Stellar Academy of Engineering

The Stellar Academy of Engineering was formed in partnership with Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction, and mechanical services worldwide headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. This rigorous program is designed to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers in multiple fields of engineering. The Stellar Academy of Engineering is the only academy in St. Johns County which allows students to explore multiple disciplines in the industry. Students are taught by instructors with real-world engineering experience, use the latest industry design software, AutoCAD, and utilize project-based learning as they progress through a series of Engineering Pathways courses. The academy works closely with the University of North Florida’s College of Engineering, to help ensure that our students are best prepared to move on to higher education after completing the four-year Academy curriculum.


The Stellar Academy of Engineering provides high quality curriculum which exposes students to aspects relevant to the engineering field. Through business and academic involvement, students gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel academically, socially and professionally.

Program of Study

Academy News

October 14, 2019

After hearing about Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism from an Auburn alumni who happens to be on the  Academy’s Advisory Board, Martin O’Neill, Professor of Hospitality Management and Head of Auburn’s Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality, decided made the trip to the sunshine state.  Mr. O’Neill visited the school to see our Hospitality …

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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, students from Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism enjoyed a unique field trip experience at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort.  The students were the first field trip group to visit “Bee Hill,” a micro-farm created by Sawgrass Marriott chef Matthew Sanchez. 

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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October 4, 2018

Congratulations to Tara Cushman, instructor of Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, who was just selected as Nease’s Rookie Teacher of the Year! This is Mrs. Cushman’s third year at Nease, and she has made a huge impact on our Academy program.  She has more than doubled our Academy numbers, curriculum-mapped four subjects never before …

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