Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy, Where Learning Means More Doing. That’s the Power of MAST! We will continue our focus on providing high-end learning for our students that will ultimately prepare them to successfully attend the top level mathematics and science universities across our country. We are committed to providing the very best teaching and learning that is available in today’s modern world. Your child will receive a sound and explicitly focused education from grades 6th-12th using the newly adopted Florida Standards. The new Standards are more rigorous with a strong emphasis on writing, even in the subject of mathematics.
I am happy to announce that over the summer our school received many upgrades including the placement of interactive white boards in each classroom. In addition, 7th and 9th grade social studies classrooms will now be equipped with Smart Tablets using our school’s WiFi. The tablets, along with devices brought from home (BYOD), will officially replace our textbooks for the 9th grade World History and 7th grade Civics courses.
On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, we are looking forward to working hand in hand with you in order to make this school year one of the best. I encourage you to be involved in your child’s education by advocating the ideas below.
• Be sure that your child attends school every day and that he/she is on time.
• Be a daily advocate for your child to make sure that he/she learns each and every day.
• Be sure that all homework is completed and that each day includes at least 30 minutes of reading.
• Meet with your child’s teachers at least once or twice each year.
• Join the PTSA.
• Become an active member of the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council
As we move through the school year, it may become necessary for you to speak with me about the progress of your child or about the state of our school. I encourage you to contact my secretary, Ms. Sonia Martinez, to arrange all necessary meetings throughout the school year and I certainly welcome you to speak with me at any time as I am “out and about”, before, during and after school. Finally, I want to wish each and every one of you good luck in all of your endeavors throughout the school year. It is important for us to work together in regards to all aspects of your child’s education as we move through the school year.
JOSE ENRIQUEZ JR, Principal