Choice and In-House Programs
L. C. Swain Middle has a variety of Choice and In-house programs, including Pre-Information Technology, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical Sciences, and Spanish Dual Language. Learn more about our programs, below. For more information, please contact our Choice Coordinator Amanda Dedrick.
The Pre-Information Technology Program offers an innovative, integrated learning environment focused on computers, technology, and communications. Students who participate in Pre-Information Technology acquire foundational knowledge and skills in basic programming techniques, software, and web development, and emerging digital technologies. Emphasis is placed on a college preparatory curriculum directly linked to career pathways in the IT career cluster.
The Pre–Law Academy provides middle school students with a fundamental understanding of the American legal system from a variety of perspectives, both civil and criminal. Students participating in this program will develop an appreciation of essential historical information concerning the developments of the United States legal system and the working structure of the government. Moreover, students will gain an understanding of procedural issues in the courts, specific concepts of law, the distinctive characteristics of criminal law and procedures, the roles of various legal professionals and the effect of legal ethics on the practice of law. This program also provides a functional appreciation for students with regard to the impact of the legal system on their lives and chosen future career endeavors.
The Pre–Medical Sciences program is a three–year preparatory honors program for middle school students 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.
The Spanish Dual Language program offers a continuation for students who have been in a Spanish Dual Language program at the elementary level or who have a high level of Spanish language proficiency. Highly motivated students are engaged in a challenging academic environment in which three of their core academic courses are taught in Spanish.