Career & Technical Ed Academies

East Lee County is a comprehensive high school that provides students with an educational alternative that enhances the traditional high school curriculum. Students will not only be able to select from the traditional academic and extracurricular programs, but will also have the opportunity to pursue a specialized program within a Career and Technical Education Academy

A career academy is a specialized learning community within the school that provides students with team-designed projects and relevant learning experiences. In addition to being prepared for post-secondary education, students who graduate from a comprehensive high school will leave with marketable skills and competencies now required in specialized businesses and industries.

We offer a variety of industry certifications such as:

Adobe Certified Associate logo ASE Certified logo - Automotive Service Excellence written out EKG Technician with blue background and image of ekg

Certified Nursing Assistant with medical logo Microsoft Office Specialist logo Fire Department logo outlined in red with ladder fire hydrant helmet and axe

Academy of Natural Resources is a career academy with a thematic focus on environmental studies and sustainability. Raised beds, Agriscience, and general environmental issues highlight the program. Certification will be Agriculture Associate Industry Certification.


This course includes but is not limited to broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Automotive industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.


This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Law, Public Safety and Security career cluster.


The content of this program includes but is not limited to all aspects of preparation, presentation, and serving of food; leadership, communication skills, employability skills, and safe/efficient work practices are also covered. This coursework prepares students for employment in the food service/hospitality industry.



The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment in the Digital Design industry as Information Technology Assistants, Production Assistants, Digital Assistant Designers, Graphic Designers, and Multimedia Designers.

Students have an opportunity to become Microsoft Office Specialists and Adobe Certified Associates, being trained by MOS and ACA Certified teachers. The program utilizes the most current software available today, that is highly recommended by colleges, employers and the military.


The introduction to firefighting program content includes, but is not limited to, orientation to the fire service, fire alarms and communication, vehicles, apparatus and equipment, fire behavior, portable extinguishers, fire streams, fundamentals of extinguishment, ladders, hoses, tools and equipment, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, ventilation, rescue, protective breathing equipment, first responder emergency, medical techniques, water supplies, principles of in-service inspections, safety, controlled burning, and employability skills.


The Health Science Academy allows students to begin to explore their interests in the healthcare field. Students may choose to job shadow an area of interest to them to assist in determining where their interests may lie, or work toward a certification.


Students participating in this academy are responsible for the production and airing of JAGS news every morning; bringing school news directly into the classroom.



The content of this program includes but is not limited to planning, management, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.


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