Welcome to the CHOICE Institutes
CHOICE is a unique program for high school students. CHOICE provides students with nationally recognized industry certifications and a solid foundation whether they plan to enter the workforce immediately after high school or continue their education at a career center, community college, or university. It lets students earn high school credit, college credit, and nationally-recognized industry certification – all at the same time.
Having the faculty possess the national industry certifications attached to the courses they teach establishes greater credibility for them. When educators have in-depth knowledge of the material and first-hand experience of the exams, they can do a more effective job of training their students with test-taking techniques.
CHOICE gives students a head start on college and careers in high-skill, high-wage and high-demand occupations organized in many different career clusters including programs in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Arts, A/V Technology & Communications; Business, Management & Administration; Education & Training; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM); and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.
The students of Okaloosa County have more educational options than ever before!
- Choose from a wide variety of Institutes and Pre-Institutes
- Earn college credit at no cost to your family while attending high school
- Learn from industry-certified experienced professionals in state-of-the-art classrooms
- Earn national industry certifications that lead to high skill/high wage positions
- Qualify for Florida Bright Futures and Gold Seal Scholarships
*CHOICE is now present throughout Florida.
"To date, these students have earned an excess of $15 million worth of nationally recognized industry credentials as well as college credit from institutions like Johnson & Wales University" read more
STEM in the Classroom
Recently, elementary, middle and high school robotics teachers came together for a Lego Robotics EV3 Training Day. Even while learning about the new EV3 robots, the teachers were still in competition mode. read more