Miami Lakes Educational Center is a truly unique school that is a hybrid of a normal high school and a professional, adult career training institution. Miami Lakes Educational Center, simply known as MLEC to locals and students, is hence known as a “dual-delivery” school, and it is the only one in Miami Dade County’s Public School System. This unique format makes MLEC an appealing choice for many adults looking to return to an educational environment as well as for local high school students looking to get that much more out of their four years of study.
The school campus occupies a total of 38 acres in the suburbs of Miami Lakes, comprising a total of six buildings, five of which are academic and the remaining building being used as the dining establishment for both adult and high school students. The school has a parking lot for some 800+ cars, mostly used by the commuting adult students (who, unlike the high school students, are not offered official transportation to and from the campus).