Academy of Engineering and Environmental Sciences

Students participate in a program that focuses on two strands: Engineering and Environmental Sciences.

The purpose of the Engineering program is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the study of applied engineering and its effect upon our lives and the choosing of an occupation. The content and activities will also include the study of entrepreneurship, safety, and leadership skills. This program focuses on transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, processes and systems in business and industry.

Students have the opportunity to earn Industry Certifications in computer aided design programs programs like AutoCAD User, Inventor, Revit, and Solidworks, as well as safety certifications like Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

For much more detailed information about the CHS Engineering program, as well as information about the school and the student experience, visit our CHS Engineering website.

The Environmental program focuses on the knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations; ecosystem awareness; water and air quality issues; managing hazardous materials; managing forests, wetlands, fisheries, and wildlife; planning and administering land use; protecting resources; conducting site assessments; sampling procedures; safety procedures; compliance monitoring and quality assurance procedures; and instruction in GIS/GPS technology.

Students have the opportunity to earn Industry Certifications through AEST, which is the Natural Resource Specialist Certification, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate, and also Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

For much more detailed information about the CHS Environmental Science program, as well as information about the school and the student experience, visit our Environmental Science Webpage.

 

Mission

The Academy of Engineering and Environmental Sciences is committed to exposing students to a rigorous curriculum in the Environmental Science and Applied Engineering fields to prepare them for college and careers and to provide hands-on, real -world experiences with business and community partners.

Program of Study

Academy News

October 1, 2019

Creekside High School is one of 20 schools nationwide selected to partner directly with a National Geographic explorer actively conducting field research through the National Geographic Explorer Exchange program.  The students in the Academy of Environmental Science, taught by Ali Pressel, have been working hard to research their assigned Explorer, Tutilo Mudumba.  Mr. Mudumba is …

Environmental National Geographic Explorer Project Read More »

April 11, 2019

Creekside senior, Tarynn Kaelin, was surprised with a $10,000 scholarship at CHS’ Academy of Engineering & Environmental Sciences Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday April 10th. Advisory Board Member, Jacob Thurlow, from Haskell presented the award on behalf of the ACE Mentoring Program.

February 8, 2019

Students in both strands of the Academy of Engineering and Environmental Sciences visited the Northwest Wastewater Treatment Facility in St. Johns County. The visit was hosted by long-time business partner, Tony Cubbedge of St. Johns County Utilities and showcased the processes of cleaning water resources and become informed citizens.  This facility is one focused on …

Reduce & Reuse: CHS Academies Get Schooled in Water Reclamation Read More »

October 29, 2018

Creekside High School, along with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) hosted the 8th Annual Model Water Tower Competition on Saturday October 20th. Dozens of students from St. Johns County and from our surrounding counties designed and entered their model water towers, and their prototypes were judged based on 4 categories including cost efficiency, hydraulic …

CHS Engineering Academy Senior Wins 1st Place in the AWWA Model Water Tower Competition Read More »

June 14, 2018

Students in the Environmental Science strand of the Academy of Engineering and Environmental Science at Creekside High School received a grant from the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Blue School Grants Program in 2017 – 18 along with 9 other schools in the Water Management District. These funds were used to pay for the …

CHS Environmental Science Students Featured in Blue Schools Video Read More »

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Contact

  • Lynda Kelly, Career Specialist
    (904) 547-7300

Location

Creekside High School

100 Knights Lane
St. Johns, FL 32259
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