Academic Programs & Academies Overview
College Level Coursework
The academic and personal success of students at Dr. García HS begins with a vast array of opportunities to develop and deepen lifelong interests.
Advanced Placement (AP) - College Level Coursework
The Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that is offered on campus. Each AP course is modeled on a comparable introductory college course.velop and deepen lifelong interests.
- Stand out on college applications.
AP courses on a student's transcript shows that they've challenged themselves with the most rigorous courses available to them. And success on an AP Exam shows that they're ready for college-level coursework.
- Earn college credit and/or skip introductory courses in college.
Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States - as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries - grant students' credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores.
Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
Cambridge learners build more than just a deep understanding of their subject. Being a student of Cambridge Pathway means developing the higher order thinking skills to apply what they’ve learned. Solving problems creatively and thinking for themselves. Doing their own research and communicating it. Cambridge International AS and or A level coursework is taken on a high school campus during the day and gives the opportunity to earn college credits.
Students have the ability to obtain the Cambridge AICE Diploma after completing program requirements.
Dual Enrollment (DE) is a program where eligible high school students attend college to earn college credits while still fulfilling high school graduation requirements.
Programs and Academies
The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. The National Defense Act of 1916 established organized JROTC programs at public and private educational institutions. In 1964, Congress expanded the program to all military services and changed from active duty to shared support from the services and schools. As congressionally mandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031, each military service must have a JROTC program to “instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.
Medical Sciences - Pre-Medicine Academy
The Medical Sciences Academy 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 program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Business Management and Administration career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Business Management and Administration career cluster.
- Electronic Business Course Descriptions
- Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
- Computer Science Principles
- Stand out on college applications.