Flagship ProgramsCareer & Technical Education

Flagler Schools’ Flagship Choice Programs offer opportunities to discover paths that lead students from classroom to career success. We, as a Flagler community, believe our children will drive the future.

Flagler Schools works with local business leaders to identify the key, targeted industries for our community and our region. Students can explore and grow in the worlds of Agriculture, Aerospace, Green Technology, Health Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Marine Research, Finance and Business, Leadership, the Arts and more.

There are nearly two dozen Flagship Choice Programs spanning grades K-12 providing an enriched education infused with the essentials for college and career readiness.

Our students also have the opportunity to earn career and technical certifications through Career and Technical Education programs(CTE). These programs prepare individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development. Each program is aligned to a career cluster and is detailed in curriculum frameworks. The curriculum frameworks include program standards that are both academically integrated and responsive to business and industry.

These programs are organized by the state into 17 different clusters geared toward middle school, high school, district technical school, and Florida College System students throughout Florida. With the help of partners in education, business and industry, and trade associations, each program includes the academic and technical skills required to be successful in today’s economy.

Student Testimonials

Classroom to Careers provides personalized learning choices to engage and inspire students on their journey to college and career readiness.  The impact of the program is best captured in their words:

As part of our Marine Science Flagship Program, students in Dr. Asher’s class researched the dangers of plastic and how it affected the ocean and world around us. We made a plan to make people aware of the hazards of plastic pollution and introduced ways to reduce plastic consumption. Our final project was to change the lunch trays used by Flagler County Schools to recycled paper lunch t rays.This saves local landfills 1.6 million lunch trays per year.

The success of our program excited and motivated me to become a marine biologist when I get older and graduate college. I look forward to when I get to college to learn all about the ocean and world around me!

This makes me excited to learn more about the OKES Marine Conservation program, which is now a wheel class! It has shaped my ideas on my future career and helped me realize I have the power to change the way things are done in the world!

Leah Ruddell
Old Kings Elementary School Student

The Matanzas Law and Justice Flagship hasn’t just impacted me, but it will also have a huge impact on Flagler County. Students who finish this Flagship will have the opportunity to feed right into the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Students who choose the Law Track will also have advantages such as AP Courses and court room knowledge! I can’t wait to see the students who graduate from our Flagship on the roads or in the court rooms improving our community.

Hunter Perez
Matanzas High School Student

Flagler Schools also includes Flagler Technical Institute, which offers Community Education Programs as well as Adult Education (GED,ESOL classes) and Career Training Opportunities.

FTI also staffs theBelle Terre Swim and Racquet Club and extended day programs in our schools.

Flagler Technical Institute is accredited by The Council on Occupational Education. Students enjoy benefits such as Student Services, Financial Aid, and Career Placement.

Our high school students have the opportunity to take dual enrollment courses at FTI, which enables them to enter the local workforce trained and ready for a career the day after graduation.

“I came to FTI for more opportunities to work and support my family. When I got to my first job, I was getting compliments. I was just going by what I was taught because I didn’t know any other way. All we know is the right way because that was what we were taught here.”

Marquis Murphy
Flagler Schools & FTI Graduate

Career Education Programs

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Water Treatment Technologies

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

  • Commercial Vehicle Driving
  • Heavy Equipment Operations Technician

Health Science

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant/Technician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Human Services

  • Cosmetology
  • Facial Specialty
  • Nail Specialty

Education & Training

  • Child Care Center Operations

Continuing Workforce Education

  • Child Development Associate Renewal
  • Director Credential/Director Advance
  • Credential Renewal
  • CVD Refresher Course & Skills Preparation Class

Apprenticeship

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Tech
  • Electrician