Miami Norland Senior High School is a mandatory uniform school. Each student is expected to be in uniform every school day. The Miami Norland student uniform consists of the following clothing:
1. Shirts- All solid colored shirts must be maroon, white or gray polo shirts or oxfords. Maroon and gray horizontally striped shirts may be worn. Dickie uniform shirts may not be worn. T-shirts and other undergarments must not be seen under the bottom of the uniform shirt. School emblems on shirts are optional.
2. Pants and corduroys- Pants and Corduroy pants must be worn in solid color maroon, gray, khaki or black. Belts must be worn at all times. Pants or corduroys may not be altered in any way, i.e. holes, cuts, etc.
3. Shoes- Shoes must be worn at all times in school. Shoes without back-straps, strapless sandals, strapless high heels, flip-flops, water shoes, and house slippers may not be worn in school. All shoes must have a manufactured back strap.
The following items may NOT be worn at Miami Norland Senior High School and are not a part of the school's uniform:
1) Dickie uniform shirts may not be worn. Black t-shirts or t-shirts of any other color than those mentioned above may not be worn as a uniform shirt.
2) Shorts or skorts may not be worn.
3) Jeans may not be worn.
4) Caps, hats, bandanas, and other headgear may not be worn in school unless they are required for safety reasons, in school programs, or worn for religious or medical reasons. An administrator must approve headgear worn for religious or medial purposes and official documentation must be on file in the main office.
5) Clothing, jewelry, buttons, and any other item with provocative words or phrases, symbols, pictures, patches, or signs that are indecent, offensive, profane, or suggestive may not be worn to school.
6) Sunglasses may not be worn in the classrooms, hallways, or offices for any reason, unless prescribed. Official documentation must be on file in the main office.
7) Walkmans, cassettes, radios, beepers, cellular phones, video games, laser pens, CD players, and other similar electronic gear or devices are not allowed on campus.
The School Board of Miami-Dade County is dedicated to the total and continuous development of each student. The professional staff of the school system has the responsibility to develop administrative procedures to ensure the placement of each student in the subjects, in the grade level, or in the special program best suited to meet the student's academic needs, with consideration given to the student's social, emotional, and physical development.
Decisions regarding student promotion, retention, and special placement are primarily the responsibility of the individual school's professional staff; however, the final decision in regard to grade placement is the responsibility of the principal. The county-wide standards, in accordance with which placement decisions must be made, are incorporated in the Pupil Progression Plan for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which is available in the Office of the Recording Secretary of the School Board and in the Citizen Information Center. The standards, and the procedures for their implementation contained in the plan, reflect clearly that promotion in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools is based primarily on student achievement and is not an automatic process.
In order for a student to be classified as a tenth grade student, the student shall have earned annual credits in English and mathematics. Additionally, the student should have earned two annual credits in remaining courses or a cumulative total of four annual credits. In order for a student to be classified as an eleventh grade student, the student shall have earned a total of two English and two mathematics credits and a cumulative total of ten annual credits. In order for a student to be classified as a twelfth grade student, the student shall have earned a total of three English and three mathematics credits and a cumulative total of sixteen annual credits. In order to be graduated, a student must earn a cumulative total of twenty-four annual credits and have met all State and School Board approved graduation requirements.
Summary of Grade Level Promotion Requirements
End of Grade Minimum Cumulative Number of Credits Mandatory Course Credits
9 4 1 English, 1 Mathematics
10 10 2 English, 2 Mathematics
11 16 3 English, 3 Mathematics
12 24 - See graduation requirement