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

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 »

November 27, 2017

CH2M, a global engineering company with an office in Jacksonville, has a charitable giving arm called “Bikes-n-Bytes”, which gives bicycles and laptop computers to worthy charitable organizations and youth.  The week before Thanksgiving 2017, they gave laptops to the students below.  This came about from a grant request from Tony Cubbedge with the St. Johns …

CH2M Donates 4 Laptops to Worthy Career Academy Students Read More »

April 6, 2017

About 100 students from the Construction and Engineering-related Career Academies in St. Johns School District attended the Northeast Florida Construction and Career Day held on March 28, 2017 at the Equestrian Center in Jacksonville.  Five other school districts also participated.  Sixty-five businesses set-up interactive programs for the students to learn more …

Construction & Career Day Held on 3-28-17 Read More »

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2970 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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