Sorted in Alphabetical Order by Academy Name


Academy of Automotive Technology

Kathleen High School


Lead Teacher:  Alan Darr
Phone:  (863) 499-2215
Fax:  (863) 499-2766

1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL  33815




Academy of Children's and Educational Studies

Haines City High School


Lead Teacher:  Angelica Marin
Phone:  (863) 421-3281
Fax:  (863) 421-3283

2800 Hornet Drive
Haines City, FL  33844

ACES provides experience and specialized instruction for students interested in working with children. Students help operate a program which provides care for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age, giving the high school students hands-on experience with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program also gives students the opportunity to interact with children on a daily basis, allowing them to discover if they are suited for a career in working with children.


Academy of Design and Technology

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  Jessica Salas
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

ADT offers training as a Web Designer, Graphic Designer and Computer Systems Analyst. Students will prepare for careers in the high-growth, high-salary careers of Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Programmers, and Computer Specialists with the opportunity to earn up to one year of college credit.


Academy of Digital Productions

Traviss Career Center


Lead Teacher:  Lori Proctor
Phone:  (863) 499-2700
Fax:  (863) 499-2706

3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL  33803

ADP offers training in the areas of Web Design, and Graphic Design to prepare students for careers in Digital Media. These positions are typically in high-growth, high-salary fields. ADP will prepare students to use a variety of software, programming and use of web design principles to create functional websites and documents for Marketing, Public Relations and E-commerce.


Academy of Early Childhood Education

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  Merri Elson
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

Through engaging course work, field trips, college visits and job shadowing, academy students gain a well rounded education which focuses on many elements of the Early Childhood industry such as planning, management, finance, principles of technology, health, safety, environmental issues and developmentally appropriate practices for children birth through age five.


Academy of Engineering

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  James Heuslein
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

The Academy of Engineering is the joint effort of GJHS, Polk State College, and the business community to give relevant and comprehensive training regarding the field of Engineering and Manufacturing. Students involved in the Academy of Engineering will be held to the highest standards of educational and professional excellence. Students that complete the Academy classes and pass the MSSC certification exam will receive college credit at Polk State College.


Academy of Finance

Lake Gibson High School


Lead Teacher:  Harriett Wallace
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

This program gives students an introduction to personal finance through project based learning. Emphasis is placed upon a college preparatory curriculum.


Academy of Future Educators

Lake Gibson High School


Lead Teacher:  Melinda Baine
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

The Academy of Future Educators at Lake Gibson High School is a teacher preparation program that integrates academic rigor with career development skills. It is designed specifically for 9th-12th grade students. There are 2 tracks to choose from; Early Childhood Education and Exploring Education/Teacher Assisting.


Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

Winter Haven High School


Lead Teacher:  Linda Robinson
Phone:  (863) 291-5330
Fax:  (863) 297-3024

600 6th St SE
Winter Haven, FL  33880

The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism will provide students with the academic, social, and technical skills necessary for global economic leadership. Through the study of business theory and the observation, practice, and application of business skills, students will experience an education that connects the classroom with the real world.


Academy of Industrial Education and Manufacturing

Traviss Career Center


Lead Teacher:  David Wiggs
Phone:  (863) 499-2700
Fax:  (863) 499-2706

3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL  33803

This innovative academy will provide hands on training in Welding, Electricity, Masonry, HVAC & Engineering. Students are capable of earning NCCER & MSSC certifications. All programs feature OSHA approved safety courses and students are capable of earing their 10 hour OSHA card as well as articulated college credits.


Academy of Leadership and Business

Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School


Lead Teacher:  Jemalle Cornelius
Phone:  (863) 285-1180
Fax:  (863) 285-1186

700 Edgewood Dr N
Fort Meade, FL  33841




Academy of Legal Studies

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  Tina Balentine
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

This law-themed academy focuses on thinking, reading, writing, and research. Students who take the real estate pathway will qualify to take the Florida real estate licensing exam. Through an articulation agreement with Keiser University, students earn 12 credits toward a paralegal AAS degree and eventual paralegal certification.


