• Petitioned Opposition to Proposal F-7

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Opposition to Proposal F-7

Stand against Proposal F-7 to change MAST.

    1. Abraham Acosta
    2. Petition by

      Abraham Acosta

      Vancouver, WA

Update 6/14/12: On June 13th at the meeting, the school board approved F-7. They also de it clear they want to do this with other magnet schools as well. This now isn't just a matter with preserving MAST. It is now a matter of preserving ALL magnet programs in the area. 

According to the Islander News (Key Biscayne Local newspaper), for the past four months, representatives of the Village of Key Biscayne have worked with the Miami-Dade School District to establish a local high school by adding a second building on the MAST campus. This plan is on a fast track that would include already adding portables to accommodate 8th and 9th grade students from Key Biscayne starting in August if an agreement is made between the Key Biscayne Council and the Miami-Dade School Board during the School Board meeting on Wednesday, June 13th. Once the new building is completed, 1,100 students Key Biscayne students from grades 6 to 12 will be guaranteed a space at the school starting in 2014.

This is an urgent call to the Mast Community including MAST alumni, faculty, ex-faculty, parents, current students, and friends of the school to come together at this time to ensure that we preserve what has made MAST great and that we are well represented at the table and our opinions heard before these drastic changes affecting our school take hold. It is very possible that during the next week the future of MAST academy may be changed forever without much time, thought and representation from the MAST community.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Marcelo Gheiler MIAMI BEACH, SWEDEN
      • about 2 years ago

      I attend this school and mindlessly allowing Key Rats to get in just because they meet the GPA requirement of 2.5 that in MAST is thought of an achievement that a blind monkey can get is unbelievable

    • Athala Jaramillo MIAMI, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Because MAST should be kept as it was intended to be: an opportunity to all the young people of Miami regardless or race, social status. I am a concerned mother. My daughter, Iris studied there and it really made an impact on her. My son-in-law, Edgar, also studied there and what a blessing and an opportunity for him;. PLEASE KEEP MAST BASED ON ITS ORIGINAL PURPOSE!

      • over 2 years ago

      I won't be where I am if it were not for MAST Academy! It should stay open for future generatiations to have the same opportunities I was blessed to receive. I was part of the founding class and hope it will remain open for all students because of their will to learn not because their parents are wealthy. Besides I know students have attended MAST that were Key Biscayne residents but they earned their spot.

    • Rodrigo Silva Urbaneja MIAMI, BRAZIL
      • over 2 years ago

      To protect my past high school from losing its credentials and rank of excellence.

    • Antonio Hernandez ANTIOCH, CA
      • over 2 years ago



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