Academy of Children’s Educational Studies

The Academy of Children’s Educational Studies provides students with a skill-based curriculum and hands-on experience so they are equipped with job specific knowledge, skills and credentials to enable employment in career fields that focus on children. The Early Childhood Education classes in ACES provide classroom and practical experiences necessary to meet the cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs of children from infancy to preschool. Students transfer theories learned in the classroom into practice by working side-by-side with Child Development Associate Teachers to nurture and instruct the children in our school’s childcare program.

Contacts: Angelica Marin or Anita Kilpatrick

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Academy of Media of Productions

The Academy of Media Production is housed at Haines City High School in the Polk County School District. AMP Academy provides a rigorous four-year program designed to give students current technology information, real world training, and industry certifications in the fields of Digital Design which will lead to Yearbook, TV Production and Web Design. AMP Academy students will have the opportunity to choose which path they want to follow and will be given everything they need to make them successful on their chosen path. AMP Academy also offers classes in the field of Business that will help students earn college credits from a local accredited college at no charge to students or families. These students will also have the chance to become members of national student organizations such as: FBLA and DECA. They can use the knowledge and skills learned in the academy to compete in these organizations locally, and possibly throughout the state or nationally.

Charlotte Aldridge, AMP Academy Lead Teacher
Linda Gee, Digital Information Technology Teacher
Thomas Williams, Web Design Teacher
John Bell, TV Production Teacher
Dustin King, Yearbook Teacher

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Environmental Agriculture & Technology Academy

This nationally accredited certified academy offers a unique opportunity to work with animals, promote environmental stewardship, and gain career experience. EATA offers two career technical education tracks: Animal Science and Aquaculture. Animal Science allows students to actively care for and interact with a plethora of animals: emus, horses, rabbits, chickens, cattle, pigs and alpacas. These interactions will encourage students to learn the technical side of agriculture and the skills that come with it. The second track, Aquaculture, creates an experience that combines fish husbandry with aquatic plant production. Students will combine technology and hard work to create a product that can be sold to the public/industry. Florida is the industry leader in ornamental fish production. This track helps students learn the skills necessary to enter and advance this industry. EATA will always strive to introduce, educate and prepare students for a career in agriculture and related industries.

Contacts: Broderic Ogzewalla or Caroline Ogzewalla

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Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Core

Contacts: Major Hillsgrove, 1SG Fredrickson, SFC Peebles, SFC Anderson

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Visual Art Academy

Contacts: John Aho, Lori Crawford, Michelle Debello and Jeffrey Randles

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Performing Art Academy

Contacts: Kristen Bowne, Kerry Murray, Carrie Mitchell and Brittany Wood

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Physical Education

Contacts: Mr. Gee, Judy Marcum, Gregory Pritchett and Bonnie Salary

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