Broward County Public Schools has a history of offering Career Technical Education (CTE) programs to qualified high school students. Sheridan Technical High School continues in that tradition by creating a district-wide online technical high school that, through a blended learning approach, offers a four-year course of study that delivers high rigor academic and technical instruction to high school students while infusing technology into various aspects of program operations. Integrating rigor, relevance, and relationship, graduates from Sheridan Technical High School will be eligible to earn not only a college-ready high school diploma, industry credentials, 21st-century skills, and acquire certification in one of over 25 technical fields, but also may acquire college credit leading to an Associate’s degree. Delivered through a block schedule, traditional high school coursework is merged with the requirements for technical certification over the four-year high school program of study. Matriculation in Sheridan Technical High School combines the rigor of an online technical education with the experiences of a traditional high school
As part of the blended learning environment, students are able to participate in many of the typical student organizations found in a traditional high school. Student organizations are an important part of the curriculum and are designed to teach leadership and social skill development. In addition, students will be able to participate in the various technical organizations that align with their specific technical programs. The Technical Student Association (TSA) is an international student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. SkillsUSA is an organization that operates at the state, regional, and national level, whose motto is “Preparing for leadership in the world of work.” Students can participate in many other organizations, including but not limited to: Health Occupations Students of America, and Business Professional of America. Belonging to such organizations offer unique benefits to our students, such as: developing essential skills for success, gaining a positive image through competitive skill events, developing leadership skills, participating in service projects, interacting with future employers, gaining a competitive edge in the workforce, and obtaining scholarships.