Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School is the sister school of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School. Both schools have identical building blueprints and school colors. Both schools were established in 1998.
As part of the spiritual of students at Archbishop McCarthy, a retreat open to all students is offered. These retreats help students develop a relationship with Christ beyond that of what the classroom studies offer. These retreats are lead by the Theology department and are as follows: Pietá for Freshman, Antioch for Sophomores, Transfiguration for Juniors, and Diakonia for Seniors. Besides the Freshman retreat which is held on campus on select saturdays, the retreats usually last about three days off campus and occur generally twice a year.
The Archbishop McCarthy Maverick Zoo was founded, created and still run by Joe Curtis and Tyler Stampler. It is the student and fan section at the Gym, also known as the Morrell Center. The "Zoo," as known by students, faculty, and alumni, is rated as the toughest high school gym to play at in South Florida by the FHSAA. The Maverick Zoo is online at http://themaverickzoo.com.
In 2006, the school had one winner of a Silver Knight Award and two National Merit Finalists. The school has a 98% college acceptance rate. 2% are serving as enlisted personnel and officers within the United States Military.
The school is a college preparatory institution. McCarthy has been awarded National Catholic high school honor roll every year since 2005. The school has a dual enrollment program through St. Thomas University in addition to a growing Advanced Placement Program. AMHS draws students from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Archbishop McCarthy High School is a Catholic college preparatory institution in the South Florida area. The campus consists of two main two-story buildings, a football field with a surrounding track , one baseball diamond, one softball diamond, a brand new Student Center with its own "Maverick Grill" including a stage. The school has an air conditioned gymnasium, indoor weight room, three "learning modules" which are referred to as the Fine Arts Village, an outdoor courtyard, a chapel, and a car parking area.
Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School (abbreviated AMHS as well as ABMHS) was opened in 1998 in Southwest Ranches, Florida, United States. Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, it is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Named after the second Archbishop of Miami, Edward A. McCarthy, the school's mascot is the Maverick. The founding principal of the school was Dr. Richard Perhla. Students wear a uniform consisting of a solid white or light blue shirt, AMHS khaki slacks, a black leather belt, black leather shoes, and a student ID with AMHS lanyard. As of the 2010-2011 school year, there are 1,455 students enrolled in grades nine through twelve. Since 2005 AMHS has been named one of the Top 50 Catholic Schools in the nation by the Catholic High School Honor Roll.