Business Academies

Business Computing App Development (BCAD)

Denison Middle School

Phone:  (863) 291-5353

400 Avenue A. SE
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Academy of Business Computing, pre-academy focuses on App Development, Business Communications, E-book Publishing, and Social Media Management. Students will also have the opportunity to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist certification. This pre-academy feeds into Lake Region High School's Imagination Academy or Winter Haven High School's Cyber Security Academy or Microsoft Academy.

Academy of Leadership and Business

Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School

Phone:  (863) 285-1180

700 Edgewood Dr N
Fort Meade, FL  33841

The Academy of Leadership and Business at Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School provides students with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation of leadership through an introductory course. Students then hone their leadership skills in action by participating in their chosen electives and becoming servant leaders within the school. Students are able to explore the areas of Fine Arts, Health Science, Hospitality, Digital Design, Agriculture and Construction. In addition, these students become mentors to elementary age students through the Trendsetters program.

Gause Academy of Converging Technologies

Gause Academy

Phone:  (863) 534-7425

1395 W. Polk St
Bartow, FL  33830

GACT offers students practical experiences in creating and publishing maps, designing apps and performing spacial analysis. Students will gain practical, hands-on knowledge while doing real-world projects to prepare them for the work force. GIS can be the foundation for services that rely on analysis, visualization and distribution of data in the fields of engineering, planning, transportation, utilities, law enforcement and multiple other business applications.


Gause Academy

Phone:  (863) 534-7425

1395 W. Polk St
Bartow, FL  33830

iBiz is a community-driven, technology based career academy committed to preparing students for postsecondary education and high-skill careers. Gause provides a small learning community built around a technology theme that will enable students to see relationships among academic subjects and their application to a broad field of work. We also offer Digital Tools Industry Certification.

GEICO Academy of Advanced Business Management

George Jenkins High School

Phone:  (863) 648-3566

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

In the nationally accredited model academy, GEICO Academy, you will learn the foundations of business enterprises, with a focus on Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Business Ethics. Upon successful completion of the Academy curriculum, you may qualify to take the Florida Insurance Licensing Exams, as well as have an interview at GEICO. The world is at your fingertips; knowledge will empower you to take it.


Kathleen High School

Phone:  (863) 499-2215

1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL  33815

Distrotek Academy, a nationally accredited academy, is a joint partnership with Room's To Go. The Distrotek Academy provides students with skills for the workplace in the area of distribution, supply chain management, and marketing. In the process of their studies, each student will be challenged to become an effective and professional employee. Students will understand that strong leadership is accomplished through ethical policies, professional work environments, and effective teamwork.

Polk Academy of Business and Technology

Lake Gibson High School

Phone:  (863) 853-6100

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

The mission of the Polk Academy of Business & Technology, in cooperation with parents and the community, is to provide all students training in specialized technology courses while preparing them for post-secondary studies and to enter the workforce of tomorrow. The focus of the Academy is on building a solid foundation of academic skills while instilling responsibility, interpersonal skills, and work ethics. The teachers incorporate teamwork, leadership, and communication skills within English, Economics, and technology classes.

Lake Gibson Middle Business

Lake Gibson Middle School

Phone:  (863) 853-6151

6901 N. Socrum Loop Rd.
Lakeland, FL  33809

The Business and Technology Pre-Academy, program provides a wonderful opportunity to increase student achievement and to prepare a solid foundation for them to continue their success when they move to a high school level business and technology academy. It also provides them with the tools needed to ensure their success while continuing their future academic endeavors and career choices. Students learn important keyboarding skill as well as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access, and Adobe Photoshop. In addition, students learn Basic Computer Concepts and Internet skills.

Seminole Pre-Business Technology Academy

Southwest Middle School

Phone:  (863) 499-2840

2815 Eden Parkway
Lakeland, FL  33803

The Seminole Pre-Business Technology Academy, prepares students laying a foundation of the skills necessary to compete in an ever-changing, technology-based society. Students will learn practical keyboarding skills and work toward becoming experts in Microsoft Suite, including Power Point, Word, Excel, and Access applications. Students will also refine technology skills, utilizing internet platforms for practical business applications.