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St. Johns County Aerospace Academy     
Established in 2006-2007  

Mission Statement:  
To provide a small learning community for students to explore careers in aerospace. Students will develop skills to become career and college ready.


St. Augustine High School in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  

Aerospace at SAHS a National "Model" Academy

The St. Johns County Aerospace Academy at St. Augustine High School (SAHS) has been designated as a "National Model Career Academy,” the highest designation awarded by the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC). This is the first Aerospace Academy in the nation to receive model status.

Academy Highlights


Students Visit jetBlue University
Select Aerospace students visit jetBlue University in Orlando, FL, and were given the opportunity to experience a state-of-the-art flight simulator.


Young Women Meet Female Role Model
Female Aerospace Academy students visit 3 time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff at her aircraft hangar at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine.

Academy Description

In partership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, St. Augustine High School offers an introduction to the career tracks of Aviation and Aerospace Engineering.  Most students may earn dual enrollment credits from Embry-Riddle, a savings of up to $20,000.  Students learn the basic math and science necessary for aviation fields, explore the history of space flight by building and launching rockets, enjoy flight simulators, learn how the human body changes in flight, may complete the FAA approved Private Pilot Ground School Course and Exam, and learn computing software that many engineers use to solve problems.  Come Fly with Us!

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 Internship Opportunities

Each year, selected students complete internships with the following business partners:

Northrup Grumman Inc.
St. Augustine Airport Authority
Galaxy Aviation
Ancient City Helicopters
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
Florida Flyers
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Academy Contact:
Katie Maltby
Program Specialist

SAHS Staff:
Cathy Mittelstadt, Principal
Kristin Bozeman, Assistant Principal
Katie Maltby, Career Specialist
Gail Cullum, ERAU Director
Warren McCrary, Aerospace Technology
Katie Dingler, Science Instructor
Michelle Wamser, Math Instructor

ERAU Instructors:
Warren McCrary
Gail Cullum
Hilary Stevens
Postsecondary Articulations

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
St. Johns River State College (Blue-Gold Agreement)

These courses are offered at St. Augustine HS as dual enrollment:

AS 121 Private Pilot Operations
AS 220 Unmanned Aircraft Systems
AS 357 Flight Physiology
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering
WX 201 Survey or Meteorology

Visit the following Department of Education Website to learn more about the career clusters and the statewide targeted occupations list:

Last Modified: Jan 08, 2014