Choice and In-House Programs
Woodlands Middle School is home to four academies: Cambridge, Pre-Culinary, Pre-Information Technology, and Pre-Medical. Pre-Medical is in-house, available only for students residing in our attendance boundaries.
The Cambridge Academy provides students with the opportunity to pursue a rigorous program of study based on an internationally standardized curriculum. Cambridge academies differ from a traditional setting because of the instructional model, in which the curriculum is delivered to the learner in an integrated cross content and spiraled method. The goal of the Cambridge program is to build a sound academic foundation for all learners that will enable them to succeed in any high school program including AICE, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Honors and regular education programs. Students will develop skills to be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners. Students applying to the Cambridge Academy should possess successful schooling habits, habits of mind, enjoy learning and working with like–minded students and be able and willing to direct their own learning.
The Pre–Culinary program is a three year preparatory program for the middle school student designed to encourage and prepare students for entry into high school culinary arts career academies or related fields of study. This program also provides middle school students with consumer level skills, begin the exploration of the culinary field, as well as related occupations. Areas of study include nutrition, safety and sanitation, culinary terminology, small and large equipment usage and food preparation needed in the workforce. Opportunities to learn front and back-of-the-house operations through entrepreneurship activities are also built into the curriculum.
The Pre–Information Technology Program offers an innovative, integrated learning environment focused on computers, technology and communications. Students who participate in a Pre–Information Technology acquire foundational knowledge and skills in basic programming techniques, software and web development, and emerging digital technologies. Emphasis is placed on a college preparatory curriculum directly linked to career pathways in the IT career cluster.
The Pre–Medical Sciences program is a three–year preparatory honors program for the middle school student 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.