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.

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Stellar Academy of Engineering News


Stellar Engineering Academy Students Share STEM Skills with 8th Grade Girls

On December 5th, 9 young ladies with Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering took their engineering skills and knowledge to Pacetti Bay Middle School, to run a STEM event with 8th grade girls.  Led by Academy Instructor Morgan Hunter, the ladies participated in a gingerbread tower building contest.  Prior to beginning the competition,  Ms. Hunter, who…


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…


Nease Academy Students Tour UNF’s College of Engineering

On September 24th, Juniors and Seniors in the Stellar Academy of Engineering traveled to the University of North Florida to get an up-close-and-personal look at the University’s College of Engineering.  They started the trip with a warm welcome from the Director of the School of Engineering, Dr. Osama Jadaan.  He asked the students about what…


Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering Students Investigate Roman Engineering Breakthroughs

In January, Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering Civil Engineering and Architecture students traveled to the Museum of Science and History to explore their visiting exhibit, “Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers.” Students were able to view and get hands-on with artifacts of ancient technology, reconstructed using designs dating back from the height of the Roman…


Construction & Career Day a Huge Hit!

174 students from the Engineering and STEM-related Career Academies attended the NE FL Construction and Career Day on February 13, 2018 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.  Over 100 businesses participated in this three day event to expose students from the northeastern FL counties to careers in the construction and transportation industries.  The booths were very…


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…


Construction & Career Day Held on 3-28-17

      About 100 students from the Construction and Engineering-related Career Academies in St. Johns School District attended the Northeast Florida Construction and Career Day held on March 28, 2017 at the Equestrian Center in Jacksonville.  Five other school districts also participated.  Sixty-five businesses set-up interactive programs for the students to learn more about the…


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…