Overview of Our Programs

Choice Programs

  • Glades Central Community High has a variety of Choice Programs, including Agritechnology, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering and Technology, and Medical Sciences - Pre-Medicine. Learn more about our programs, below.


    The Agritechnology Program offers a sequence of courses that provide challenging academic content standards aligned with immediately applicable knowledge and skills. This series of courses will prepare students for immediate employment or a basis for advanced study of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career clusters. The courses include technical skill proficiency and competency-based applied learning that are interdependent on academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning/problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, specialized equipment skills, occupation-specific skills, and mastery of all aspects of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to instruction in animal and plant production; agribusiness, agricultural mechanics; employability skills, basic science; communications, and human-relations skills.

    Agritechnology Academy Student Progression
    9th -10th Grade - Foundations of AgriScience
    10th/11th Grade - Agritechnology 1
    11th/12th Grade - Agritechnology 2

    Computer Science

    The Computer Science program is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated students who wish to major in one of the various fields within the Computer Science industry. The program strives to provide college-bound students with rigorous learning opportunities in an environment rich in quality of instruction, hand-on experience, and course offerings. Students acquire a well-rounded foundation in the basic aspects of computing to include but not be limited to programming, database programming, and algorithmic design, as well as mathematics and science. Students will learn problem-solving strategies and the skills needed to work in a collaborative environment.

    Computer Science Academy Student Progression
    9th Grade - Foundations of Programming
    10th Grade - Procedural Programming
    11th Grade - Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
    12th Grade - Java Programming Capstone

    Criminal Justice

    The Criminal Justice program offers a sequence of courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills. Students are prepared for further education and careers in all five pathways within the Law, Public Safety and Security Career Cluster through project–based, hands–on learning activities. Practical skills and field exercises include: courtroom demeanor and testifying, report writing, identification, collection and preservation of evidence, interviewing techniques, radio communications, patrol techniques, traffic direction, traffic crash investigations,
    defensive tactics, CPR, First Aid, and fingerprinting. Students have the opportunity to earn industry certification as Public Service Aides (PSA), as well as Accredited Legal Secretaries (ALS). College credit opportunities are an available benefit for eligible Criminal Justice Academy students through articulation agreements with local colleges and universities.

    Criminal Justice Academy Student Progression
    9th Grade - Criminal Justice Operations 1
    10th Grade - Criminal Justice Operations 2
    11th Grade - Criminal Justice Operations 3
    12th Grade - Criminal Justice Operations 4

    Engineering and Technology

    The Engineering and Technology programs are affiliated with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a not–for–profit organization that forms partnerships with public schools, colleges, universities, and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system. PLTW has developed a four–year sequence of courses including Introduction to Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Engineering Design and Development.

    Engineering Technology Academy Student Progression
    9th Grade - Introduction to Engineering Design (Academy)
    10th Grade - Principles of Engineering
    11th Grade - Digital Electronics
    12th Grade - Civil Engineering & Architecture

    Medical Sciences - Pre-Medicine  

    The Medical Sciences Honors program offers an innovative, integrated learning environment designed to provide the student with the medical skills and training necessary to succeed in postsecondary healthcare career education and/or to successfully transition into the healthcare workforce. This comprehensive program combines a rigorous academic curriculum with intense clinical and laboratory experience. Student clinical rotations are conducted at area hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Clinical clearance, including a background check and drug screening are required prior to entering the clinical setting.

    Medical Science Student Progression

    Pharmacy Technician:
    9th or 10th Grade - Health Science A&P
    2nd year - Health Science Foundations
    3rd year - Allied Health Assisting
    4th year - Pharmacy Technician

    Sports Medicine/Exercise Science:
    9th or 10th Grade - Health Science A&P
    2nd year - Health Science Foundations
    3rd year - Allied Health Assisting
    4th year - Exercise Science