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Students participate in a program of study that prepares them for careers in the communications industry. Students may select from two areas of emphasis: TV Production and Digital Design. In Digital Design, students learn and can become professionally certified in the Adobe Create Cloud versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.  Students involved in the Digital Design program can also study Journalism, using their design skills, and honing their writing and photography skills, to help create the school newspaper, the Vertical, or the award-winning yearbook, Impressions.  TV Production students use professional editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro, and learn industry terminology and skills related to television and film…all while creating unique, innovative video projects.  As Advanced Television Production students, they can choose to take part in the award-winning Wired news program.  Nease’s daily newscast, Wired, was ranked as the best in the South and second-best in the nation by the Student Television Network in 2015.  News isn’t your thing? What about sports media?  Nease offers a Sports Media program that is unlike anything offered in the state of Florida.  Students film every major sporting event and then edit ESPN-style highlight reels which are presented at year-end banquets.  Students in Sports Media also work throughout the year on the Senior Video Yearbook, purchased each year by members of the graduating class.

Thanks to talented instructors, professional industry certifications, enriching field trips, guest speakers, and internship opportunities, the students in the Communications Academy graduate prepared to head either directly into the workforce or on to higher education at the State College or University level.

Mission Statement: We will prepare and inspire students for success in college and career by providing relevant knowledge of necessary skills for and real-world exposure to the communications industry.

Want to learn more? Visit: Nease High School Academies

View the classes offered in the TV Production track: NHS Communications – TV Production POS 2017-2018

View the classes offered in the Digital Design track: NHS Communications – Digital Design POS for 2017-2018

Communications Academy News

First Coast News Anchor Anthony Austin Co-Anchors Nease Newscast

The Nease Communications Academy’s Award-Winning daily newscast, Wired, featured a special guest anchor, First Coast News Anchor Anthony Austin, on Friday, November 17th.  Wired’s Executive Producer, Communications Academy student Connor Dunwoodie, reached out to Mr. Austin to share details about Nease’s news program, and invited him to come co-anchor one of the daily broadcasts.  Mr….


Communications Academy Instructor Named Nease’s Rookie Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Justin Cooler, Advanced Television Production teacher at Nease High School!  He was recently selected as the high school’s Rookie Teacher of the Year.  This is Mr. Cooler’s second year teaching, and runs the national-award-winning Wired newscast.  In his first year as an instructor, he led his class to win the title of…


NHS Communications and Engineering Academy Students Tour Sally Corporation

Recently Nease’s Communications Academy Digital Design students and our Engineering Academy students had the opportunity to tour Sally Corporation, a 40,000 square foot facility dedicated to designing, creating, and engineering characters and environments for theme park ride. The local company was founded 35 years ago and serves clients all over the world. The tour started with an…


Nease TV Production Students Win 1st Place Nationally at the Student Network Television Convention

During the last week of March 2017, thirteen students from the “Wired” News Program at Nease High School traveled to California to compete in the Student Television Network National Competition and came in 1st place in the Morning News Competition!!! With the prompt “The Non-Disney Side of Anaheim” the students broke into 4 groups and…


Nease’s Communications Academy Students visit PGA Tour Entertainment, Cady Studios

Communications Academy students at Nease High School had the chance to see how the skills they learn in class translate into real-world job opportunities.  On February 2nd, Communications Academy TV Production students traveled to PGA Tour Entertainment Studios, located in World Golf Village.  The trip was organized by members of our Advisory Board, Jackie Petty…


Nease’s Student Newscast Named Best In Southeastern United States

The Communications Academy at Nease High School features a Television Production program in which advanced-level TV students run a broadcast news station. We would like to congratulate the news show’s staff, and teacher, Mr. Cooler, for their impressive win in the Student Television Network Excellence Award competition.  Wired, which is run by Communications Academy students,…


Nease Academy Students Enjoy Specialized Tours at Universal Studios

On December 1st, the darkness of early, early morning, 134 Academy students and 12 chaperones made their way to Nease to take part in our largest field trip of the year…specialized tours at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Once at the parks, the Engineering Academy students were whisked off to their tour in Islands…


NHS Communications Academy Students Travel to WJXT Studios

Advanced television production students in Wired and Sports Media visited WJXT Channel 4 Studios on October 25th. They took part in the second annual Broadcast Journalism Workshop, hosted by The Local Station.  The station’s Vice President and General Manager, Bob Ellis, spearheaded the event, and spent time speaking with the students about the many different…


A unique trip for Nease Communications, Engineering Academy students

In September, Nease’s Communications Academy Digital Design students and Engineering Academy students had the opportunity to tour Sally Corporation, a 40,000 square foot facility dedicated to designing, creating, and engineering characters and environments for theme park ride.  The local company was started 35 years ago and serves clients all over the world.  The tour started with…


Nease academy students enjoy unique opportunities, thanks to our business partners

In The Stellar Academy of Engineering, Communications Academy, and the St. Johns County Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, the relationships between the Academy programs and the business partners provide a variety of opportunities to help expand our students’ education through assemblies, field trips and competition judging. Here’s just a bit of what Nease’s Academy students…