A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

5120 Sunset Drive, Miami Florida 33143 - PH: 305-661-8527



Application Process





There are TWO separate applications that need to be completed (Links for applications are provided in the “Instructions for Completing Application Process” section):

  1. The Official School of Choice and Parental Options Magnet  Schools Application  (See link in “Instructions" )

  2. The Sunset Elementary International Studies Magnet Program Application

  • Application forms are available in the International Studies Magnet Office at Sunset Elementary on or about the first day of October or application can be downloaded from this site or http://choice.dadeschools.net or  sunset.dadeschools.net website.


  • The completed application forms must be submitted to the District offices and Sunset International Office by the January 15th deadline.


  • It is the parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that the applications have been received at both Sunset Elementary School and the School of Choice and Parental Options Office by the January 15th deadline.


  • Only completed applications will be processed.


  • Once the completed applications have been submitted, students will be given an appointment for an interview to include an entry test for incoming 1st graders and a foreign language proficiency test for incoming 2nd-5th graders.


  • A committee of administrators and teachers review the submitted applications using the admission criteria established by the MDCPS District and Sunset Elementary.

  • Final determination of acceptance is based on the random selection out come and relative availability of seats.




When submitting an application to the International Studies Magnet Program at Sunset Elementary School, it is imperative that you first complete the Official School of Choice and Parental Options Magnet Schools Application. 


The application form is available online at http://choice.dadeschools.net.  Failure to complete any area of the application will result in the application not being processed.  Once the choice and parental options Magnet School Application is completed and submitted, continue with the Sunset International Studies Magnet Program application procedures.


Before turning in or mailing the application packet, please use the checklist provided below to ensure that all necessary documents are included.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 


Application Checklist:

  • Completion and submission of the Official School of Choice and Parental Options Magnet Schools Application found at http://choice.dadeschools.net  and mailed to district.


  • Completion and submission of the Sunset Elementary International Studies Magnet Program Application Form.

  • English   French   German   Spanish


  • Submit Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport to the school.



  • This form must be mailed directly from the current school to Sunset Elementary.  Please provide the current teacher with a stamped envelope addressed to:



Sunset Elementary

5120 SW 72 ST

Miami, FL  33143

Attn: Lead Teacher

  • Copy of most recent report card from current school year

  • Submit a letter size self-addressed stamped envelope to the school.

  • All applicants must provide two proofs of address (listed under parent/guardian name):


  • FPL Bill, Proof of Purchase, Warranty Deed, Homestead Exemption or Properly Executed Lease Agreement are the only documents that will be accepted, no exceptions.

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For additional information, please contact

Tere Pujol Burns, Lead Teacher, at 305-661-8527, ext. 139.


Sunset Elementary School • 5120 SW 72nd Street • Miami, FL 33143