How to get cleared for participation

In an attempt to clarify the process, the athletic department has assembled this guide that we hope will aide in guiding you through he clearance process. Please read over this carefully for the requirements.

Read Document- Athletic Participation 101

Required Document- Athletic Participation Packet

Required Document - Updated Instructions for Sportsmanship Course

Required Document - Student-Athlete Authorization and Consent for Disclosure

We will be clearing students during the following periods of time:

August 25th through September 4th - Tuesday and Thursday during lunch only

September 10th - 11th - Wednesday after school from 2:20-3:00pm, Thursday during lunch only

September 29th through November 25th - Tuesday and Thursday during lunch only

January 5th through January 23rd - Tuesday and Thursday during lunch only

If you still have questions, email the Athletic Director at


All student-athletes are being asked to help support the Lightning Athletic Program by participating in the booster fundraiser. Students should bring $60 cash to purchase their box of chocolate bars to sell. The funds will help support the athletic program in purchasing equipment, uniforms, awards, etc for our student-athletes. Chocolate may be picked up after school in the athletic office with Coach Morgan.

Athletics is also selling dress code approved crew neck sweatshirts. The sweat shirts come in four different 
colors - purple, grey, white and black. The sweatshirts are only $15.00! They can be purchased and pre-ordered with Mrs. Torano in the CSI room.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Athletic Department is also selling pink lanyards donated from Sports Authority. The lanyards are just $1.00 and can be purchased in CSI from Mrs. Torano or in the Athletic Office with Coach Morgan.  Join us as we “go pink” and help raise awareness for breast cancer.

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Get Involved!

If you are interested in being involved with any of our booster clubs for our sports, or our general athletic booster club, you can contact the coach for that particular sport or speak to the Athletic Director about how to get involved. 

Advertise with us

Do you own a business? Are you looking for a way to advertise? Would you like to help support Lighting Athletics? If you answered yes, click this link for information on how you can support Lightning Athletics AND your business by proudly displaying a banner on our fence or a sign in our gym!

Want to make a donation?

If you don’t have a business to advertise for, you can still make donations to the athletic program. Contact the Athletic Director for more information!

Lightning Student-Athletes Give Back to the Community

On Saturday, September 20th, the Athletic Department traveled with 40 student-athletes and 5 coaches to help pack meals for Feeding South Florida at Sun Life Stadium. The students did a fantastic job and had a fun time while giving back to our South Florida community. For more details from the event, you can read this article and check out our photo album on our Facebook page (Krop Athletics and Activities.)

Need to apply for free or reduced lunch?

In place of the paper application, School Meal Program brochures are being distributed to all students in Opening of School packets. Brochures are provided in three languages from the Department Food and Nutrition. To reduce handling, processing time and errors on paper applications, parents are encouraged to complete the application online at Paper applications will still be made available upon request in the main office.

For our student-athletes, you’ll need to do this to possibly qualify for Fee Waivers for the SAT, ACT, NCAA and NAIA Eligibility Center fees.

2014-2015 Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application Brochure - English

2014-2015 Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application Brochure -Spanish

2014-2015 Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application Brochure - Creole

Athletic Honors and Recognition

Dr. Michael M. Krop Athletics Department is very pleased to announce the following honors and awards for the 2013-2014 school year.

  1. Danna Gandelman and Alex Rothman - Selected to participate with Team Miami and won the Florida High School Coaches Tennis Association Championships. Their win qualified them for the National Championship in San Diego, California this summer.

  2. SFHSS Scholar-Athlete Award - Danna Gandelman was awarded the Scholar-Athlete Award for the month of January from South Florida High School Sports. As a result, the tennis program received a $1,000 donation in her name.

  3. Delta Psi Kappa Scholar-Athlete - Shirley Thelusma

  4. Gen. Chappie James Award - Silver - Daniel Egozi

  5. GMAC Champions - Girls' Water Polo

  6. District Champions - Girls' Tennis, Boys' Tennis, Softball, Boys’ Water Polo, Girls’ Water Polo

  7. District Runner Ups - Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Track and Field

  8. First Team All-Dade - Jade Lubie - Water Polo, Danna Gandelman - Tennis, Naiya Oden - Tennis, Daniel Egozi - Scholar-Athlete

  9. NFL Players Association Scholarship - Shirley Thelusma



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Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
1410 County Line Road,
Miami, Florida 33179
Phone: 305-652-6808
Fax: 305-651-8043

Established 1998

The Lightning Athletic Program is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and the Greater Miami Athletic Conference. Lightning Athletics offers students the opportunity to compete in 15 different sports with a total of 30 teams competing at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level. We currently field 14 girls teams and 16 boys teams, servicing approximately 400 student-athletes per year.

Lightning Athletics has established a history of success, winning 9 State Championships and a multitude of district and GMAC Championships in its 15 year history. Additionally, individual student-athletes have collected accolades such as Miami-Dade Athlete of the Year, Player of the Year in their respective sport, and All-American honors. Most recently we were honored with the Miami-Dade Coach of the Year (2012) and two Co-Player of the Year awards in our tennis program (2013). Alex Knight also collected All-American honors as well as one being crowned as the overall State Champion in 2013. In 2013-2014, 14 of our teams qualified for and competed in the district tournament with 5 of those teams winning the tournament.