German International Parent Association | Miami-Dade County, FL

Dear Parents,

Recently information was distributed to current & prospective families regarding the future of the German program at Henry S West Lab Elementary. The original information distributed by the principal both verbally and in email communications indicating that the program would be ending and that West Lab would not be accepting new students is NOT accurate.

After learning of and reviewing the situation, the District has reversed this decision and the program will not only remain open, but is indeed accepting students who completed the Magnet application process for the coming year for all grade levels of German at West Lab.

Discussions that began earlier this summer with the District involving our GIPA board about the long term direction of the program at West Lab are on-going and we will continue to keep parents posted as to the outcome of those conversations.

Please contact the West Lab school administration directly if you have any further questions.


Ted Ballard
GIPA President