Our school prides itself in the services and assistance which are available to all our student body population. The Student Services & Development Center offers job placement, career planning and academic counseling, and many other areas of expertise which can help our learners survive in our ever-changing society.
Baby sitting is available for children from toilet training age until 12 years of age if their parents/guardians work or attend school at The English Center.
- Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 A.M. to 10:15 P.M.
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
SAVES Stands for Skills for Academic, Vocational, and English Studies. It is a program addressed to meet the educational and professional needs of new immigrants to the USA. Candidates are any asylees, refugees, or parolees, regardless of their nationality who have been in the country for less than 5 years.
Participants have access to a whole year of ABE-GED-ESOL and/or vocational programs for free. Books, materials and tuition are paid by the SAVES program.
SAVES statrted in April 1996 to assist the increasing number of refugees, asylees, and parolees coming to South Florida, mainly from Cuba and Haiti. It is funded through a contract from the Department of Children and Families Refugee Services Office.
The English Center has more than 600 computers with access to the Internet to be used by the students. The use of the internet provides great educational benefits, but it is also a privilege. When using the internet, the school abides by Miami-Dade County Public Schools board regulations and all state, or federal dispositions. Therefore, it is not permitted to:
- Mail or show political or offensive messages or pictures.
- Use obscene language.
- Insult, attack, or harass others.
- Destroy or damage computers, computer systems, computer networks, information, or creating or uploading viruses.
- Violate copyright regulations.
- Use another person's password.
- Violate or trespass in another person's documents.
- Employ the computers or network for commercial purposes.
- Waste limited resources intentionally (paper, ink, etc.)
- Reveal the personal address or telephone number of yourself or any other person without permission from your teacher.
By using the computers in the school, it is understood that everyone understands and accepts these regulations. It is also understood that violations may result in no permission to access the internet in the future, and other disciplinary or legal action.
Assistance is available to students. For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Officer at extension 2711.
Books and supplies may be purchased in the bookstore located by the B hallway. Purchases made are not refundable nor exchangeable. Download a PDF - Book Prices
The Media Center offers individualized and small group attention to our visitors. There are numerous pieces of audiovisual equipment to check out to improve listening and audiovisual skills. We also have available the latest computer technology for your perusal.
Please contact the administrator in charge.
Please refer to the Student Folder received when registered. Check for specifics details regarding dress code, attendance regulations, and other vital information. In case of a problem, see the administrator in charge.
Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students - those who haven't earned a bachelor's or graduate's degree.
The Federal Clery Act requires that Title IV institutions such as The English Center prepare, publish and provide an Annual Security Report to all students and staff.
This Annual Security Report consists of two parts:
- Disclosure of our school's on-campus crime statistics for the past three years.
- Our institutional security and safety policies.
You may obtain a copy of The English Center's Annual Security Report by contacting Dr. Armando Gutierrez, Assistant Principal, in the main office.