Are you Interested in Choice Programs at TMS?

Choice Programs at TMS
Posted on 03/02/2018

Tradewinds Middle Schools offer two wonderful Choice Programs for students.

The first, and very successful program offered is our Pre-Culinary Arts program.  The Pre–Culinary program is a three year preparatory program for the middle school student designed to encourage and prepare students for entry into high school culinary arts career academies or related fields of study. This program also provides middle school students with consumer level skills, begin the exploration of the culinary field, as well as related occupations. Areas of study include nutrition, safety and sanitation, culinary terminology, small and large equipment usage and food preparation needed in the workforce. Opportunities to learn front and back–of–the– house operations through entrepreneurship activities are also built into the curriculum.

The second Choice program offered at TMS is the Pre-Teacher Education program.  The Pre–Teacher Academy is a three year preparatory program beginning in 6th grade for the middle school student interested in any career that deals with children. Career possibilities such as child psychologist, social worker, pediatrician, pediatric nurse, teacher, children’s author, child nutritionist, pediatric dentist are discussed. Topics of study include child development, early childhood education, childhood nutrition, health and safety, communication, interpersonal skills, leadership, career development, child abuse and neglect, fetal alcohol syndrome and pre–natal/infant brain development. Opportunities to receive certifications in infant/child CPR, First Aid, AED, and baby–sitting are offered.

Tradewinds Middle hosts a Choice Open House on campus every year where interested 5th graders have an opportunity to see the campus and learn more about our offerings.  In addition, we also attend the Palm Beach County School District's Showcase of Schools at the South Florida Fairgrounds.