaust & Contemporary History, Psychology, African American History & Multicultural Studies, and AP Comparative Politics

Course Sequence

Program9th10th11th12th
Standard Global Track1. Humanities Honors 

2. Global Language
1. International Relations Honors**

2. Global Language
*Holocaust History & Vietnam History

*Psychology Honors
*African American History & Multicultural Studies

*Psychology Honors 
Advanced Placement1. Humanities Honors 

2. Global Language
1. International Relations Honors**

2. Global Language
*Art History

*Comparative Politics

*Computer Science

*Environmental Science

*Human Geography

*Psychology
*Art History

*Comparative Politics

*Computer Science

*Environmental Science

*Human Geography

*Psychology

**International Relations includes Model United Nations competition

Eligibility Requirements and Application

Global Studies Requirements:

  • 2.0 unweighted GPA in core courses
  • 2.0 average GPA in conduct
  • No more than 10 unexcused absences or 20 tardies in the previous year

Link to Application: http://yourchoicemiami.org/magnet-applications/

Contact

Cindy Alonso
varelamagnet@gmail.com