Creek Technical Academy Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Creek Technical Academy?
A: The Creek Technical Academy is a magnet program offering real-world preparation for college and 21st century careers, with a focus on high skill, high wage professions. Students complete a technical program and have the opportunity to earn industry credentials/or licenses. All students receive a rigorous college-bound curriculum. Students learn in an innovative and professional environment fostered by the use of advanced learning methods and technology. Highly qualified educators will implement a demanding and relevant curriculum, one in which technology, standards, and skill development are embedded. Project based learning creates self-sufficiency and is effective in preparing students for further academic studies and the world of work.
Q: What programs are part of the magnet?
A: There are a variety of programs in the following career clusters: Architecture and Construction, Business Management and Administration,Health Science/Medical, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Law, Public Service, Manufacturing, and Transportation. Specific programs can be found the website for Atlantic Technical College.
Q: How many students will be accepted this year?
A: The school has been approved for up to 150 students in the incoming freshman class. There are 50 seats available for incoming 10th graders.
Q: What are the entrance requirements?
A: Must reside north of Sunrise Boulevard;
Must have scored at least level 3 on FCAT/FSA reading and math during 8th or 9th grade.
Minimum 2.5 GPA on core (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies) on the most recent report card.
Q: What are the benefits of the program?
A: In addition to participating in a highly rigorous and relevant curriculum all graduates will have the opportunity to leave school with:
- A College and Career Ready High School Diploma
- An Industry Certification/ Credential
- Articulated College Credit
Q: How does the program work?
A: In grades 9 and 10 students follow a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in core subjects and high school graduation requirements. College level AP courses are available for students who qualify. Starting in grade 11 students will spend half of their day in academic classes and the other half in their chosen technical program of study. Some programs will be housed at Atlantic Technical College and some will be provided on Creek’s campus. Technical program courses will be taken as Career Dual Enrollment (CDE) classes for the students who qualify.
Q: What are Career Dual Enrollment (CDE) courses?
A: Career Dual Enrollment students are scheduled into a postsecondary technical program of study. Students taking CDE coursework are awarded two additional quality points on their weighted GPA. Upon postsecondary program completion students have the opportunity to articulate college credit to an aligned program in a Florida state college.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Online applications are the easiest way to apply. Go to www.browardschools.com. Refer to the Magnet Programs. Listed under Technical Programs you will find Creek Technical Academy. The application window will be open December 1st through February 6th, until all seats are filled.
Q: Is there a required dress code?
A: Yes. Students are required to purchase CTA polo shirts for $15.00. There is no required clothing for the bottom half: pants/skirts/shorts. They are able to participate in Dress for Success Days, Spirit days, etc.
Q: Can I participate in sports and extracurricular activities if I am in the CTA?
Technical Program List
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing
Automotive Service Technology
Building Trades and Construction Design Technology
Central Sterile Processing Technology
Commercial Foods / Culinary Arts
Court Reporting Transcriptionist
Court Reporting 2
Database Application Development and Programming
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Planning and Response
Health Unit Coordinator/Monitor Tech
Legal Administrative Specialist
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Coder Biller
Network Support Services
Patient Care Technician
Unit Treatment Rehabilitation