The Sports Leadership and Management Charter Middle and High School (SLAM) will have a capacity of 980 students and should open in the fall. It’s being developed by Academia, a national charter school management company, and the non-profit Mater Academy. The seven-story building will include a 500-seat gym.
February 21, 2013 – Along chart topping hit records and worldwide fame, recording superstar Pitbull now has a one-of-a-kind charter school under his wing. That school is SLAM — the Sports Leadership And Management Charter School, a tuition-free public charter school scheduled to open in Miami in August 2013. On Friday, February 22, 2013, a segment featuring Pitbull and SLAM will air on the Today Show (NBC).
Hofman, who has won 10 state titles, experienced his greatest success in Miami, leading Westminster Christian to the No. 1 national ranking in 1992 and 1996. Ironically, Alex Tamargo, who played second base and center field for Hofman on the 1991 Westminster team, will serve as SLAM’s principal. “It’s exciting to work with one of my former players,” said Hofman, who will be replaced at University by his assistant, Eddie Tisdale. “Now, Alex will be my boss.”
TALLAHASSEE – A new report from the Florida Department of Education shows that students who attend charter schools outpace their traditional public school counterparts on state assessments. Required by state law, the report, Student Achievement in Florida’s Charter Schools: A Comparison with Achievement in Traditional Public Schools, is a statewide analysis of student achievement in charter schools versus the achievement of comparable students in traditional public schools.