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    HGS&L Academy Mission

    The Health, Global Studies & Leadership Academy (HGS&L) is a focused “learning community” designed for students who wish to develop their leadership skills. Students may take one or more elective courses as time in their schedule permits or they may choose to complete a career pathway. The HGS&L Academy advisory council also invites local professionals from businesses and organizations in relevant fields to present to the academy students. School clubs supplement further education and leadership skill development. The academy experience is designed to help students learn skills that will prepare them for success at a postsecondary institution as well as develop marketable skills.


    Academy Advisory Council

    The HGS&L Academy Advisory Council promotes collaboration between SEHS students, professionals in our community and local businesses. They help to provide professional expertise to support our school’s curriculum by meeting with and addressing our students, sponsoring and presenting at a variety of venues and events and advocating on behalf of the HGS&L Academy in business and extracurricular activities throughout the community. If you are interested in joining the HGS&L Academy Advisory Council, please contact our Academy Lead teachers.

    Mr. Roy Nelles at nellesr@manateeschools.net or by phone 941-741-3366 ext. 36088

    Ms. Meghan Bishop at bishop4m@manateeschools.net or by phone 941-741-3366 ext. 36124

    Career Pathways

    • Athletic Training
    • Education
    • Health Services
    • Human Services
    • Law Enforcement
    • Military

    Academy Related Activities

    • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) - In this school club, students explore health career pathways and choose a skill event to prepare and compete against other HOSA students at the regional, state, and international level. The mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. If interested in learning more about HOSA please contact our SEHS club advisor Mr. Nicholas Smith at smithN2@manateeschools.net
    • Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) - The JROTC Seminole Battalion likes to say, “we are more than just a class, we are family.” The mission statement of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. In order to accomplish this, the instructors give students the opportunities to demonstrate their leadership skills inside and outside the classroom. If you are interested in learning more about the JROTC program at SEHS please contact Lieutenant Colonel John Hetherington at Hetheringtonj@manateeschools.net

    Industry Certifications

    Southeast High School offers our students the opportunity to earn industry certifications. Earning these certifications shows employers that students have the knowledge and skills to do the job, which gives them an edge in a highly competitive job market.