Academies at BHS

  • Magnet Application Information:

    Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open on January 16, 2024 and close at 4:00 p.m. on February 13, 2024.  You must have the application completed by 4:00 p.m. on that day in order to be considered for the first round of review. Any applications after that time will be processed as a late application.  The link to the application will be on the district’s magnet website:  The open house schedule, as well as links to each program are also on that site. If you have program specific questions, please contact us at the school.  For general questions, please contact the district magnet office by emailing or by calling 352-955-7712.

    Academy Shadowing opportunities: January 22, 2024 through February 8, 2024.  Limited to 10 students per day from 8:15am - 11:22am, 1st-3rd periods, leaving before lunch. Parents will need to provide transportation.  Contact Sonny Jenkins to register @

    Academy of Entrepreneurship is a program that teaches an exciting career in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Hospitality, Finance or Business Management. Students are encouraged to develop projects in areas of specialized interest--such as Fashion Merchandising, Advertising, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Travel and Tourism, or International Business. Business plan competitions, internships, workshops, leadership opportunities, travel, and scholarships are all part of the experience. We offer computer curriculum using Knowledge Matters and DECA preparation using Competition University. 

    Academy of Finance is a program that teaches a planned sequence of specialized elective academic and technical courses. You will be involved in activities, which will enhance your education and will provide you with opportunities to develop leadership skills.

    You will learn important concepts and acquire valuable skills through studies in...

    • accounting

    • macroeconomics and microeconomics (AP courses)

    • banking and credit

    • intro to informational technology

    • financial planning

    • insurance and real estate investments

    • international trade

    • securities (stocks and bonds)