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  • What grades can participate in the Cybersecurity Academy?

  • Do students need to be full-time LCVS students?

  • Does my child need to be a resident of Leon County?

  • Is there an application process?

  • Can full-time students participate in sports at their home zone school?

  • Can students participate in dual enrollment while enrolled in the Cybersecurity Academy?

  • Will students be required to report to LCVS for in-person days/events?

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Ashley Clyatt

Cybersecurity Academy Teacher

  • About This Program

    In today's interconnected world, where virtually every aspect of our lives relies on digital technology, cybersecurity has never been more critical. From protecting sensitive personal information to safeguarding the infrastructure of organizations and nations, the need for cybersecurity expertise has become increasingly urgent. Throughout these courses, we'll cover a wide range of topics, including threat intelligence, risk management, cryptography, network security, ethical hacking, and much more. Whether you are looking to continue your learning journey at the post secondary level, bolster your resume with highly coveted industry certifications, or simply satisfy your curiosity about cybersecurity, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey!

     

    Progression

    Year 1 - Digital Information Technology

    This innovative course provides you with the foundational skills needed for future careers in a variety of technological fields. You’ll explore emerging technologies, digital design, Microsoft Office online applications, and much more! 

    Year 2 - Computer Network and Security

    This course covers the fundamentals of computer safety, network security, and the prevention of digital attacks. You’ll experience a hands-on approach to security strategies, expand your computer and networking security techniques, and improve your problem-solving skills. 

    Year 3 - Cybersecurity Essentials

    This inspiring course covers defensive strategies for computer, mobile device, and network security. You’ll experience a hands-on approach to security strategies, expand your computer and networking security techniques, and improve your problem-solving skills. 

    Year 4 - Operational Cybersecurity

    Students will put all their knowledge together and put it into effect. Students will see how cybersecurity works in the real world, how vulnerabilities can be exposed, and how to protect from intrusions.

     

    Possible Certifications & Perks

    • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
    • CIW Web Security Associate
    • Info Tech Specialist (ITS) - Cybersecurity
    • CompTIA Fundamentals+
    • CompTIA Security+
    • Ability to graduate high school with a reduced number of credits
    • Transferable college credit hours in a related field of study
    • Reduced college coursework in a related field of study