Academy of Finance


Phone:  (863) 853-6100

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

Areas of Interest:  Finance

Academy of Finance gives high school students an opportunity to learn about and prepare for college careers in business and finance. Emphasis is placed on a college preparatory curriculum that is directly linked to the business world. Our mission is to ensure that our students learn business skills to prepare for the future, gain knowledge of money management by making better financial decisions, and practice real-life workplace applications. AOF is recognized as a National Certified Academy by Polk County Public Schools, and has gained national recognition by the National Academy Foundation as a Model Academy in 2014 and 2015.


Academy of Future Educators


Phone:  (863) 853-6100

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

Areas of Interest:  Education, Early Childhood Education

This course prepares students to understand the nature of human development from conception through adolescence and the connection of the students' development and plans for working with children. Emphasis is placed on theories of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, the effect of heredity and the environment, the role of caregivers and the family, health and safety concerns, and contemporary issues.


Academy of Health at Lake Gibson High School


Phone:  (863) 853-6100

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

Areas of Interest:   

In this nationally accredited academy the students will be prepared for an exciting future as a healthcare professional. Through classwork and hands-on experience, students gain knowledge in anatomy, medical terminology, disease processes and much more. Students can earn industry certifications as they begin to focus their career choices through the different health career pathways that we offer, including EKG Technician, Nursing Assisting, Intro to Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and Allied Health.


Industrial Biotechnology Academy


Phone:  (863) 853-6100

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

Areas of Interest:  Biotechnology

The Industrial Biotechnology Academy, is a four-year program at Lake Gibson High School for students throughout Polk County in 9th - 12th grades. Students should apply for the academy while in 8th grade in order to begin pre-requisite courses. The academy will prepare students for entry-level industry positions as an assistant biotechnician or for university lab experiences. Lessons include skills and materials of biotechnology, study and isolation of DNA and proteins, plant cloning and breeding, as well as biotechnology in agriculture and medicine. This is an honors level academy in which students learn basic research skills leading to careers in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, industry, agriculture, environmental and forensic sciences.


Lake Gibson Academy of Agriscience


Phone:  (863) 853-6100

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

Areas of Interest:  Agriscience

We offer a wide range of Agriculture based courses in animal science, horticulture and basic mechanical work. We offer certifications in Agriculture Foundations, Animal Science, Horticulture and Agritechnologies. With FFA; our co-curricular student organization; we strive to increase students knowledge and hands on experiences in agriculture education. Students learn from hands-on activities, work in the classroom, and also through the largest student-run organization in the world, the FFA.


LGHS Academy of Culinary Arts


Phone:  (863) 853-6100

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

Areas of Interest:  Culinary

Entering the culinary academy will provide the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety, nad sanititzation, nutrition, and kitchen management. Students have the opportunity to earn the ProStart Certification, as well as, certificiation in SafeStaff and ServSafe.


Polk Academy of Business and Technology


Phone:  (863) 853-6100

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

Areas of Interest:  Business, Video Production, Graphic Design

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.