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MAST Mission Statement

MAST Academy provides a marine setting and a nurturing environment for studies leading to academic success, career preparation, an appreciation of the sea, and environmental awareness. Stakeholders work together to instill a commitment to life-long learning and to advance and improve a challenging curriculum integrated with sciences and technology.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Dade Partners' Award Luncheon

Congratulations to Priya Kurani for winning the Dade Partners Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award this past Friday at the Dade Partners celebration Luncheon at Parrot Jungle.

Ms. Ellen Basi from the Key Biscayne Rotary Club received an Honorable Mention for Exemplary Dade Partner Community Organization Advocate.

Ms. Elizabeth Kourtesis was inducted into the Outstanding School Volunteers Hall of Fame.

Other MAST Academy volunteers recognized included Ms. Annabell Harrington, nominee for Outstanding Adult Volunteer, Ms. Sara Green with the Miami Seaquarium, nominee for Exemplary Dade Partner Business or Organizational Liaison, and Royal Caribbean Criuse Lines, represented by Mr. Horace Hord, nominee for the Exemplary Dade Partnership Schoolwide Award.

To all of our School Volunteers and Dade Partners, thank you for making a difference at MAST Academy!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

2008 MAST Academy Science Fair Awards Ceremony Results


Maya Becker, 9th grader at MAST Academy, with her teacher Dr. Khalil, won the Best in Fair Award for her project titled, "Optimum Conditions in which to Harness Solar Energy."

Other award winners included:

Second Place Overall - Alyssa Fowers, "Sociodominance & Sexual Self-schema as Moderators in Sexist Responses to Female Sexual Subtypes."

Third Place Overall - Allison Goodman & Emily Northrop, "Seeing the Light in Energy Solutions: A Look at Solar Pool Heating."


Gold Medal Winners for Superior Performance

Maya Becker, Alyssa Fowers, Emily Northrop, Allison Goodman, Emilio Fajardo, Erin Jester, Lisa Van Houdt, Daniel Barge, Erik Laurencio, Ericka Chiroles, Michael Dorney, Renzo Riroi, Kaelan Beddoe, Nicole Swanson, Andrea Angarica, Jorge Rodriguez, Jonathan White, Audrey Arodonas, and Ledaly Blandino


Silver Medal Winners for Excellent Performance

Mathew Osorio, Sanique Martin, Jodi Spencer, Erica Rosenstein, Armando Hernandez, Mitchell Rosenstein, Paige Owens, and David Tyburski


Congratulations to all the students, parents, teachers, and judges who made the 2008 MAST Science Fair a success!

MAST Academy Science Fair - BEST IN FAIR

Maya Becker's Best in Fair Science Board.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Welcome to the Captain's Blog!

Hello and welcome to the Captain's Blog.  As the principal of MAST Academy, I am trying out new technologies and searching out ways in which we can use them to help students learn and achieve more.  This is my first attempt at blogging.  I have learned how to post, link, and now even send pictures from my iPhone.  The possibilities seem endless and I am excited to see where we will go!  Here's to smooth sailing!

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