Choice & Career Academy Programs
The AICE Program is an innovative and accelerated college prep program offered through Cambridge Assessment. Students should enroll in the AICE program to earn college credits, raise the students' course weighting (HPA) on a 6.0 scale and qualify for the AICE Diploma.
AP Capstone Program
AP Capstone™ is a diploma program based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. These courses are designed to complement other AP courses that the AP Capstone student may take. Instead of teaching specific subject knowledge, AP Seminar and AP Research use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills students need for college-level work.
The Culinary Arts program curriculum provides the opportunity for students to train for a variety of careers in the field of food service and preparation. Academic and technical studies are integrated, emphasizing and building proficiency in food production and cooking, cost control, nutrition and sanitation, and workplace safety. Practical work experience stresses sanitation and safety and includes quantity cooking, baking, menu development, and food preparation. School site restaurants and catering opportunities will further enhance front and back–of–the–house skills, as well as restaurant management.
Early Childhood Teacher Education
The Early Childhood Teacher Education program is a program in which high school students prepare for careers in child–related occupations, earning high school honors credits and/or Dual Enrollment college credits. Career possibilities may include teaching, child psychology, social work, and day–care ownership. The program prepares students for post–secondary education or immediate entry into the Palm Beach County workforce. Students gain teaching experience through internships at area preschools and elementary schools. Early Childhood Teacher Education programs provide students with teaching experience in the laboratory preschools located on high school campuses with the exception of Atlantic High and Boca Raton High.
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.
The Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program teaches self–discipline, self–confidence and leadership skills to meet life’s challenges. The naval science curriculum includes seamanship, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, radar, sonar electronics, and leadership. Instruction consists of formal classroom training supplemented by field trips to various naval facilities. Upon completion, students are under no obligation to enlist in the armed forces. Successful completion of the NJROTC program allows entry into the armed forces up to two pay grades higher than other enlistees without NJROTC experience.
Science, Technology,Engineering, and Math (STEM)
This four-year, pre–university course of study is designed to meet the needs of highly–motivated students wishing to engage in a tailored curriculum with opportunities to pursue studies in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology. STEM students take courses through the Advanced International Certificate in Education (AICE) partnership and the College Board Advanced Placement program. Students may have opportunities to participate in SECME and other learning experiences such as First Robotics competitions and computer game design. Boca Raton Community High School students choose between engineering and an architectural drafting course track.
- BRCHS has a nationally renowned Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM) Academy.
- According to a Cambridge executive, the BRCHS Cambridge AICE program is the largest in the world, with over 5,000 college level AICE exams taken by students each year.
- According to a College Board executive, the BRCHS College Board Capstone Diploma program, with over 389 students participating, is the largest in the world.
- Industry certifications may be earned in Basic Life Support, CPR, First-Aid, Pharmacy Tech, EMR, Culinary ServSafe Manager, Microsoft Office Specialists and Auto Cad.
- The BRCHS Navy Jr. ROTC Bobcat Regiment has the longest streak of Distinguished Unit ratings and top sustained performance rankings of any Navy Jr. ROTC in the USA.
- BRCHS student leaders have won more top honors than any student leaders at the State Student Government Association Convention during each of the past eight years.