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School Search: Pasco school choices include magnets, rigorous academic programs, career academies

Times staff

The Pasco County school system offers an array of special programs for families who want to venture beyond their zoned school, with options that include STEM magnet schools, the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate and Cambridge programs and a variety of career academies. For more information, including a School Choice catalogue, visit the district's Educational Options page.

STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Bayonet Point Middle

11125 Little Road, New Port Richey

bpms.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 774-7400

Centennial Middle

38505 Centennial Road, Dade City

cenms.pasco.k12.fl.us

(352) 524-9700

The program is designed for inquisitive students who enjoy exploring and learning. It integrates an advanced science, technology, engineering and math curriculum to ensure that students develop a strong, diverse foundation for their futures.

STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)

Sanders Memorial Elementary

5126 School Road, Land O'Lakes

smes.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 794-1500

This program adds the "A" for the arts to the STEM magnet to ensure that students develop the creativity and critical thinking skills necessary to flourish in all fields. In addition to the arts, the program integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics into the entire curriculum to ensure a strong, diverse foundation for students.

CAMBRIDGE PROGRAM

San Antonio Elementary

32416 Darby Road, Dade City

saes.pasco.k12.fl.us

(352) 524-5300

Pasco Middle

13925 14th St., Dade City

pms.pasco.k12.fl.us

(352)-524-8400

Paul R. Smith Middle

1410 Sweetbriar Drive, Holiday

prsms.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 246-3200

Anclote High

1540 Sweetbriar Dr., Holiday

ahs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 246-3000

Pasco High

36850 State Road 52, Dade City

phs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(352) 524-5500

For more than 170 years, the University of Cambridge in England has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through their examinations. The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The program offers an advanced, rigorous, hands-on curriculum that gives high students the opportunity to graduate with college credit. The program seeks students with A and B averages as well as good attendance and behavior.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Gulf High

5355 School Road, New Port Richey

ghs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 774-3300

Land O' Lakes High

20325 Gator Lane, Land O' Lakes

lolhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 794-9400

Pine View Elementary

5333 Parkway Blvd., Land O'Lakes

pves.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 794-0600

Pine View Middle School

5334 Parkway Blvd., Land O'Lakes

pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/ib-myp- candidate-school

(813) 794-4800

The IB program focuses on developing students' strengths academically and as caring global citizens. Students are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning. Many who graduate with IB diplomas go onto do well in college. Pine View elementary and middle are IB candidate schools, working to be fully authorized by the IB organization.

CAREER ACADEMIES

Anclote High

1540 Sweetbriar Dr., Holiday

ahs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 246-3000

Academy of Health: Prepares students for initial employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Students receive industry certifications and participate in clinical training opportunities.

Cypress Creek Middle High

8701 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel

(813) 346-4400

Academy of Business Management*

Academy of Criminal Justice*

Academy of Engineering*

Fivay High

12115 Chicago Ave., Hudson

fhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 246-4000

Academy of Health and Emergency Services: Prepares students for initial employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Participating students receive industry certifications, participate in clinical training opportunities.

Academy of Criminal Justice: Teaches skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the law, public safety and security.

Gulf High

5355 School Road, New Port Richey

ghs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 774-3300

Academy of Health: Prepares students for initial employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Students receive industry certifications and participate in clinical training opportunities.

Academy of Gaming, Simulation and Design: Working with the latest technologies, students will encounter the fast-paced world of computer games, 3D and animation, designing and developing game concepts and assets. A production-focused environment brings theory and practice together, with students able to use their ideas to develop working games and prototypes.

Hudson High

14410 Cobra Way, Hudson

hhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 774-4200

Academy of Aeronautics-Aviation: The academy's mission is to create a strong, rigorous, seamless aerospace and aviation learning continuum aligned to higher education and the workforce.

Academy of Veterinary Assisting: The academy's mission is to educate students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the animal industry. Students may be eligible for Gold Seal/Bright Futures scholarships.

Land O' Lakes High

20325 Gator Lane, Land O' Lakes

lolhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 794-9400

Academy of Culinary Arts: Students develop career skills in basic food preparation, personal productivity, safety and sanitary work procedures, commercial tools and equipment, nutrition and work ethics.

Academy of Agritechnology: Prepares students for further education and careers in agriculture, food and natural resources.

