welcome to the
Academy of Environmental Science
Located on the beautiful Salt River, the waterfront location of the Academy provides the perfect setting for our 9th through 12th grade students to explore their environment. Whether they are in English, Science, or one of our amazing electives, each class is created to offer hands -on opportunities to ensure connections to the real world. In addition, many of the lessons are uniquely designed to be taught outdoors. Under the guidance of highly qualified subject area specialists, who bring the content to life, students encounter the environment first-hand as they explore estuaries and rivers by kayak and canoe. Considering Citrus County has one of the few remaining protected coastlines in the state of Florida, with miles of river and aquatic wetlands, the location offers an unmatched experience.


The Academy of Environmental Science, which was founded in 1999, is a Citrus County School Board sponsored public charter school. Initiated through a partnership with numerous individuals, organizations, and agencies, the Academy strives to develop a sense of stewardship by developing environmental awareness through instruction and community service
Academy of Environmental Science / 12695 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Florida 34429 / 352-795-8793

The Academy’s Chairman of the Board of Directors is Michelle Leeper.  She is available to facilitate parental involvement, assist parents and others
with questions and concerns and resolve disputes.  She may be reached through AES or her phone at 352-302-3319

AES sponsors several fundraisers each year, including Citrus County Educational Foundation Coupon Sales. Profits from fundraising at AES will be used, among other things, to purchase school wide needs, such as additional technology supplies, and instructional materials. A small amount of these funds may be used to provide food and other consumables items for staff sessions throughout the year, staff appreciation, and student recognition. We are always mindful that these are optional for students and are deeply appreciative for the support of the AES community.