Sports Science Academy

Mainland offers a special academy for students with career interests in the sport sciences. This school within-a-school integrates English, mathematics, science, health, and physical education into a comprehensive academic program. The Sport Science Academy (SSA) is dedicated to providing the students of Mainland High School with educational and vocational experiences in the fields of athletic training, strength and conditioning, and sports administration. By focusing on the integration of the related disciplines, the SSA prepares students for entrance into college programs in these fields. It is the goal of the SSA to provide the instruction that will give the students a strong foundation in the sports sciences. Students who graduate from the SSA will be prepared to enter college fields and/or career fields related to sports science.

Classroom instruction will include hands-on learning experiences, internships, and field studies that will define and enhance the curriculum. Within their chosen track of study students will work in existing programs including the Athletic Training Department, the Athletic Department, and the campus Faculty/Staff Wellness program. Students who qualify will also have the opportunity to participate in externships with local colleges/universities and healthcare organizations. Partnerships for learning include: Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona International Speedway, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona State College, Stetson University, and Halifax Medical Center.

Mr. Michael Burton
Academy Director
jmburton@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 258-4665 x54244
Mrs. Darlette Winck-Hall
Student Services for SSA
dwinckha@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 258-4665 x54313

Return on Investment for Industry Certifications

This is to inform you of the Return on Investment for your student, who has the potential to earn an Industry Certification. The opportunity to earn Industry Certification is a voluntary process, offered free of charge by the Volusia County School District. Students are assessed by an independent, third-party certifying entity using predetermined standards for knowledge, skills and competencies. The result is the award of a time-limited credential that is nationally recognized and applicable to an occupation.

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