SIPA Open Meeting
SIPA Open Meeting Oct 8 @ 9am -Coral Way Upper Academy Cafeteria.Find out what is going on with SIPA and get involved. SIPA needs Committee members and Volunteers to help with Paella.
2014 Spain Trip
The 5th Grade Spain Trip is Scheduled for Spring Break March 20 to 29, 2014. Applications for participation and deposits are currently being accepted. Please visit the Spain tab for more information, forms and payments options. Scholarships are available for students in good standing on a need basis.



About the International Studies Program

Entering its 25th year, the International Studies Program was created in 1989 by a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Spain and the Public School System of Miami-Dade County in Florida. The IS Program is a highly demanding curriculum that allows the IS Students who complete the program through the 12th grade to receive a “Bachiller” degree from the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Spain and a High school diploma from the State of Florida.

About SIPA

The Spanish International Parents Association (SIPA) was established in April 1990 at Sunset Elementary School. SIPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of parents. It serves as a support group for the Spanish section of the International Studies Program of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Our Mission

To support and enhance the International Studies program by providing opportunities to enrich the Spanish cultural education of the IS Spanish students, our teachers, and the SIPA membership community.

We accomplish our purpose by providing funding for programs and events that encourage the study and use of the Spanish language and develop awareness and appreciation for the Spanish culture, history and customs and by collaborating and advising the administration and leadership of the International Studies Spanish program in the participating schools.

We serve the Miami-Dade Public School and Spanish Ministry of Education’s International Studies Spanish programs at;


Mark Your Calender

Adults Only Event for International Studies Parents and Teachers
Friday May 16, 2014 at 100 Montaditos on Brickell -7 pm
1401 Brickell Avenue Miami FL
Please come and join us for Drinks and Tapas at our Tapas Fundraiser Event
Cost is $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased below. If you can not attend please consider sponsoring a Teacher.

SIPA Tapas May 2014