New dock and ropes course!
Clubs and Activities
Includes a low ropes course and high ropes course. Through a combination of mental and physical challenges participants work as a team to accomplish goals. Through a series of fun and unusual activities, participants learn valuable information about themselves and each other. Collaboration and teamwork is an important skill for learners of the 21st century.
Our new FAA approved flight trainers can start you on your journey to a pilot’s license. The trainers are so realistic that the FAA allows recording of flight hours towards certification. The simulators also have a training program included that will teach you how to fly and follow all of the FAA rules that a pilot needs to know. They are a great compliment to the Gaetz Aerospace Institute program run by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at the Maritime Academy because Remote Pilots (drones) also need to know the same basic information as a pilot to earn their license. Classes at the Maritime Academy prepare you for both exams.
Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles
Maritime academy students can complete a training program on the Videoray Pro 4 and earn an industry recognized certification as an operator. Our Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) are the industry standard for small underwater ROV’s. They are capable of reaching depths up to 1000’ and have video, camera, sonar, hydrographic sensing (water temp, salinity, PH, turbidity) capabilities as well as grapples to grab and manipulate items. Students also learn how to build a basic ROV and can compete in local competitions. The Maritime Academy partners with Huntington Ingalls Industries, a local manufacturer of underwater submersible technology to expose the students to the latest technology.
Students can choose this as an elective or attend monthly weekend drills at the Academy to provide leadership, team building and skill building opportunities. Students can also choose to be on the Drill Team or Color guard. Advanced classes in Naval Special Warfare (SEAL, Marine Recon/Raider, US Army SF, USAF Parajumper) will be held during the voluntary weekend drills for those that are interested. These classes include SCUBA, Small boat operations, Firearms Safety, land navigation, patrolling, use of drones, marksmanship, rappelling, and more.
The Maritime Academy is forming an interscholastic sailing team that will compete in the 420 category of the SEISA Region. The team will travel to Pensacola, Louisiana, and Atlanta to compete against other High School teams from the Southeast. Sail training occurs after school on campus on Maritime Academy boats with out staff sailing coaches. The 420 class also competes at the collegiate and Olympic levels so students can continue their sports track all the way through college.
PADI scuba classes are available at the Maritime Academy for students. Classes start at Open Water diver and progress through Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and various specialties such as Deep Diver, Equipment Specialist, Boat Diver, Underwater Navigation, Coral Reef Conservation, Fish Identification, Wreck Diver, Night Diver and more! The Maritime Academy conducts summer dives for certified students and an annual Florida Keys dive trip.
Civil Air Patrol
Eligible students can join the Civil Air Patrol and attend meetings at the school. Members will learn about the USAF and can participate in CAP activities such as disaster relief, tours of aviation commands and activities and may apply for scholarships for flight lessons. There is a fee to cover uniforms and some off campus trips.
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United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a US Navy/USMC/USCG sponsored organization dedicated to helping our students develop great character traits and practice leadership skills while learning about career paths in the Maritime services. The Sea Cadets meet at the Maritime Academy once a month on a Saturday and enrollment is open to any eligible Bay County youth ages 10-18. Cadets wear uniforms, attend Recruit Training camp and can attend Advanced camps throughout the United States. Locally we have trainings in Amphibious Reconnaissance, small boat handling, tours of the Navy Base to include Dive School and the Experimental Dive Unit, and field operations such as navigation and patrolling. Cadets who meet requirements are eligible for rank advancement if they enlist in the actual service branch.
Students will earn community service hours and participate in environmental projects and studies while working with organizations such as FWC, Baywatch, Audubon Society, NOAA, and Gulf World Marine Institute.
Students learn leadership and earn community service hours in opportunities directed and organized by the club members in coordination with the local Kiwanis Club.
Each year students have the opportunity to participate in local Christmas parades on the school's float. Students above participated in the 2022 City of Lynn Haven parade!!