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Academy of Aquaculture, Environmental, Marine Science

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Aiming to enrich student education through hands-on learning opportunities in the aquaculture, environmental, and marine science fields.

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

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Students EPCOT 2022


AEMS Faculty 

Academy Director Mrs. Spain

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Mrs. Spain teaches:

  • Agriscience Foundations I
  • Environmental Science
  • Environment Science Honor
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Agriscience Foundation and Food and Natural Resources Directed Studies. 


For any information regarding AMES academy please contact via email: or phone 386-322-6100 ext. 38119. 

Welcome Mrs. Knutson

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Mrs. Knutson teaches:

  • Aquaculture II
  • Aquaculture III
  • Environmental Science 
  • Marine Science 



For any information regarding AMES academy please contact via email: or phone 386-322-6100 ext. 38201 


AEMS Academy Information

The Aquaculture, Environmental and Marine Science Career Academy offers high school students real world learning opportunities and experiences in the environmental and marine related science field. Students in the AEMS Academy will take exciting science classes while also experiencing hands-on field trips, scientist guest speakers, environmental events and contests, and potential internships in their career field of choice. Their experience at Atlantic High School in the AEMS Academy will only further their passion and understanding for science to prepare them for a bright future.


The AEMS Academy director is Jennifer Spain. For more information, please e-mail Jennifer Spain at

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AEMS Academy

2022-2023 Officers


President – Rylan Sparkman

Vice-President – Senait Bonner

Secretary –Andrew Faison and Caelyn Alexander

Project Coordinators – Kaitlyn Tatum and Chloe Carlson

Senior Ambassador – Inari Chapman

Junior Ambassador – Oriyah Wallace

Historian/ Treasurer – Jayden Oats and Kyleigh Shipman

Annual Events and Field Trips

  • International Coastal Cleanup and Annual BBQ

  • AEMS Academy annually participated in the International Coastal Cleanup. To sign up, please see Mrs. Spain in room 4-008.

  • Magic Kingdom 

  • Marine Discovery Center Boat Trip

  • Rose Bay

AEMS Academy Monthly News Letter


AEMS Academy Brochure 2021


AEMS Academy Fundraisers


AEMS T-shirt and Hoodie Sale

Think Clean Go Green Shirts 
Save the Turtle Shirts

You may now purchase AEMS T-shirts, Hoodies and Pure Vida Bracelets by clicking on the link below: