High School Academy Applications

Interested in one of our highly competitive academies?  

Academy of Health Careers – CRHS:  This program prepares high school students for a multitude of careers in the life sciences as well as offers the opportunity to earn job-ready certifications in each respective pathway. Program pathways include nursing assistant, Project Lead the Way honors biomedical sciences, dental assisting and emergency medical responding/technician. Skills developed in these programs include using tools and technology in the workplace, using quantitative skills appropriately, working within a team, developing effective written and verbal communication skills, understanding complex materials, and learning to critically think on the job.

The Academy of Health Careers is comprised of approximately 250 students who were screened using equitable criteria that correlates with student success in the program. Students are evaluated on their attendance, academic grades, and behavior in the classroom. An uploaded video interview is also part of the application process.

Interested students are invited to learn more about our programs by visiting the Academy of Health Careers website: https://crh.citrusschools.org/

COORDINATOR, Mrs. Michelle Shank, [email protected]

Crystal River High School offers Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment

Apply for the Academy of Health Careers by visiting: https://forms.gle/1nxVEwqYaYiEEkPr7


Academy of Environmental Science – Crystal River: Located on the beautiful Salt River, the waterfront location of the Academy provides the perfect setting for 9th and 10th-grade students to explore their environment.  Classes created to offer hands-on, project-based learning opportunities to ensure connections to the real world. 

CONTACT, Mrs. Hannah Healey, [email protected]

AES offers Advanced Placement (AP)

Apply for the Academy of Environmental Science by visiting: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1QT34lK1GEqkkB7BuN04yu6J34lsJrdMhxgp0SKsIolUQUFKNzFQSUlSUEZXSlhFNThMRlMwVUlXUC4u

International Baccalaureate Program – LHS: a rigorous pre-university course of study that meets the needs of the highly motivated secondary school student.  All IB diploma candidates are required to engage in the study of languages, sciences, mathematics, and social studies in the final two years of secondary schooling.

COORDINATOR, Mrs. Jessica Price, [email protected]

Lecanto High School offers AP, Dual Enrollment, and International Baccalaureate

Apply at the International Baccalaureate Program by visiting: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1QT34lK1GEqkkB7BuN04yu6J34lsJrdMhxgp0SKsIolUOE9GNVkxNjlLWTAyTlhJUzhLSjI5VDM3Uy4u

Academy of Computer Science – CHS: Provides students with the best foundation possible in the computer sciences arena. Students will earn Microsoft Office Specialist certifications, learn coding using the Python programming language, take Advanced Placement courses and more.

COORDINATOR, Mr. Jerry Swiatek, [email protected]

Citrus High School offers Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment

Apply for the Academy of Computer Sciences by visiting: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1QT34lK1GEqkkB7BuN04yu6J34lsJrdMhxgp0SKsIolUREU2MTJFUVdGU1FIWEUxTFVZUUxGS1VGWi4u


Lecanto School of Art - LHS:
a program designed especially for students with a high interest in visual arts.  The program has graduated over 200 art students many of which received offers for art scholarships worth a combined total of over two million dollars.

COORDINATOR, Ms. Marissa Spratt, [email protected]

Lecanto High School offers AP, Dual Enrollment, and International Baccalaureate

Apply at the Lecanto School of Art by visiting: https://forms.gle/aUPcFv63HwcuAmXJ7

IMPORTANT: The application window starts January 25, 2021, and ends February 12th, 2021. All applications will be reviewed between February 13th, 2021, and February 26th, 2021. Acceptance notifications will begin on February 26th, 2021. Students must make their final decision by March 5th, 2021.

To watch a recorded LIVE webinar with leaders from each academy, visit https://youtu.be/2d2itg43JZA
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