Choice and In-House Programs
Music - Band
The Band program centers on building a solid foundation of musical knowledge. Connections with history, culture, technology, and art are reinforced with a varied curriculum to develop fundamental musicianship, technical skills, and aesthetic awareness all while developing a well-rounded student, a lifelong music lover, consumer and participant.
Kevin Cripanuk, Band Director
The Cambridge Academy provides students with the opportunity to pursue a rigorous program of study based on an internationally standardized curriculum. Cambridge academies differ from a traditional setting because of the instructional model, in which the curriculum is delivered to the learner in an integrated cross content and spiraled method. The goal of the Cambridge program is to build a sound academic foundation for all learners that will enable them to succeed in any high school program including AICE, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Honors and regular education programs. Students will develop skills to be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners. Students applying to the Cambridge Academy should possess successful schooling habits, habits of mind, enjoy learning and working with like–minded students and be able and willing to direct their own learning.
The Dance program is designed to develop technically proficient dancers who are versatile, thoughtful, and inquisitive. Students will have the opportunity to study and gain competitive skills in the fine art field of dance. Students will develop fundamental skills and technique in ballet, a variety of modern and jazz styles, and cultural dances while exploring movement terminology, musicality, choreographic concepts and dance theory.
Tosha Robinson, Dance Academy
The Pre–Medical Sciences program is a three–year preparatory honors program for the middle school student that emphasizes science, math, and language skills while preparing students to be highly competitive in the medical field. The courses offered include Orientation to Health Occupations, Exploration of Health Science Professions & Career Planning, and Medical Skills and Services. In the School District of Palm Beach County all medical courses provide local honors credit.
Dr. Michael Henao, Pre-Medical Sciences Academy
The Pre–Teacher Academy is a three year preparatory program beginning in 6th grade for the middle school student interested in any career that deals with children. Career possibilities such as child psychologist, social worker, pediatrician, pediatric nurse, teacher, children’s author, child nutritionist, pediatric dentist are discussed. Topics of study include child development, early childhood education, childhood nutrition, health and safety, communication, interpersonal skills, leadership, career development, child abuse and neglect, fetal alcohol syndrome and pre–natal/infant brain development. Opportunities to receive certifications in infant/child CPR, First Aid, AED, and baby–sitting are offered.
Roshene Smith, Pre-Teacher Education Academy