Academy of Media Production

Haines City High School


Lead Teacher:  Sarah Reed
Phone:  (863) 421-3281
Fax:  (863) 421-3283

2800 Hornet Drive
Haines City, FL  33844

The Academy of Media Production provides students the learning environment in which they can develop skills in fields such as advertising, multimedia, journalism, publishing, and graphic arts.


Academy of Medical Sciences

Traviss Career Center


Lead Teacher:  David Wiggs
Phone:  (863) 499-2700
Fax:  (863) 499-2706

3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL  33803

High School students in the Traviss Medical Academy will be introduced to various healthcare careers in preparation for a healthcare certification or post-secondary health career education. This program provides an opportunity to obtain valuable National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certifications. Choices include Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician certification and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification.


Academy of Natural Resources

Kathleen High School


Lead Teacher:  Keitha Hall
Phone:  (863) 499-2215
Fax:  (863) 499-2766

1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL  33815

Agriculture courses provide students with skills for the workplace in many different areas; including agricultural communications, agriculture mechanics, aquaculture, animal science, forestry and horticulture. Students will understand that leadership, teamwork and responsibility are all components to success. Students learn from hands-on activities, work in the classroom and also through the largest student run organization in the world, the FFA.


Academy of Pharmacy Technicians

Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School


Lead Teacher:  Kennith Harris
Phone:  (863) 285-1180
Fax:  (863) 285-1186

700 Edgewood Dr N
Fort Meade, FL  33841

Start your future today. Through our partnership with WellDyne, the Academy of Pharmacy Technicians at Fort Meade High School will provide students extensive hands-on learning to enter the pharmacy career field. The DNA of our coursework intertwines the course knowledge of the health care delivery system with the function of developing quality entrepreneurship skills in sequence with understanding wellness, pharmaceutical terminology, and technological innovations.


Ag Dogs

Frostproof Middle/Senior High School


Lead Teacher:  Clay Brantley
Phone:  (863) 635-7809
Fax:  (863) 635-7812

1000 N Palm Ave
Frostproof, FL  33843




Agri-Business and Sciences Academy

Winter Haven High School


Lead Teacher:  Mary St Denis
Phone:  (863) 291-5330
Fax:  (863) 297-3024

600 6th St Se
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Interested in specialized courses and electives related to traditional agriculture, agri-business, and agriculture science and technology? The Agri-business and Sciences Academy is right for you. Not only do students enroll in these traditional classes, the core high school classes taken by academy students would include coursework with an agri-business focus. Field trips and training in the field supplement this coursework. In addition, students receive regular visits from industry experts to supplement the academy instructors. This academy prepares students for successful application to postsecondary agriculture programs at schools such as the University of Florida, Florida Southern College, Warner University and Polk State College, where development of a bachelor's degree program in agri-business is under way.


Agritechnologies Academy

Auburndale High School


Lead Teacher:  Kimberly Shaske
Phone:  (863) 965-6200 ext. 259
Fax:  (863) 965-6245

1 Bloodhound Trail
Auburndale, FL  33823




Agrowtechnology Academy

Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School


Lead Teacher:  Peter Gordon
Phone:  (863) 285-1180
Fax:  (863) 285-1186

700 Edgewood Dr N
Fort Meade, FL  33841




Architectural Design and Engineering Academy

Auburndale High School


Lead Teacher:  Nick Carroll
Phone:  (863) 965-6200 ext. 259
Fax:  (863) 965-6245

1 Bloodhound Trail
Auburndale, FL  33823

This program prepares students to use CADD technology to design and evaluate engineering drawings for production of a project. The program is also designed to provide the critical link between the design engineering process and manufacturing through the understanding of design principles, material properties, and manufacturing processes.


Auburndale Communications Academy

Auburndale High School


Lead Teacher:  Lorri Zuidema
Phone:  (863) 965-6200 ext. 259
Fax:  (863) 965-6245

1 Bloodhound Trail
Auburndale, FL  33823

The Auburndale Communications Academy is a three-year Information Technology career and professional academy. The Academy offers Industry Certifications in Adobe products such as: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Illustrator along with AutoCAD Certification and NCTI Certifications. Students choose a specific career pathway such as Promotional Graphics, Web Designer, TV Broadcast, Broadband Services Installers and CAD Engineering. Articulation, dual enrollment, and business/education partnerships are emphasized.


