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Media Release: December 12, 2012

Career Academies High School Showcase

The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) offers more choices to high school students to prepare them as future leaders in high-skill, high-wage industries.  On Monday, December 17, students and their families can explore their options at the High School Showcase held at the World Golf Village Convention Center from 3 – 8 p.m.  

The High School Showcase will exhibit all choice programs within the SJCSD.  Parents and students will have the opportunity to speak with school representatives and students, as well as business partners and postsecondary representatives, to collect information about their school and future career choices.  This year’s event features the variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) offerings available throughout the district.  STEM Academies encourage students to investigate, problem-solve, and create by using what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world situations.

All 23 programs of choice will be represented including Career Academies, acceleration academies (such as IB and AICE) and ROTC programs.  Academies are smaller learning communities within a high school that incorporate features such as integration of academic and career-related curriculum, team teaching, and business involvement.  National studies show that academies have a positive impact on student performance, including improved attendance, higher grades, improved graduation rates and higher college-bound rates. Academies emphasize motivational and real-world activities including hands-on projects, business mentoring, internships and field trips.  They foster students’ motivation to learn and better prepare them for postsecondary education and successful futures in their chosen professions.  

Allen D. Nease High School
Stellar Academy of Engineering
Communications Academy at Nease
International Baccalaureate Program

Bartram Trail High School
VyStar Academy of Business and Finance
Academy of Design and Building Construction
Air Force ROTC
Advanced Scholars Program

Creekside High School
Academy of Emerging Technology
Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning

Pedro Menendez High School
Academy of Architectural & Building Sciences
VyStar Academy of Business
Flagler Hospital Academy of Medical and Health Careers
Advanced Scholars Program
International Baccalaureate Program

Ponte Vedra High School
Academy of Biotechnology and Medical Research
Academy of International Business and Marketing

St. Augustine High School
St. Johns County Aerospace Academy
St. Johns County Center for the Arts
St. Johns County Academy of Future Teachers
Advanced International Certificate of Education

St. Johns Technical High School
Academy of Coastal and Water Resources

Deadline for entry into a Program of Study is February 8, 2013.  No applications will be accepted after this deadline.  Applications are available at For more information, contact Paula Chaon, director of Career Education, at or 904-547-4870.


Last Modified: Dec 12, 2012