The Academy of Biomedical Sciences
Principles of Biomedical Science represents one of four courses of the Biomedical Science Program offered by PLTW (Project Lead the Way https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-biomedical-science). As part of the PLTW Program, this course (PBS), is designed to offer a novel learning environment based on problem solving, designed specifically to educate students in both the hands-on and conceptual skills foundational in a wide array of careers in the biomedical industry. PLTW courses are delivered in the following manner, described as the APB approach. Students first perform various activities (A) which allow them to familiarize themselves with concepts and tools, next they are asked to apply this information to complete a project (P), then ultimately students are asked to apply all they have learned to a novel, real world problem (B). Each unit below includes 3 sections reflecting this APB approach. This course is heavily focused on collaboration and critical thinking skills.
The Academy of Engineering
The Engineering Program at Naples High School is composed of a five course sequence designed to help students explore technology-related careers and to prepare them for two or four year college programs. Each class uses state-of-the-art technology equipment and software, and is taught in a laboratory setting that involves projects rather than lectures to learn the material. Classes focus on problem solving and encouraging students to work in teams. In many cases, students may actually earn credit through special agreements with area colleges and vocational schools.
For more information on the NHS Academy of Engineering program, please click HERE.
For the NHS Academy of Engineering program's application, please click HERE.
The Academy of Information Technology
The Naples High School Academy of Information Technology is a National Academy Foundation (NAF) accredited academy. The academy is designed to help students explore informational technology area while preparing them for real world employment or futher educational programs. Each class uses state-of-the-art technology equipment and software, and is taught in a laboratory setting that involves projects rather than lectures to learn the material. Classes focus on problem solving and encouraging students to work in team and goal oriented situations. In many classes student have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in Adobe based programs like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and InDesign.
For more information on the Academy of IT at NHS, please click HERE.
The Naples High School Teaching Academy
The Naples High School Teaching Academy is composed of the Little Eagle Preschool and Early Childhood Education courses.
The Early Childhood Education Program is a four-year program offered to freshmen through seniors. Admittance to the ECE program is based on interest and future career goals. Early Childhood Education fundamentals are introduced through direct classroom instruction, field experience at the Little Eagle Preschool, training with the Department of Children & Families and small group cooperative learning. Teaching groups are established at the beginning of the school year and are rotated weekly to cover each of the academic lessons. Ample time is given for rotation work to be completed during each class period. Each student must have a behavioral background check and an affidavit of good moral character form on file. The ECE students are active participants and teachers at the Little Eagle Preschool. The Little Eagle Preschool is an on campus preschool for four and five year olds that operates four days a week from 8:00 to 2:15. The curriculum for the preschool is Social Studies, Physical Education & Wellness, Science, Art, Math, Music and there is one form of literacy in each class period. Various off campus field trips are designed for preschool and high school learning experiences, such as trips to the Artis, Big Cypress Preserve, the Conservancy of SW Florida, the Naples Zoo, and the Naples Museum just to name a few. Upon completion of the four-year program the student will have had the opportunity to take and earn the following state and national certifications:
- DCF Certifications: Child Growth & Development; Rules & Regulations; Child Abuse & Neglect; Health, Safety, & Nutrition; Preschool Appropriate Practices; Behavioral Observation & Screening; Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practices
- Online VPK Emergent Literacy
- Big Cypress Preserve Science Workshops: Growing Up Wild; Aquatic Wild; Black Bear Workshop; and Flying Wild
- Para-Professional Certification
- CPR & First Aid
- ECPC: Early Childhood Profession Certificate
- CDA: Child Development Associate (equivalent to 9 college credit hours at Florida Southwestern College)