Vital Information
Multimedia Communications Academy
Lakeland High School
726 Hollingsworth Rd
Lakeland, FL  33801

Phone:  (863) 499-2900

Areas of Interest:  Web Design, Video Production, Graphic Design


Student Focus
Christian Fluitt

Christian Fluitt

I choose to pursue the Multimedia Communications Academy at Lakeland Senior High School because of my interest in TV production and web design. By participating in MCA I have had the chance to learn skills that are used professionally, and those same skills have proven to be extremely valuable. Throughout the course of my involvement with the academy, I have learned video production and web design skills through hands on activities where I have had to produce various projects both in class and in the real world. Being a part of MCA motivates me to attend school even more because I simply look forward to coming to class to learn new skills and to work on new projects. In the future, I see myself pursuing a career in communications, whether it is in broadcasting or some form of information technology industry.

Had I not joined the academy at LHS, I would have never had the chance to experience producing a media project like I did in an internship with the City of Lakeland. In addition, MCA has allowed me to experience real life production with live jumbotron events at Bryant Stadium.

My entire experience in the MCA has been great! There is no other path that I would have rather taken while in high school. I look forward to continuing my education and working with media production and communications long after graduating high school.

Multimedia Communications Academy Overview

Lakeland High School's Multimedia Communications Academy (MCA) celebrates its first decade in 2018. The academy is focused on exposing students to forms of technology that are standard for industries including business, web, video, and print production. We strive to improve the way students problem solve as well as how they work in collaborating with others toward achieving a shared goal. Our teaching points are aligned with the needs of local industry, and all of our courses provide opportunities in Industry Certifications that lead students to higher education, internships, and careers that benefit from this training. Students apply skills they've learned to real world projects including production of a weekly news show "S2N", the Highlander Yearbook, and Bagpipe Newsmagazine. Students may focus on building their skills in computers and Microsoft Office programs, delve into coding via web and game design, or specialize in one or more of our journalism focused areas video and print production. Our goal is be at the forefront of technology skills and interests of 21st century students.

Benefits

  • Earn College Credit
  • Earn Industry Certificaiton
  • Gain Internships
  • Gain Real World Experiences

Business Partners

  • Bright House Sports Network
  • City of Lakeland
  • Hall Radio
  • Polk County Sports Marketing & Tourism
  • Barret Creative
  • HB TV

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