Principal’s Corner

May 2, 2022

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to notify you that at the end of this 2021-2022 school year, June 8, 2022, Arts Academy of Excellence will be permanently closing its doors. Arts Academy of Excellence has remained strong and resilient in service of our faculty and staff, community members, and certainly and most importantly, our students and families. As we prepare for school closure, we aim to place all of our students in the least restrictive and most appropriate educational setting where each and every child has the ability to thrive and be successful during the upcoming school years ahead. Thus, parents have the opportunity to apply to a magnet school at Also, I will be assisting families by contacting schools that are not listed and are of interest to students.

There will be an informational meeting held at Arts Academy of Excellence this Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm or via zoom (Meeting ID: 830 7307 4021 and the Passcode: Mnpw93

Students and families will have the opportunity to engage in a conversation about the current status of the school, your child’s future after leaving Arts Academy of Excellence, and to answer any questions. Also, students will meet with school administration, and complete an interest and exit survey that will serve to better assist with further educational placement if needed. Finally, those students not interested or finding placement in a charter or magnet school, will be transferred to the public school assigned through attendance boundaries.

We will continue to operate the school with the students’ best interest as the central goal for ending this school year. We look forward to remaining connected and navigating through this school closure. For additional information, you can access the school website at As well, please feel free to contact the school at 786-534-4528 if you have any questions or concerns prior to the scheduled informational meeting.


Dr. Antrell Dirden

School Administrator

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