Academy of Culinary Arts (Pathways Café) – In the Pathways Café, students will have the opportunity to explore different culinary careers. Students will learn how to prepare meals, the proper presentation of meals, kitchen safety, and menu development. This pre-academy will prepare students for Winter Haven High School or Lake Region High School’s respective Culinary Academies. It will also prepare students for Winter Haven High School’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism.
Academy of Public Service (Denison Cadets) – Denison Cadets learn about careers in Law, Public Safety and Security. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Military Careers, Emergency and Fire Management. This pre-academy will feed into Lake Region High School’s Academy of Law, Justice, and Governance. It also prepares students to enter any high school’s ROTC programs.
Academy of Communication Technology (ACT) – ACT gives students the opportunity to learn about TV production, graphic design, webpage design and work towards earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification. This pre-academy prepares students for Lake Region High School’s Imagination Academy and Winter Haven High School’s Cyber Security Academy or Microsoft Academy. Website
Academy of Application Development, Game Development, E-Book Publishing and Social Media Management (AGES) – The AGES pre-academy focuses on App Development, Game Development, E-book Publishing, and Social Media Management. Students will also have the opportunity to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist certification. This pre-academy feeds into Lake Region High School’s Imagination Academy or Winter Haven High School’s Cyber Security Academy. Website
Techno Robotic/ Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math Academy(Techno Robotic/ STEAM) – Students in the Techno Robotics/STEAM pre-academy will focus on engineering and robotic design. Students will participate in advanced classes with a required class in the arts. This pre-academy feeds into Technobotics at Winter Haven High School and Lake Region High School’s Engineering Academy.
Academy of Fine Arts – The Fine Arts pre-academy allows students to focus on the particular art of their choice including the following: Chorus, Orchestra, Band, Strings, Guitar, Drama, and Visual Arts. The Academy of Fine Arts prepares students for the performing arts program at any high school.
XTREME Academy (Extreme Training for Recreational Sports and Medicine) – Xtreme students will learn about a wide variety of sport-related skills including: extreme sports, team sports, weight training, physical fitness, stress management, healthy eating, and health-related occupations. Students will be required to obtain a physical examination from their doctor prior to being accepted into this academy. This pre-academy introduces students to the concepts needed for Winter Haven or Lake Region’s respective Medical Academies. It also prepares students for any of the team sports available at the high school level.