PGA Academies provide students with academic, career, and technical instruction, offering hands-on learning. The academies and programs are designed to develop advanced skills, real-world training, and a competitive edge in today’s job market. Many of our academies offer an Executive Internship as well as Professional Certifications upon completion.
ACADEMY OF LEGAL STUDIES
The Academy of Legal Studies provides students with career and college preparation and opportunities in the field of law. College-bound students will be provided a foundation for future education in law and politics including public administration, political studies, public policy, as well as preparation for law studies. Students will have the opportunity to intern in law offices and government agencies. Students will learn about criminal and civil law, courtroom procedures, and will also participate on the mock trial team.
Extra-Curricular: Mock trial, Florida Law Honor Society
ACADEMY OF BUSINESS (Digital Information Technology)
The Academy of Digital information Technology is designed to familiarize and certify students in the Microsoft Office Suite, one of the most widely used software suites in the world. Throughout their time in the Academy, students will explore and refine their skills in databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Advanced students will develop their skills and understanding of the Photoshop suite of programs. Students will be exposed to how these programs impact a rapidly changing technology industry.
Extra-Curricular: Yearbook, Esports
ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS
The Academy of Culinary Arts guides students in navigating the culinary and hospitality career paths. Students learn and become certified in food safety through the ServSafe certification program. Additionally, students will learn food basics and will become accomplished cooks and chefs upon completion of the program. Under the tutelage of our accomplished professional Chef, students will use their skills to compete in multiple local competitions throughout the year.
VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM
Students enrolled in our award-winning visual arts program will learn to develop their artistic expression and their technical and conceptual abilities through various mediums. Our individualized instruction, coupled with the opportunity for students to work collaboratively, gives our visual arts program a unique spin. Students will have multiple opportunities to have their art displayed and judged by professionals in the field throughout the year.
Extra Curricular: Art Club, National Art Honor Society
PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM
Our performing arts program which includes vocal music, dance, and theatre arts focuses on both production and performance providing practical experience that can take students right into the world of the arts. Particular focus will be on the exploration of social activism through the arts. In addition to multiple school and community performance opportunities, there will be quarterly master classes or master lectures with artists who are currently working in their respective industry.
Extra Curricular: Competition Show Choir, Drama Club, Dance Team, Tri-M National Music Honor Society, International Thespian Honor Society, National Honor Society for Dance Arts