Applications are currently being accepted for Academies and Pre-Academies with open seats.
Timothy "T" Pollock
I decided to pursue the Academy instead of a traditional high school because my goal is to attend the Air Force Academy and then become a pilot. The school's location and academic standards were big draws for me. The school is located at the Lakeland airport; there's no better place for the CFAA. I also really liked the dual enrollment options that the school offered which will help me get a head start in college. CFAA also offers incentives, like going to NASA, so that students strive for high GPA's. In my opinion, the academy experience is much better than the traditional high school experience because the entire school is focused on the goal of the student's interests of aviation and engineering. This provides a learning environment that interests me and motivates me to work harder. Another reason that the academy experience is better than a traditional high school is simply due to size. There are fewer students enrolled in the Central Florida Aerospace Academy then there are in most freshman classes at a traditional high school. It is really easy to get to know almost everyone at the school and the teacher to student ratio is pretty small which is very helpful if you are having trouble in a specific class and need a little extra help. I feel that this academy has put me one step closer to my goals and aspirations.
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senator Kelli Stargel visited the LGHS Industrial Biotechnology Academy as part of the "Work Plan Florida Regional Tour." The students displayed their skill set by demonstrating techniques using pipettes, micropipettes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, gel electrophoresis, and PAGE (polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis).
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SHOW GRATITUDE FOR FEDEX PLANE: Donation of Plane Commemorated with Dedication Ceremony
Sun 'n Fun commemorated FedEx's recent donation of a Boeing 727 with a dedication ceremony during the Fly-In.
The cargo plane originally arrived amidst great fanfare at the Lakeland Linder airport in January of this year, but FedEx officials received an dose of gratitude from the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Polk State College via a dedication ceremony.
Walter Houghton was designated a Wright Brothers Master Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The award recognizes airmen who have contributed to and maintained safe flight operations for 50 or more years. Recipients are pilots who have advanced the aviation industry for not only current generations, but future ones as well.
CFAA STUDENTS TAKE FLIGHT: Jet Blue Flight Highlights Partnerships with Aviation Schools Across the Country
Central Florida Aerospace Academy students recently boarded a Jet Blue flight that included approximately 100 students from nine aviation high schools and colleges in New York and Florida. The flight was designed to be an educational experience highlighting the partnerships Jet Blue has formed with these aviation schools to encourage young people towards careers in the field of aviation.
Lieutenant Colonel William Brake and Colonel George Hardee of the Tuskegee Airmen (also known as the Red Tails) made a very special presentation to two Central Florida Aerospace Academy students recently.
Shortly before Sun 'n Fun's airshow, Timothy Pollock and Angel Castellano were awarded the Tuskegee Airmen Award, an honor presented to deserving cadets in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. Jess Peterson received the award on Angel Castellano's behalf.