About CFAA

Central Florida Aerospace Academy opened its doors in August 2008 on the Sun ‘N Fun and Aerospace Center for Excellence campus at Lakeland Linder International Airport.

Central Florida Aerospace Academy of Kathleen High School is a unique career and technical STEM public high school academy developed to provide students with an interest in aviation, aerospace, and engineering technologies an opportunity to participate in industry-related electives, earn industry certifications and licenses, and complete dual enrollment/ advanced placement college credit all while completing their high school education. Students attend high school everyday on Lakeland International Airport property and also have access to participate in traditional high school activities such as sports, clubs, and committees.

In addition to the rigorous academic courses, CFAA offers aeronautical instruction including flight training, aircraft maintenance and avionics, engineering, UAS operations, FAA Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic courses, and boasts an impressive Air Force JROTC program. CFAA is proud to be recognized as a National Career Academy Coalition Model Academy School.

Our Mission

In partnership with business and community, Central Florida Aerospace Academy is committed to a culture of rigorous academic and workforce experiences emphasizing industry skills in aerospace, aviation, and engineering preparing and inspiring all students for college and career.

Our Vision

The vision of the Central Florida Aerospace Academy is to promote lifelong learning by challenging students with rigorous curriculum and hands-on experiences with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. The academy intends to meet the needs of industry by placing emphasis on teamwork, individual achievement, skill development, creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. As students prepare to be productive and responsible members of the workforce, the academy will instill an appreciation for professionalism, ethical behavior, and an awareness of global opportunities while developing self-worth, high expectations, and mutual respect among a diverse population of students, staff, and community.