stellar_nease_logo_updatedEstablished in 2006-07

The Stellar Academy of Engineering was formed in partnership with Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction, and mechanical services worldwide headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. This rigorous program is designed to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers in multiple fields of engineering. The Stellar Academy of Engineering is the only academy in St. Johns County which allows students to explore multiple disciplines in the industry. Students are taught by instructors with real-world engineering experience, use the latest industry design software, AutoCAD, and utilize project-based learning as they progress through a series of Engineering Pathways courses.  The academy works closely with the University of North Florida’s College of Engineering, to help ensure that our students are best prepared to move on to higher education after completing the four-year Academy curriculum.

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The Stellar Academy of Engineering provides high quality curriculum which exposes students to aspects relevant to the engineering field.  Through business and academic involvement, students gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel academically, socially and professionally.

View the classes offered in the Stellar Academy of Engineering:  NHS Stellar Engineering POS 16-17

Stellar Academy of Engineering News


Stellar Academy of Engineering Field Trips Take Learning Out of the Classroom

Students in the Stellar Academy of Engineering enjoyed some unique field trips in January and February.  On January 31st, Engineering Academy students traveled to the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, to tour the F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter Aircraft Production Line.  The trip was organized by Advisory Board member Alexis Alexandris,…


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…


Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering Students Win Project Green

Congratulations to Nease’s Project Green competition team, who swept the district competition with a first place win this year. The team, comprised of Alessia Venturi, Mani, Maanasi Vadlam; Richard Bachmann, Tushaar Kumat, and William Mitchell, created Piezoelectric Tiles. The tiles are installed on roadways, and utilize compression from passing cars to control traffic signals. The…


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…


Stellar awards academy students $1,000 scholarships

On May 12th, two Stellar Academy of Engineering Seniors were awarded $1,000 scholarships, donated by Stellar.  Stellar President Mike Santarone presented the scholarship checks to Caroline Knee and Amanda Crist.  Both young women were involved in the Stellar Academy of Engineering since their freshman year.  They also went on to become Academy Ambassadors, representing and…


Stellar Academy of Engineering students travel to NAS-Jax

This year Stellar Academy of Engineering students had the chance to travel to the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, to tour the F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter Aircraft Production Line.  The trip was organized by an Advisory Board member, and allowed our students to get a first-hand look at how the jets…


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…


NE FL Construction & Career Day – April 5, 2016

For the second year, the Career Academies of St. Johns sent students in academies related to engineering and construction to the NE FL Construction and Career Day held on April 5, 2016 at the Equestrian Center in Jacksonville. Over 100 businesses had interactive booths to expose students to a wide variety of careers in the…


Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering breaks the mold this year

Engineering is an ever-evolving field, and this year, Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering is evolving as well.


A big year for Nease Academy students

A wrap up to an incredible year for Nease Academy students!