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PRINCIPAL, Diana Locke
16077 NE 19 HWY
CROSS CITY, FL 32628
Main Office:  (352)-498-6401  FAX (352) 498-1287


Guidance Office:
Request Records/Transcripts, ESE/Section 504 Records, Update Demographics, Scheduling
(352) 498-6412  FAX  (352) 498-6490


EDUCATIONAL EQUITY ACT – ADULT & CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

The School Board of Dixie County is committed to the principle and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action. ~The School Board of Dixie County complies with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, disability, age or marital status or social and family background. ~Educational opportunities for students, employees and applicants are provided under the principles, equal opportunity and affirmative action. ~Dixie District Schools’ designee to coordinate compliance with Educational Equity Act is:

Buddy Schofield, Director of  Elementary and Secondary Education
Cross City, Florida 32628
(352) 498-6135


DIXIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUATION PROGRAMS


Academy of Agricultural Technologies

This program gives students the opportunity to explore all areas of agriculture including animal science, plant science, agri-business management, horticulture and basic farming.  The introductory Agri-science Foundations course is an equally rigorous course that gives students one of the 3 required science credits.  This program has extensive classroom instruction followed up with hands-on activities in the fields. Upon completion of Agritechnology 2 in the third year of the program the students sit for the Certified Agricultural Technician certification exam.

Academy of Health Related Professions

This program is designed to prepare students for the Certified Nursing Assistant certification exam.  Students complete Medical Skills and Service, Health Science Anatomy and Physiology and Health Science Foundations in the first 3 years of the program providing all students a thorough background into the medical profession and the human body.  The senior year is a double block program for Allied Health Assisting and Nursing Assistant (Acute and Long Term Care). With these 2 classes students perform clinical rotations with the nursing home, EMT’s and elementary school.  Students have also complete clinical hours in doctor office and veterinary clinics.  Upon completion of both courses students sit for their state of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant exam.

Academy of Information Technology

The Academy of Information Technology currently consists of different programs: Web Design, Technology Support, Computer Programming and Aeronautics.

Students in Web Design use HTML5 code to create webpages and websites that include multimedia elements such as video.  They learn marketing concepts as related to layout as they build the Habitat for Humanity Web Site.  Students become certified through CIW Site Development Associate and Web Design Specialist programs which are on the statewide articulation which gives them the opportunity to earn college credit.

Students in Technical Support—Client Systems are learning how to repair computers, projectors, printers and all things technology.  They will be able to construct a computer system from the bottom up. The Technical Support—Network course is the 2nd year course and teaches the students how to design and maintain network systems. Students have the opportunity to earn the CompTia A+ and CompTia N+ industry certifications.

The Computer Programming program focuses on learning various programs used to create various computer simulations, games and analogs to solve real world problems.  The Foundation of Computer Programming explores various programming interfaces including Python, C+ and Java.  The program includes AP Computer Principles and Design and AP Computer Science A. Upon completion of AP Computer Science A students can also obtain the Java industry certification.  

In a partnership with Embry Riddle University DCHs offers a dual enrollment program in Aeronautics.  Students learn all about airplanes and atmospheric conditions effecting aircraft. They also learn how to fly drones becoming certified in Recreational Unmanned Aircrafts.

Academy of Welding Technology

The welding program teaches students all aspects of welding included gas welding, TIG, MIG, Arc and Pipe welding.  Welding is a booming profession across the southeast, and the students who obtain the American Welding Society certification can enter the workforce right out of high school and succeed in a high demand, high wage filed. Students use the latest technology to learn the trade including a Welding Simulation that can be set to various industrial condition. They also have the opportunity to design objects and cut them with a computer operated plasm torch and then welding the little pieces into a larger work of art.

All programs have articulation agreements through either Florida Gateway College, Santa Fe College and Taylor Technical Institute allowing students to earn college credits while in high school.


The first year of all programs consist of an introductory class to gain student interest in the chosen field.  Entry into the academies is based on GPA, a personal interview and the students’ attendance and discipline records.

The School Board of Dixie County is committed to the principle and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action. The School Board of Dixie County complies with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local laws and regulation prohibiting discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, disability, age or marital status or social and family background. Educational opportunities for students, employees and applicants are provided under the principles, equal opportunity and affirmative action. A lack of English Language skills is not a barrier to admission in any program. Dixie District Schools' designee to coordinate compliance with the Educational Equity Act is:~

Buddy Schofield, Director of  Elementary and Secondary Education
Cross City, Florida 32628
(352) 498-6135



SECTION 504 / ADA POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of the Board of Education to provide a free and appropriate public education to each disabled student within its jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.

It is the intent of the district to ensure the students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 / ADA of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services. ~Students may be disabled even though they do not require services under this policy pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Due process rights of disabled students and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced.

The coordinator of Section 504 / ADA activities is:

Alexa Mills
ESE and Student Services,
Instructional Services Building
(352) 498-6146 ~~~~FAX: (352) 498-1308



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