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

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

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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February 10, 2021

Can a summer internship set a student up for future success in the industry they’re pursuing? Absolutely! Just ask Garrett Queener, Stellar Academy of Engineering graduate, class of 2018.  Garrett shared his thoughts on summer internships: What made you pursue an internship as a Junior in the Academy? I originally pursued an internship through the …

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December 14, 2020

In Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering, our Introduction to Engineering Design students recently took part in an annual right of passage for the program: the egg drop project. Putting their design skills and ingenuity to the test, students had to create contraptions to protect a raw egg as it is thrown from the top of …

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October 13, 2020

When Art and Science come together, it’s a beautiful thing! Recently, some of Nease’s AP 2D design course students teamed up with the Stellar Academy of Engineering to create unique works of art. AP Art Instructor Megan Welch learned that our Engineering Academy is home to two Glowforge 3D Laser Cutter and Engravers.  She met …

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April 8, 2020

Stellar Academy of Engineering students traveled to the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, to tour the F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter Aircraft Production Line.  The trip was organized by Stellar Academy of Engineering Advisory Board member Alexis Alexandris, and allowed the students to get a first-hand look at how the jets …

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