St. Johns County Academy of Future Educators
The four-year curriculum, rich with dual enrollment opportunities, embraces a core of exploratory teaching courses which allow students the advantage to begin student teaching while in high school. In addition, the program provides a seamless articulation with and transition to teacher preparation programs in Florida’s University system. Through the academy concept, students are offered small learning communities, college-preparatory curriculum with a career theme, and partnerships with employers and/or mentors.
Working hands-on in over ten schools, the St. Johns Academy of Future teachers explores the career of education using service learning, cutting-edge technology, and full year internships. Fostering the next generation of educators, the program focuses on developing student leaders who will be the next caring contributors to the children of the future. Placing academic success at the forefront of the program, qualifying students have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credit through St. Johns River State College, giving students the potential to graduate high school with an AA degree. This equates to 60 college credit hours and is a savings of over $6,000.
- Qualifying students can begin taking dual enrollment courses the summer after 10th grade and can continue with dual enrollment through graduation.
- Earn up to 60 hours of college credit!
- After graduation, complete your bachelors degree in 2 years!
Business Partners provide opportunities for students to understand the relevance between education and work-based needs. Each year, students are offered opportunities to intern with St. Johns County School District and local businesses.
Reasons to Join
- Can earn an AA degree from SJRSC while still in high school (over a $6,000 savings in tuition).
- Participate in job shadowing, internships and senior externships.
- Develop leadership, communication and organizational skills.
- Participate in a rigorous and a meaningful program of study.
- Ability to sign an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with St. Johns County School District – This MOU will enable you to start work at a higher salary level than other first year teachers, if you are hired to teach in St. Johns County School District.
- Free membership in Florida Future Educators of America with opportunities for after-school activities, state competitions, and a great resume booster!
Project Innovation is a district wide competition that promotes entrepreneurialism and provides students the opportunity to develop a product or idea to solve a problem. All Career Academies in St. Johns County are invited to participate. The Ponte Vedra academy teachers did a great job of incorporating this real world competition into their curriculum and …
Julianne Owen, class of 2020, gave the Academy of Information Technology students some advice. In her words, “Classes like your IT Academy classes are incredibly important”, “Always go for what you want, nothing is as out of reach as it seems” and “Reach out to others for help.” Julianne learned this first hand during …
Students in the Academy of Information Technology proposed a project to build a 3D Body Scanner to their teacher, Mr. Costello. After securing funding from the PVHS Parents Association, work on the project began. The system is being built using Raspberry Pi Zero W devices. The Pi Zero is a fully functional computer that is …
The PVHS Academy of Information Technology sophomore, Keegan Powers, was recently recognized with the Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays a critical role in enabling the United States to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of …
Two School Superintendents and the Chair of the Department of English and Applied Linguistics at De la Salle University in the Phillipines came to the United States for three weeks to learn about the American style of education and teacher training. They traveled to a number of states during that time. On September 22, 2017, …
- Marisa Leonard, Career Specialist