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This year, students at eight Polk County Public Schools will have access to resources such as online classes and software when they attend the Microsoft IT Academy. For the first time ever, middle school students who attend the Microsoft IT Academy will be able to become Microsoft Certified. Florida is the first state in the nation to offer the program at middle schools.
The Microsoft IT Academy, partially sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), is designed to provide students an opportunity to earn Microsoft Certifications as they develop real-world technology skills. It also offers educators and other staff members the opportunity for professional development.
The middle schools chosen include: Denison Middle, Westwood Middle, Gause Academy and Lakeland Highlands Middle. George Jenkins High, Kathleen High, Winter Haven High, Tenoroc High and Gause Academy’s high school division will also offer the program. The eight Polk County Public Schools join the 214 Florida schools that have been earmarked for this program.
Microsoft IT Academy begins this fall. There is no cost to the district.
For more information about the Microsoft IT Academy Program visit: www.microsoftitacademy.com