Five Star Magnet Program
Our Five Star Magnet Program is an award-winning program of Magnet Schools of America and offers students unique courses and opportunities in preparation for top post-secondary schools and future careers. Over 1,000 students are enrolled in the six program areas and take specialized classes per year that emphasize academics and important life and career skills. Communication and support from our Business Advisory Board, along with partnerships in the community, provide opportunities to strengthen our program. This combination of academics and hands-on learning prepares students to become leaders in tomorrow’s world.
Magnet Mission Statement
To provide qualified students interested in the Global Business & Entrepreneurship, Sports Management & Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality & Resort Management, Medical, Culinary Arts, and Television & Film Industries with superior academic experiences and career opportunities within those disciplines while preparing them for post-secondary education and future employment.
Welcome to Palm Beach Gardens High School
Five Star Magnet Program
Palm Beach Gardens Community High School
4245 Holly Drive | Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-694-7388 | Fax: 561-694-7389
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program is one of sixteen Florida School Choice Options available to students in grades K-12. The AICE program is considered an international curriculum and examination program that’s modeled on the British pre-college curriculum and ‘A-Level’ exams. Florida’s public colleges and universities provide college credit for successfully passed exams. Students in Florida’s public secondary schools enrolled in AICE courses do not have to pay to take the exams.
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.
The Global Business and Entrepreneurship program has been designed to simulate a college curriculum. Students take cornerstone courses in their freshman and sophomore years, which give them essential skills and an overview in the Global Business area. Participation in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and R.O.P.E.S. leadership training helps students enhance their skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork and computer technology with an opportunity to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist industry certification.
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.
The Sports Management and Recreation program provides students the opportunity to pursue a course of study leading to college degrees in sports management, marketing, recreation, health and fitness. Students take courses that stress communication, problem solving, teamwork, business and technology, as well as participate in summer internships. For hands–on experiences, students plan and run at least one sporting event. Through internships and special projects, students apply business knowledge learned in school and in the community.
The Television and Film Production Technology program is dedicated to providing quality education in the organization and dissemination of ideas through television and film production. Students are taught in professional broadcast studios with high quality equipment. Students benefit by the use of recording studios, remote cameras, video recorders, video switching and editing equipment, and comprehensive computer graphics to complete academic and extracurricular projects. Students are prepared to function as members of a technical team by participating in activities that simulate the conditions found in television and production studios as well as on–location events.
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.