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Attractor Programs

Colleges and Universities look for students that have pushed themselves with rigorous course offerings. In addition, today there are many avenues for earning college credit while in high school at no cost to your family. Every St. Lucie high school offers courses of this nature and we encourage you to explore these options if you opt to attend your zoned school.

The attractor programs are special curriculum options for which transportation is provided through a slightly more limited community hub bus stop system. Each program requires a unique application for entry as well as a district application. Parents are asked to submit an application to only one program as multiple seats will not be held for each student. If students are not accepted into their original choice, there will be a second round of applications for programs where seats are available.

We appreciate your support and look forward to meeting your child’s instructional needs. Please note that meeting entry criteria does not guarantee admission, as seats are limited.

Please feel free to reach our office via email for any of your school assignment needs.

Applicants with Parent’s Last Name Beginning with letters:

A-F Barbara.Baez@stlucieschools.org

G-L Marie.Milfort@stlucieschools.org

M-R Yanet.Pla@stlucieschools.org

S-Z Raffaella.Coppola@stlucieschools.org

General Questions Student.Assignment@stlucieschools.org

Waitlist or Change of Address Fresnel.Sanon@stlucieschools.org

McKinney Vento (Homeless) Kylee.Fuhr@stlucieschools.org

Home Education Marie.Milfort@stlucieschools.org

Student Assignment CoordinatorKandiss.Davis@stlucieschools.org

Student Assignment DirectorMichelle.Jerger@stlucieschools.org

Attractor Programs

Students may need to meet special criteria for acceptance.

Application required to be completed for consideration into the program.


New students and students who moved back to St Lucie – Apply    |    Currently Enrolled Students – Apply

Teacher Recommendation Form

  • Round 1: Application Deadline: 1/8/21
  • Round 2: Application Window: 1/18/21-2/5/21
  • May Only Apply For One Program Per Round
Aerospace & Engineering Academy – Fort Pierce Central High School

This unique program is the result of a partnership with one of the world’s oldest, largest and most prestigious universities specializing in aviation and aerospace, Embry‐Riddle Aeronautical University. Enrollment in this exciting career technical program incorporates dual enrollment college credit with Embry‐Riddle.

International Baccalaureate (IB) – Lincoln Park Academy

IB is a rigorous, prestigious pre‐university course of study leading to examinations. IB meets the needs of highly motivated and academically‐inclined secondary school students. LPA has a proud history of successful IB graduates. The program at LPA requires full time enrollment in the IB program. Students will work toward the full IB diploma. Although IB students are do a full diploma IB program, you are encouraged to develop a well-rounded schedule to include the arts, Career Technical Programs or other programs of interest.

Marine Oceanographic Academy (MOA) – Fort Pierce Westwood Academy – MOA Campus

For students interested in marine biology, there is a unique opportunity that allows students to work with the most renowned scientists in the field. The MOA program is located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University’s world renowned Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. Students take college level classes through Advanced Placement and through Dual Enrollment while also working with scientists in field experiences on their water front campus.​

Magnet Programs

Online Magnet Application required to be entered into the lottery for a seat in the program.​

Available at WEST Prep Academy only,


New students and students who moved back to St Lucie – Apply    |    Currently Enrolled Students – Apply

  • Round 1: Application Deadline: 12/18/20
  • Round 2: Application Window: 1/6/21-3/6/21
 
Agri-Technology

Students enrolled in this career technical program have the unique opportunity to work in the field with hands‐on experiences. Through the Agri-Technology program students learn various aspects of the agricultural field including working with live farm animals and participating in competitions. This program allows for open enrollment, requiring only an interest in the field. Students completing the program earn Indian River State College credit through our articulation agreement and may be eligible for Gold Seal scholarships. In addition, students may earn industry certification as an Agricultural Technician.​

Computer Science

Whether building apps to meet client needs or exploring cybersecurity, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy’s Computer Science program engages students in interdisciplinary activities that not only build knowledge and skills in computer science, but also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.  Additionally, the computer science program infuses components of Esports, providing students experience in coding and game design. These courses empower students with in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and beyond, in any career path they choose.  Students have the opportunity to earn Career Technical Education (CTE) certifications in information technology related to the field of Computer Science.​

Pharmacy Tech

The Pharmacy Tech program here at Fort Pierce Westwood Academy: The WEST Prep Magnet offers a sequence of courses which prepare students for education and careers in the Health Science career cluster. The program is designed to prepare students for employment as pharmacy technicians. St. Lucie Public School’s Allied Health programs offer students opportunities for certifications that lead to entry-level jobs in healthcare, as well as articulated credits to continue their educational and career pathway at the college level. The pharmacy classroom, designed in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy, provides students with hands-on experiences conducive today’s current pharmacy settings.

Robotics & Engineering

Fort Pierce Westwood Academy’s robotics and engineering program provides students with the knowledge, skills and technically oriented experiences in the study of principles and applications of robotics and engineering.  The content and activities will also include the study of entrepreneurship, safety, and leadership skills.  This program focuses on transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the science and mathematics knowledge, technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, processes and systems related to robotics.  Students discover and explore manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, and then apply what they have learned to design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems and have the opportunity to earn various Career Technical Education (CTE) certifications including Robotics 1-Mircosoft(MTA)- Introduction to Programming Using Python, Robotics 2-AutoDesk-AutoCAD and Robotics 3-AutoDesk-Inventor. 

Veterinary Science

Students in the veterinary program work with live animals learning medical procedures preparing them for a future in the field or with the skills and knowledge they need that will give them an advantage in veterinary college. Teachers are experts in the field exposing students to procedures and surgeries with the assistance of local veterinarians in the school’s working lab. Students may earn an industry certification as a Certified Veterinary Assistant that qualifies them for entry level positions in the field. This program allows for open enrollment, requiring only an interest in the field.

Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)

 

Advanced coursework for students assigned to the school through attendance zones.

Students apply to the AICE program after assignment to a school.​

Offered at St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Treasure Coast High School and Fort Pierce Westwood Academy

An international curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study. Alongside in-depth understanding of a variety of subjects, students also need to master a broader range of skills critical for success in university study and employment. The program offers students the opportunity to tailor their studies to their individual interests, abilities and future plans within an international curriculum framework.

Career and Technical Education

 

Advanced coursework for students assigned to the school through attendance zones.

Students apply for Dual Enrollment after assignment to a school.

Offered at ALL high schools

Career and Technical Education offers a complete range of career options for all students, helping them to discover their interests and the educational pathways that lead to success. These programs offer students the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications, work-based learning experiences, and articulated college credits. CTE helps students gain the technical skills, rigorous academic foundation, and real-world experience they need for post-secondary education and a high-skill, high-wage, high-demand career.

Dual Enrollment & Advanced Placement (AP)

 

Advanced coursework for students assigned to the school through attendance zones.

Students apply for Dual Enrollment after assignment to a school.

Offered at ALL high schools

Dual Enrollment is an advanced academic program that allows students to take college courses at Indian River State College once eligible based on GPA and test scores. Students that choose this program can receive college credit as well as high school credit, which contribute to meeting graduation requirements. Students should see their counselor for requirements and options.

AP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion, and hard work of students and educators from both secondary schools and higher education. Since 1955, the AP Program has enabled millions of students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)

 

The Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces.​

Offered at the following high schools
  • St. Lucie West Centennial High School (Naval)
  • Fort Pierce Central High School (Army)
  • Fort Pierce Westwood Academy (Army)
  • Treasure Coast High School (Air Force)
  • Port St. Lucie High School (Army)