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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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Academy Director

Mrs. Knutson

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Mrs. Knutson teaches:

  • Aquaculture II
  • Aquaculture III
  • Marine Science 

For any information regarding AEMS 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 Natalie Knutson. For more information, please e-mail Natalie Knutson at

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  • Industry Certifications:
    • Agricultural Associate
    • Aquaculture Technician
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Hands-On Career Training
  • Immersive Cohort Experience
  • School and Community Partnerships
  • Collaborate with Industry Professionals 


Parent Process to Apply for Academies:

Annual Events and Field Trips

  • International Coastal Cleanup and Annual BBQ

  • Annual Academy Theme Park Field Trip

  • Boat Tour of Indian River Lagoon

  • Marine Science Center

  • Rose Bay

  • Industry-Specific Field Trips

  • Earth Day School-Wide Celebration