J.W. Mitchell High

2323 Little Road, New Port Richey

jwmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 774-9200

Academy of Business Management: Program of study includes business administration and technology courses. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership qualities, management strategies, critical thinking skills and effective communication skills.

Academy for the Medical Arts: Prepares students for employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Students receive industry certifications and participate in clinical training opportunities.

Pasco High

36850 State Road 52, Dade City

phs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(352) 524-5500

Academy of Health: Prepares students for initial employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Students receive industry certifications and participate in clinical training opportunities.

Academy of Building Construction Technology: Builds a collaborative environment for students through partnerships with employers, the community and higher education. Students study technical design and electricity.

Ridgewood High

7650 Orchid Lake Road, New Port Richey

rhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 774-3900

Academy of Robotics: The study of robotics captures all four legs of STEM while a competitive environment increases motivation and desire to succeed. Students study areas including foundations of robotics, robotics design essentials and robotics systems.

Academy of Health and Human Services: Prepares students for initial employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Students receive industry certifications and participate in clinical training opportunities.

River Ridge High

11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

rrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 774-7200

Academy of New Media and Communication: Offers an advanced look at how social networking, mobile communications, interactive media and multimedia reporting can be most effectively used in news organizations. Students also learn the logistics of reporting for electronic media and receive extensive experience in the technical side of video production, photography and digital publishing.

Academy of Engineering: Introduces students to the scope, rigor and field of engineering. They explore engineering technology systems and learn how engineers use math, science and technology to benefit people. Students who complete the program are eligible for Gold Seal/Bright Futures scholarships.

Academy of Teaching*

River Ridge Middle

11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 774-7000

Academy of Engineering: Provides an advanced rigorous and relevant curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math.

Sunlake High

3023 Sunlake Blvd., Land O'Lakes

slhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 346-1000

Academy of Aeronautics and Aviation: Provides a rigorous, aerospace and aviation learning continuum aligned to higher education and the workforce.

Academy of Finance: Introduces students to the broad career opportunities in the financial services industry. Students receive a well-rounded education in general business and finance principles, employability skills, and on-the-job training.

Academy of Robotics: The study of robotics captures all four legs of STEM while a competitive environment increases motivation and desire to succeed. Students study areas including foundations of robotics, robotics design essentials and robotics systems.

Academy of Health: Prepares students for initial employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Students receive industry certifications and participate in clinical training opportunities.

Wesley Chapel High

30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel

wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 794-8700

Academy of Digital Video Production: Students learn practical skills in recording and editing video.

Academy of Automotive Technology: Prepares students for further education and careers in automotive technology and consists of four required areas of study for program certification: suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, and engine performance. Students who complete the program are eligible for Gold Seal/Bright Futures scholarships.

Wiregrass Ranch High

2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel

wrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 346-6000

Academy of Medical Professions: Prepares students for initial employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Students receive industry certifications and participate in clinical training opportunities.

Zephyrhills High

6335 12th St., Zephyrhills

zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 794-6100

Academy of Aeronautics/Aviation: Provides a rigorous, seamless aerospace and aviation learning continuum aligned to higher education and the workforce.

Academy of Criminal Justice*

Academy of Health: Prepares students for initial employment or post-secondary training in the health occupations field. Students receive industry certifications and participate in clinical training opportunities.

Academy of Building Construction Technology*

* Contact school for more information

INFINITY ACADEMY

R. B. Stewart Middle School

38505 Tenth Ave., Zephyrhills

rbsms.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 794-6500

Paul R. Smith Middle School

1410 Sweetbriar Drive, Holiday

prsms.pasco.k12.fl.us

(727) 246-3200

A cooperative learning environment where teachers and students work together to create an educational plan tailored to each student's needs and areas of interest. Students work individually or in pairs, groups, or with teachers, depending on the lesson. They have the freedom to work ahead, to explore the depths of topics that interest them. Each student is part of a house with a leadership team and mentors.

PASCO eSCHOOL

15144 Shady Hills Road, Spring Hill

eschool.pasco.k12.fl.us

(813) 346.1900

Available to all students in grades K-12. For students in grades K-5, Pasco eSchool offers free enrollment in a full-year program that features innovative curricula. Students and learning guides receive instruction from teachers who use the latest technology. Students from sixth through 12th grades may enroll part- or full-time. Any public school, private school, charter school, or home education student located in Pasco County is eligible to apply.

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