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

Communications Academy

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.


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.

Program of Study

Academy News

May 6, 2021

While COVID restrictions have put a hold on in-person guest speaker events for the 2020-21 school year, Academy students still had the opportunity to meet with professionals in the classroom via virtual platforms. This year, Nease’s Academies have offered a multitude of virtual guest speaker events to our students.  Communications Academy guests have included News …

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December 14, 2020

Nease’s Communications Academy Ambassadors update us on the latest happenings in their Academy classes Digital Design student Emsley Thornton shared this update: this year in Digital Design 2, we started off the year with refreshing our Photoshop skills from last year! Our first assignment was to make a new Schoology Logo for our class. As …

School Year Off to a Strong Start for Nease Communications Academy Students Read More »

December 14, 2020

When COVID-19 keeps Academy students from being able to take field trips to meet with professionals…we bring the professionals to them!  Recently, in Nease’s Communications Academy, we hosted a Digital Design and a Wired virtual guest speaker.  Jamie Johnson, Digital Relations Officer for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, spoke with students about how to …

Professionals Bring the Communications Industry into the Classroom via Virtual Guest Speaker Events Read More »

April 8, 2020

Nease High School Communications Academy Digital Design and TV Production students got a glimpse into college life when they toured Flagler College in March.  The students enjoyed a tour of the campus, learned some of its history, and had the chance to learn about their design and communications facilities.  Then they heard from a panel …

Nease Communications Academy Students Explore Flagler College Majors That Fit Their Interests Read More »

April 29, 2019

Within Nease's Stellar Academy of Engineering, Communications Academy, and the St. Johns County Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, the relationships between the Academy programs and the business partners provide a variety of opportunities to help expand our students’ education through assemblies, field trips and competition judging. 

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