Auburndale Medical Academy

Auburndale High School


Lead Teacher:  Angela Carroll
Phone:  (863) 965-6200
Fax:  (863) 965-6245

1 Bloodhound Trail
Auburndale, FL  33823

Do you enjoy helping people? Become part of the healthcare workforce, and continue your education in a health related field. By beginning early, you will gain cutting edge learning experiences and the "know-how" that is needed in the medical profession.


Bartow Criminal Justice Academy

Bartow High School


Lead Teacher:  Bobby Craven
Phone:  (863) 534-7400
Fax:  (863) 534-0077

1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830

The Bartow Senior Criminal Justice Academy is a multi-year program. Upon graduation, students will have the necessary skills and certifications for employment or continued education in the criminal justice industry. Students will explore academic and career information in law enforcement, courts and corrections. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to take part in mock trials and police explorer programs. By graduation, students will be prepared for post-secondary education and/or a career.


Bartow Culinary Academy

Bartow High School


Lead Teacher:  Rosalind Chan
Phone:  (863) 534-7400
Fax:  (863) 534-0077

1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830

The Bartow Culinary Academy provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


Bartow Engineering Academy

Bartow High School


Lead Teacher:  Rodney Tambling
Phone:  (863) 534-7400
Fax:  (863) 534-0077

1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830

The Engineering Academy at BHS features a high-tech lab which incorporates the latest examples of technology-based equipment, computers and software. Students are immersed in fields that utilize Computer-Aided Design, 3D Modeling and robotics. The program is a skill-based technology curriculum that translates to college, university and industry.


Bartow Middle Pre-Medical Academy

Bartow Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Anthony Belo
Phone:  (863) 534-7415
Fax:  (863) 534-7418

550 E. Clower St.
Bartow, FL  33830

Pre-Medical academies prepare middle school students for a career in the healthcare field.


Bartow Senior Medical and Fire Academy

Bartow High School


Lead Teacher:  Kozette Hubbard
Phone:  (863) 534-7400
Fax:  (863) 534-0077

1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830

This program trains students in First Responder, EKG Aid, and CNA. Most graduates leave with CPR instructor certification.


BOLTs

Ridge Community High School


Lead Teacher:  Amanda McCallister
Phone:  (863) 419-3315
Fax:  (863) 419-3321

500 Orchid Drive
Davenport, FL  33837

The BOLTs Academy (Building Opportunities for Leaders of Tomorrow) seeks to prepare students to be leaders in their social networks, communities, and future careers. Students are given the tools and opportunities to practice good leadership skills through peer mentoring, service learning, and hands-on technology certification. Students who graduate from this academy will be prepared to excel as a leader in any career they choose to pursue.


Cafe Bleu

Winter Haven High School


Lead Teacher:  Joy Maynard
Phone:  (863) 291-5330
Fax:  (863) 297-3024

600 6th St Se
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Do you have a passion for food? Is your favorite channel the Food Network? If so, you should apply to Cafe Bleu WHHS Culinary Academy. Entering Cafe Bleu, WHHS's Culinary Academy, will provide the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking techniques. It will allow for real world experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering and restaurant setting provides a vast array of learning experiences.


Central Florida Aerospace Academy

Located at Sun 'n Fun at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
an Extension of

Kathleen High School


Lead Teacher:  Keith Smith
Phone:  (863) 413-3620
Fax:  (863) 647-4764

4141 Medulla Road
Lakeland, FL  33811

The Central Florida Aerospace Academy provides a meaningful and content rich education that will motivate students at all levels. Students are challenged to reach high levels of achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


Criminal Justice, Law and Career Academy

Kathleen High School


Lead Teacher:  Lyle Tripp
Phone:  (863) 499-2655
Fax:  (863) 499-2726

1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL  33815

The academy assists students in acquiring an understanding the American legal and criminal justice systems. The academy provides an opportunity for student to participate in hands-on training and prepares students to explore the wide range of career opportunities related to criminal justice and law.


