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

Academy of Aviation and Aerospace

St. Augustine High School has partnered with the finest aviation and aeronautical university in the world, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, to provide students with a concurrent enrollment model that offers:

  • Dual enrollment courses
  • Weighted high school credit
  • FAA-approved training

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 12 credits
  • Learn flying techniques using flight simulators


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

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

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
  • Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
  • Jacksonville University
  • Florida Flyers/SAM Maintenance
  • Old City Helicopters
  • Northeast Florida Regional Airport
  • Passero and Associates
  • Florida Aviation Career Training

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St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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