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

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 …

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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. 

March 17, 2019

Recently, Digital Design students traveled to Leonard’s Studio, located in St. Augustine. The students had the opportunity to tour the facility, getting a first-hand look at the digital design work, photography and videography services, and printing processes that take place on-site.

March 17, 2019

In a first for the Communications Academy, Sports Media students were invited to tour TIAA Bank field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.  During the visit, students saw Daily’s Place, practice fields, the FriEnd Zone, and went behind the scenes at the stadium. 

November 13, 2018

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 …

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