Volunteers Welcome
SIPA is always looking for Volunteers to help with events and fundraisers. If you have wanted to be involved with SIPA but have not been able to attend one of our events, there is no better time than now. Find out what is going on with SIPA and get involved. Email us at sipamiamiinfo@gmail.com to find out how you can help.
2015 Spain Trip Meeting
SIPA’s Spain Trip Meeting When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Place: Coral Gables Youth Center 405 University Drive, Coral Gables 33134 Time: 6:30 p.m. The 5th Grade Spain Trip is Scheduled for Spring Break March 20 to 28, 2015. Applications for participation and deposits are currently being accepted. Please visit the Spain tab for more information, forms, etc. Scholarships are available for students in good standing on a need basis.



About the International Studies Program

Entering its 26th 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;

  • International Studies Charter High School

    Mark Your Calender

    Welcome Back Picnic
    When: Sunday September 28,2014
    Where: Dante Fascell Park – 8600 Red Road Miami FL 33143
    Time : 1PM-4PM
    FREE Event – A family event encouraging membership and networking between parents, administrators, teachers and students. Come join SIPA, make new friends and get involved supporting our Spanish International Studies programs.

    TAPASAn Adults Only fundraising event

    When:Friday November 14, 2014 – Tentative Date
    Where: 100 Montaditos
    Time: 7PM
    This Tapas event is for International Studies Parents and Teachers and is a perfect opportunity to experience the Cultural Spanish tradition of Tapas and Spanish entertainment. Tickets are $25 per person and include food and drinks. If you can not make it please consider sponsoring a Teacher.

    SIPA Paella
    When: Saturday March 7,2015
    Where: St.Stephens Parish Center-2750 McFarlane Rd Coconut Grove FL 33133
    Time: 7PM
    This Dinner is SIPA’s primary fundraising event which embraces the Spanish Paella traditional dinner and with Spanish appetizers and cultural musical entertainment. If you would like support the SIPA organization this is the event where we look out to the SIPA community for support in organizing and running this event.
    If you would like to help with this event please contact SIPA at sipamiamiinfo@gmail.com.