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The Spirit Box Brings Three Nease Academies Together

In the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, students in the Marketing and Entrepreneurship classes learn about starting a business, and running a business, from all angles.  Instructor Tara Amato wants to give these students real-world experience, which is exactly what all Career Academies aim to provide for their students.  Enter: The Spirit Box.  Pioneering this …

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Virtual Guest Speakers Offer Their Expertise To Academy Students

While COVID restrictions have put a hold on in-person guest speaker events for the 2020-21 school year, Academy students still had the opportunity to meet with professionals in the classroom via virtual platforms. This year, Nease’s Academies have offered a multitude of virtual guest speaker events to our students.  Communications Academy guests have included News …

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Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Students Learn What It Takes To Run A Resort

Recently, students from Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism enjoyed a unique field trip experience at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort.  The students first enjoyed a free breakfast, then took a golf cart ride to visit “Bee Hill,” a micro-farm created by Sawgrass Marriott chef Matthew Sanchez.  The farm, which includes a vegetable garden, bee hives, …

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Auburn University’s Hospitality Dept. Head Seeks Out Nease Academy Students

After hearing about Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism from an Auburn alumni who happens to be on the  Academy’s Advisory Board, Martin O’Neill, Professor of Hospitality Management and Head of Auburn’s Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality, decided made the trip to the sunshine state.  Mr. O’Neill visited the school to see our Hospitality …

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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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Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Instructor Chosen as Rookie Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Tara Cushman, instructor of Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, who was just selected as Nease’s Rookie Teacher of the Year! This is Mrs. Cushman’s third year at Nease, and she has made a huge impact on our Academy program.  She has more than doubled our Academy numbers, curriculum-mapped four subjects never before …

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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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Hospitality & Culinary Academy Students Learn How to Market Themselves at Sawgrass Marriott Resort

On March 13th, students from both Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and our sister Academy, the Academy of Culinary Arts at St. Johns Technical High School, arrived at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort for an awesome field trip experience.  The Academy of  Hospitality & Tourism students enjoyed a tour of the grounds and the “heart …

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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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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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Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Business Partners provide field trip opportunities

Thanks to dedicated business partners, Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism students enjoyed two great field trips in the third quarter. On February 16th, students traveled to the Sawgrass Marriott Resort.  The students were welcomed to the updated facility by participating in a scavenger hunt, which highlighted the new resort features.  Then, they enjoyed a …

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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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Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Welcomes Academy of Hospitality & Tourism

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism students got a first-hand look at resort management on their field trip to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. First, it was a glimpse at the new employee training, run by Mr. Bill David, Director of Training. It was an energetic lesson, focused on the history of the Ponte Vedra …

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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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NHS’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Sees Industry in Action

29 of our Academy of Hospitality and Tourism students enjoyed the Academy’s very first field trip on October 29th.  Students were given a “front of house and behind the scenes” tour of the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort.  They had the opportunity to learn about many aspects of the hospitality business from the professionals who …

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