Choice and In-House Programs

  • Choice Academies

    Any student, whether zoned or not zoned for Seminole Ridge Community High School, may apply to any of these academies.

    Army JROTC

    The Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AJROTC) program provides developmental courses in leadership theory, drill and ceremonies, hygiene and first aid, map reading, land navigation, techniques of oral communication, marksmanship and safety, staff function and procedures, service JROTC opportunities and physical readiness. Students who select this option will enroll in the AJROTC classes each year as well as a full academic schedule. Upon completion, students are under no obligation to enlist in the armed forces. Successful completion of the AJROTC program allows entry into the armed forces up to two pay grades higher than other enlistees without AJROTC experience.


    The Biotechnology program is a program delivered in a state–of–the–art facility that offers students the opportunity to prepare for the career path and the challenges of college. The students have a wide variety of experiences, which may include the opportunity to “gown–up” and work in a clean room. Students experiment with plants while studying the science of hydroponics in the school’s hydroponic greenhouses. Technology is infused throughout the curriculum. These academies have established partnerships with biotech companies in the area.


    The Construction program prepares students for college and employment in the building construction industry. The program provides necessary skills to enter home–building, general contracting, and related industries. This program focuses on broad transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building construction industry, and demonstrates essential elements of the industry such as: architecture, engineering, planning, management, finance, technical and production skills. Incorporated into the curriculum are the underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, health, safety, and environmental issues. Training occurs in the classroom, the lab, and at current job sites.

    Television and Film Production Technology

    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.

    In-House Academies and Programs

    Students assigned to attend Seminole Ridge Community High School because they live within the school attendance boundaries or because they are accepted into a choice academy may apply to participate in the IN-HOUSE academies offered at the school.
    * In-house academy applications may be available after the lottery if there are open seats in the academy.
    **Can only apply through an in-house application. Email Mrs. Licavoli for the application.

    Automotive Service Technology*

    The Automotive Service Technology program provides hands–on training in a fully integrated, computerized, state–of–the art facility. This academy prepares students for employment and/or specialized training in the automotive industry, including Automotive Lubrication, Automotive Brake System, Automobile Suspension and Steering, Automotive Electrical/Electronic System and Automotive Engine Performance. This program focuses on understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the automotive industry: planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, as well as the underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues.

    Information Technology*

    The Information Technology program offers a sequence of four courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with the challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Information Technology career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to computer application skills including computer hardware, software applications, networking concepts & applications, computer programming & cybersecurity, extensive exploration of information technology careers; strategies for success, including a strong emphasis on effective communication skills. Specialization opportunities vary depending upon the location of the academy.

    Medical Sciences**

    The Medical Sciences Honors program offers an innovative, integrated learning environment designed to provide students with the medical skills and training necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry. This comprehensive program combines a rigorous academic curriculum with intense clinical and laboratory experience. Student clinical rotations are conducted at area hospitals, pharmacies, and other healthcare facilities where students shadow healthcare professionals as patient care needs are met. Clinical clearance, including a background check and drug screening, is required prior to entering the clinical setting.