"A Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence"

How to get cleared for participation

  1. Bullet  Regular clearance for athletics has concluded at this time.

  2. Bullet  Spring football clearance will take place April 2nd, April 8th, and April 10th during both lunches in the CSI room. Cost is $23.00. If you already purchased either the $76 or $30 policy this year, you only need to bring your $23. If you did not purchase any insurance this year, you will need the complete the entire packet.

In an attempt to clarify the process, the athletic department has assembled a step by step guide that we hope will aide in guiding you through the clearance process.

All information and links for required and supporting documents can be found on this page.

FHSAA Boys Water Polo State Tournament

Match ups have been released and the Lightning will take on Lake Nona out of Orlando in the quarterfinals. The game will be at 2:00pm on Friday, April 17th at Ransom Everglades School (3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove). Admission is $5.00 for students per session and $8.00 for all others per session.

If you don't have work or school, please join us as our boys look to upset Lake Nona and advance to the Semi-finals! (To be played at 8:00pm.)

FHSAA Academic Team Champions

The following fall athletic teams are eligible to be recognized by the FHSAA on their list of Academic Team Champions. To qualify, the team GPA must be a 3.0 or higher. These teams will be submitted and ranked against the rest of the state.


·         Girls Soccer - 3.280

·         Boys Cross Country – 3.119

·         Girls Golf – 3.909

·         Boys Golf – 3.669

·         Girls Swimming – 3.500

·         Boys Swimming – 3.182


Congratulations to the student-athletes and coaches!


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.

Support Lightning Athletics

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. 

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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!

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

Play ball! The Lightning Baseball and Softball teams joined forces with Krop’s Best Buddies on January 10th to host the first ever Krop Miracle League baseball game. The teams split up and partnered up with their player. The teams, Thunder and Lightning, had a great time. The morning was complete with a visit from Billy the Marlin! Great work to our Baseball and Softball programs for helping with such an amazing event and thank you to Miracle League for coming to Krop. We can’t wait to do it again!


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 2014-2015 school year.

  1. Dade County North vs South All-Star Football game - Ryan Jackson, Robert Henderson, Nick Khouri

  2. Miami Dolphins Dade vs Broward All-Star Football game - Ryan Jackson

  3. First Team All-Dade - Che Davis (Swimming)

  4. South Florida High School Sports Scholar Athlete - Sydne Vigille (November)

  5. GMAC Championship - Boys Tennis

  6. District Championship - Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Boys Tennis, Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo



  1. BulletLightning Student-Athletes Give Back to the Community

  2. BulletSpring sport schedules


  1. BulletWinter Sports Preview, 2014

  2. BulletFall Sports Recap, 2014


Florida High School Athletic Association

National Federation of State High School Associations

NCAA Eligibility Center

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School

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Dr. Michael M. Krop High School is an "A" rated school.

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 being crowned as the overall State Champion in 2013. In 2014-2015, 19 of our teams qualified for and competed in the district tournament with 5 of those teams winning the tournament.