• Culinary Arts

    Culinary Arts students preparing foodThe 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. (Academy flyer)

    Early Childhood Teacher Education

    Early Childhood Teacher Education student working with childrenThe 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 (Academy flyer).

    Engineering and Technology

    Engineering and Technology students working on a projectThe Engineering and Technology programs are affiliated with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a not–for–profit organization that forms partnerships with public schools, colleges, universities, and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system. PLTW has developed a four–year sequence of courses including Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Engineering Design and Development. (Academy flyer)


    The Finance program is designed to give high school students an opportunity to learn about and prepare for college or careers in business and finance. Emphasis is placed on a college preparatory curriculum that is directly linked to the financial world. Students participate in mentorships, career shadowing, and internship programs that link the resources of business, economics, and finance to education and to the students. Specialized courses in finance are required. Finance is a model program established to promote educational excellence by the National Academy Foundation. (Academy flyer)

    Marine Corps JROTC

    Marine Corps JROTCThere are challenges ahead and decisions to make. Marine Corps JROTC provides students with the life skills to tackle those challenges. The curriculum includes lessons in leadership, citizenship, physical education, marksmanship and career exploration. Participation in the Marines JROTC program can help students make the best decisions based upon learning and practicing core values and the development of character and personal responsibility. Students in this program are taught to recognize diversity as a strength and a leadership imperative and to encourage and embrace innovative change while accomplishing a mission through teamwork. (Academy flyer, Academy video)

    Tourism, Hospitality and Resort Management

    Tourism, Hospitality, and Resort Management program is a college preparatory curriculum that integrates unique high school courses with practical internships and business leadership training. Students participate in project–based learning, field trips and job shadowing within the multiple segments of the hospitality cluster. Students learn about cultures and destinations worldwide while exploring high-level career opportunities in the world’s largest hotel and resort industry. Students have the opportunity to attend a yearly conference designed exclusively by Palm Beach County’s Industry Leaders and take part in competitions and leadership training workshops. The Tourism, Hospitality, and Resort Management program is part of the National Academy Foundation (NAF), established to promote academy excellence. (Academy flyer, Hospitality and Tourism website)