Graduation from the magnet program requires all students to complete a final project that reflects what they have learned over the past four years.
To facilitate the completion of students' project, all seniors are required to be enrolled in Honors Experimental Science 4. The textbook for the course is STEM Research Handbook (ISBN 1-936137-24-4) author Darci J. Harland.
The work they've completed for their project will culminate at the Senior Symposium, a juried exhibition that will have three distinct components: a project with a portfolio, an oral presentation and a demonstration along with an exhibit for the judges to evaluate
Grades for Experimental Science 4 are determined in this manner:
25 percent Research Curriculum
50 percent Project
25 percent Service Learnhing
In the past, senior field trips have included visits to Key West, the Main Entrance to Everglades National Park, the Flagler Museum, the Museum of Discovery and Science and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.
In order to earn a green cord to wear at graduation, in addition to completing the project and presenting it at the symposium, seniors must earn four science credits while in high school. Courses include:
-AP, Honors or Regular Physics
-Marine Science Honors I and II
-Anatomy & Physiology Honors
"After the past three years in High School, finally getting to Senior year is a relief. My Senior Project class is Zoology, and I absolutely love it. There's never a dull day in the Zoology Class, and I'm so thankful to be apart of it everyday."