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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

Guest Speaker Events Bring Professionals into Academy Classrooms

When students aren’t able to miss classes to see their featured industry in action out in the real world, Nease’s Academies bring industry professionals directly to the students.  We have had several guest speaker events this fall, to help our Hospitality, Engineering and Communications Academy students learn more about what it takes to achieve professional…

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Alligator Farm Welcomes Nease Communications and Hospitality Academy Students

On September 25th, Hospitality and Communications students in Digital Information Technology classes traveled to one of St. Augustine’s most notable tourist attractions—the Alligator Farm.  Students from the D.I.T. classes had the chance to explore the park, and were assigned to take photos of wildlife for use in future class assignments using the Microsoft Word software…

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Full Sail University Brings High-Tech Toys to Nease’s Communications Academy

On January 31st, Communications Academy students were invited to take part in a unique opportunity, when Full Sail University brought their college tour to Nease’s campus.  All Digital Design and TV Production students were invited to tour the Full Sail Bus, which was packed with the latest video game, design, film and audio equipment.  Full…

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Nease’s Communications & Hospitality Academy Students Lend a Hand to Help MAKE THE SOUPER BOWL A SUCCESS

On February 1st, hundreds of people purchased tickets and made their way to Nease’s cafeteria, which was transformed into an event space like no other.  Organized by IB Boosters, and with the help of Publix, Sysco, more than 20 restaurants and local companies, the SOUPer Bowl event raised over $29,000.  All proceeds go directly to…

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NHS TV Production Students Tour PGA Tour Entertainment

  On February 15th, 2018, Communications Academy TV Production students traveled to PGA Tour Entertainment Studios, located in World Golf Village.  The trip was organized by members of our Academy Advisory Board, Jackie Petty and Chris Sinclair.  Students toured the production and post-production facilities, which included the studio and control room, and met professionals in…

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Full Sail University Mobile Classroom visits Nease

On January 31st, 2018, Communications Academy students were invited to take part in a unique opportunity, when Full Sail University brought their college tour to Nease’s campus.  All Digital Design and TV Production students were invited to tour the Full Sail Bus, which was packed with the latest video game, design, film and audio equipment. …

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Nease’s Souper Bowl Fundraiser Provides Opportunities to Multiple Academies

    On February 1st, 2018, hundreds of people purchased tickets and made their way to Nease’s cafeteria, which was transformed into an event space like no other.  Organized by IB Boosters, and with the help of Publix, Sysco, more than 20 restaurants and local companies, the SOUPer Bowl event raised over $29,000.  All proceeds…

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Austin Anthony from First Coast News Co-Anchors the Nease Wired Newscast

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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….

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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…

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