The administration team of Downtown Doral Charter Upper School (DDCUS) commemorated the inauguration of the school on Jan. 13 with a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony featuring Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. DDCUS opened in August 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The event was also attended by City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, M-DCPS School Board Member Susie V. Castillo, Consul General of Spain in Miami for Florida/Georgia/South Carolina Cándido Creis Estrada, and DDCUS Head of Schools Jeannette Acevedo-Isenberg.
DDCUS is a private-public partnership managed by M-DCPS. The school accommodates up to 1,300 students between 6th and 12th grade. DDCUS offers a similar comprehensive dual-language curriculum and bilingual education that is offered at Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, where students will have the choice of two tracks: Spanish or Portuguese. In addition, math, science, and social studies are also taught in both English and the foreign language.
The new school was designed by Zyscovich Architect, built by Campus Construction Group, and developed by Codina Partners.
Downtown Doral Charter School’s mission is to provide students with a comprehensive dual curriculum and bicultural/bilingual education through language acquisition and innovative programs, facilitated by a highly qualified staff promoting students’ academic excellence creating future world leaders.
Downtown Doral Charter Upper School (DDCUS) now serves students in grades 6-12 and prepare them for a successful postsecondary education experience, ready to develop as professionals and global leaders in the 21st century. In addition to teaching core subjects in two languages, DDCS offers students ample opportunities to learn and explore the arts, athletics, and numerous extracurricular offerings.
Downtown Doral Charter Upper School is located at 7905 NW 53rd St., Doral, FL 33166. Learn more at www.ddces.org or www.ddcus.org, call 305-569-2223, or follow @DowntownDoralCharterElementarySchool or @DowntownDoralCharterUpperSchool on Facebook and @ddcesdolphins or @ddcusdolphins on Instagram.
About Downtown Doral
Downtown Doral is a 250-acre mixed-use development featuring The Shops at Downtown Doral, with offers 70 trendy shops and restaurants; The Offices at Downtown Doral, a bustling business district with almost 1 million square feet of Class A office space; over 5,000 luxurious residential units including 5350 Park condo tower, 5250 Park rental tower, and Canarias in The Residences at Downtown Doral; Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, a top-rated bilingual charter elementary school; Downtown Doral Charter Upper School; Doral Government Center, a LEED-certified city hall; and public green spaces adorned with world-class art pieces.
Learn more at www.downtowndoral.com or follow @DowntownDoral on Facebook and Twitter and @DowntownDoralLife on Instagram.