The Maritime Academy of Toledo is a tuition-free community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Ohio Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take proficiency and graduation tests and as prescribed by Ohio law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law.
Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter, contact the school administrator or the Ohio Department of Education.
The Maritime Academy of Toledo is one of the most unique and innovative tuition-free public schools in the country—integrating nautical/maritime themes and experiences across the curriculum to educate students in grades 5-12. All Maritime Academy students, referred to as cadets, are challenged to achieve academic excellence and develop leadership skills in preparation for college and the world of work. The Academy is the only marine deck, engine, and culinary High School Career Tech Education program in the U.S. graduating students with 30 semester hours of college credit, a passport, Transportation Worker Identification Card, Merchant Marine Credential (Basic Firefighting, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility, and CPR/First Aid, making them ready to begin a lucrative career at sea, on tugboats, freighters, barges, oil rigs, and in shipyards. The Academy’s Maritime Career Tech Education Program is the first and only in the State of Ohio and in the U.S., with its mission is to cultivate a new generation of racially and gender diverse competent, job-ready mariners for the maritime industry.
WE BELIEVE in the education of the whole child—nurturing the affective, social, creative, cognitive, language, and physical areas of the child’s development.
WE BELIEVE every child is entitled to a personalized, individualized education plan that supports the child’s present level of knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and at the same time challenges the child to grow, develop, and learn to his or her maximum potential.
WE BELIEVE all children are gifted and all children can learn.
WE BELIEVE it is the responsibility of adults to support children's learning by seeking out the best methods and resources to meet the needs of the child.
WE BELIEVE good teaching practices support children's emerging interests, strengths, and talents.
WE BELIEVE it is critically important to plan for children's intellectual and personal growth based upon what they already know and can do.
The Maritime Academy of Toledo supports student's interests, strengths, and emerging academic needs using individualized and small group instruction methods and hands-on, life-based learning experiences across the curriculum. Academic goals are accomplished through a curriculum design that includes language arts, reading, math, social studies, science, art, music, physical education, technology, and Spanish. Developmental goals are accomplished by using the Marazon Approach and Marazon System Database which supports the 96 target objectives across the six developmental domains.
The vision of TMAT is to expose students, and through them their families, to the power of waterways that impact lives in terms of jobs, leisure, health, sports, weather, nutrition, environment, transportation, communications, and economics. Additionally, through this programming, TMAT informs this generation and generations to come about the value of the Great Lakes and its confluent waterways that impact the future of our community and its families. To aid in its mission and vision, TMAT has formed dynamic partnerships with the NSC, USCG, and members of the local community, as well as other marine-related organizations and industries around the world. TMAT offers its students connectivity and communications with other marine-focused schools in the U.S. and abroad. Finally, using the Marazon Approach, TMAT is committed to individualizing for each student, building upon each already knows and is able to do and preparing each student for the world of work and lifelong learning.