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

Communications Academy

In the Communications Academy, students can prepare for careers in Digital Design, TV Production, Broadcast News and Sports Media.  When students take part in the program, they can select from two tracks: TV Production and Digital Design. In Digital Design, students learn and can become professionally certified in the Adobe Create Cloud software, including  Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

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.  In the first year, all TV Production students learn professional filming, editing, and writing skills.  Then, as Advanced-level students, they can choose to take part in the award-winning Wired daily newscast, or our one-of-a-kind Sports Media program.   Our Wired students work in the only professional-grade studio and control room to produce daily newscasts, filled with student-created content.  In Sports Media, students film every major Nease sporting event and then edit ESPN-style highlight reels which are presented at year-end banquets, and used in social media campaigns.

Interested in both Digital Design and Television Production? You can apply to take part in both tracks!

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.


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.

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Allen D. Nease High School

10550 Ray Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
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