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.
2016 Spain Trip
Tentative Dates and Travel Details First Week of Summer Break – Between Friday, June 10, 2016 to Sunday June 19, 2016 Trip will be between 7 to 9 days. Estimated cost: $2,600 -$3,000 per person If interested please submit your application and $250 per person deposit prior March 18th, 2016. Please visit the Spain tab for more information, forms, etc. Scholarships are available for students in good standing on a need basis.


SIPA Paella Night

Saturday, May 14th 2016, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

at the residence of the Consul General

3600 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Thank you for supporting SIPA at “Paella Night” the Fundraising event organized by the Spanish International Parents Association (SIPA) in which enjoy a friendly night out with our representatives in the Consulate General of Spain in Miami, our Principals, our Spanish teachers, our parents and friends.

Sunset Elementary, Carver Middle, Ada Merritt K-8, Coral Way K-8, Downtown Doral Charter , International Studies Preparatory Academy, and International Studies Charter High School are the the beneficiaries of our efforts and rely on the support of SIPA. Thank you for supporting SIPA!

Please see the results of our Efforts.

Paella Results for Website

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


    SIPA Calendar of Events

    Sunday September 20,2015 SIPA Family Picnic at Dante Fascell park

    Wednesday October 14,2015 Spanish Heritage day – Tapas at the Spanish Cultural Center

    Friday November 16,2015 Roscone order deadline for 3 Kings Celebration

    Tuesday January 5,2016 Roscone school Delivery

    Saturday May 14, 2016 Paella Gala Fundraiser at Counsel General of Spain Residence

    TBD 2016 Spanish AP test practice Session