Choice Academies and In-House Programs
Welcome to Park Vista Community High School! We are excited to be part of the world-class team that works together to foster a rich tradition of excellence at Park Vista. We recognize that having high expectations and involving all of our stakeholders are the keys to an enriching experience for our students and hope that you maximize all opportunities to become involved in our school.
Our Choice Programs*
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing
The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing program provides hands–on training in a fully integrated, state–of–the–art facility. This academy prepares students for employment in the auto body and refinishing industry and for post–secondary education. The program content includes the following: basic trade skills, refinishing skills, sheet metal repair skills, frame and unibody squaring and aligning, use of fillers, paint systems and undercoats, related welding skills, related mechanical skills, trim–hardware maintenance, glass servicing and other miscellaneous repairs. The course content also includes training in communication,
leadership, human relations, and employability skills and safe, efficient work practices.
Automotive Service Technology
The Automotive Service Technology program provides hands–on training in a fully integrated, computerized, state–of–the art facility. This academy prepares students for employment and/or specialized training in the automotive industry, including Automotive Lubrication, Automotive Brake System, Automobile Suspension and Steering, Automotive Electrical/Electronic System and Automotive Engine Performance. This program focuses on understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the automotive industry: planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, as well as the underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues.
*Available for all students regardless of their attendance boundary, with limited exceptions.
Our In-house Academies*
Medical Sciences - Pre-Medicine
The Medical Sciences Honors program offers an innovative, integrated learning environment designed to provide the student with the medical skills and training necessary to succeed in postsecondary healthcare career education and/or to successfully transition into the healthcare workforce. This comprehensive program combines a rigorous academic curriculum with intense clinical and laboratory experience. Student clinical rotations are conducted at area hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Clinical clearance, including a background check and drug screening are required prior to entering the clinical setting. In the School District of Palm Beach County, all medical courses provide local honors credit. Algebra I or Algebra I Honors is recommended.
Television and Film Production Technology - Multimedia Communications
The Television and Film Production Technology program is dedicated to providing quality education in the organization and dissemination of ideas through television and film production. Students are taught in professional broadcast studios with high quality equipment. Students benefit by the use of recording studios, remote cameras, video recorders, video switching and editing equipment, and comprehensive computer graphics to complete academic and extracurricular projects. Students are prepared to function as members of a technical team by participating in activities that simulate the conditions found in television and production studios as well as on–location events.
*Available only for students residing in the attendance boundary for this school.
Additional In-House Programs