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The Volusia County School Academy application deadline was January 31, 2020. If you are not zoned for Atlantic High School, but wishing to be a part of our academies, please see the variance (School of Choice) process at

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Academy of Law and Government (ALAG)

The ALAG Academy 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. 

This is a GOLD level academy based on the Volusia County School District annual evaluation, meeting all nine academy standards. 

Academy Director: Margo Rivera [email protected] 

On Stage Performing Arts Academy

The On Stage Academy 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 Aubry at [email protected]

Aquaculture, Environmental, and Marine Science (AEMS) Academy

The AEMS Academy 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.

This is a GOLD level academy based on the Volusia County School District annual evaluation, meeting all nine academy standards. 


Academy Director: Jennifer Spain [email protected]

Technology, Engineering, Science and Aeronautics (TESA) Academy

The TESA Academy, in partnership with Embry 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 and unique academy. Students can earn college dual enrollment credit on campus at Atlantic High School during their junior and senior years.

This is a GOLD level academy based on the Volusia County School District annual evaluation, meeting all nine academy standards. 

 Academy Director: Ms. Silva at [email protected]

Teaching, Education And Learning (TEAL) Academy

The TEAL Academy allows students to explore a career that needs them now more than ever – teaching! Students take coursework to prepare them for a career in a Kindergarten through 12th grade classroom (K-12 pathway) or in early childhood education (children at birth to age 4).

Academy Director: Kari Nagus: [email protected]

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: Caterine Benedict: [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]

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: Ms. Martinez Encarnacion: [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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