Choice Programs

Woodlands Middle School is home to four academies: Cambridge, Pre-Culinary, Pre-Information Technology, and Pre-Medical. [Pre-Medical is in-house, available only for students residing in our attendance boundaries]. You can learn more about each one below, and click on the hyperlinks for additional information. 
Our Cambridge Academy is an international program that prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work. At Woodlands, ALL of our students benefit from the Cambridge attributes being taught in every classroom, where we develop learners who are: 
  • confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • reflective and developing their ability to learn
  • innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.
In our Pre-Culinary Academy, students learn culinary arts, culinary careers, hospitality and tourism, nutrition, meal planning, food safety, accounting and food preparation. Opportunities to learn front and back of the house operations through entrepreneurship activities are also built into the curriculum. This is a three year preparatory program designed to encourage and prepare students for entry into high school culinary arts career academies or related fields of study. 
Woodlands' Pre-Information Technology Academy offers an innovative, integrated learning environment focused on computers, technology and communications. Students who participate in Pre-Information Technology acquire foundational knowledge and skills in basic programming techniques, software and web development, and emerging digital technologies. Emphasis is placed on a college preparatory curriculum directly linked to career pathways in the IT career cluster. Students have the opportunity to earn two industry certifications in the three-year sequence, proving that they're prepared to be tomorrow's IT professionals.
Our fourth academy is our in-house Pre-Medical Academy. If you live within our attendance boundaries, and Woodlands is your home school, then you'll be able to apply to this program! Our pre-medical students get an early exposure to various health occupations, and gain valuable career skills in first and and CPR, anatomy & physiology, employability, professional standards, ethics, and hands-on skills and services in this three year preparatory program. We also have a nationally recognized HOSA: Future Health Professionals club, which offers students leadership training, skills and confidence development, service and engagement in our community, not to mention travel, friendships, and fun.
You can apply to these programs online at www.mypbchoiceapp.com. The application will open in November 2020, and close January 29, 2021.  

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