Programs Of Emphasis

A Program of Emphasis provides a structured study strand centered on a career pathway. Students who are zoned for the school may select the Program of Emphasis, and a limited number of seats in some of the programs listed in this guide may be available for 9th through 12th grade students who are not zoned to the school.

Acceptance for out-of-zone students to a Program of Emphasis is by application only. By signing the required transfer request form, parents and students agree to the commitment statements and understandings on the form.

Eligibility: Out-of-Zone seats may be available to 9th-12th grade students only and seats are limited. For students applying in grade 10 and above, acceptance is contingent upon a school-based administration review of their transcripts. Students must reside in Seminole County and submit a Program of Emphasis Transfer Request Form. Eligibility requirements, timelines, and the application process are described in detail on the Seminole County Public Schools Student Assignment and Program Access website.

Transportation: Transportation is NOT provided for Program of Emphasis transfers. Students may seek assistance for transportation if it is available through the Ticket to Ride program. Details may be found on the Student Assignment and Program Access website.

For More Information: In-zone students should contact their guidance counselor, out-of-zone students may contact the Student Assignment and Program Access Department 407-320-0329 and view their website.

Hagerty High School

Hagerty High School

Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Program of Emphasis

In the Modeling, Simulation and Analysis program, students learn to navigate and create detailed models and virtual simulations. This pathway has the potential to lead to high-demand, high-wage careers in diverse fields related to modeling simulation technologies and program management. This program includes industry certification.

Coming Soon ... Academy of Advanced Learning Technologies 

Lake Brantley High School

Lake Brantley High School

Creative Design & Entertainment Program of Emphasis

The Creative Design & Entertainment Program offers a curriculum designed to allow students to explore their artistic skills and translate them into the digital world. Students can choose from the following career pathways - 3D Animation Technology, Digital Photography Technology, Digital Audio Production and Interior Design Services. This program includes industry certification opportunities.

Academy of Finance Program of Emphasis

The Academy of Finance Program offers a curriculum comprised of finance and business technology including Accounting Applications and Personal Financial Planning. This program includes industry certification.

Lake Howell High School

Lake Howell High School

Culinary Arts Program of Emphasis

The Culinary Arts Program allows students to explore all facets of the culinary field, including entrepreneurship, in an industry-standard commercial kitchen. This program includes industry certification. 

Cybersecurity Program of Emphasis

The Cybersecurity Program introduces and prepares students for careers in computer science and cyber defense in multiple industries. This program includes industry certification.

Entrepreneurship Program of Emphasis

The Business & Entrepreneurship Program curriculum introduces the broad spectrum of business, industry, and small business initiatives. Students will develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to start and operate a business. This program includes opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit or an Associates in Arts Degree in Business from Seminole State College while simultaneously completing a high school diploma.

Lake Mary High School

Lake Mary High School

Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation Program of Emphasis

The Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation program provides students the opportunity to design and prototype innovative products using high-tech, industry standard equipment. This program includes industry certification.

Forensic Science & Legal Studies Program of Emphasis

This program of emphasis includes two pathways: Forensic Science uses groundbreaking modern scientific technology in crime scene investigation and Legal Studies teaches the foundations of our legal system. This program includes opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit.

Lyman High School

Lyman High School

Academy of Building and Design

The Academy of Building & Design provides students with the opportunity to explore careers in General Building Trades, Electrical, HVAC/Refrigeration and Welding. Students will follow a progression of courses aligned with a chosen trade and complete industry-specific course content that will help obtain employment in the construction industry. This program includes industry certification.

Oviedo High School

Oviedo High School

Bioscience Technology Program of Emphasis

The Bioscience Technology Program prepares students to be successful in career fields of applied biology in various industries. The courses are designed to be predominately laboratory based with a focus on utilizing bioscience equipment and practicing lab technician skills. This program includes industry certification.

Seminole High School

Seminole High School

PSI High Program of Emphasis

PSI (Problem Solving Incubator) High is an immersive, project-based, full-time program located within Seminole High School where students work in a high tech school of the future designed to solve real community, business, and social problems. All students complete the Business Management and Analysis Career & Technical Education (CTE) program, earn multiple industry certifications in either digital design, product engineering or computer application design and gain direct management experience operating a School-Based Enterprise. 

Aviation Academy Program of Emphasis

This state-of-the-art program is designed to prepare students for pursuit of employment or advanced training in the commercial and general aviation industry. There are two programs in the academy - the Aviation Maintenance program begins with the FAA Private Pilot Ground School course and certification. The Avionics Systems program introduces students to the high-tech electronics systems aboard an aircraft. Students in each program have access to a pre-apprenticeship training program that provides unique skills-based instruction usually available only to high school graduates in workforce programs.

Winter Springs High School

Winter Springs High School

Renewable Energy Program of Emphasis

The Renewable Energy Program allows students to study energy technologies and the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of renewable energy resources for a sustainable future. This program includes opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit.

Public Service Academy

The Public Service Academy exposes students to a wide variety of career opportunities in government operations and public safety. The program includes three pathway options - Principles of Teaching, Criminal Justice Operations and Emergency Planning & Response. This program includes industry certification and dual enrollment opportunities. 

Seminole County Virtual School

SCVS Hospitality and Tourism Logo

Hospitality is one of Florida's most dynamic and high-growth industries. Students who enroll in the Hospitality and Tourism program through Seminole County Virtual School (SCVS) will gain business, entrepreneurial, and marketing skills with the flexibility to fit any schedule. 

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