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Lehigh Senior we'll remember Blue, Gold and White. We will conquer life together, with our lightning pride.
Lehigh Senior we will promise as we leave this place, that your spirit will be with us throughout all our days.
History of Lehigh Senior High School
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID began at Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts in 2008. AVID is a class in which students prepare for four year college eligibility. AVID students are enrolled in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Cambridge or Honors courses, and attend an academic elective class called AVID. Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts was the first high school in Lee County to offer this college preparatory class. Lehigh Senior graduated its first AVID seniors in 2011. AVID students may also participate in Cambridge and JROTC as well as the Center for the Arts.
Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts was the first public high school in Lee County to offer the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program. Cambridge courses are recognized by universities around the world as offering the most challenging syllabi that prepare students to have extraordinary skills in higher order thinking, writing, problem solving and teamwork. The Florida DOE recognizes the AICE program as an official acceleration mechanism and is included in the Bright Futures Scholarship Program as an additional means to earn scholarship monies.
Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn college credit while also earning high school credit. These courses and the required textbooks are free to students. Classes may be taken at Lehigh Senior High School, at the Edison College campus or on the internet. Upon graduation from high school, the college credits earned may be transferred to any college or university in the Florida State University System, and many others, private and out-of-state, as well. Students have the opportunity to earn their AA(2 year degree) or BA (4 year college degree) when they graduate with their high school diploma.
With 25 sections of Advanced Placement courses, and over 500 students enrolled, Lehigh Senior currently offers one of the county’s fastest growing Advanced Placement curriculums. Our program is also expected to grow even more within the next year! By enrolling in an Advanced Placement course at Lehigh Senior High School, students can earn college credit and accelerate their college careers. Over 3,600 colleges and universities receive AP Exam scores annually, and over 90% of all U.S. 4-year colleges provide credit and/or advanced placement in classes for qualifying scores. Taking AP courses is a great way to separate yourself from the others in the college admissions process, and can help you gain skills that will be essential for success in college. All AVID students are required to enroll in an Advanced Placement course.
Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts provides an exciting opportunity for artistically talented high school students of Lee County. Once selected, students will become part of an artistic environment designed to develop their talents to the highest possible level while fostering an appreciation and love of the arts which will serve them well in the pursuit of the next step in their educational training and chosen careers.