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Time Sensitive - SY2022-2023 Student Transportation Survey

In preparation for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, all SouthTech Schools students wishing to utilize transportation services must complete the transportation survey using the link below:

Completing the transportation survey indicates a student’s interest in riding the bus next school year, but does not guarantee the student a bus assignment. Students will be assigned bus passes on a first-come, first-serve basis.


SouthTech Preparatory Students may contact Adriana Ortiz at or 561.318.8087.

SouthTech Academy Students may contact Lesley Dufresne at or 561.369.7007.

SouthTech Academy Uniforms On Sale Now

SouthTech Academy uniforms for the 2022-2023 school year are now on sale.  They may be purchased in the front office from 6:30-2:00 during school days. Please contact Maria Fernandez at 561.369.7064 for more information.

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SouthTech Academy Announces Partnership with Ed Morse Automotive Group to Create the “Ed Morse Automotive Technology Program”

Boynton Beach, FL- September 15, 2021—SouthTech Academy, Florida’s premier career and technical high school located in Boynton Beach, proudly announced a partnership with Ed Morse Automotive Group.  This partnership includes a unique collaboration with the legendary automotive dealer group to create the Ed Morse Automotive Technology Program.

This program will include:

  • Creating career pathways and other industry related opportunities for SouthTech Academy graduates.
  • Students will receive on-site job shadowing and training opportunities with Ed Morse’s experienced technicians.
  • Leadership from the Ed Morse team will serve on the school’s Advisory Board and will provide key industry best practices.
  • Naming rights for the “Ed Morse Automotive Technology Program”. 


“We have been blessed to have a long-standing relationship with an organization like Ed Morse Automotive Group and are thrilled to take this partnership to the next level.  For years, their team has supported our students and faculty with new automotive uniforms, vehicles to work on, curriculum assistance, and help in securing hundreds of thousands of dollars of cutting-edge equipment to best train the next generation of workforce in the automotive service industry,” said Carla Lovett, Executive Director of SouthTech Schools.  

The Ed Morse Automotive Technology Program provides students with real-word automotive knowledge and practical experience in a nurturing environment.  Juniors and seniors can earn the Florida Auto Dealers Association (FADA) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Industry Certifications. Graduates are well-prepared for careers and/or post-secondary study.

“We have supported this program which continues to get better every year.  The Academy produces incredible talent that is immediately ready to work at a high-level in any professional automotive setting.  We have many graduates currently working with us in our service departments and look forward to hiring many more,” said Teddy Morse, Chairman and CEO of Ed Morse Automotive Group.  

The Ed Morse Automotive Group is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, and has been family-owned for 75 years.  Considered to be one of the nation’s most respected automotive dealer groups, Ed Morse Automotive Group has over 1,400 employees, 24 dealerships locations, 42 franchises and 14 automotive brands.

“It’s simply an honor to have received so much support from such a prestigious organization like Ed Morse Automotive Group.  They’ve truly helped us shape our state-of-the-art Automotive Repair, Collision & Technology curriculum into being a game-changing program nationally.  When Ed Morse says that they have your back… they mean it and it is positively changing the lives of our students,” said Timothy Brown, SouthTech Academy Automotive Department Chair.  

About SouthTech Academy

SouthTech Academy (STA) is a public, tuition-free charter school, serving Palm Beach County students in grades 9 through 12. STA offers 11 career academies that prepare students to successfully earn a wide variety of industry certifications, preparing them for entry-level positions in their industry of choice. It offers 11 career and technical academies including: Culinary Arts; Medical; Automotive Service; Automotive Collision; Medical Sciences, Veterinary; Business, Cyber Security-IT; Music- Rock & Roll; Digital Film; Commercial Arts; and Cosmetology. 

SouthTech Academy students on ‘fast track’ to help in-demand industries rebound

South Tech Academy’s approximately 1,100 students are back in in-person learning at a new campus. And this in turn is helping some of South Florida’s top industries rebound. 11% of students earn enough certifications to go right to work while others learn on the job.

High school senior Alejandra Gama has the passion for music and sound production.

“I sing in one or two public shows per semester — we just had one in Boca Raton,” Game said. “My dream job definitely be international. Doing world tours would be so fun.”

And just by listening to he vocals — she has the experience.

“We get to go and play lives shows and so that definitely gives us a heads up against other musicians,” she said.

It’s the same story for digital media student Jamar Labbe.