Crystal Academy of Science and Engineering

Crystal Lake Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Mark Schuh
Phone:  (863) 499-2970
Fax:  (863) 603-6267

2410 N. Crystal Lake Dr.
Lakeland, FL  33801

Students at Crystal Academy of Science and Engineering will attend specialized magnet infused courses separately housed on Crystal Lake Middle School's campus. Students will have the opportunity to follow a science or engineering academic path and will be prepared for the following high school programs: Project Lead the Way, International Baccalaureate, and Informational Technology.


Crystal Lake Veterinary Sciences Pre-Academy

Crystal Lake Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Greg West
Phone:  (863) 499-2970
Fax:  (863) 603-6267

2410 N. Crystal Lake Dr.
Lakeland, FL  33801

Students will learn basic animal care and anatomy. They will also learn about the different veterinary careers and their educational requirements. Students have opportunities for hands-on training and are prepared for a high school academy in agriculture or veterinary sciences.


Culinary Team

Lake Region High School


Lead Teacher:  Brian Marti
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

The Culinary Team provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


Cyber Security Academy

Winter Haven High School


Lead Teacher:  Charlotte Randall
Phone:  (863) 291-5330
Fax:  (863) 297-3024

600 6th St Se
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Winter Haven High School's Cyber Security Academy is being created to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. Cyber security is perhaps the top national security concern in our world today. In addition to the needs of federal, state and local government, practically all industries are facing this threat.


Digital Imagery Academy

McKeel Academy


Lead Teacher:  Heather Torres
Phone:  (863) 499-2818
Fax:  (863) 603-6339

1810 West Parker Street
Lakeland, FL  33815

The Digital Imagery Academy is a three-year career and professional academy which offers Industry Certifications in Adobe products such as: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Premiere. Students learn skills that prepare them for high paying jobs in design, advertising or media.


Distrotek

Kathleen High School


Lead Teacher:  Malinda Pough
Phone:  (863) 499-2215
Fax:  (863) 499-2766

1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL  33815

Distrotek provides students with skills for the workplace in the area of Management and Supervision. In the process of their studies, each student will be motivated to become an effective and professional manager. Students will understand that effective leadership is accomplished through venues of ethical policies, enjoyable work environments, and engaging team pursuits.


Engineering Technology Career Academy

Ridge Community High School


Lead Teacher:  Jay Schnoor
Phone:  (863) 419-3315
Fax:  (863) 419-3321

500 Orchid Drive
Davenport, FL  33837

The Engineering Academy seeks to expose students to a wide variety of technical areas within the engineering technology career field. The program features AMATROL Integrated Technology concepts. Students are prepared for postsecondary work and the engineering job market.


Environmental Agriculture and Technology Academy

Haines City High School


Lead Teacher:  Broderic Ogzewalla
Phone:  (863) 421-3281
Fax:  (863) 421-3283

2800 Hornet Drive
Haines City, FL  33844

EATA is designed to give students the knowledge and experience necessary to work as an Environmental Technician upon graduation. Through Aquaponics, the combination of hydroponics, aquaculture & vermicomposting, EATA students will learn the high-tech skills needed for the exciting environmental science and agriculture careers of the future.


Future Educators Academy

Bartow High School


Lead Teacher:  Kerry Brown
Phone:  (863) 534-7400
Fax:  (863) 534-0077

1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830

Future Educators Academy is a program designed for students who are considering a career in education. Whether being a Pre-K teacher or a college professor, FEA can help you test the waters while getting a jump start on a college degree.


Gause Academy of Converging Technologies

Gause Academy


Lead Teacher:  Melissa Konkol
Phone:  (863) 534-7425
Fax:  (863) 519-3716

1395 W. Polk St
Bartow, FL  33830

The GACT course sequence offers practical experiences in game/simulation conceptualization, design, storyboarding, development methodologies, essential programming techniques, and implementation issues using Scratch and Game Maker.


