Career & Technical Education

Programs of Emphasis at Lake Howell High School

Business & Entrepreneurship - The Entrepreneurship Program curriculum introduces the broad spectrum of business, industry, and small business initiatives. This program includes opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit. Earn an Associate in Arts degree in Business from Seminole State College while simultaneously completing a high school diploma.

Cybersecurity - The Cybersecurity Program introduces and prepares students for careers in computer science and cyber-defense in multiple industries. This program includes industry certification.

Culinary Arts - The Culinary Arts Program allows students to explore all facets of the culinary field, including entrepreneurship, in an industry-standard commercial kitchen. This program includes industry certification. This program is not currently accepting transfers.

Career and Technical Education at Lake Howell High School

Digital Design - Students in the Digital Design program learn how to make newsletters, fliers, posters, logos and more while incorporating photography and graphic design concepts. The program prepares students for a career in graphic design and provides the opportunity to earn multiple industry certifications in the Adobe Creative Suite. Many projects focus on building the designer-client relationship by consulting, creating, and sharing different digital projects.

Television Production - Technology In this program, students learn how the magic of movies and TV are created. Students have the opportunity to work with Adobe software and will develop a portfolio including a dynamic demo reel to show potential employers in this growing field. Learning the fundamentals of shot composition, lighting, sound recording, non-linear editing, and motion graphics from experienced instructors will enable students to craft content. These courses will also lay a foundation to help students become savvy consumers of digital media throughout their lifetimes.

Barbering and Cosmetology - The fashion and beauty industries are highly creative and artistic career fields. From experimenting with makeup to creating bold hairstyles with edge, these programs allow students to be innovative trendsetters. Barbers and cosmetologists thrive on creativity but need technical skills to be successful. SCPS Barbering and Cosmetology programs can help turn artistic passion into a beautiful career with help from experienced instructors who believe in active learning. This program helps students build a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment. The content includes communication, leadership, human relations, safe and efficient work practices, and Florida barbering and cosmetology laws and rules. Students who participate in cosmetology have the opportunity to complete a six-hour training in hair wrapping, making them eligible to earn a state license. Many of the hours earned in both programs are accepted at post-secondary cosmetology schools.

Early Childhood Education - In their first year of the program, students will complete a 45-hour training, mandated by the Florida Department of Children and Families, to become eligible for employment in any Florida childcare facility. As students continue through the program, they have the opportunity to earn the Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) and DCF Staff Credential. Students who are in the Early Childhood program will put the theory they learned in level one to practice with children at preschools located on high school campuses throughout the district. Under the guidance of the master teacher, upper level students create lessons, design learning-through-play activities, manage rotations, and facilitate individual and group projects with preschool students. Students can also earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential which opens additional doors to employment in educational organizations, including SCPS.

JROTC/Silverhawk Battalion- The purpose of JROTC is to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. ROTC is a no-cost program. Committed Cadets will receive a naval standard uniform, physical fitness uniform, instruction from retired Marine Corps and Navy Instructors, and life skills.

JROTC courses are taught over a four-year period with academic coursework on topics such as leadership and ethics, civics, history, and health and wellness. In addition, the Lake Howell JROTC offers instruction in STEM fields with service-specific courses such as Aerospace Science, Seamanship, and Navigation. Traditional military instruction includes activities such as color guard and close order drill.

Auxiliary programs offered to Cadets:

Aviation - Hands-on application and education in unmanned aircraft systems (drones) and in FAA-approved flight simulators. See Dual Enrollment for details.
Marksmanship - This sport uses air rifles where Cadets learn arms safety and the art of competitive shooting. It is an exciting and uniquely challenging sport that encourages critical thinking, concentration, and goal setting. Talented shooters can earn college scholarships and many other accolades.


Information Technology - All SCPS high schools offer programs and certifications in Information Technology. Available programs include:

  • Java Development and Programming

  • Technology Support Services

  • Web Development

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