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

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

March 10, 2021

David McCrea (class of 2020) visited the Coastal & Water Academy to share with students his journey since graduation and his future plans working in the utility industry.  McCrea landed a full-time job with the City of Bunnell a few months after graduation as a Water Collection and Distribution Technician Trainee.  His short-term goal is …

SJTHS Alum Presents Post High School Journey to Academy Read More »

January 21, 2021

The Florida Section of American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) established a High School Academy Program in 2013 to prepare the next generation of water and wastewater professionals.  This was the beginning of the Coastal & Water Resources Academy at St. Johns Technical High School. FSAWWA began with two high schools and have now increased to …

Academy Alum’s Accomplishments Make National Industry News Read More »

January 19, 2021

Congratulations to the City of St. Augustine Public Works Department for being selected as the 2019-2020 Career Academy Outstanding Business Partner of the year for their commitment to the Coastal & Water Resources Academy at St. Johns Technical High School. City Staff at the Wastewater Treatment Plant mentored students in the Academy of Coastal and …

Outstanding Business Partner of the Year Read More »

November 17, 2020

The Academy of Coastal & Water Resources at St. Johns Technical High School received a Blue School grant from St. Johns River Water Management District last fall to fund an education project that would enrich student knowledge of Florida’s water resources through hands-on learning. Due to the school year ending in an unexpected way, our …

Blue School Grant Project Helps to Cultivate the W.O.W. Garden Read More »

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 »

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St. Johns Technical High School

2970 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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