GEICO Academy

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  Donna Canning
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

The foundation class for this Academy is Introduction to Information Technology. The next Class will be your choice of either Entrepreneurship or Legal Aspects of Business depending on your area of interest. Finally, you will finish with Business Supervision. Dual enrollment with PSC will be offered for the final classes. Your Program Completion will qualify you for PSC credits as well as scholarship money AND an interview with GEICO. Job opportunities include Sales, Service, Claims, Auto Damage Adjusters, Underwriters, IT Professionals, Human Resources, College Recruiters, Accounting, Actuary, and Marketing.


George Jenkins Academy of Culinary Arts

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  Brenda Doss
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

The George Jenkins Culinary Academy provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


George Jenkins Academy of Veterinary Science

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  Jessica Anderson
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

The academy of Veterinary Science is a four-year program of study designed to prepare high school students for entry into post-secondary education majoring in Veterinary Sciences, as well as direct entry into a related Veterinary career after high school.


George Jenkins Medical Academy

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  Deborah Dubendorff
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

Do you enjoy helping people? Become part of the healthcare workforce, and continue your education in a health related field. By beginning early, you will gain cutting edge learning experiences and the "know-how" that is needed in the medical profession.


iBiz

Gause Academy


Lead Teacher:  Melinda Alcox
Phone:  (863) 534-7425
Fax:  (863) 519-3716

1395 W. Polk St
Bartow, FL  33830

iBiz is a community-driven, technology based career academy committed to preparing students for postsecondary education and high-skill careers. Gause provides a small learning community built around a technology theme that will enable students to see relationships among academic subjects and their application to a broad field of work.


iGrow

Bartow High School


Lead Teacher:  Ashley White
Phone:  (863) 534-7400
Fax:  (863) 534-0077

1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830




Imagination, Inc.

Lake Region High School


Lead Teacher:  Tresa Warner
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

Imagination Inc. combines the Marketing and Communication Technology curriculum in an in-school enterprise environment to provide students real world experiences to prepare them for careers in public relations, advertising, graphic design, event planning, and sales.


Industrial Biotechnology Academy

Lake Gibson High School


Lead Teacher:  Marcia de Meza
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

This is an academy in which students learn basic research skills leading to careers in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, industy, agriculture, environmental and forensic sciences.


Intermodal Academy

Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School


Lead Teacher:  Thomas Hoien
Phone:  (863) 285-1180
Fax:  (863) 285-1186

700 Edgewood Dr N
Fort Meade, FL  33841

Polk County School Board and Fort Meade Middle Senior High School have joined with CSX Transportation to create the Fort Meade Intermodal Academy. Intermodal logistics involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes.


Lake Gibson Academy of Culinary Arts

Lake Gibson High School


Lead Teacher:  Glenda Chenault
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

The Lake Gibson Culinary Academy provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


Lake Gibson Academy of Health

Lake Gibson High School


Lead Teacher:  Samantha Thompson
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

This academy offers an education focused around the needs of health care workers. It is a rigorous learning experience that allows students to prepare for any health career. Specialized fields are First Responder, Allied Health, EKG and home health aid.


Lake Region Academy of Law, Justice & Governance

Lake Region High School


Lead Teacher:  Colleen Robinson
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

The Lake Region Academy of Law, Justice & Governance provides a learning community which, in partnership with local businesses and government agencies, fosters in students the development of critical thinking and executive planning skills that will equip them for college or career opportunities in the fields of law, public administration and governance, law enforcement and justice administration.


Lake Region Engineering Academy

Lake Region High School


Lead Teacher:  David Coleman
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

The Engineering Academy at LRHS features a high-tech lab which incorporates the latest examples of technology-based equipment, computers and software. Students are immersed in fields that utilize Computer-Aided Design, 3D Modeling and robotics. The program is a skill-based technology curriculum that translates to college, university and industry.


Lake Region Medical Academy

Lake Region High School


Lead Teacher:  Lynn Keenan
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

Do you enjoy helping people? Become part of the healthcare workforce, and continue your education in a health related field. By beginning early, you will gain cutting edge learning experiences and the "know-how" that is needed in the medical profession.


