Career Academies

The Career Academy/Cambridge/IB Application Process:

2021-22 Flyer for the High School Showcase
  • Academy Application Documents:


    • *December 2, 2021: Career Academy/Cambridge/IB program of choice recruitment begins.
    • *No program of choice recruitment by middle or high schools before December 2, 2021

    • January 31, 2022: DEADLINE –Career Academy/Cambridge/IB Applications.
    • Program of choice applications must be submitted by January 31, 2022 into the Focus Parent Portal.

    • By February 11, 2022: Career Academy/Cambridge/IB School Review Committees generate a list of applicants to accept into the program of choice.
    • By February 14, 2022: All acceptance/denial notifications are sent to parents through Focus Parent Portal with instructions to select one (1) program of choice.

    • February 28, 2022: DEADLINE for program of choice Declaration of Intent
      • To confirm a seat in one (1) program of choice, students/parents must communicate the Declaration of Intent through the Focus Parent Portal.

Academies for the 2021-22 School Year

Atlantic High

Atlantic High Website
Academy Facilitator: Sarah Olsen

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Law & Government Criminal Justice Margo Rivera
Aquaculture, Environmental & Marine Science Academy Horticulture, Science & Services Jennifer Spain
Technology Engineering, Science, & Aeronautics Academy Aerospace Technologies Amanda Silva
DeLand High

DeLand High Website
Academy Facilitator: Melissa Lundell

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Communications Academy Digital Media Multi-Media & Digital Video  Vicki Perri
Engineering Academy Engineering Peter Policke and Chris Folsom
Deltona High

Deltona High Website
Academy Facilitator: Brandy Meadows

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Food & Agricultural Science Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Farrah Johnson
Academy of Digital Media Enterprise Digital Media and Promotional Enterprise John Scott and Matt Milazzo
Health Services Academy Allied Health Assisting Taylor Grace
Mainland High

Mainland High Website
Academy Facilitator: Tara Gardner

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Scientific Inquiry & Medicine Allied Health Assisting, Biomedical Sciences Susana Mandell
New Smyrna Beach High

New Smyrna Beach High Website
Academy Facilitator: Denise Johns

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Education Education and Training Carli Bryan
Criminal Justice Academy Criminal Justice Operations Diana Cox and Mark Fletcher
Engineering Academy Engineering Technology Harry Prather
Medical Academy Emergency Medical Responder Lindsay Posick
Pine Ridge High

Pine Ridge High Website
Academy Facilitator: Loren Conlan

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Healthcare Academy Allied Health Assisting Kimberly Lurkins
Manufacturing Academy Manufacturing Javier Vega Garcia
Seabreeze High

Seabreeze High Website
Academy Facilitator: Erica Demke

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Allied Health Academy Allied Health Assisting Kelley Lemon
Spruce Creek High

Spruce Creek High Website
Academy Facilitator: Thomas Bennett

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Finance Academy Finance Hayley Dougal
Information Technology Robotics  IT and Applied Robotics Kim Stears
University High

University High Website
Academy Facilitator: Jennifer Peel

Academy Name CTE Programs Director
Academy of Finance Finance Stephanie Smith
Gaming and Simulation Academy Gaming/SImulation and Robotics David Manning
Biomedical Sciences Academy Biomedical Science Monica Hendron