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
Students in Mr. Rosenberg’s Building Construction Technologies classes have been working on side projects as a morale boost for our teachers. Utilizing recycled and donated materials (mostly pallets and scrap wood), students have taken requests from teachers and staff for small projects to brighten their classrooms and offices. Staff members have sent their requests and …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.