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Academy Business Partners Provide a Year of Unique Opportunities to Nease Students

Within Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering, Communications Academy, and the St. Johns County Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, the relationships between the Academy programs and the business partners provide a variety of opportunities to help expand our students’ education through assemblies, field trips and competition judging. 

Guest Speaker Events Bring Professionals into Academy Classrooms

When students aren’t able to miss classes to see their featured industry in action out in the real world, Nease’s Academies bring industry professionals directly to the students.  We have had several guest speaker events this fall, to help our Hospitality, Engineering and Communications Academy students learn more about what it takes to achieve professional …

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Alligator Farm Welcomes Nease Communications and Hospitality Academy Students

On September 25th, Hospitality and Communications students in Digital Information Technology classes traveled to one of St. Augustine’s most notable tourist attractions—the Alligator Farm.  Students from the D.I.T. classes had the chance to explore the park, and were assigned to take photos of wildlife for use in future class assignments using the Microsoft Word software …

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Full Sail University Brings High-Tech Toys to Nease’s Communications Academy

On January 31st, Communications Academy students were invited to take part in a unique opportunity, when Full Sail University brought their college tour to Nease’s campus.  All Digital Design and TV Production students were invited to tour the Full Sail Bus, which was packed with the latest video game, design, film and audio equipment.  Full …

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Nease’s Communications & Hospitality Academy Students Lend a Hand to Help MAKE THE SOUPER BOWL A SUCCESS

On February 1st, hundreds of people purchased tickets and made their way to Nease’s cafeteria, which was transformed into an event space like no other.  Organized by IB Boosters, and with the help of Publix, Sysco, more than 20 restaurants and local companies, the SOUPer Bowl event raised over $29,000.  All proceeds go directly to …

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NHS TV Production Students Tour PGA Tour Entertainment

On February 15th, 2018, Communications Academy TV Production students traveled to PGA Tour Entertainment Studios, located in World Golf Village.  The trip was organized by members of our Academy Advisory Board, Jackie Petty and Chris Sinclair.  Students toured the production and post-production facilities, which included the studio and control room, and met professionals in the …

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Full Sail University Mobile Classroom visits Nease

On January 31st, 2018, Communications Academy students were invited to take part in a unique opportunity, when Full Sail University brought their college tour to Nease’s campus.  All Digital Design and TV Production students were invited to tour the Full Sail Bus, which was packed with the latest video game, design, film and audio equipment.  …

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Nease’s Souper Bowl Fundraiser Provides Opportunities to Multiple Academies

On February 1st, 2018, hundreds of people purchased tickets and made their way to Nease’s cafeteria, which was transformed into an event space like no other.  Organized by IB Boosters, and with the help of Publix, Sysco, more than 20 restaurants and local companies, the SOUPer Bowl event raised over $29,000.  All proceeds go directly …

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First Coast News Anchor Anthony Austin Co-Anchors Nease Newscast

The Nease Communications Academy’s Award-Winning daily newscast, Wired, featured a special guest anchor, First Coast News Anchor Anthony Austin, on Friday, November 17th.  Wired’s Executive Producer, Communications Academy student Connor Dunwoodie, reached out to Mr. Austin to share details about Nease’s news program, and invited him to come co-anchor one of the daily broadcasts.  Mr. …

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Communications Academy Instructor Named Nease’s Rookie Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Justin Cooler, Advanced Television Production teacher at Nease High School!  He was recently selected as the high school’s Rookie Teacher of the Year.  This is Mr. Cooler’s second year teaching, and runs the national-award-winning Wired newscast.  In his first year as an instructor, he led his class to win the title of …

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NHS Communications and Engineering Academy Students Tour Sally Corporation

Recently Nease’s Communications Academy Digital Design students and our Engineering Academy students had the opportunity to tour Sally Corporation, a 40,000 square foot facility dedicated to designing, creating, and engineering characters and environments for theme park ride. The local company was founded 35 years ago and serves clients all over the world. The tour started with an …

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Nease TV Production Students Win 1st Place Nationally at the Student Network Television Convention

During the last week of March 2017, thirteen students from the “Wired” News Program at Nease High School traveled to California to compete in the Student Television Network National Competition and came in 1st place in the Morning News Competition!!! With the prompt “The Non-Disney Side of Anaheim” the students broke into 4 groups and …

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Nease’s Communications Academy Students visit PGA Tour Entertainment, Cady Studios

Communications Academy students at Nease High School had the chance to see how the skills they learn in class translate into real-world job opportunities.  On February 2nd, Communications Academy TV Production students traveled to PGA Tour Entertainment Studios, located in World Golf Village.  The trip was organized by members of our Advisory Board, Jackie Petty …

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Nease’s Student Newscast Named Best In Southeastern United States

The Communications Academy at Nease High School features a Television Production program in which advanced-level TV students run a broadcast news station. We would like to congratulate the news show’s staff, and teacher, Mr. Cooler, for their impressive win in the Student Television Network Excellence Award competition.  Wired, which is run by Communications Academy students, …

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Nease Academy Students Enjoy Specialized Tours at Universal Studios

On December 1st, the darkness of early, early morning, 134 Academy students and 12 chaperones made their way to Nease to take part in our largest field trip of the year…specialized tours at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Once at the parks, the Engineering Academy students were whisked off to their tour in Islands …

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NHS Communications Academy Students Travel to WJXT Studios

Advanced television production students in Wired and Sports Media visited WJXT Channel 4 Studios on October 25th. They took part in the second annual Broadcast Journalism Workshop, hosted by The Local Station.  The station’s Vice President and General Manager, Bob Ellis, spearheaded the event, and spent time speaking with the students about the many different …

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A unique trip for Nease Communications, Engineering Academy students

In September, Nease’s Communications Academy Digital Design students and Engineering Academy students had the opportunity to tour Sally Corporation, a 40,000 square foot facility dedicated to designing, creating, and engineering characters and environments for theme park ride.  The local company was started 35 years ago and serves clients all over the world.  The tour started with …

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Nease academy students enjoy unique opportunities, thanks to our business partners

In The Stellar Academy of Engineering, Communications Academy, and the St. Johns County Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, the relationships between the Academy programs and the business partners provide a variety of opportunities to help expand our students’ education through assemblies, field trips and competition judging. Here’s just a bit of what Nease’s Academy students …

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