2023-2024 BHS Academy Application
Applications are due by February 2, 2023
- Ag Science
- Health Science-Nursing
- Health Science-Sports Medicine
- Computer Science
- Culinary Arts
The Agriculture Academy utilizes a three-part model, including: membership in the National FFA Organization, a Supervised Agricultural Experience, and Classroom/Laboratory Instruction.
The FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Supervised Agricultural Experiences are individual projects that supplement classroom/laboratory instruction and the FFA. These are student-created projects. Examples can include getting a job, starting your own business, a research project, or everything in between.
The Classroom/laboratory work will be done in the classroom, shop, greenhouse, around the school, and much more.
Teachers & Contact Info:
Introduction to Agriscience
Agriculture and Natural Resources I (Ag 1)
Agriculture and Natural Resources II (Ag 2)
Agricultural Leadership (can be taken at anytime)
The Brandon High School Teacher Academy is a career program designed to prepare students who are planning to enter the field of education after pursuing a bachelor’s degree. During the four-year program, students will be introduced to various career options and skills required to make a successful transition beyond high school. The curriculum pathways exceed the IHL (Institute of Higher Learning) requirements to ensure that students are academically and socially prepared for success in college.
The Brandon High School Teacher Academy’s goal is to encourage highly motivated and skilled students who are interested in the field of education. The Brandon High School Teacher Academy will increase diversity in the teaching profession and enhance the professional growth of future teachers by providing opportunities for students to engage in experiences that cultivate the skills needed to become successful educators.
The goal of the Brandon High School Teaching Academy is to give our students the knowledge and experience necessary to become successful educators. Throughout the program, students will obtain first-hand knowledge of their content area of through the completion of an internship and senior project. The Brandon High School Teacher Academy strives to develop accomplished, hardworking, and ambitious students that will meet the demand for knowledgeable and certified workers in the area of education.
Instructor: Rebecca Russell
2022 Educator's Rising Conference Winners
Brandon High School’s Teacher Academy competed in the Educators Rising state competition on February 18. We represented Brandon High School well. Thirty four schools across the state competed in various categories. Brandon High School’s winners are as follows: Educators Rising Moment: 4th place Laken Curtis, Ethical Dilemma: 3rd place: Tiana Ridge, Makya Taylor, Olivia Vowell, Emma Hilton. Ethical Dilemma: 4th place: Dustin Kersh, Taylor Watts, Kevara Evans, Allannah Mitchell. Impromptu Lesson: 5th place: Madelynne Hill. Project Visualize: 5th place: Hannah Holmes, Talayeh Bacon, Taylor Barnes. Project Visualize 4th place: Shelbi Belford, Katie Belford, Taylor Davis.
Health Sciences is a pathway of courses for students in the Health Sciences career cluster. The Health Sciences pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide students with an overview of the health-care field, as outlined according to the Health Science Cluster in the National Career Clusters Framework and the National Consortium on Health Science Education (NCHSE), as well as begin to prepare students for careers in occupations predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next 10 years, including careers in nursing services, therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, veterinary services, medical services, emergency services, rehabilitative services counselors, pharmacists, mental health services.
Teachers & Contact Info:
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Health Sciences Core I (9th grade)
Course Orientation and Professional Organizations
Safety and Infection Control
Health Care Systems, Legal and Ethical Practices
Communication and Teamwork 5 Body Organization, Covering, Support, and Movement
Health Sciences Core II (10th grade)
Vital Organs and Protection
Intake and Elimination
Control, Regulation, and Coordination
Reproduction, and Health Maintenance Practices
Healthcare and Clinical Services I (11th grade)
Course Orientation, Safety Review, Clinical Policies, and Employability
Emergency Services and Technical Skills
Human Growth and Development
Healthcare and Clinical Services II (12th grade)
Medical and Nursing Services
Pharmacological and Diagnostic Services
Information Technology, and Health Informatics
Health Science-Sports Medicine
The Sports Medicine Academy is one of the two routes, students in the Health Science Academy may choose. This route is for Juniors and Seniors who wish to explore careers in the field of Sports Medicine.The Sports Medicine career pathway focuses on the aspects of the prevention and care of sports injuries. Students will learn the importance of prevention, evaluation, acute treatment, and therapeutic care related to injuries in sports. Students will learn about the types of injuries that can occur and also be introduced to the emergency services associated with injuries in sports.
The program offers students the opportunity to examine different careers associated with sports medicine along with workplace and employability skills associated with the sports medicine professions.
Health Science Core 1: Course Orientation and Professional Organizations Safety and Infection Control Health Care Systems, Legal and Ethical Practices Communication and Teamwork Body Organization, Covering, Support, and Movement
Health Science Core 2: Vital Organs and Protection Intake and Elimination Control, Regulation, and Coordination Reproduction, and Health Maintenance Practices
Sports Medicine Theory and Application 1 Orientation and Safety The Sports Medicine Team and Health Care Administration Assessment and Evaluation of Injuries and Emergencies Protective Equipment and Techniques Injuries to the Upper and Lower Extremities
Sports Medicine Theory and Application 2 Injuries to the Head, Spine, Chest, and Abdomen Nutrition in Sports Pharmacology and Drugs in Sports Physical Fitness Conditioning and Assessment Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
Computer Science Academy studies all aspects of computer programming and web development - from the lowest to the highest level.
Teacher: Justin Eaves
9th Grade - Exploratory Computer Science
10th Grade - AP Computer Science Principles
11th Grade - DC Web and Programming concepts and DC Client Side Programming
12th Grade - DC Database Management and DC Programming in Python
The Culinary Arts Academy includes classroom and hands-on experience that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the foodservice industry. This program was designed to incorporate the National Restaurant Association ProStart learning objectives.
Teacher: Karen Thomas
9th - Culinary Arts I, Algebra I or Geometry, Academy English, Biology, World History, 3 electives
10th - Culinary Arts II, Math, Academy English, Chemistry, US History, Business Law, 2.5 electives
11th - Culinary Arts III, Math, English, Upper level Science, 4 electives
12th - Culinary Arts IV, Math, English, Upper level Science, Gov/Eco, 3 electives (Work-Based Learning)
***This is a suggested course progression. Student schedules may differ based on individual student needs.****