Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Design Academy

Students participate in a rigorous and relevant program of study which focuses on one of three strands: Interior Design, Drafting, or Fashion Design. Students will explore their creative talents in decor and fashion design, as well as, gain valuable carpentry skills. Post-secondary opportunities are available through the Florida State College of Jacksonville and University of North Florida.


The Design Academy strives to provide a relevant curriculum combined with industry exposure via business partners thereby allowing students to gain knowledge, confidence, relationships, and sense of community.

Program of Study

Academy News

September 26, 2018

We know our Career Academy teachers are great, but we love it when others agree with us.  Joy Dorst, Architectural Design teacher in the Design Academy is the 2018 Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Bartram Trail High School!

February 14, 2018

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 …

Construction & Career Day a Huge Hit! Read More »

November 9, 2017

Juniors in the Drafting strand of the Design Academy at Bartram Trail High School are working on a “Mixed Use Request for Proposa”l to redesign the Jacksonville Landing on the St. Johns River.  On a recent field trip, the student teams reviewed possible options and developed initial drawings of their proposed design.  When the project …

BTHS Juniors Working on Redesigning the Jacksonville Landing Read More »

November 9, 2017

Bruce Watts is a sophomore in the Drafting strand of the Design Academy at Bartram Trail High School.  He wrote and sang a rap song recently at an Academy breakfast to help teach other students shortcut keystrokes for use when using AutoCAD to make architectural drawings.  It was a big hit and very helpful to …

Rap Song a Unique Way to teach AutoCAD Keystroke Shortcuts Read More »

April 6, 2017

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 variety of …

Construction & Career Day Held on 3-28-17 Read More »

September 28, 2016

  Fashion Academy Juniors participated in the “Love your Mother” Eco Fashion Show on Saturday, 9/24/16, at the Volkswagen Dealership on US1 in St. Augustine.  The students made their outfits out of all recyclable material.  All funds goes to charity and the event raised more than $50,000.  

August 30, 2016

Students from Career Academies tied to the arts and entertainment programs and Digital Design programs at St. Augustine (Aug. 30), Bartram Trail (Aug. 31) and Creekside (Sept. 1) High Schools were able to tour the mobile bus that explains all of the majors at Full Sail University in Orlando.  Each major had interactive technology for …

Full Sail University brings their mobile classroom to SAHS, BTHS and CHS Read More »

May 3, 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 …

NE FL Construction & Career Day – April 5, 2016 Read More »

April 1, 2015

Congratulations to Louis Danner and Pierce Talbert who competed at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Orlando on March 20.  Louis won 3rd place in the Securities & Investments event and Pierce won 4th place in the Introduction to Information Technology event.  Louis and Pierce will now represent PMHS and the state of Florida at …

PMHS FBLA State Winners Advance to Nationals! Read More »

March 10, 2015

Charles Moseley, middle school computer education teacher of Introduction to Information Technology, won the St. Johns County School District Teacher of the Year for 2015! Charles runs his class like a business and students assume responsibilities for the various class initiatives. His students have a high success rate in passing Microsoft Office Industry Certifications. He …

CTE Teacher from SPMS receives 2015 Teacher of the Year Award for SJCSD Read More »

March 9, 2015

Mikayla Oko and Supiya Palli qualified to participate in the International DECA Competition, which will be held in Orlando in April 2015. Approximately 17,000 high school students and their advisers will attend this conference. To earn this, Mikayla placed 5th in the Marketing Management State Competition and Suprya placed 6th in Entrepreneurship Franchise State competition. …

BTHS DECA Students Shine at State Competition Read More »

February 25, 2015

Congratulations to Darryl Oswald and William O’Hara who were selected by the Florida American Legion as the delegates to Boys State for this summer!   Boys State is a prestigious comprehensive one week program in state and local government developed to offer youth a better perspective of the practical operation of government.  Delegates will attend …

PVHS Academy of International Business Students Chosen as Boys State Delegates! Read More »

November 6, 2014

St Augustine, FL, October 19, 2014:  Congratulations to Bartram Trail Design Academy boatmen! Please congratulate Kai Merten and Patrick Tybor for placing third in the 2nd Annual Quick and Dirty Boat Building Competition, held this weekend at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. This was the first year that BTHS participated and they were …

Bartram Trail participates in the Quick n’ Dirty Boat Building Competition Read More »

October 30, 2014

Gainesville, Florida, October 6, 2014: The Upperclassmen in the Architectural Design Academy and the Interior Design Academy attended a tour of the University of Florida Design College on Monday. There were 18 students that participated. The students were able to tour the Interior Design Studio, the Landscape Architect Studio and the Architectural Design Studio. Students …

The Design Academy travels to the University of Florida Read More »

October 30, 2014

The Fashion Academy at Bartram Trail High School participated in the Fashion Show that was held at the Volkswagen Dealership on US 1 on Saturday night. Sixteen different groups designed and created fashions using recyclable materials to benefit “Home Again St Johns”, the facility for the homeless population. Fashion seniors used recycled materials from Saks …

Bartram Trail Fashion Academy represented in “Love your Mother” Eco Fashion Show Read More »

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St. Johns, FL 32259
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