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Stambaugh Pre-Academies
226 N. Main St.
Auburndale, FL  33823

Lead Teacher:  Todd Bennett
Phone:  (863) 965-5494
Fax:  (863) 965-5496

Areas of Interest:  Culinary, Engineering, Veterinary

Stambaugh Pre-Academies Overview

Career pre-academies are small, personalized learning communities within a Middle School. Students enter the academy through a voluntary process; they must apply and be accepted with parental knowledge and support. A career pre-academy involves teachers from different subjects working together as a team. Staff teams, who often share common planning time, work together to implement the key features of the academy and provide students with training in the career field. Students may be grouped together for several periods every day with a core group of teachers. This promotes a family-like atmosphere and results in close student-teacher ties.

Tracks:

Communications

The Stambaugh Communications Pre-academy is a three-year Business and Information Technology career and professional pre-academy. The Pre-academy offers introductions to Industry Certifications in Adobe products such as: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Illustrator. Students completing this pre-academy will choose a specific career pathway such as Promotional Graphics, Web Designer, TV Broadcast, Broadband Services Installers and CAD Engineering. Students who successfully complete the Pre-academy of Communications will earn 1 High School credit.




Culinary Arts

The Pre-academy of Culinary Arts is a three year program of study designed to prepare middle school students for entry into secondary education majoring in Culinary Arts, as well as direct entry into a related Culinary career after high school. Students who successfully complete the Pre-academy of Culinary Arts will earn 1 High School credit.




Engineering

The Pre-academy of Engineering is the joint effort of Stambaugh Middle School, USF Polytechnic, and the business community to give relevant and comprehensive training regarding the field of Engineering and Manufacturing. Students involved in the Pre-academy of Engineering will be held to the highest standards of educational and professional excellence. Students who successfully complete the Pre-academy of Engineering will earn 1 High School credit.




Veterinary Science

The Pre-academy of Veterinary Science is a three-year program of study designed to prepare middle school students for entry into secondary education focusing in Veterinary Sciences, as well as direct entry into a related Veterinary career after high school. Students who successfully complete the Pre-academy of Veterinary Science will earn 1 High School credit.




Fine Arts

Art - Students learn the elements of art and are involved in numerous community art shows throughout the school year.

Band members are involved in many competitions and concerts throughout the school year including free concerts at the AHS Auditorium and winter concerts at the downtown park. We hope to see you there!

Color Guard students at SMS have accomplished unparalleled success. Students learn how to implement a guard program with military precision, and complete on a state level each year.

Chorus students are having a phenomenal year! These students have participated in several competitions this year and are doing a fabulous job representing our school.

Orchestra/Guitar Students learn how to read music and play various stringed instruments.




STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)

All students in the Stambaugh Middle School STEAM Accelerated Studies Program must make a commitment to pursue excellence in all course work. Stambaugh will provide an educational setting dedicated to the development of academic skills. The Program requires hard work, selfdiscipline, organization, and maturity on the part of each student. We will strive to maintain the high expectations for individual effort, motivation, organization and student behavior that are expected in the STEAM Accelerated Studies Program. Successful completion of the STEAM academy can result in High School credits in Algebra I Hon, Geometry Hon, Earth/Space Science Hon, and Spanish I Hon.

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