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The Applied Science Academy’s mission is to provide all students the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained to real world applications. All students will be ready to be successful as they pursue their career choices, military or college.
Applied Sciences Academy (ASA)
The ASA Academy is dedicated to creating authentic project-based experiences for students that inspire them and prepare them for the future. Teachers collaborate together to design work that is rigorous and intellectually interesting to our students. Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers will provide the highest level of technical skills to students in their chosen field, complete with professional certifications. It is the application of scientific principles to solving problems and designing products that is at the center of the work our students do. Working collaboratively with others to problem-solve and create products is another lifelong skill practiced in the academy. Service to others is a key value and the academy will provide community service and leadership experiences to ASA students.
At the beginning of the year, ASA teachers build an induction program for juniors, to welcome them into ASA . The academic challenges for juniors include: Chemistry and Physics Benchmarks, PERT Testing, and SAT/ACT preparation and testing, and/or FCAT retakes. IB and AP students are also testing in their junior level courses. It is definitely a challenging year for juniors! Juniors also work on scholarship research, earning community service hours, and exploring college and post-high school career options. Juniors may also be taking dual enrollment courses at IRSC.
All seniors focus on SAT/ACT/Pert preparation. IB and AP seniors are preparing at the end of the year for their IB /AP exams in May and June. There are more college tours and workshops and financial aid workshops. Other seniors may need to make credit lab and Florida Virtual a priority as they ready their credits and GPA for graduation. Senior teachers are especially diligent about identifying “endangered seniors” and working closely with families to ensure success for all. During this year, PSLHS seniors also compete for the Young Floridian Scholarships available in St. Lucie County. Our goal is to transition all students to college and the workplace post-high school.
Core Team Subjects
Students belong to a team of teachers for:
- English, Honors English, IB English
- Maths, Honors Maths, IB Math
- US History, Honors US History, IB History of the Americas, AP US History
- Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Environmental Science, Honors Environmental Science, IB Environmental, IB Biology, Earth/Space Science, Honors Anatomy
- Intensive Reading and Math
- IB Psychology
All Jaguar students 9-12 may take these courses as electives or for CTE credit. ASA Academy students are teamed with the core teachers that work together with these programs. Students can earn Florida state community college credits (up to 12) by completing three years in a program.
Medical– Health Science 1,2; Allied Health, Emergency Responder; Medical Skills
Carpentry– Carpentry 1,2,3,4,5
Culinary Arts– Culinary 1,2,3,4
Students may also take these courses for high school credit:
Students may earn JROTC college scholarships up to and including nomination to West Point Academy.
JROTC Let1-4; Executive Internship,
Earn Industry Certifications
Students may earn industry certifications business employers are seeking. Students may use these certifications to jump start their careers while they attend college, or go straight into the field.
EKG Technician, Administrative Medical Assistant, Florida Automotive Dealer’s Association 001, Chief Architect Apprentice, NCCER Carpentry Level 1, Food Manager.