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Academy of Aquaculture, Environmental, Marine Science

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



Welcome Mrs. Knutson

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“Hello AEMS students and families! I am so excited to be at Atlantic High School starting my 6th year as an educator in Volusia County. With a degree in Biology/STEM Education and a passion for Marine Biology…. I am really enjoying teaching Aquaculture and Marine Science! I will also be serving as your AHS FFA advisor this year. I cannot wait for an amazing year filled with lots of hands-on learning!" "The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” -Robert Swan

Academy Director Mrs. Spain

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Mrs. Spain teaches Regular 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. 


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


AEMS Advisory Board meetings are held three times per year and are open to the public. Meeting dates for the 2021-22 school year are on:

September 8, 2021

December 2021: TBA

April 2022; TBA


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AEMS Academy

2021-2022 Officers


President – Delynn Wellman

Vice-President – Rylan Sparkman

Secretary – Trista Wickham

Project Coordinators - Indhira Wade

Senior Ambassador – TJ Monahan and Zack Rowley

Junior Ambassador – Senait Bonner

Historian/Treasurer – Dylan Hill


Annual Events and Field Trips

  • International Coastal Cleanup

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


AEMS Academy Monthly News Letter

AEMS Academy Brochure 2021

AEMS Academy Fundraisers

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AEMS T-shit and Hoodie Sale

Save the Turtle Shirts

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