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The Volusia County School Academy application submission deadline was January 31, 2020. If you are not zoned for Atlantic High School and would like to understand the variance (School of Choice) process, please visit

For an complete academy overview, click HERE.

Important Upcoming Academy APPLICATION Dates 2019-20:

  • Academy Acceptance/Denial letters e-mailed to families from Academy Directors: 3/6-3/12/20
  • Declaration of Intent DUE: 3/27/2020: *In order to secure your spot in the academy, you MUST confirm, in writing/e-mail to the Academy Director your intent to attend AHS and be a member of your chosen Academy (this is especially important for out-of-zone students)!!!
  • Future FRESHMAN Family information and registration at AHS:  4/2/2020, 5-7:30 PM 


Academy of Law and Government

The ALAG focuses on careers in the areas of law, government and public service, providing information and intern experiences in careers for students who aspire to be lawyers, politicians, police officers, forensic scientists, crime lab technicians, and other law and government related fields. 

Directors, Margo Rivera 

On Stage: Performing Arts Academy

On Stage aims to inspire and enrich student creativity through an innovative performing arts curriculum.  Career focus in the technical and performance aspects of theatre, chorus, and dance connects students to arts and communications-related careers. Performing arts students perform with the All-State Chorus, Disney Candlelight, Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre, Fringe Festival, Florida State Thespians and earn superior ratings in Chorus, Dance and Drama county and state assessments.

Academy Director: Amanda Aubrey at

[email protected]


Aquaculture, Environmental, and Marine Science (AEMS) Academy

AEMS provides training crucial to Florida’s unique environment and prepares students to preserve and protect the earth by working in careers related to aquaculture and environmental services.  Students are immersed in ecologically significant projects such as water quality testing, marine life sampling, and invasive species eradication.

Academy Director: Jennifer Spain [email protected]

TESA Academy = Technology, Engineering, Science, and Aeronautics

TESA, in partnership with Embrey Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), prepares students to fly unmanned vehicles, airplanes, and introduces them to various aerospace careers. Building airplanes and small UAV’s; studying weather and aerodynamics are a few of the opportunities of this exciting new academy. Students have the opportunity to earn concurrent college credit on Atlantic’s campus.

Academy Director: Kelley Groel

Teaching, Education and Learning (TEAL) Academy

TEAL allows students to explore a career that needs them now more than ever – teaching! Students take coursework related to teaching theory, practice and early childhood development.

Academy Directors: Linda Schultz (Teaching as a Profession Pathway) & Carlee Lucia Bryan (Early Childhood Development Pathway)

Digital Video Academy (DVA)

Work with producers and directors who make REAL TV shows, movies, and web-series!  The Digital Video Academy (DVA) energizes and enhances your original thinking and creativity through the use of state-of-the-art, hands-on, HD video production.

Academy Director: Don Brunning [email protected]

Academy of Marketing and Production (AMP)

The Academy of Marketing and Promotions is designed to prepare students for employment and advanced training in the marketing and sales industry. Students will develop hands-on skills in advertising, sales, event management, and entrepreneurship through our school-based enterprises.

Academy Director: Stacey Bell  [email protected]

Digital Audio Recording Technology (DART)

The DART (formally known as DAP) Academy will enhance students’ skills as musicians, either instrumentally or vocally, through the exploration of studio recording techniques that are used throughout the world.   Partnerships with BCU and DSC students will provide hands-on experiences in the recording arts. 

Academy Director: Jeff Brown [email protected] 

Academy of Gaming and Simulation

The Academy of Gaming and Simulation explores the video game industry and the skills needed to become successful in this highly competitive industry. Working with the latest technologies, students will encounter the fast-paced world of Computer Games, 2D, 3D and Animation, designing and developing game concepts and assets.

Academy Director: Rick Bowrosen [email protected]

Stacey Bell facilitates all CTE programs and the Academies of Atlantic.  Please contact Mrs. Bell with any questions or inquiries about the CTE or Academies of Atlantic. [email protected]

Stacey Bell

Academy/CTE Facilitator & Intern instructor

Below are additional programs offered at Atlantic.  All Academy students can additionally be involved in these programs.


AVID is an internationally recognized, college preparatory program designed to support students in the academic middle for success in advanced high school academics, dual enrollment and AP courses, while increasing eligibility and enrollment opportunities in four-year colleges. The program mission is to “close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society”. AVID enables students in grades 9 through 12 to succeed in rigorous high school curricula; to enter mainstream activities in school; and to develop a foundation for future college success. As a methodology for accelerating student progress, AVID features a rigorous academic elective course with a sequential curriculum that focuses on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading.  Students also have access to tutorials during school hours. 

AVID Coordinator: Andrea Cochran [email protected] 

Junior ROTC



The Mission of the Air Force JROTC is to “develop citizens of character, dedicated to serving nation and community”. Students are encouraged to be involved in the community through extracurricular and social activities. Different themes include: Frontiers in Aviation History; The Science of Flight; Astronomy; and Exploration of Space. Program goals are to instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment to cadets. 

JROTC Captain Will Cooper [email protected]

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