“I’ve done commercials, 30-second commercials and silent films,” he said. “I want to work in Hollywood, California. And I want people to say when they see my name, — ’oh, that’s the best editor.’”


And the stories of determination and experience continue in the veterinary assisting academy where dogs literally roam free.

“The idea is that we want our graduates to be self-sustaining right out of high school so that they can pursue their dreams,” said Eileen Turenne, South Tech Academy principal. “This is where they come when they know where they want to go and we figure out how to get them there.”

Ninety-minutes a day, everyday is dedicated to an academy or industry focus from automotive to cosmetology and culinary arts.

“In many cases the students will be working in an area where they have their industry certifications while they’re putting themselves through school,” Turenne said.

11% go directly to industry. As for the others, there’s on the job partnerships and early planning.

“Forty-nine percent of our students are going the state college route where they’re in two-year programs and in many cases the two-year programs are growing on what they’ve already done in high school,” Turenne said.


SouthTech Academy offers the following programs:

  • Automotive Technology and Collision
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Film & Broadcasting
  • Business Management
  • Graphics Arts
  • Motorcyles and Marine
  • IT
  • Music
  • Veterinary Assisting
  • Medical Science

The academy also has in-demand enrollment. There’s a waiting list. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now open. To learn more visit, here:

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School Food Service

This is the School Food Service Department of the School District of Palm Beach County. We provide nutritious meals for both breakfast and lunch. To apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits please apply online at The site can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can also access the application from the tile in your student’s portal. If you have any questions please call 561-383-2025 or email

Even though all students will receive meals at no charge this year, only students who have been approved for free or reduced meals will show a meal status of free or reduced which is used for other benefits such as discounted internet services, SAT and ACT testing waivers, college application fee waivers, and scholarships from community agencies for summer and holiday camp. Also, approval provides your child’s school with much-needed funding for items such as tutoring, technology, enrichment activities, and parent-involvement activities.

Delray Beach nonprofit helps STEM students succeed

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Delray Beach nonprofit organization dedicated to health and well-being is partnering with a Boynton Beach school to invest in the next generation of STEM leaders.

At South Tech Preparatory Academy in Boynton Beach, Jacqueline Botting is helping the next generation grow their perspective.

“To really build a future that is focused on children understanding food, health, and agriculture,” Botting said.

Botting is the executive director of Wise Tribe, a Palm Beach County organization focused on building grassroots projects.

“So that we can effectively build a healthier and wiser future,” Botting said.

A $50,000 grant is helping. This week, the nonprofit won the 100 Men of Palm Beach County grant, allowing them to create an outdoor learning lab for students interested in STEM.

“I would like to see a lot more activities going on at the school,” said sixth grader Angel Daley.

Daley said she’s looking forward to a new way to learn while being with friends.

“I think that’s going to make a huge difference because there’s a lot going on between COVID and school,” Daley said.

“We serve students sixth through eighth grade all throughout Palm Beach County,” said principal Nicole Handy. “About 96% of our students are living at or below poverty, which means they face a lot of difficulties in their home life. So this is an outlet for them.”

Botting said they are still accepting applicants from all around the county for their summer program.

“It’s really intended for those children who are interested in civic leadership opportunities and really thinking about how we will build a healthier and wiser future,” Botting said.

Boynton Beach high school program fills growing need for auto technicians

SouthTech Academy’s automotive technology program continues to gain new interest

SouthTech Academy's Automotive Technology

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — SouthTech Academy, which recently moved to a new campus in Boynton Beach, is going the extra mile to ensure students are on the fast track for success.

The school’s automotive technology program continues to gain interest from potential students, especially with the rising demand for highly skilled technicians.

SouthTech Academy provides students with real-world automotive knowledge and practical experience in a nurturing environment.

The training prepares students to enter the workforce after graduating high school.

Instructors train each student to industry standards and provide certification through multidimensional training in the classroom and shop.

Students learn safety and accident prevention, tool identification, and proper equipment usage.

Additionally, they learn to diagnose vehicle problems, plan a course of action and recommend or make repairs as needed.

SouthTech Academy offers the following programs:

  • Automotive Technology and Collision
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Film & Broadcasting
  • Business Management
  • Graphics Arts
  • · Motorcycles and Marine
  • IT
  • Music
  • Veterinary Assisting
  • Medical Science

For more information about SouthTech Academy and the programs available, click here.

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