Downtown Miami Charter School offers our students a variety of educational and entertaining enrichment activities.
The DMCS Safety Patrol team is made up of specially chosen fourth, fifth, sixth grade students. These students have shown themselves to be leaders in their classroom and within our school, on a daily basis and must submit a formal application to the selection team to be considered. The Safety Patrol team assists with arrival each morning, greeting each person with a smiling face- as well as dismissal in the afternoon. The Safety Patrol team also jumps into action to help out with special events, such as awards assemblies, school parades, special visitors, and other events.
The DMCS Peer Tutoring team is made up of specially chosen fifth and sixth grade students. These students have shown themselves to be outstanding students academically in their classroom and must submit a formal application to the selection team to be considered. Peer Tutors assists students in grades K-2 with skills they might need help in. They are able to form a well-established relationship with their ?buddy? and are available before school, during their lunch block, and in some cases after school for support.
FCAT Math Intervention Program
Third, fourth, fifth, & sixth grade students struggling in math will receive intense, FCAT based instruction through the use of manipulatives and small group activities everyday from 3:30-6 (with the exception of Tuesday).
FCAT Reading Intervention Program
Third, fourth, fifth, & sixth grade students struggling in reading will receive intense, FCAT based instruction through small group activities and strategy based lessons everyday from 3:30-6 (with the exception of Tuesday).
Students in 3rd-6th grade are chosen to be a part of the ever popular Downtown Step Team that performs at all DMCS special events- including student assemblies and programs. Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Led by Ms. Stephenson, students must audition using the choreographed routine and are selected based on their performance, academic valor, as well as citizenship.