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2018-2019
School Choice Reference Guide 1
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Message To Parents
Dear Students, Parents, and Caregivers,

I am excited to welcome you to our annual School Choice Expo and share with you the
many opportunities available to children in Duval County Public Schools. Families now
have multiple School Choice options, including neighborhood schools, magnet schools,
online instruction, and specially-themed choice schools. Within each school, the district
offers individualized programs that focus on a variety of interests for our students and their
families.

As you explore the options available to you, I invite you to visit our schools, both
those in your neighborhoods and our numerous Choice options. Although you may be familiar with some of the
district schools, there is no substitute for actually walking the halls and meeting the teachers when considering your
choice. Take the tours offered by the schools or attend an evening family informational meeting. I encourage you to
find out as much as you can prior to making your decisions.

Even after a combined 36 years of service to the district, I still feel a sense of excitement about the possibilities
that a new school year brings. I know that you have many educational options available to you, and I thank you for
considering Duval County Public Schools. Our commitment is to ensure quality learning for every student, in every
school, in every classroom, every day.

Sincerely,

Dr. Patricia Willis, Superintendent


Duval County Public Schools

Duval County School Board

Cheryl Grymes Scott Shine Ashley Smith Juarez Paula D. Wright


District 1 District 2 District 3 Chairman, District 4
grymesc@duvalschools.org shinef@duvalschools.org juareza1@duvalschools.org wrightp@duvalschools.org

Warren Jones Becki Couch Lori Hershey


District 5 District 6 Vice-Chairman, District 7
jonesw2@duvalschools.org couchr@duvalschools.org hersheyl@duvalschools.org

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Table of Contents
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Leadership......................................................................................................................................................... 2

Quick Start Guide for Magnet Schools......................................................................................................... 4

Choose a Magnet Program...................................................................................................................... 5

Magnet Schools Theme Stream............................................................................................................... 6

Learn the Details........................................................................................................................................ 8

Apply to the Magnet Program............................................................................................................... 25

Complete Your Journey.......................................................................................................................... 29

Quick Start Guide for Choice Schools.........................................................................................................32

Choose a Choice Program..................................................................................................................... 33

Learn the Details...................................................................................................................................... 33

Apply to the Choice Program................................................................................................................. 35

Complete Your Journey.......................................................................................................................... 38

Exceptions and Special Programs................................................................................................................40

Magnet & Choice Elementary Schools........................................................................................................47

Magnet & Choice Middle Schools...............................................................................................................61

Magnet & Choice High Schools...................................................................................................................69

Charter Schools..............................................................................................................................................76

Meet your School Choice Team....................................................................................................................79

Important Dates.............................................................................................................................. Back Cover

Follow us...

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Guide to Magnet Schools


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Quick Start Guide for Magnet Schools

Below are the main steps to starting an amazing journey in the Duval County magnet
programs. Each step will be explained further in the pages that follow.

STEP ONE CHOOSE A MAGNET PROGRAM


Rather than focusing on which particular school to attend, concentrate on selecting the type
of magnet program the student is interested in. Families should talk about the student’s
interests and future goals, trying to match them to the magnet programs offered. Read
through the programs offered by each school. Elementary schools start on Page 47, middle
schools on Page 61 and high schools on Page 69.

The helpful chart on the following pages show how the student can follow through in the same
magnet theme as he or she moves from elementary to middle to high school.

STEP TWO LEARN THE DETAILS


There are specifics you will need to know about the magnet programs, such as the
magnet lottery, priorities for admission, transportation, and other topics. Turn to Page 8 for
information about these topics, as well as events you can attend to get more details.

STEP THREE APPLY TO THE MAGNET PROGRAM


Admission to the magnet program is by application only. It is an easy process, but
there are important steps that must be followed to apply. Refer to Page 25 for additional
information.

Remember: The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is February 28,
2018.

STEP FOUR COMPLETE YOUR JOURNEY


After learning all about the magnet programs and submitting the application, students
receive notification concerning the outcome of the lottery. This section, starting on Page 29,
will tell you everything you need to know, including steps for enrollment.

Have questions? Visit our website at www.duvalschools.org/schoolchoice or call 904-390-2082.

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STEP ONE CHOOSE A MAGNET PROGRAM

This section of the School Choice Reference Guide magnet program from one level to the next. For
contains information about each magnet program example, a student enrolled in a technology mag-
offered by Duval County Public Schools. After net program during elementary school may want to
discussing your child’s interests and goals, try to continue learning about technology in middle and
match them with the magnet programs that are high school. Program Continuity allows the student
offered. to do just that. The student seeking Program Conti-
nuity must re-apply as he or she moves from ele-
WHAT ARE MAGNET PROGRAMS? mentary to middle school and from middle school
Magnet programs offer a theme or focus that is de- to high school. Students seeking Program Continu-
signed to give students an opportunity to explore a ity receive a priority for admission, but it does not
special interest, gift, talent or skill. A magnet school guarantee acceptance.
may feature one or more magnet programs.
Elementary magnet students sometimes want to
Magnet programs were started during the 1991- switch themes. Students who want to switch themes
1992 school year as a voluntary desegregation as they enter middle school will receive a priority
plan. Today, Duval County’s magnet programs are in the lottery. It’s called “Tiered Continuity.” While
the centerpiece of the District’s School Choice Pro- it’s not as high a priority as a student receives when
gram and promote diversity in our schools. staying in the same theme, it does reward participa-
tion in an elementary magnet program. Tiered Con-
Participating in the magnet program does not tinuity is also given to Montessori middle school
mean giving up traditional education, it enhances students who apply to Paxon for ninth grade.
the educational experience. Every student receives
instruction in the subject areas that are required for CHOOSING A PROGRAM THEME
promotion and/or graduation. Magnet programs offer a wide variety of fascinating
magnet themes. We suggest you focus on the pro-
In general, students may apply to any magnet pro- gram your student may be interested in rather than
gram. For transportation eligibility, students in the on specific schools. Many magnet programs are de-
elementary grades apply to a program within their signed to allow students to start a particular theme
geographic zone (see Page 10). Middle and high in elementary school and “stream” through middle
school students may apply to any magnet program and high school, if desired. Other programs start in
as long as they meet any eligibility requirements middle school and continue at the high school lev-
outlined in the Magnet Theme Stream on the fol- el. This ability to move from one school level to the
lowing page. next is called “Program Continuity.” The chart on the
next two pages shows which schools and programs
PROGRAM CONTINUITY & TIERED are part of a complete theme-stream and which are
CONTINUITY: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? not. Please note you will need to re-apply to follow
Program Continuity means following the same these themes from one school level to the next.

