Choice and In-House Programs
Lake Shore Middle School has a variety of programs, including AVID, Music, Pre-Medical Sciences, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Learn more about our programs, below.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a kindergarten through postsecondary college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
The Lake Shore Middle School Roadrunner Band is the Glades area premier musical unit. These young musicians have blossomed and embraced the culture of "Music In Our Schools" and have excelled at a fast rate. Since 2016, the Roadrunner Band has grown by almost 70+ students in all bands. Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced bands all provide different levels of instruction that are suitable for any and ALL students at Lake Shore Middle School. The fourth band, Symphonic Band, is for hand selected top performing students in the band program and takes place before and after school.
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.
Using state-of-the-art technology and through a partnership with the Amazon Future Engineers Program, the STEM program at LSMS will engage students in personalized and game-like learning experiences to acquire the coding fundamentals needed to master basic literacy in the digital age. Students are engaged in a fully project-based learning model that leverages 21st Century learning that emphasizes learning, literacy, and life skills through the 4Cs - critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, digital citizenship, coding languages, timed coding exercises, computer and civil engineering activities, and robotics. Students also participate in the First Lego League competitions that provide students with a fun, competitive, and real-world application of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills acquired through STEM education.