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

Academy of Aviation and Aerospace

In partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, St. Augustine High School offers an introduction to STEM careers in Aviation and Aerospace. Students choose between two unique strands.

Aviation Maintenance: (code: SAHSAVIA)
This program offers pathways to post-secondary employment in the field of aviation. Students receive technical training to prepare for careers such as A&P Mechanic and Aviation Maintenance Technician. Students will learn by building drones and trouble shooting aircraft components.

Aerospace Studies: (code: SAHSAERO) 
This program offers as many as 15 hours of dual enrollment credits from Embry-Riddle. Students can earn industry certifications in USI Small Unmanned Aircraft Safety, Visual Line of Sight System Operator (VSO), and FAA Private Pilot.

In both strands:
Students learn the basic math and science necessary for aviation fields, have opportunities to explore space flight by building and launching rockets, learn to fly using flight simulators, and learn how to program and operate professional grade drones.


To provide a small learning community for students to explore careers in aerospace. Students will develop skills to become career and college ready.

Programs of Study and Downloads

Additional Information

World-Class Curriculum
Courses include both high school-level introductory classes and Embry-Riddle college courses. Courses may include:
Aerospace Technologies I
Aerospace Technologies II
Aerospace Technologies III
Principles of Aeronautical Science
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Private Pilot Operations

Dual Enrollment
Classes are taught by Embry-Riddle professors at St. Augustine High School. Students have the opportunity to:
Save up to $10,000 in tuition at ERAU
Earn free college credit up to 15 credits
Learn flying techniques using flight simulators

Internship Opportunities
Business partners provide opportunities for students to understand the relevance between education and work-based needs. Each year juniors and seniors are offered opportunities to intern with local aviation-based businesses that may include:

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Anastasia Mosquito Control
  • Northeast Florida Regional Airport
  • Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
  • Jacksonville University
  • Florida Flyers/SAM Maintenance
  • Old City Helicopters
  • Passero and Associates
  • Florida Aviation Career Training

Academy News


Robert Raimann, Career Specialist
[email protected]
(904) 547-8530


St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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