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

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality is a thriving global industry with strong roots locally, thanks to the fact that we live on Florida’s Historic Coast. In St. Johns County, tourists spend millions of dollars each year and are served by professionals in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. Nease’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism has partnered with multiple lodging businesses, tourism attractions and tourism associations, along with the Hospitality Programs at the Florida State College at Jacksonville and Flagler College.

These partners provide our Academy students opportunities with guest speakers, hands-on projects, field trips, and internships, preparing our students for successful careers in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. They learn customer service basics, business etiquette, computer operations, and the many facets of meeting client needs. Students have the chance to earn industry certifications in Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Front Desk Supervisor.


The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism provides relevant and high quality curriculum which exposes students to the variety of aspects within the hospitality industry. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide a positive customer-oriented experience through passion and dedication.

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Allen D. Nease High School

10550 Ray Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
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