May 2016 – The 2016 graduation class at the City of Hialeah Educational Academy is full of superstars. Many seniors are the first in their family to go off to college…and several worked hard to complete a rigorous dual enrollment program to graduate high school with a two-year college degree. This video features just of the few amazing kids that graduated from Hialeah Educational Academy in May 2016.
Located in a two-story facility at Slate Park at 2590 West 76 Street in Hialeah (a working class, predominantly Hispanic area in Miami-Dade County), the City of Hialeah Educational Academy (HEA) was created by the municipality in partnership with their Police and Fire Departments. It is the first charter school in the state of Florida to offer academies in law enforcement, and fire and emergency responder. More than a middle / high school, HEA is career-oriented academy that prepares students for college, and provides them with valuable experience in various public service fields. City of Hialeah Police Officers and Fire Fighters serve as active mentors and teachers — actively involved in the curriculum of the school and serving as an integral part of Project based learning.