John A. Ferguson Sr.

Academies: A Vision For Tomorrow

 

John A. Ferguson is pleased to be one of Dade County's Career Magnet Schools under the I-Choose grant initiative. The Magnet Program consists of six career academies, each with its own selection of strands, and each following a rigorous scope and sequence.

What are Academies?

Academies are small learning communities within a school that draw on the interests of students in
career-related subjects
. Studies have shown that students who participate in the academy model are more motivated to continue to post- secondary education.


Academies
prepare students for post-secondary education and careers through academic learning and
hands-on work experiences within a theme-based, contextualized curriculum. Students are exposed to broad career opportunities in the work force so that they can make sound choices for the future. Each academy is connected to interested employers in the community who provide the school with technical support, advisory board members, speakers, field trip hosts, mentors, and internships.

 

Academies

Design &

Architecture

 

Ms. Diane Wong

Lead Teacher

Ext. 2028

 

Hospitality &

Tourism

 

Ms. Sonia Romero

Lead Teacher

Ext. 2084

Medical Skills &

Biomedical

 

Ms. Sharon Kilpatrick

Lead Teacher

Email: skilpatrick@dadeschools.net

International

Business & Finance

 

Ms. Diahann Holder

Lead Teacher

Ext. 2012

Information

Technology

 

Ms. Cristy Charters Lead Teacher

Ext. 2261

International

Baccalaureate

 

Ms. Denise Graham

Lead Teacher

Ext. 2220

Academy Majors

 

 

 

 

 Architecture &
Interior Design

 

 Visual Art

 

 Journalism

 

·  Music

 

·  Entertainment

 

 Culinary

Operations

 

 Early Childhood Education

 

 Hospitality and Tourism

 

 

 First Responder

 Health Promotion for Fitness

 Health Unit Coordinator

 Horticultural Science & Services

 Nursing Assisting

 Plant Biotechnology

 Pharmacy Aide

 Sports Medicine

 Veterinary

Assisting

 

 

 International Business & Finance

 Accounting Operations

 Entrepreneurship

 Legal

 Customer Assistance Technology

 

 

 

 Computer
Programming

 

 Digital Design

 

 Networking / Cisco

 

 Web Design

 

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