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Designer's Desk

ACAD Curriculum

Viera High School

What classes do I need to take?

Within the cohort of the Academy Communication, Art, & Design students are to take the following classes :

Freshman Year

  • Digital Media I: Photoshop & Illustrator

  • World History Honors

  • English I Honors

Sophomore Year​​

  • Digital Media Web Design: Dreamweaver and Animate

  • U.S. History Honors

  • English II Honors

Junior Year​​

  • Digital Media Video Design: Premiere Pro & After Effects

  • Government & Economics Honors

  • English III Honors

Senior Year​​

  • Digital Media IV: Senior Project

  • Humanities I & II Honors

  • English IV Honors


Your other 4 classes will consist of Math, Science, and electives. (These courses will not be part of the cohort)

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet 3 of the 5 following requirements for Academy Cords:

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA over the four years in all Academy classes

  • Obtain Certifications in 2 out of 3 Adobe Bundle Suite Programs – Photoshop & Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Animate, Premiere Pro and After Effects

  • Attend all three required evening events every year - unless excused by the Director prior to the events

  • Earn 100 hours of Community Service over the four years (towards Bright Futures)

  • No discipline referrals

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