The first high school social media program in Florida, Bloomingdale students learn about digital citizenship, personal branding and marketing and journalism through a variety of social media networks.
This course is offered as an AP Studio Art 2-D Design course concentrating in photography. Students develop three portfolios to be submitted to CollegeBoard: 5 quality pieces, 12 breadth pieces and 12 concentration pieces. In three year, 97% of students passed the AP exam with a 3 or better.
The Minotaur is the national award-winning yearbook of Bloomingdale High School. Produced by students in an advanced journalism course, its contents are regularly featured in NSPA’s Best of the High School Press, CSPA Gold Circles and Herff Jones Ideas That Fly.
The online student news publication of Bloomingdale High School, the Bull’s Eye earned top honors, including FSPA and SIPA Gold ratings for both print and online, in its first year. Students also produced a quarterly, full-color newsmagazine in addition to the online publication. The publication was produced in an advanced journalism course offered at the school.
Started at Bloomingdale in 2008 due to student interest, this popular elective encompasses a wide range of topics in photography. Students learn composition, law and ethics, manual exposure, lighting, studio equipment, post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and advanced techniques. Projects prepare students for the AP level course and students have access to DSLRs, only needing an SD card to participate.
Students in this course are introduced to the basic principles of journalism, in preparation to advance to either newspaper or yearbook staff on completion. The course is taught using the Journalism Education Association’s national standards for scholastic journalism education.