Academy of Coastal and Water Resources

The Academy of Coastal and Water Resources’ STEM program of study focuses on coastal, environmental and water resources. Academy students participate in valuable hands-on curriculum designed in partnership with the St. Johns County Utilities, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR), Florida Gateway College, the City of St. Augustine, and the University of Florida Sea Grant. Students explore the environment and ecosystems through environmental and water resource classes and experience water quality testing, wetland management, wildlife, and water treatment management. Students learn proper sampling and safety procedures. Academy students may earn several industry certifications including First Aid/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Water Treatment Plan Operator Level C.


The Academy of Coastal and Water Resources is dedicated to providing students with high quality, industry relevant curriculum to assure success in post secondary education and coastal and water resources career opportunities. Through collaboration with our business partners, the students are engaged in applied learning and develop confidence, long lasting relationships and a sense of community.

Program of Study

Academy News

October 22, 2020

Congratulations to two Career & Technical Education (CTE) teachers at St. Johns Technical High for being selected as our school’s Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year 2020-2021! Roslyn McCaleb (ICT & Math) was awarded Teacher of the Year and Chef Angela Coleman (Culinary Arts) won Rookie Teacher of the Year. St. …

CTE Sweeps Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year at SJTHS Read More »

September 24, 2020

St. Johns Technical High School and the Academy of Coastal & Water Resources want to express how much we appreciate the generous support the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) gives to our CTE program each year.  We recently received two hefty boxes full of new Sacramento State Water and Wastewater Treatment …

FSAWWA Provides New Curriculum Materials to Academy Read More »

December 12, 2018

When students from the Academy of Coastal and Water Resources turn on the tap, they have a true appreciation for their career study choice.  For if there are no trained water plant operators, the basic need of clean drinking water would be in jeopardy. Students from the Academy recently visited St. Johns County Utilities’ drinking water and wastewater facilities.  They observed …

No Operators, No Water! Read More »

May 25, 2018

The Academy of Coastal and Water Resources students at St. Johns Technical High School learned there is a lot more to our beaches than shells and sand.  The students saw first-hand the amounts and the effects of plastic debris that is washed up on shore every day.  The Academy participated in a micro plastics study …

Academy of Coastal and Water Resources Students Study Micro Plastics at Marineland Read More »

February 14, 2018

174 students from the Engineering and STEM-related Career Academies attended the NE FL Construction and Career Day on February 13, 2018 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.  Over 100 businesses participated in this three day event to expose students from the northeastern FL counties to careers in the construction and transportation industries.  The booths were very …

Construction & Career Day a Huge Hit! Read More »

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St. Johns Technical High School

2970 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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