"A Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence"

Clearance Requirements

  1. BulletAthletic Participation 101- This document contains all information for athletic clearance. 

Purchasing Insurance

Clearance will take place in the CSI room (across from the cafeteria). Students must bring all the required paperwork and have an eligible GPA to be cleared. School policy does not allow for drop offs to students, so please ensure the packet is complete when sent with the student. 

Clearance Schedule: UPDATED

  1. Bullet Beginning in 2016, no student will be cleared after the dates listed below for the respective sport they wish to participate in. Requests for exceptions must be discussed with Director of Athletics.

Students wishing to participate in spring conditioning for football MUST come prior to the March 1st cut off.

  1. Bullet Clearance dates for 2016 are as follows:

  2. January 6, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

  3. February 3, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25

  4. March 1st

  5. Dates to sell Spring Football insurance are TBA.

Payment is $30.00 cash only. No bills larger than $20.00. Exact change is appreciated.

Deborah Vainstein Named 2015 FOX Deportes Student-Athlete of the Year

Lightning Athletics is pleased to announce that Deborah Vainstein was honored on December 18, 2015 at the Miami Heat game during half time where she was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Additionally, she was able to enjoy the game from the FOX suite!


FHSAA Academic Team Champions 2015-2016 School Year

The following 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.


  1. Bowling, Boys              3.536        

  2. Bowling, Girls              3.437      

  3. Cross Country, Boys     3.309      

  4. Cross Country, Girls     3.602      

  5. Golf, Boys                    3.542      

  6. Golf, Girls                    3.710      

  7. Swimming, Boys          3.444        

  8. Swimming, Girls          3.432      

  9. Volleyball, Girls          3.243       


Congratulations to the student-athletes and coaches!

Athletic Honors and Recognition

Dr. Michael M. Krop Athletics Department is very pleased to announce the following honors and awards for the 2015-2016 school year.

  1. District Champions - Girls Volleyball

  2. District Runner Up - Girls Swimming, Girls Soccer

  3. High Voltage Trophy - Varsity football regained the trophy with their 28-26 victory over the Chargers of North Miami Beach.

  4. 2015 FOX Deportes Student-Athlete of the Year - Deborah Vainstein

  5. Dade vs Broward All-Star Football Game - Vandrick Verdier, Jacquante Pitts

Athletic Apparel Fundraiser

The athletic department is selling crew neck sweatshirts and a variety of long sleeved T-shirts.

The sweat shirts come in four different  colors - purple, grey, white and black. The sweatshirts are only $15.00 and range in size from small to X-large. 

Shirts are available in the colors shown and range from $15.00 - $18.00.

They can be purchased from Mrs. Torano in the CSI room.

Men’s S, M, L, XL - $15.00         Men’s S, M, L, XL - $16.00           Women’s XS, S, M - $18.00

Support Lightning Athletics

Weight Room Renovation Project

The athletic department is working to fundraise specifically to renovate the weight room facility. The facility and equipment are original to the school and in need of updating, repairs, and replacements. If you or your business would like to get involved, please use this link for more information.

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 Director of Athletics 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!

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 Director of Athletics for more information!

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.



  1. BulletClearance Requirements

  2. BulletPurchasing Insurance

  3. BulletFHSAA Academic Team Champions

  4. BulletParent-Coach Communication Packet

  5. BulletAthletic Booster Banner Packet

  6. BulletWeight Room Renovation Donor Packet


Florida High School Athletic Association

National Federation of State High School Associations

NCAA Eligibility Center

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School

South Florida High School Sports


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 31 teams competing at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level. We currently field 14 girls teams and 17 boys teams at the varsity level with 2 teams each at the Junior Varsity level, 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. 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 NHSACA National Coach of the Year in the sport of Tennis (2015), the Miami-Dade Coach of the Year (Boys Tennis, 2015) and two Co-Player of the Year awards in our tennis program (2013). Alex Knight collected All-American honors as well as being crowned as the overall State Champion in 2013, while Mohamad Alsabbaghe received NISCA All-American honors for Water Polo in 2015. In 2014-2015, 19 of our teams qualified for and competed in the district tournament with 6 of those teams winning the tournament and advancing to regional competition.