Career Academies

Career Academies at PHS

Poinciana High School offers a five Career Academies. Students can immerse themselves in real world lab settings in pathways such as culinary arts to construction technology to the world of finance.

PHS boasts CTE facilities that include a five bay automotive lab, commercial grade culinary lab, and a real-world banking brach of Central Florida Educators Credit Union.

Our CTE students will be college and career ready, with the goal of earning industry certifications before they ever leave high school - #NoExcuses.

Career & Technical Education Faculty

Academy of Culinary Arts

Chef Joseph Santiago, Culinary Arts
E-Mail Mr. Santiago
Courses: Culinary Arts

Chef Brenda Nieves, Culinary Arts
E-Mail Ms. Nieves
Courses: Culinary Arts

Academy of Finance

Ramon Arroyo, Business & Finance
E-Mail Mr. Arroyo
Courses: Business & Finance Tech; Accounting

Academy of Health Sciences

Coming Soon, Health Sciences Academy
Courses: Health Science 1 & 2; Nursing Assistant

Academy of Industry

Randall Beeken, Automotive Maintenance
E-Mail Mr. Beeken
Courses: Automotive Maintenance 

Irwin Inwood, Construction Technology

CTE Department Chair
E-Mail Mr. Inwood
Courses: Construction Technology

Alethea Pugh, PLTW Engineering
E-Mail Ms. Pugh
Courses: Intro to Engineering; Principles of Engineering

Academy of Media, Marketing and Management (MMM)

Jorge Arce, Graphic Design

E-Mail Mr. Arce
Courses: Digital Design

Derek Petrangelli, Digital Video Production
E-Mail Mr. Petrangelli
Courses: Digital Video Production

Chris Pryor, Marketing & Supervision
E-Mail Mr. Pryor
Courses: Promotional Enterprise

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