School Information

General

Downtown Miami Charter School opened in the Fall 2002 in a 43,000 square foot state-of-the-art charter school serving up to 650 students in grades K-6. Downtown Miami Charter School offers an enhanced curriculum, small class sizes, low student-to-staff ratio, parent involvement opportunities, personalized learning plans, character building education and experience faculty.

School Hours

Start Times
Student Drop off for those having breakfast: 7:30 am
Student Drop off for those not having breakfast: 7:50 am
Instruction Start Time: 8:00 am Sharp

Dismissal Time
Begins at 3:00 pm 

Before/After Care
Before Care: starting at 6:30 am
After Care: until 6:00 pm

Office Hours

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Calendar

This calendar may differ from the Miami Dade County Public School System's calendar.
2014-2015 School Calendar

Programs & Services

  • Comprehensive core curriculum including science and technology
  • Parent access to PowerSchool's Student Information System
  • Enforced uniform policy
  • Before and after care
  • Transportation
  • Free/reduced lunch program
  • Student clubs and extracurricular activities

Information for Parents

Meal Service

Breakfast and lunch service will be available to all students. Breakfast costs $1.50 and lunch costs $2.50. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40. Downtown Miami Charter School will participate in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing will be available to those students who meet the guidelines. School meals are provided by Preferred Meals.

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting www.preferredmealsmenu.com. First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection report is available for review.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

School Uniforms

School Uniforms must be purchased exclusively from All Uniform Wear and will be sold from their store located at 200 NW 27th Avenue or online at www.alluniformwear.com. Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

All Uniform Wear Store Information
All Uniform Wear Price List

School Supplies

A list of supplies that are required for each incoming student is attached based on the grade level. These supplies should be brought in to the homeroom teacher on the first day of school.
2013-2014 School Supplies Lists

Wellness Policy

Downtown Miami Charter School promotes health in students by supporting wellness, quality nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment.

DMCS Wellness Policy Assessment 13-14

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