St. Augustine High School (St. Augustine, Florida)

St. Augustine High School (St. Augustine, Florida)

Infobox School
name = St. Augustine High School

established =
type = Public School
grades = 9 - 12
streetaddress = 3205 Varella Avenue
city = St. Augustine
state = Florida
zipcode = 32084
country = United States
district = St. Johns County School District
superintendent = Dr. Joseph G. Joynercite web |url= |title= "School Improvement Plan" |accessdate= 2008-03-11 |year= 2007 |format=PDF |archiveurl= |archivedate= 2008-03-28]
principal = Tyrone Ramsey
enrollment =
viceprincipal = Dawn Sapp and Becky Burney
dean = Faye Davis and Stephen Hodapp
Hours_in_Day = 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. [cite web |url= |title= "Bell Schedule" |accessdate= 2008-03-04 |]
rival = Allen D. Nease High School
nickname = Jackets
school_colours = Maroon , Gold
established =
status = Public
homepage =

St. Augustine High School is the oldest public high school in the St. Johns County School District, located in Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida. Its students are grades 9 through 12. SAHS is home to a notable athletics department, performing arts department, Aerospace Academy and AICE program.

Academic Programs

AICE Program

The Advanced International Certificate of Education program, administered by Cambridge International Examinations, has been hosted at SAHS since 1998, and makes Advanced college level courses available to high school students. The program challenges students academically. Lately, the program has been run by many people, ranging from Ms. Dawn Sapp, and Ms. Towle.
The AICE program is a 4 year set of courses. Students 9th and 10th grade years will be introduced to the IGCSE program, then later move to the AICE courses.

The program offers a rigorous international pre-university curriculum and examination system which emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study for academically advanced students.

The AICE Diploma is a group certificate which requires students to draw from three curriculum areas. The areas are Mathematics & Sciences, Languages, and Arts & Humanities. Students must pass a total of six exams with at least one in each of the three curriculum areas.

Students who earn an AICE diploma and have 75 hours of community service qualify for the 100% Bright Futures Scholarship. (The SAT/ACT requirement is waived.)

Aerospace Academy

Mission Statement: To provide a supportive small learning community for students to explore careers in aerospace. Student will develop skills that mold them into confident, college-prepared individuals.


Varsity Football

The St. Augustine High School football team was the 2005 class 3A champions in varsity football, beating Booker High School from Sarasota, Florida with a score of St. Augustine High School 31 and Sarasota Bookers' 15.They are one of only two teams to finish and win its respective bracket undefeated {the other being the Lakeland Dreadnaughts}. This marks the first time in school history that the team had won a State Championship.They have been to 3 state championship games in the past 7 years winning in 2005

Performing and Visual Arts

St.Augustine High School is also known as the Center of the Arts (Also known as SJCCA, or St. Johns County Center of the Arts) high school for St. Johns county. It features Band, Chorus, Dance, Guitar, Theater, and Visual Arts. It is currently under the direction of Mr. Jeff Dodd


The St. Augustine High School Department of Bands is currently under the direction of Mrs. Laura Beard. She has been director since fall 2006. In the 2005-2006 school year the band was under the direction of Mr. Steven Knob; prior to Mr. Knob, Mr. Al (Dewey) Dodds held the post for 18 years. For the 2006 season the marching band placed 7th at the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) preliminaries in St.Petersburg,Florida, besting the 13th Place received in 2005. In the 2007 season Mrs. Beard led the marching band to an appearance in the FMBC State Finals at the Tropicana Dome for the first time since 2000 when FMBC was in its infancy. [] In 2007 the band also received straight "Superior" ratings at the Florida Bandmaster Association District Marching Festival for the first time since records began being posted on the FBA website in 2000. [] The main performance groups are: Wind Ensemble, Percussion, Concert Band, and Jazz Band.


The Chorus of SAHS is run by Mr. Jeff Dodd. Starting in the 2007-2008 school year, 3 classes developed in the program. Treble Chorus, SAHS Singers and Chamber Singers. In addition, there are afterschool programs that include Masters Track, Show Choir, and Madrigal Singers. The Chorus department of SJCCA is also responsible for the school musical. Some of the past achievements of the chorus have been performing in the Disney Candlelight service in Epcot, and receiving state Superiors and Excellents. Mr. Dodd was named St. John's County Teacher of the Year for 2008.

Past Musicals

2007 - Les Misérables
2006 - Guys and Dolls
2005 - West Side Story
2004 - Annie Get Your Gun
2003 - Fame
2002 - Footloose
2001 - Grease

Student Publications

There are two student produced publications at SAHS. "The Jacket Journal": the official school newspaper, is created by students under the direction of English Teacher Scott Benyacko. Students write about events pertinent to the school in "The Jacket Journal"

Notable Alumni

*Alexter T. Albury, author
*Scott Player, Arizona Cardinals
*Brandon James, University of Florida


#St.Augustine's bracket []
#Lakeland's bracket []
#SAHS performing arts page []
#FMBC results for 2006 []

ee also

2007-2008 performing arts schedule {pdf file}

2007-2008 athletics schedule []

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