Students Soar to New Heights in BASA

January 2019

A unique Choice and Career Options program available in the School District of Palm Beach County is the Boynton Aerospace Science Academy (BASA) offered at Boynton Beach Community High School.

The BASA is the result of a collaboration between the high school and Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) to create the state-of-the-art curriculum option for students in the District. The BASA includes a rigorous academic program in the fields of aviation, aeronautical science, and aviation maintenance.

Each student has the opportunity to earn dual high school and college credit for the BASA courses taken at the high school. This innovative academy provides students with the latest in educational advancements, current technologies, and crucial job skills as well as instruction from ERAU professors. Students applying to the program must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  

Students with film equipment

“This is quite a unique program and an unbelievable opportunity for people who are interested in aviation”, said Donald Scantlan, Co-Manager of the BASA. “The program offers several certifications and gives up to 30 college credit hours for Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University.”

The deadline to submit an application to attend a Choice and Career program for the 2019-2020 school year is quickly approaching. Parents are encouraged to apply online, as it is the most efficient way to submit and manage the application. It will also give parents priority access to lottery results when they are released in the spring. Applications can be submitted online here.

The School District of Palm Beach County offers more than 300 Choice and Career options from Kindergarten through 12th grade at 117 different campuses across the District.

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