Mr. Mark Howard
It is with great pride that I express my gratitude to again lead the Mighty Hallandale Magnet High School Chargers for the 2020-2021 school year. For the past six years, I have had the pleasure to engage this amazing school community full of rich history and proud traditions.
As we embark on this new school year, I want to welcome our incoming Class of 2024 and returning students and families back to “Charger Nation.” We are committed to providing each student with high quality learning opportunities while ensuring we are living our vision of preparing college and career ready students by making learning engaging, accessible and applicable. As an all magnet high school we are committed to providing our diverse learners with flexible yet rigorous learning pathways.
This year, I am proud to welcome the addition of the Cambridge International AICE program and the Hospitality and Tourism Management career pathway. Both programs are indicative of the deliberate steps we are taking to address the academic and career readiness needs of our students. Successful completion of these programs will prepare our students to succeed in the 21st Century Global society.
“Leading the CHARGE!” is our school-wide theme for this school year. It will serve as a powerful reminder of the need to empower our faculty and staff to utilize their roles as courageous leaders to help our students reach their full potential. While the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, civil unrest, and economic instability attempt to adversely impact our students, we are determined to arm our students with the necessary resources to help them overcome barriers and exceed expectations. I am determined to teach our students to never settle for mediocrity, but to see themselves as achieving in anything they desire.
Finally, this school year we will begin instruction via the online platform. Canvas and Microsoft Teams will be two of the predominate modes of facilitating distance learning. Our teachers have actively participated in on-going trainings to enhance their ability to deliver instruction. Each teacher will provide live interactive instruction while students rotate through their A/B scheduled day. It is critical that all students attend class daily and engage in the learning process. I ask each of you to use this moment in time to stretch your skills and abilities to demonstrate that no matter the challenge, you will succeed!
I believe we can do great things and exceed all expectations. I look forward to a great 2020 – 2021 school year, and to partnering with each of you as I aspire to inspire!