Lakeland Academy of Veterinary Science

Lakeland High School


Lead Teacher:  Brittany Thornton
Phone:  (863) 499-2900
Fax:  (863) 499-2917

726 Hollingsworth Rd
Lakeland, FL  33801

The Academy of Veterinary Sciences offers students a chance to work one on one with various animals. Courses include anatomy and Physiology, Grooming, Breed Identification, Animal Behavior, and Career Explorations.


Lakeland Electric Energy Academy

Traviss Career Center


Lead Teacher:  David Wiggs
Phone:  (863) 499-2700
Fax:  (863) 499-2706

3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL  33803

Students in the Lakeland Electric Energy Academy will be exposed to the electric utility industry structure, processes and terminology. In addition, they will gain a solid understanding of industrial electricity. Students graduating from the Lakeland Electric Energy Academy will have key insights into the many entry-level positions throughout the utility.


Lakeland Electric Power Academy

Tenoroc High School


Lead Teacher:  Gary Kiger
Phone:  (863) 614-9183
Fax:  (863) 614-9192

4905 Saddle Creek Road
Lakeland, FL  33801

Learn relevant skills that will prepare you for a successful career, as an Electrician, Line Worker, System Control Operator, Meter Technician, Power Plant Operator, or Engineer. Students will gain a solid understanding of industrial electricity and entry-level positions throughout the utility industry.


Lights, Camera, Traction

Blake Academy


Lead Teacher:  Tracy Brown
Phone:  (863) 499-2870
Fax:  (863) 284-4251

510 Hartsell Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33815

The mission of Lights, Camera, Traction at Blake Academy, through the efforts of professional educators and community partners is to provide our students with a multitude of learning experiences. Students work cooperatively to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the challenges of an emerging global community in a dynamic, technology rich, small school environment.


M&D

Bartow High School


Lead Teacher:  Lori Houmard
Phone:  (863) 534-7400
Fax:  (863) 534-0077

1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830

M&D students have the opportunity to choose between four exciting tracks; Web Design, Digital Design, Marketing, and Digital Video Production. Students may earn college credit weighted credit for honors courses and industry certifications in Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and InDesign.


Mulberry Academy of Culinary Arts

Mulberry High School


Lead Teacher:  Karen Kilday
Phone:  (863) 701-1104
Fax:  (863) 701-1109

1 Panther Place
Mulberry, FL  33860

The Mulberry Academy of Culinary Arts provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


Mulberry Auto Garage

Mulberry High School


Lead Teacher:  Charlie Sanders
Phone:  (863) 701-1104
Fax:  (863) 701-1109

1 Panther Place
Mulberry, FL  33860

Through a creative blend of academic and vocational education, students will gain knowledge and skills to understand automotive maintenance and minor repairs. This program enables students to jumpstart a career in the automotive industry.


Multimedia Communications Academy

Lakeland High School


Lead Teacher:  Frank Webster
Phone:  (863) 499-2900
Fax:  (863) 499-2917

726 Hollingsworth Rd
Lakeland, FL  33801

At the MCA, our goal is to give students real world work experiences in an industry that they have a genuine interest in. Students can choose either Web, TV/Video, or Digital Audio Production as a main area of focus.


PALMS Pre-Academies

Lakeland Highlands Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Tammy Epperson
Phone:  (863) 648-3500
Fax:  (863) 648-3580

740 Lake Miriam Dr
Lakeland, FL  33813

The PALMS Pre-Academy is the culmination of five exciting tracks; Aviation, Fine Arts, Law, Medical, and Media Design. These tracks provide middle school students with real-world exposure to career specific curriculum through electives.


Pathways to Success

Denison Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Katherine Gaymont
Phone:  (863) 291-5353
Fax:  (863) 291-5347

400 Avenue A. SE
Winter Haven, FL  33880

The Pathways to Success Pre-Academy at Denison Middle School will provide students with the opportunity for project-based learning in the areas of Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology and Law, Public Safety and Security. Students interested in robotics, performing and visual arts, fitness, culinary, game design, television production and public service can find a good home at Denison Middle. Students choose their track and work towards earning High School credit.


