Miami Lakes Educational Center (MLEC) offers a variety of extracurricular activities and events to enhance and support our instructional program.
MLEC is unique in that it hosts a number of school dances throughout the year; the highlight of which is the annual Harvest Festival held at the end of October. Music, a variety of food stands, games, and other activities are available. With over 1000 students in attendance, Harvest Fest has become a hallmark event.
Jaguars are civically minded and not only provide service to their community but to their peers. Each October, MLEC in partnership with Nova Southeastern University host the annual Diabetes Screening. This health screening provides participants with baseline assessments and a variety of educational resources to provide changes to lifestyle and overall healthier living.
Homecoming is a focal point at any traditional American high school. At MLEC, it is no different.
Homecoming week also always features a variety of dress-up days to involve students as they demonstrate their creativity and accessorizing of costumes. The week leads up to a demonstration of school spirit at our Homecoming Pep Rally.
Our Homecoming Dance takes place later that evening and is elegant celebration of Jaguar pride and tradition.
Seniors look forward to the arrival of the first date of class to don their crowns and celebrate the first day of Senior year. Senior crowning is a long-standing tradition at MLEC and provides an occasion for Seniors to strut their stuff on the first day of class. In the fall, the Senior Class kicks off the year by hosting the Senior Social. This in-school breakfast allows them an opportunity to gather, plan, and make important decisions with regards to their Senior year. The Senior Social sets the tone for what should be a landmark year. Senior year is also highlighted by the celebration of the Senior Brunch, this off-campus event commemorates the year that has been; with the awarding of senior superlatives and highlights of the past year. Senior year would be incomplete without the traditional Senior Class Trip. MLEC has attended Grad Bash at Universal Studios since our inception. Students get to visit both theme parks, in the company of their classmates. International recording artists are always featured as selected performers at the Grad Bash event. And prior to the end of the year, the Senior Prom closes out the Senior Year, a formal evening marking the jubilant celebration of the end to Senior year.
Jaguars have the opportunity to participate in a class trip during each of their high school years.
Junior year is marked by the tradition of the annual Ring Ceremony which marks the transition to being an upperclassman. Juniors can also participate in the class trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida.
MLEC is rich and diverse student body which is celebrated through our annual Hispanic Heritage and African-American History shows.
Jaguars have many hidden talents. They have an opportunity to showcase these at the 15 Minutes of Fame talent competition as well as Coffeehouse. Coffeehouse is a throwback to the beatnik era, Jaguars take to the open mic performing music and spoken word and showcasing other hidden talents.
MLEC Clubs offer students opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities, as well as engage in service and interest clubs. These clubs sponsor many other events like our SHAPE club’s Karaoke Nite.
MLEC is also home to a large number of students participating in athletics at their home school. This does not mean that their skills are never seen at MLEC. Interclass rivalries are fed through regular Basketball Jams pitting classes against one another and providing opportunity to claim bragging rights throughout the year.