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Stellar Academy of Engineering

Take a video tour of the classrooms and learn more about our program here:  Nease Academies

Why should students be a part of the Stellar Academy of Engineering?

If your student is considering a career in Engineering, this is the Academy to join. In Nease’s Stellar Academy of Engineering, we’re providing innovative curriculum by partnering with Stellar, a global leader in engineering and design, working with professionals in the field, and offering our students unique opportunities to truly explore the many career paths open to those who have a passion for engineering. With hands-on projects, unique field trips, engaging guest speakers, and internship opportunities, join the Stellar Academy of Engineering for a high school engineering education like no other.


City of St. Aug trip 2
Students learn about a major civil engineering project in St. Augustine.


Stellar Whetstones Field Trip-mechnanical eng. 9th graders 3
Students see mechanical engineering at work while touring the Whetstones Chocolate Factory.


Engineering Academy Juniors and Seniors visit UNF's College of Engineering. They toured the Engineering labs and spoke with UNF students about their experiences studying Engineering at UNF.
Engineering Academy Juniors and Seniors visit UNF’s College of Engineering. They toured the Engineering labs and spoke with UNF students about their experiences studying Engineering at UNF.

The Stellar Academy of Engineering was formed in partnership with Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction, and mechanical services worldwide, headquartered in Jacksonville. Stellar recognizes the need to increase the quality, diversity and number of students prepared to pursue a career in engineering. Students benefit from this unique relationship through the real-world projects and perspective these engineers bring to the classroom. Stellar and other business partners provide valuable work-based learning opportunities such as internships and job shadowing. We have had Academy interns go on to be hired by business partners to start working in engineering firms while going to college.

In addition to strong partners in our community, we offer Academy students opportunities to prepare for the engineering industry via field trips, guest speakers, lunch and learns, and industry certification exams.  Through the course of the Academy curriculum, students have the opportunity to earn professional industry certifications in AutoCAD, Revit, and Inventor software.



Mission Statement

The Stellar Academy of Engineering provides high quality curriculum which exposes a diverse group of students to aspects relevant to the expansive engineering field.  Through business and academic involvement, students gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel academically, socially and professionally.



Questions? Want to learn more?


Jaime Combs
Academy Coordinator
[email protected]