The Sports Management and Recreation program has been designed to simulate a college curriculum. Students take cornerstone courses their freshman and sophomore years which give them essential skills and an overview in the Sports Management and Recreation area through guest speakers, field trips, and the use of technology. Participation in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and R.O.P.E.S. leadership training helps magnet students enhance their skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, and computer technology with an opportunity to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist industry certification.
Students then specialize with higher-level courses during their junior and senior years. This leads to eligibility for the Bright Futures Scholarship Program and a paid internship at a local business where students can apply the knowledge they learned in class in a real world environment. Students also volunteer at local elementary and middle schools through teaching Junior Achievement programs and specialized reading programs. This integration of curriculum prepares students for top universities while giving them experiences they can build on their whole lives.
Currently, Palm Beach County is taking advantage of its location and weather to increase the number of sporting events in South Florida. There are major and minor league baseball teams with a great baseball stadium. Through internships and projects, the Sports Management and Recreation magnet students have many opportunities to apply the business knowledge they are learning in their classes while preparing for college.
- Management of our Annual Magnet Golf Tournament that has raised over $140,000 for our programs
- Paid executive internships at such places as Roger Dean Stadium, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach County Sports Commission and Palm Beach Gardens Parks and Recreation
- Sporting event management of a P.B.G.H.S. varsity baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium, and Palm Beach County Sports Commission’s Lou Groza Awards
- Field trips to such places as New York City, BankAtlantic Center, American Airlines Arena and Roger Dean Stadium
- Volunteering at special events such as the Buddy Walk, Race for the Cure, and activities at local recreation departments and elementary schools
- Freshman Student Mentoring Program
- Teaching Junior Achievement courses at local elementary schools
These real life experiences prepare students for a future in the exciting sports industry.