The academic growth of Archbishop Edward A.  McCarthy students is continuous and a life long process. The school wishes to maintain the tradition of academic excellence within the Archdiocese of Miami. Therefore, regular attendance, good behavior, systematic preparation, homework and parental involvement are essential to academic success.


Catholic education is a creative and living process, which seeks to develop the individual wholly and fully. It is important for students to set high standards for themselves.

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The curriculum is primarily designed for college preparation.  Our Curriculum Guide includes guidelines for graduation as well as a description of all courses offered at Archbishop McCarthy High School.

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The Guidance Department’s counselors work together for the good of each and every student at Archbishop McCarthy High School. The counselors work to meet the needs of each student and advocate the growth and development of all students.

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Archbishop Edward A.  McCarthy High School’s 21st Century Classroom and state of the art technology provide students with the tools they need for the future. We are the first school in South Florida, to be part of a grade-wide 1 : 1 iPad initiative.


Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School offers courses during school, as well as numerous after-school activities. We urge you to use your God-given talents and become a member of one of our incredible programs.

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The Excelsior Scholars Program is an advanced academic opportunity offered to select archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School students who have performed at an exceptional level.

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We believe that every child deserves to receive test preparation and at Archbishop McCarthy we have made it accessible to all our students.


Scholarships are awards given to help pay for college, usually based on something a student does well, such as academics, athletics, community service, activities, or writing an excellent essay. There are several sources of scholarship money.

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Archbishop McCarthy High School graduates are regular accepted at some of our nation’s finest colleges and universities.

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Archbishop McCarthy High School offers memberships in several Honor Societies that promote the values of education: foster excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.

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Academics at a Glance


  • Theology
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Ed.
  • World Languages
  • Business/Technology
  • Fine/Practical Arts
  • Media Center 


  • Academic Counseling
  • College Counseling
  • Career Counseing
  • Personal Counseling
  • Parent/Teacher Services



  • Act Mean Composite – 23.2
  • SAT top 10% Math – 725
  • SAT top 10% Reading – 697
  • PSAT administered to all students in grades 9, 10 and 11


  • French
  • Quill & Scroll
  • Thespian
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • English (NEHS)
  • Art
  • National Honor
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Spanish