Polk Academy of Business and Technology

Lake Gibson High School


Lead Teacher:  Jan Adams
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

PABT's programs include Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Digital Design, International Business, Legal Administrative Assistant, and Web Design. The Program is designed to provide specialized opportunities for students who have expressed an interest in developing business and technology skills through concentrated computer applications classes.


Recording Arts Academy

Ridge Community High School


Lead Teacher:  Eddy Varela
Phone:  (863) 419-3315
Fax:  (863) 419-3321

500 Orchid Drive
Davenport, FL  33837

The Recording Arts Academy provides students the opportunity to develop a foundation in keyboarding, music theory, the history behind the recording industry, music business, recording equipment and job opportunities available in the recording field. Our students will continue to develop their skills using industry studio equipment and software. Professionalism and personal skills are stressed throughout the entire program enabling them to work cohesively as a team towards success and high level qualities of production.


Ridge Community Medical Academy

Ridge Community High School


Lead Teacher:  Beverly Holbrook
Phone:  (863) 419-3315
Fax:  (863) 419-3321

500 Orchid Drive
Davenport, FL  33837

Do you enjoy helping people? Become part of the healthcare workforce, and continue your education in a health related field. By beginning early, you will gain cutting edge learning experiences and the "know-how" that is needed in the medical profession.


Roc Com

Tenoroc High School


Lead Teacher:  Lori Jenkins
Phone:  (863) 614-9183
Fax:  (863) 614-9192

4905 Saddle Creek Road
Lakeland, FL  33801

ROC COM communications academy focuses on visual and multimedia publications used in everyday life. Students will design and create commercials, movies, daily news segments, documentaries, music videos, brochures, flyers, billboards, websites, the school's yearbook and newspaper, books, and more. Students will also learn how to market these products in today's high tech society and learn what trends are forcing the publication industry to go high tech.


SHARK Pre-Academies

Lake Gibson Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Damien Jones
Phone:  (863) 853-6151
Fax:  (863) 853-6171

6901 N. Socrum Loop Rd.
Lakeland, FL  33809

The SHARK Pre-Academy is the culmination of ten exciting tracks; Agricultural Science, Fashion/Interior Design, Pre-Biotechnology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Business, Media Design, Power, Fine Arts, STEAM. These tracks provide middle school students with real-world exposure to career specific curriculum through electives.


Sleepy Hill Pre-Aerospace Academy

Sleepy Hill Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Timothy Emmons
Phone:  (863) 815-6577
Fax:  (863) 815-6586

2215 Sleepy Hill Rd
Lakeland, FL  33810

The Pre-Aerospace Academy at Sleepy Hill Middle School is the perfect program for students who want to explore the world of aviation and aerospace. Lessons cover the history of aviation, principles of flight and navigation, the aerospace community, weather and space. From the Wright Brothers to space travel, SHPA covers it all.


Southwest Middle Pre-Medical Academy

Southwest Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Kadie Kluttz
Phone:  (863) 499-2840
Fax:  (863) 499-2762

2815 Eden Parkway
Lakeland, FL  33803

Pre-Medical academies prepare middle school students for a career in the healthcare field.


Southwest Prep

Southwest Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Desmore Peters
Phone:  (863) 499-2840
Fax:  (863) 499-2762

2815 Eden Parkway
Lakeland, FL  33803

Southwest Prep Pre-Academies allow students to earn high school credit while in middle school, expose students to careers they may enjoy for a lifetime and prove that students learn best by having hands-on experiences.


Sports Medicine Academy

Kathleen High School


Lead Teacher:  Ginger Rosenau
Phone:  (863) 499-2655
Fax:  (863) 499-2726

1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL  33815

Students will learn the skills to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, aiding in creating a plan for rehabilitation and designing fitness programs. They will be provided the opportunity to help work community events and complete clinical experiences within the industry.


Stambaugh Pre-Academies

Stambaugh Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Todd Bennett
Phone:  (863) 965-5494
Fax:  (863) 965-5496

226 N. Main St.
Auburndale, FL  33823

The Stambaugh Middle Pre-Academy is comprised of seven exciting tracks; Communications, Culinary, Engineering, Fine Arts, STEAM, and Veterinary Science.


