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What is iPrep?

iPrep is an alternative schooling concept initiated by our superintendent, who sought to meet the digital and real-world needs of 21st-century learners. He believed an environment where open-concept classrooms, the latest technology, and real-world applications are at the center of student learning. The first iPrep Academy was opened at the Downtown district offices in 2010. Felix Varela Senior High School, with a reputation of academic excellence through our AP Program, was chosen to open an iPrep campus and continue the ideals of this unconventional learning model.

Why Choose iPrep at Felix Varela Senior High School?

  • School-within-a-school setting: iPrep students have their own building on campus where they can build relationships with cohort members and faculty
  • MacBook Air laptops kept throughout four years
  • Alternative seating
  • One-on-one advising with counselor and magnet lead teacher to build strong college transcripts
  • iCafe: Students can enjoy their own intimate lunch area with refrigerators and microwaves
  • A comprehensive high school experience for all students offering a full spectrum of clubs, sports, honor societies, and activities 
  • Varela’s location next to West Kendall Baptist Hospital provides medical career exploration opportunities  
  • Twenty-five AP courses offered on campus
  • Opportunity to gain AP Capstone Diploma while still being a part of the iPrep program

Executive Internship

All iPrep students are required to complete two full school years of an executive Internship during their junior and senior year. This internship provides students the opportunity to gain exposure to a career of their interest, develop a mentor relationship with community leaders, network with professionals and other students, and gain the necessary leadership skills sought after by university organizations and employers.

Internship Opportunities:

  • West Kendall Baptist
  • Animal Clinics
  • Accounting Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Publishing Houses
  • Miami-Dade College
  • MDCPS Library Systems

Course Sequence

Subject Area9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
EnglishEnglish I HonorsEnglish II HonorsEnglish III Honors

AP English Language and Composition
English IV Honors

AP English Literature and Composition
Social ScienceWorld History Honors

AP World History
AP European History* (as Elective course)American History Honors

AP United States History
American Government Honors/Economics Honors

AP United States Government/AP Macroeconomics
MathematicsGeometry Honors

Algebra II Honors
Algebra II Honors

Pre-Calculus Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors

AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics
ScienceBiology Honors

Chemistry Honors
Chemistry Honors

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science
AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science
AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science
ElectiveCollege Track: Foreign Language ICollege Track:Foreign Language II

AP Seminar*
Fine Art/Practical Art

AP Language

AP Seminar*

AP Research*
Fine Art/Practical Art

AP Language
ElectivePersonal, Career, and School Development IPersonal, Career, and School Development IIExecutive Internship IExecutive Internship II

Eligibility Requirements and Application

iPrep Requirements:

  • 2.5 unweighted GPA in core courses
  • 2.0 average GPA in conduct
  • No more than 10 unexcused absences or 20 tardies in the previous year
  • Honors Physical Science
  • Honors Algebra I

**Students can earn Honors Algebra I and Honors Physical Science credits on Florida Virtual School. In order to meet eligibility requirements, please mail (varelamagnet@gmail.com) or fax (305-386-8987) proof of registration from the FLVS to Felix Varela Senior High School.

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

Contact

Cindy Alonso
varelamagnet@gmail.com

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