Academic Programs

  • Royal Palm Beach Community High School has a variety of Academic and College and Career Academy programs, including an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Business Marketing, HVAC, NJROTC, Medical Sciences, and STEM. Please visit the program pages for additional information.

    Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology (HVAC)

    The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology program prepares students for college or advanced industry training and employment in the HVAC–R industry. This program focuses on broad transferable skills such as planning, management, finance, labor and community issues, health, safety and environmental factors. Upon completion of this program, the student will be prepared to take the state certification examination for air conditioning, refrigeration and heating mechanics and earn industry certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

    The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced program of education that prepares students in grades 11–12 for effective participation in a rapidly globalizing world and for postsecondary success in college and career. Students study at least two languages and increase understanding of diverse cultures. Due to its rigorous nature, preparation for the IB Diploma Programme is offered through the IB Middle Years Programme curricula in the 9th and 10th grades or through other accelerated curricula. The IB diploma leads to advanced standing in universities throughout the world. The IB Diploma Programme framework includes required courses within six subject groups: Studies in language and literature, Language acquisition, Individuals and societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts. Schools tailor course sequences to meet each school’s focus. Algebra I or Algebra I Honors and Spanish or French for high school credit are highly recommended to prepare students for the rigor of the program.

    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 experiences. 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. In the School District of Palm Beach County all medical courses provide local honors credit. Algebra I or Algebra I Honors is recommended.

    Marketing and Entrepreneurship

    The Marketing and Entrepreneurship program prepares students for entry–level management trainee positions through its Marketing Program. This multi–faceted, survey program is designed to prepare students for higher education and careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The program develops marketing concepts as they apply to areas such as business, e–commerce, entertainment, fashion, finance, hospitality, law, management, sales, and sports. Hands–on projects throughout the program will allow students to work with local businesses and entrepreneurs to develop real world experiences and skills. Students can develop leadership skills while participating in many community activities and field trips.

    Navy JROTC

    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.