Academies

Experience the DIFFERENCE of Creekside Career Academies

Cutting edge learning. Real-world experiences. Countless student connections.

Jump Start Your Career Path

 Creekside’s two award winning academies, Academy of Emerging Technology and Academy of Engineering & Environmental Sciences  feature a total of four tracks from which students can choose: Digital Media Technology, Cybersecurity, Engineering, & Environmental Science.

Plug in to Learning

Each track is equipped with a lab environment with the most up-to-date technology and is designed with creative student learning in mind. Vex Robotics, Hydroponic growing towers,  drones, Arduinos, Geographical Information Systems, Kali Linux, Cisco,  Adobe Creative Cloud, Industrial sized 3D printers bring students into a variety of learning options to fit our diverse student body.

Recruitment Events

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POA: 1/8/19

Fruit Cove: 1/10/19 & 1/11/19

The presentation link is below. 

1/24/19 from 3:30-7:00pm @ World Golf Village

Undecided on a school and program? Attend the High School Showcase to compare schools and programs. 

2/4/19 from 6-7:30 @ Creekside High Campus

We open our doors to you and your family to tour our facility, to meet our innovating teachers, to chat with current students, and to understand why it’s so awesome to be a Creekside Knight.

Login to Home Access Center (HAC Directions) between January 24 at 8:00 am through 5:00 pm February 19, 2019 with student’s username and password.

Students who are not residents of St. Johns County and students going into 11th grade are not eligible to apply. Click this link for more information https://academies.stjohns.k12.fl.us/registration/

Check out our recruitment video under the right navigation menu.

Two Career Academies: FOUR Premier STEM Programs

Digital Media Technology

Digital Media offers foundational skills to prepare students for careers in new media, multimedia, and digital media using Adobe Creative Cloud Products. Students have the opportunity to gain Industry Certifications in top design applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, and Dreamweaver.

Cybersecurity

This track immerses students in hands-on learning experiences in operating systems, network security, attack mechanisms, security vulnerabilities, cryptographic systems and security technology. Industry Certification options for these courses are in Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Windows OS, MTA Networking, MTA Security, and CompTIA Security+.

Engineering

Engineering students dive into a rich curriculum that exposes them to several branches of the field including Civil, Mechanical and Environmental engineering, as well as manufacturing, and robotics. Students have the opportunity to earn top recognized certifications like Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), AutoCad, Revit, Inventor, and Solidworks.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science focuses on the various interactions between ecosystems, wetlands, forests, wildlife, natural resources, and humans, and how all of this impacts the environment. In addition to also earning an OSHA certification, students can earn Industry Certifications for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate and also Natural Resource Specialist.

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Fall in Love with your High School Experience

Internships with Local Businesses

Network with gurus from the industry and start a career in high school.

Industry Certifications

Build your professional resume with industry certifications.

College Visits

Make informed postsecondary choices by touring schools.

Off Campus Learning

Field studies connect classroom knowledge to the field.

Business Advisory Boards

Curriculum advice from pros keeps lesson content fresh and relevant. 

Plugin to School through a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

Connect with students with similar interests on our many clubs:  Future Business Leaders of America, Technical Honors Society, Cyberpatriot, Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE), Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Society of Women Engineers.  

The POWER of our Programs is in our Numbers

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of Academy students earned an Industry Certification in 17-18
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of CHS students are in an Academy
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of Academy graduates in 17-18 attended a postsecondary institution after high school

For more Student Testimonials, visit the webpage for each Track

"The engineering program has set forth the path for my future. The combination of extraordinary teaching, exhilarating projects, and challenging certifications created a once in a lifetime experience."
Cutter Stiteler
Engineering Track
Class of 2019
"I have loved being in the Environmental Academy! It has not only taught me about environmental science, but has also taught me valuable life skills. So many new doors have opened for me and this program helped me decide my career for the future.”
Allison Esmond
Environmental Track
Class of 2019

Questions?
Visit the "Frequently Asked Questions & Answers" Page or Email Ms. Cullipher, the Career Academy Program Specialist

[email protected]