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

Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences

This academy focuses on providing skills and experience necessary to attain entry-level jobs in Architectural Drafting or Building Construction Technology.  Students may choose a technical path leading to an apprenticeship or a professional path toward a certificate, two year or four year college degree.

Architectural Drafting students have the opportunity to earn national industry certifications in Autodesk User, Revit, Inventor. Building Sciences students have the opportunity to earn national industry certification in OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration. All academy students have the opportunity to qualify for Bright Futures and Gold Seal Scholarships.

Benefits of joining this academy include:

  • Hands-on technical training in a related field of interest
  • Opportunity for national industry certifications
  • Academics taught in relation to the construction industry
  • Teamwork to accomplish career and academic goals
  • Opportunity for dual enrollment and internships


The Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences, in partnership with the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Education Foundation and the St. Johns Builder’s Council, is committed to motivating students to explore careers in architectural drafting, carpentry, masonry and other building trades.

Program of Study

Academy News

May 27, 2021

Inspired by the SkillsUSA Signing Day event that began in 2019, Pedro Menendez High School celebrated 24 top-tier senior academy students on May 13th.  Much like an athletic signing day, this event allowed academy seniors to sign their letters of intent to post-secondary training programs or the workforce.  Students committed to nursing programs, collegiate schools …

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November 20, 2020

At the beginning of November, a SJCSD employee asked if the PMHS Building Construction class could build her a chicken coop to keep her chickens safe and comfortable.  With no hesitation, Mr. Rosenberg and his students complied.  A couple weeks later, she had her chicken coop ready for pick up.  This was a great project …

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October 22, 2020

After some much needed renovations to our construction lab over the summer, our instructor, Mr. Rosenberg, was ecstatic with the transformation.  Thanks to the hard work of Auld & White, their many sub contractors, the district staff, and the maintenance team at Pedro Menendez High School, Mr. Rosenberg believes he now has “The best shop …

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October 13, 2020

The Pedro Menendez High School Building Construction program hosted a nail driving competition for our fabulous special education classes last week.  Students learned how to safely and efficiently drive nails then competed against each other on who could drive a nail the fastest.  Our special education students were excited to learn from their peers.

September 30, 2020

Pedro Menendez High School, with a lot of help from the St. Johns County School District and Auld & White Constructors, made renovations to two of their academy classrooms over the summer.  The Flagler Hospital Academy of Medical and Health Careers updated both classrooms and their joint lab space.  The FMAEF Academy of Architecture and …

PMHS Makes Upgrades to Academy Classrooms Read More »

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Pedro Menendez High School

600 State Road 206 West
St. Augustine, FL 32086
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