IT Academies

Digital Graphix Academy

Auburndale High School

Lead Teacher:  Regina Cobb
Phone:  (863) 965-6200 ext. 259
Fax:  (863) 965-6245

1 Bloodhound Trail
Auburndale, FL  33823

The Auburndale Digital Graphix Academy is a four-year Information Technology career and professional academy. The Academy offers Industry Certifications in Adobe products such as: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premier Pro. The Digital Information Technology course is the foundation for any of the following pathways offering Industry Certifications in Microsoft Office products such as: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Access, and OneNote. Students choose a specific career pathway such as Promotional Graphics, Digital Design, or TV Broadcast. Articulation agreements, dual enrollment, and business/education partnerships are emphasized, giving each student opportunities to advance directly into the workforce with job-ready credentials and experience.

Hospitality Academy

Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School

Lead Teacher:  Karen Kohler
Phone:  (863) 285-1180
Fax:  (863) 285-1186

700 Edgewood Dr N
Fort Meade, FL  33841

The Hospitality Academy offers courses in culinary arts for students in 7th – 12th grade. Through the academy students gain knowledge in all aspects of culinary hospitality including health / sanitation basics through final presentation. Students can earn the SafeServe certification along with other areas of interest and have the opportunity to intern at some of the top local attractions including Streamsong and Legoland.

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.

Cyber Security Academy

Winter Haven High School

Lead Teacher:  Joy Maynard
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.