Programs Of Emphasis

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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 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 incoming 9th grade students only and seats are limited.  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 Choices website at  Options designated with an * are available as choice options.  All other options are only for students zoned to attend that school based upon their residence.  

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 Choices website.

For More Information: In-zone students should contact their guidance counselor, out-of-zone students may contact the Choices Department 407-320-0329 and view the website at

Hagerty High School

Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Program of Emphasis *

The Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Program teaches students the fundamentals of modeling and simulation, a high-demand, high-wage industry in Central Florida. This program includes industry certification.

Lake Brantley High School

Finance Academy Program of Emphasis *

The Finance Academy 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

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 Entrepreneurship Program curriculum introduces the broad spectrum of business, industry, and small business initiatives. This program includes opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit.

New for 2017-18! Earn an Associate in Arts degree in Business from Seminole State College while simultaneously completing a high school diploma.      

Lake Mary High School

Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation Program of Emphasis *

The Advanced Manufacturing program gives 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 tracks: 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

Teaching, learning, & leadership Program of Emphasis *

The Teaching, Learning, & Leadership Program empowers students to embrace their potential future as educators and fosters their knowledge of the education profession. This program includes opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit. 

Oviedo High School

Bioscience Technology Program of Emphasis *

The Bioscience Technology Program provides preparation for the career fields of applied biology in industry, medicine, and agriculture. This program includes industry certification.

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.