Studio 21

Winter Haven High School


Lead Teacher:  Patti Winniczuk
Phone:  (863) 291-5330
Fax:  (863) 297-3024

600 6th St Se
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Studio 21 is a unique opportunity for students interested in all aspects of Fashion Design. Students learn design, computer based patternmaking and entreneurship.


Style!

Lakeland High School


Lead Teacher:  Dotty Ivey
Phone:  (863) 499-2906
Fax:  (863) 499-2917

726 Hollingsworth Rd
Lakeland, FL  33801

The Style! LHS Fashion Academy is a unique opportunity for students interested in all aspects of Fashion Design. Students learn design, computer based patternmaking and entreneurship.


Technobotics

Winter Haven High School


Lead Teacher:  Dominique Hall
Phone:  (863) 291-5330
Fax:  (863) 297-3024

600 6th St Se
Winter Haven, FL  33880

The Technobotics Academy is focused on using applied robotics to inspire tomorrow's leadership in science and technology. As part of the Academy experience, students will be utilizing engaging, hands-on activities, in the first-ever multi-robotic platform training environment in Polk County, to learn about cutting edge and emerging technology and equipment and connect these applications to the world of work.


Tenoroc Academy of Legal Studies

Tenoroc High School


Lead Teacher:  Robert Swearingen
Phone:  (863) 614-9183
Fax:  (863) 614-9192

4905 Saddle Creek Road
Lakeland, FL  33801

The THS Academy of Legal Studies provides students with a transformational, high quality, service oriented education through innovative curriculum instruction, practical learning experiences, and certification opportunities in order to prepare them for college and careers.


Tenoroc Animal Science Academy

Tenoroc High School


Lead Teacher:  Amy Glenn
Phone:  (863) 614-9183
Fax:  (863) 614-9192

4905 Saddle Creek Road
Lakeland, FL  33801

Students in the Tenoroc Animal Science Academy will study the biology of animals that are under the control of mankind. This includes livestock, farm animals, companion animals, and exotics.


The Farm

Dundee Ridge Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Eddie Congdon
Phone:  (863) 419-3088
Fax:  (863) 419-3157

5555 Lake Trask Rd.
Dundee, FL  33838

The F.A.R.M. Pre-Academy guides middle school students through the Fundamentals of Agricultural Resource Management. This program gives students valuable workplace skills and prepares them through real-world exposure to the agriscience industry. Coursework includes animal care, agri-business, horticulture and land management.


Thunder Threads

Lake Region High School


Lead Teacher:  Joy Smith-Wallace
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills through their enrollment in the Thunder Threads Academy. Skills such as hand sewing, seams and finishes; to the more difficult skills required for alteration and garment repair. While learning skills for the production of clothing students will also be engaged in trends in the fashion industry. Fashion trends are what drive the industry through patterns, color schemes and accessories.


TLC Academy

Lake Region High School


Lead Teacher:  Cindy Reynolds
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

If you are creative, motivated, enjoy working with children, like being a leader and are interested in the exciting field of early childhood education, TLC Academy is the program for you.


W.E.S.T.

Westwood Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Misty Moody
Phone:  (863) 965-5484
Fax:  (863) 965-5585

3520 Avenue J. N.W.
Winter Haven, FL  33881

Students in the W.E.S.T. academy are afforded the opportunity to learn the basics of robotics, agriscience, and technology. They receive hands-on learning opportunities each day to learn the basics of each of these areas as they prepare themselves for high school at Winter Haven High or Lake Region High. Students also work towards earning A+ certification as well as Microsoft Office Specialist certification.


Winter Haven Medical Academy

Winter Haven High School


Lead Teacher:  Roni Durrwachter
Phone:  (863) 291-5330
Fax:  (863) 297-3024

600 6th St Se
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Do you enjoy helping people? Become part of the healthcare workforce, and continue your education in a health related field. By beginning early, you will gain cutting edge learning experiences and the "know-how" that is needed in the medical profession.