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Jaguar Pre-Academies
2215 Sleepy Hill Rd
Lakeland, FL  33810

Phone:  (863) 815-6577

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Jaguar Pre-Academies Overview

The Jaguar Pre-Academies at Sleepy Hill Middle School specifically focus on the necessary academies of today, ensuring that all of our students gain the skills required to succeed in today's challenging world. These skills include the ability to think critically, the ability to work cooperatively, and the ability to solve complex real-world problems. Sleepy Hill Middle School Jaguars: Show respect, Harness active learning, Model responsibility, and Safety is a must.


CSI - Pre-Criminal Justice Academy

The CSI Pre-Criminal Justice Academy at Sleepy Hill Middle School will provide students an opportunity for an entry level experience and study in careers in Corrections, Courts, Law Enforcement, and Forensic Science.

SHPA - Pre-Aerospace Academy

The Pre-Aerospace Academy at Sleepy Hill Middle School (SHPA) is the perfect program for students who want to explore the world of aviation and aerospace. Lessons cover the history of aviation, principles of flight and navigation, the aerospace community, weather and space. From the Wright Brothers to space travel, SHPA covers it all.

SHPA prepares students to enter the aerospace industry by exposing them to aviation careers incuding:

  • Flight
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Government
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Military
  • Writing
  • Communications
  • Education and Training

STEM - Pre-Engineering Academy

The Pre-Engineering Academy at Sleepy Hill Middle School is the perfect program for students who want to explore the world of engineering and technology. In addition to their core classes, students are immersed in the world of how engineers think.

To enter the Pre-Engineering Academy, students must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Attain at least a 3 or higher on the FSA (in both Reading and Mathematics)
  • Hold a "Gifted" classification for Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
  • Completed at least one advanced level course
  • Transferred from another STEAM Academy program or Pre-Engineering Academy
  • Apply online through the Polk Academies website and meet all enrollment requirements

The pre-engineering academy offers 8th grade students the opportunity to earn an industry certification in 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Students learn how to use SolidWorks, a leading industrial software, to earn their CSWA Certification (Certified SolidWorks Associate) issued by Clemson University.

High School

After completing the SHPA program, students can expand their aerospace knowlege by attending the Central Florida Aerospace Academy. CFAA students have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school by studying Aerospace Technolgy, Avionics or Engineering.

CFAA graduates may qualify for the Gold Seal Scholarhip which may pay a significant portion of tuition and fees to Florida colleges, universites, and career centers.


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