Young Men's Preparatory Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 3001 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33127
County: USA
School District: Miami-Dade
Phone Number: 305-571-1111
Fax Number: 305-571-1112
Principal: Leonard Ruan

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Additional Information

School Type: Public Single gender Magnet
Accreditation: SACS
State District ID: 137056
State School ID: 137056
Founded: 2008
Ages/Grades: 13/17
School Setting:

Young Men’s Preparatory Academy is a small learning environment less than 300 students, focused on Scholarship, Leadership, Integrity and Character. The school includes principles of Sean Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective teens and incorporates elements of Dr. Leonard Sax research on Why Gender Matters with implications for best practices in education.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:20 a.m - 2:20 p.m.
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: Maroone/Navy Blue
School Mascot: Lion

Wynwood Art District

School Size: 300 Students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Honors Courses, Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, Virtual Courses

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

All services of Miami-Dade Public Schools

Computer Capabilities:

High speed Computers
108 Desk Tops
174 Laptops

School Championships:


School Clubs:

Various Student Clubs

Notable Graduates:

First Class 2011

Awards & Recognition: In addition to Young Men’s Preparatory Academy being the first single gender college preparatory school in the district, the fine young men of YMPA have been recognized for the Fairchild Challenge Award, United Way Student Campaign, CBS Eco-Zone Green Initiative My School Contest, and were Florida Senate Page Program student participants.
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Admissions Requirements:

2.0 GPA

2.0 Conduct all classes

2.0 Effort All Classes

Letter of Recommendation

Parent/Student signed agreement

Admissions Deadline: January 15, 2012
Mission Statement:


Vision Statement

Encourage and aid young men to achieve the academic skills necessary to become productive citizens of our global society.

Mission Statement

Provide an innovative educational program with rigorous and relevant academic and leadership development to provide young men with the essential skills for postsecondary educational experiences.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We pursue the highest standards in academic achievement and organizational performance.

We build positive relationships through honesty, respect and compassion, which enhance the self-esteem, safety, and well-being
of our students, families and staff.
We foster an environment that serves all students and aspires to eliminate the achievement gap.
We honor the diversity of our community by working as a team to ensure the educational success of all of our students and
recognize that our obligations go beyond our professional responsibilities to promote democratic principles.

School History:

Scholarship · Leadership · Integrity · Character

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida approved a school for girls in 2006. Owing to the great success of the Young Women’s Preparatory Academy, its counterpart, the Young Men’s Preparatory Academy opened in 2008.
The structure of the Young Men’s Preparatory Academy is based on single gender research by noted education experts such as Leonard Sax. This research led to an understanding of how schools can capitalize on innate gender differences to help students reach their full potential.
The faculty and staff are committed to upholding the distinguished and unique learning environment and, the Covey 7 Habits Leadership Program at the Young Men’s Preparatory Academy. The Academy consists of two buildings with 34,000 square feet. Particular attention is given to space utilization and furnishings to meet the physical, emotional, cultural, and social needs of the school’s single gender population.
Under the leadership and guidance of Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho, the Academy exemplifies the ambitious reform of the District’s secondary schools. The Young Men’ s Preparatory Academy serves as a viable public school option for male students in Miami-Dade County.

Notes/School Information:


Young Men’s Preparatory Academy
Alma Mater
OH Young Men’s Prep we pledge our loyalty
   Men of Integrity for we’ll be.
Beyond this universe we’ll soar in excellence
   heads held high as scholarly men.
We’ll overcome all odds and build our character
   with pride and dignity.
To you our hearts we’ll be until the sun has set
   leading all from coast to coast.
Young Men’s Preparatory Academy’s leadership curriculum is based on the principles of Sean Covey’s, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens.” This curriculum instills in the students leadership skills that emphasize personal and social responsibility, problem-solving, valuing differences and diversity, teamwork, and maximizing potential and productivity. The curriculum and academy programs include advanced and honors courses that prepare the young men for the rigor and challenges of college and post-secondary matriculation. Advanced placement courses and dual enrollment opportunities are also available for the students to earn college credit while completing high school graduation requirements. 
Young Men’s Preparatory Academy is a single-gender, college preparatory high school. Single gender education focuses on an energetic learning environment that nurtures the different educational interests of young men, and allows them to be self-directed and apply themselves without the distraction of impressing female classmates. The young men participate in monthly leadership symposiums hosted by prominent business and civic leaders who share their leadership experiences.