Model Program

Mavericks High Schools

698 N Homestead Boulevard
Homestead, FL 33030

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Contact Information:
Mr. Mark F. Thimmig
CEO, President

Program Specification:






Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Inner City

Grade Level


Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities


Mavericks High School Model is designed to provide superior timely student analytics and real-time continuous monitoring of student performance. Comprehensive data are gathered during the student admissions process and on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to better inform educational and program decisions. Our approach moves the school from reactive to predictive, inviting more people to analyze data, intrinsically becoming part of our process for ongoing optimization and innovation. Our Model includes four Learning Levels that offer students instructional team support and curriculum as well as other school resources that better comport with students’ current and ongoing academic and social needs while using data to support movement between Learning Levels. Students work on a self paced, mastery based credit achievement model to earn a state recognized diploma, job preparations skills, and complete an individualized plan for continuing education. Our approach to facilities helps to tie every aspect of our instructional program together and creates an exciting student driven, contemporary environment. We emphasize GREEN standards in our construction practices, as well as our daily operating practices. Mavericks High Schools may grant students a state recognized high school diploma upon completion of all high school graduation requirements. The Mavericks High diploma will be accepted by educational institutions and the military as proof of high school graduation and course completion.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Adult Education, Alternative Education, Attendance/Truancy, Behavior Management/Discipline, Bi-lingual/ESL, Bullying/Violence, Career Education, Charter School, Community Collaboration, Computer Assisted Instruction, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Credit Recovery, Extended-School/Summer Program, Extra Curricular, Family/Parental Involvement, Homeless, Literacy Development, Mentoring/Tutoring, Professional Development, Service Learning, Students with Disabilities, Study Skills, Teen Pregnancy, Virtual Learning, Life Skills Training

Strategies for Locating Students:

Starting Date: 2009
Students Served Per Year: 250-500
Reenrolled Students with Disabilities: N/A
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • High number of work hours
  • Parenthood
  • High-risk peer group
  • High-risk social behavior
  • Highly socially active outside of school
  • Low achievement
  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school
  • No extracurricular participation
  • Misbehavior
  • Early aggression

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • High family mobility
  • Low education level of parents
  • Large number of siblings
  • Not living with both natural parents
  • Family disruption
  • Low educational expectations
  • Sibling(s) has dropped out
  • Low contact with school
  • Lack of conversations about school

School factors

  • Limited resources: expenditures per student/ teacher salaries/ student-teacher ratios
  • School size: too small/too large
  • Race/ethnicity
  • School math achievement
  • School policies and practices
  • Student engagement
  • Teacher expectations

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status
  • Local labor market/neighborhood stability
  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:


  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers


  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards
  • Positive/resilient temperament


  • Social competencies
  • Self efficacy


  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility


  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self
  • Optimistic

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is over $500,000 or over $2000 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts

Social Workers
Graduation Coaches
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Instructional Texts/Manuals
Computer/Internet Based

Nova Southeastern University, NSU

Evaluation Information:

Students will graduate with a State Recognized diploma, job preparation skills and a plan for continuing education.

How evaluation data was collected:
Outside experimental studies
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level