High School Specialty Programs

Each high school houses a specialty high school program available to all high schools students regardless of their school zone.  Ask your guidance counselor about eligibility, middle school preparation, and the application process.  Transportation is provided.


International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program
at KING’S FORK HIGH SCHOOL

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is an advanced, comprehensive program of study, offering an integrated approach to learning across the disciplines. Many colleges and universities view the IB Diploma program as the most compelling course of study a student can pursue. Such universities have offered extensive credit and/or preferential admissions consideration to IB diploma candidates. Recognized worldwide, the IB Diploma Program’s in-depth approach to academic disciplines fosters skills that will remain with students for their lifetime.

The IB offers six subject groups -- Studies in Language & Literature, Language Aquisition, Individuals & Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, and The Arts.  Students are able to explore some subjects in depth and others more broadly. Active citizenship and global perspectives are encouraged in each area of the curriculum. Upon completion of the course work, students take an external IB exam in each subject. In addition to courses and exams, students must also complete the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and Community Activity Service requirements in order to earn the IB Diploma..



Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Engineering
at NANSEMOND RIVER HIGH SCHOOL


This program empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. Courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality.

Courses include Introduction to Engineering Design (Grade 9), Principles of Engineering (Grade 10), Digital Electronics (Grade 11), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Grade 11), and Engineering Design & Development (Grade 12).



Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Biomedical Science
at LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL


This program empowers students to explore and find solutions to some of today’s most pressing medical challenges. Through scaffolded activities that connect learning to life, students step into the roles of biomedical science professionals and investigate topics including human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students work together in teams to find unique solutions, and in the process, learn in-demand, transferable skills to include critical thinking and communication.

Courses include Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (Grade 9), Human Body Systems (Grade 10), Medical Interventions (Grade 11), and Biomedical Innovation (Grade 12).

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