The Media and The Arts Academy at Fort Pierce Central High School  provides an opportunity for students to formally learn fundamental components for success in creative industries. Students in many parts of the program are prepared to gain industry certifications that are directly applicable to future employment.  There are also avenues for community experience with area business partners.  Individual programs are also responsible for providing much of the School’s components such as brochures, flyers, television shows, art and photography.

The programs in the Media and Arts Academy are as follows:

Art can transform lives.  It gives us the power to question, to confront, to explore, and to challenge how we think about the world.

Sarah Grady

Art visually expresses the human spirit.  The art department at Fort Pierce Central High School is excellent at giving students a solid foundation to effectively display those creative talents.  The following art programs are offered at FPCHS:

  • 2D Art
  • Ceramics/Sculpture
  • Photography


Meet the Staff
Ms. Heather Blackmon, Teacher

Ms. Katherine Avra, Teacher

Ms. Helen Minden, Teacher

The drama program at Fort Pierce Central High School provides students with quality theatrical experience that fosters teamwork, integrity, commitment, work ethic and fun.  The FPC drama program focuses on all area of theatre including costuming, props, acting and tech (lights and sound).

Each year the program produces a musical along with other theatre productions.  In addition, students participate in various regional competitions and conferences.

Students are also provided with the opportunity to become part of the International Thespian Society, a world-renowned scholarship and educational organization that honors and encourages dedication to the theatrical arts.

Ms. Lisa Stewart, Director/Teacher

To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instant of a second that couldn’t exist before and couldn’t exist after. It’s almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You draw a second before or after, you miss and you’re dead – not them. To me, photography’s always like that. – Mario Testino – Legendary Fashion Photographer

Assistant Coach Heather Blackmon

Ms. Heather Blackmon-Gordon