Teaching Academy



Applications submitted after due date will be considered on a case by case basis.

Teaching Academy Application


We welcome your interest in the Andrea Castillo/FIU Ronald W. Reagan Teaching Academy.

Teaching Academy courses are demanding university courses that emphasize higher order thinking skills, oral skills, writing skills, problem solving, teamwork and investigative skills. Highly motivated students who excel academically and are well rounded in their extracurricular activities will be attracted to this program. Students will be evaluated on the following:

  • Middle School GPA  (3.0 unweighted in Core Classes)
  • ELA/FSA Math/EOC or other standardized test scores
  • Conduct
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Writing Sample
  • Pert test 106 score in reading

If you want to apply for admission to the Teaching Academy, you must complete all sections of this application.
Below is a checklist of the sections that must be completed and documents which must be submitted:

  • Student Information
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Contract Student Signature
  • Contract Parent Signature
  • Report Card Upload
  • Test Scores Upload
  • 2 Teacher Recommendations Upload
  • Writing Sample

In partnership with Miami Dade College, Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High School is offering students the opportunity to be part of our Teaching Academy! This academy encourages teenagers to pursue a teaching career and allows them to learn skills transferable to many professions post high school. Through the Teaching Academy program, students will be able to earn college credits oriented around education majors while working on their high school diploma. Upon graduating, students will be able to continue their studies at the college level and return to the school district as employees!

As a member of our Teaching Academy, you will have the opportunity to take dual enrollment classes during school hours with Florida International University during your junior and senior year!

Teaching Academy High School Track:

  • 9th grade – Introduction to the Teaching Profession
  • 10th grade – Human Growth and Development
  • 11th grade – Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
  • 12th grade – Principles of Teaching Internship

What are the benefits of the Teaching Academy?

  • Students who meet the eligibility requirements for the Miami Dade College (MDC) – College Connect Courses (2.5 unweighted GPA) will be able to enroll in up to 12 credits of the following courses at MDC before meeting college-ready scores. These courses meet Associate Degree requirements and can be applied to a Bachelor Degree in education:
    • SLS 1510: Student Life Skills (3 credits)
    • CLP 1006: Psychology of Personal Effectiveness (3 credits)
    • EDF 2085: Teaching Diverse Populations (3 credits)
    • SPC 1017: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits)
    • HUM 1020: Humanities (3 credits)
    • MUL 1010: Music Appreciation (3 credits) OR ARH 1000: Art Appreciation (3 credits)

We are so excited to have you be a part of our Teaching Academy! 

Teaching Academy Coordinator 

Ms. Pujol

Teaching Academy Contract

The Honor Code was created to establish a common understanding as to what constitutes cheating. The penalties are intended to promote growth in character and not simply as punishment.

  • Follow all rules of Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School as outlined in the Student Handbook and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Student Code of Conduct.
  • Certify that each piece of work submitted will be my own work and done by my own hand.
  • Students will take at least six university (FIU) and earn 18 credits hours during their sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.

Penalties for Honor Code Violations will be based upon the severity of the violation and may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Parent conference
  • Written reprimand (Referral)
  • Dismissal from the Teaching Academy

Academic and Attendance Policy

  • Students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 unweighted grade point average, failure to do so will constitute in automatic withdraw from T.A.
  • Academic Probation: Students’ unweighted GPA is lower than a 3.0 during a nine weeks grading period. Student and parents will be informed that the student has not demonstrated the necessary academic behaviors for success in the academy.
  • Academic Warning: During the grading period immediately following the above probation, the student must demonstrate sufficient progress, or in the next grading period after, he/she will be exited from the Teaching Academy.
  • Students must maintain an acceptable attendance and discipline record at all times.
  • Students in the Teaching Academy must complete 100 community service hours.
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