Academics and Academies

Vision

Mainland High School is home of the mighty Buccaneers!! Our high school is a place that has been accredited as an institution of excellence for over 100 years; a place that embraces tradition, exudes pride, and inspires those who pass through her doors to explore, experience, and ultimately become empowered to excellence.

Mainland Structure

Mainland High School is proud of the corporate structure of wall-to-wall academies created to prepare each Buccaneer for any postsecondary pathway.

Each branch of study supports three individual academies that serve the diverse interests, not only of our students, but of our business and community partners as well. Represented within each one of the nine academies are divisions that focus on specific areas of study and provide the opportunity for all students to earn industry certifications, academic scholarships, and a foundation for life-long learning.

ACADEMY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Academy offers students a variety of courses to prepare for careers in computer science, technology implementation, and integration.  Divisions within the Academy include technical support, programming, web development, and networking.  Multiple opportunities exist for industry certifications. Students are exposed to not just the physical technology but the science and art that is the foundation of technological creation. This Academy is affiliated with the Cisco Networking Academy.

ACADEMY OF COMMUNICATIONS
AND MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY

The Academy offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to prepare students for careers in print, web, broadcast communication, and photographic design.  Divisions within the Academy include digital video production, digital multimedia design, game & simulation animation, and digital photography. Students have the opportunity to work in studio labs with dedicated industry quality equipment.

ACADEMY OF DESIGN
AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

The Academy is designed for students interested in architecture, engineering, construction, drafting, computer-aided manufacturing, electronics, and interior design.  Students have an opportunity to work in a small-scale fabrication lab with CNC machines, plotters, wood and metalworking machines, and promotional products manufacturing equipment.  The Academy is affiliated with Project Lead the Way, a national pre-engineering curriculum.  Opportunities exist for applied dual enrollment at Daytona State.

ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY AND CULINARY ARTS

The Academy is designed to prepare students in the hospitality and tourism career cluster.  The curriculum is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF).  The divisions offered in this academy area culinary arts and lodging & tourism. Students will gain hands-on experience in venue operation, culinary operations, entertainment management, and lodging.

ACADEMY OF PUBLIC SERVICE PROFESSIONS AND CAREERS

The Academy focuses on preparing students for public service through various professional careers such as firefighting, law enforcement, education, fish & wildlife officers, and the military.  The Military Division of this academy features the Air Force JROTC program.  Opportunities exist for dual enrollment and vocational certifications.

ACADEMY OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND MEDICINE´╗┐

The Academy is designed for students with career interests in medical, environmental, and research fields.  The Divisions include human & life sciences, environmental sciences, and biomedical technology.  The environmental sciences division has a course study in the natural resources, veterinary sciences, and aquaculture.  By design, the biotechnology division requires completion of college-level courses and the rigors of high-level sciences and mathematics.

SPORTS SCIENCE ACADEMY

The Academy provides a path for athletic training, sports administration, sports marketing, and fitness physiology.  Students have the opportunity to work with existing athletic teams, the faculty and staff wellness program, and the athletic department to gain hands-on sports science experience.

ACADEMY OF UNIFIED ARTS

The Academy prepares students for careers in the performing and visual arts.  The goal is to develop and refine student natural talent and/or interest in areas such as The Visual Arts: ceramics, sculpting, drawing, painting and The Performing Arts: band, chorus, dance, drama, musical theater, orchestra, and music theory.   In addition, students are able to learn about the business and supportive aspects of careers in the arts.   The Academy prepares students for multiple Advanced Placement Courses within the visual and performing arts.

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with AP and Dual Enrollment Options