Magnet Program Curriculum
9-11 Grade Curriculum
Experimental Science I (Overview of the Everglades) This course provides an in-depth study of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades (KOE) watershed. Modules of this course include: geography, geology, water, ecology, economics, history, and CERP.
AICE Biology (Cambridge) is the first science class students will take. In Biology, they will learn the scientific method through hands-on labs. All students are required to take an End of Course exam (EOC) as required by the Florida legislature.
Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE) is the physical education and health course (including water safety) required for graduation. Students learn how to properly conduct themselves around water, take a swimming assessment test and complete small craft rescues in canoes.
Honors English I is necessary to complete graduation requirements, in addition to magnet requirements: a college-level research paper using the MLA style, ancillary readings based on South Florida and the Everglades and a summer reading project.
AICE Environmental Management Managing the environment might be the most important thing humanity has to do over the next century and beyond, Sophomores are required to take the Cambridge Course Environmental Management, Four major environmental categories taught in this course are Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere and Lithosphere, In other words, the air around us, the people/animals/ plants/organisms which share our Earth, the water cycle, and the impacts humans have on all of these.
Honors English II is needed for graduation. This course includes ancillary readings based on South Florida and The Everglades. It also provides opportunities for writing assignments for environmental contests.
Honors/Regular Chemistry students learn about the properties of light and matter through hands-on engagement in laboratory experiments helping them in Advanced Placement or Honors Environmental Science.
AICE Global Perspectives (Cambridge) This class is a skills based course that teaches students to find and understand credible sources, teaches the use of proper citation and attribution of information, and skills to present and communicate research effectively. Research explores international conflicts and looks at environmental issues from both a local and global perspective. Topics include: food security, climate change, population issues and more.
Honors English III Students have the option to take this course instead of Advanced Placement Language. Magnet requirements must still be met.
Advance Placement (AP) Language This course is an alternative to the Honors English III class. Student can receive college credit by achieving the required score on the AP test provided nationally in May.
Advance Placement (AP) Science Choose from Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology offered on campus or as a dual enrollment course online or at Broward College.
Graduation from the magnet program requires all students to complete a final project that reflects what they have learned about the past 4 years. To facilitate the completion of a Senior Project, all seniors must be enrolled in Honors Experimental Science 4.
In addition to completing the project, seniors must also have completed 4 science credits while in high school from the following options:
Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry
Advanced, Honors, or Regular Physics
Marine Science Honors I and II
Senior Symposium is the culmination of work expressed as a project displayed at a juried exhibition that will have 3 distinct components: a project with a portfolio, and oral presentation, and a demonstration along with an exhibit for judges to evaluate.
Senior Field Trips