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Intelligences/College

International Studies/
Accelerated/Multiple
Communications/IT
Career Exploration/
Entrepreneurship/

Communications/

Gifted/ Talented/
Coastal Sciences

World Language

Museum Studies
Aviation/Military

Dual Language/

Understanding/
Business and

Technology
Information
Sciences

Global
Digital

Prep
Elementary • Crystal Springs • Mayport E • San Jose • Brown • Chimney
• West Riverside • Central Riverside Lakes
Start Here • Daniels • Kite
Dual Language
program must also • Holiday Hill • Ortega
apply at the school.
• Jacksonville
Beach
• Jefferson
• San Mateo

Middle • Highlands • Gilbert1 • Mayport M • Baldwin • duPont • Darnell-Cookman • duPont


• Stilwell1* • Baldwin M/H M/H • Southside • Johnson • Southside
Must apply to • Landon • Ribault
Continuity to Peterson
continue here
1

and Randolph.
*Applicants must
complete additional “Opt
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1
Continuity to Darnell-
Cookman, Jackson
(JROTC), Paxon, Peterson,
Randolph, Ribault
(JROTC), Stanton and
Wolfson

High • Darnell- • Peterson • Baldwin • Darnell-


Cookman** • Randolph M/H Cookman*
Must apply to • Jackson • Paxon*
continue here • Paxon** • Stanton*
• Peterson • Wolfson
• Randolph
*Successful completion
• Ribault of Algebra 1 in Grade 8 is
required.
• Stanton**
• White*
• Wolfson

*Applicants must
complete additional “Opt
In” form at the school.
**Successful completion
of Algebra 1 in Grade 8 is
required.

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Visual and Performing


Medical Professions

Science Enrichment
Leadership through
Pre-Engineering/
Math/Science/
Baccalaureate
International

Technology/

Technology

Montessori

Arts
• Spring Park • Englewood1 • Venetia • Axson, J. Allen • Dinsmore1 • Brentwood
• Greenfield1 • Woodland Acres • Ford (K-8) • North Shore2 • Fishweir
• Lone Star1 • Woodson • San Pablo3 • Lake Forest
Students not accepted
• Loretto after 1st Grade without
• King
prior experience.
1
Continuity to Kirby-Smith
• Mathis1 Experience must be a
2
Continuity to Jean Ribault
minimum of a full year
3
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• Payne1 from the immediate
preceding school year.
• Pinedale1
• Robinson1
• Stockton1
• Tolbert (3-5)1
• Windy Hill
1
Continuity for these schools only to
Kirby-Smith

• Southside • Kirby-Smith1* • Darnell-Cookman • Ford (K-8) • Darnell-Cookman1 • Fort Caroline


• Young Men’s/Young • Kirby-Smith2* • LaVilla SOTA
Darnell-Cookman students Axson students apply for
Women’s Leadership also have Program Grade 6. Ford students • Ribault
Continuity to Paxon, will rollover to Grade 6. Rising 6th graders may
Academy2** Stanton and Wolfson when audition for advanced
applying for 9th grade. Continuity to Paxon, Stanton and
1
placement in arts area. Rising
Students not accepted Wolfson
1
Continuity to Darnell-Cookman, Lee, 7th and 8th graders are only
after 1st Grade without
Paxon, Raines, Stanton, Wolfson admitted via audition with a
prior experience. 2
Continuity to Lee, Raines, high preference.
Experience must be a
2
Continuity to Darnell-Cookman, minimum of a full year Darnell-Cookman, Paxon, Stanton
Jackson (JROTC), Paxon, Peterson, from the immediate and Wolfson ALL applicants MUST submit a
Randolph, Ribault (JROTC), Stanton preceding school year. magnet application, including
and Wolfson *Level 4 or 5 on 4 grade
th those who audition.
State Assessment required for
*Level 4 or 5 on 4 grade State
th Acceleration Program
Assessment required for admission
to Acceleration Program.

** Applicants must complete


additional “Opt In” form at the school.

Students are • Darnell-Cookman1* • Darnell-Cookman* • Paxon* • Darnell-Cookman1* • Anderson*


invited to apply
to high school IB • Jackson (JROTC) • Lee* • Raines
program. *Successful completion *Montessori instruction is
• Lee* of Algebra 1 in Grade 8 is not offered, but students • Paxon1*
required. receive tiered continuity *All students MUST audition
• Paxon*1 when applying to the • Stanton1* for acceptance to high school
College Prep program. program. Magnet application
• Peterson • Wolfson1 is not required for Douglas
Anderson.
• Randolph
*Successful completion of Algebra
• Raines 1 in Grade 8 is required.

• Ribault (JROTC) 1
Students coming from Kirby-
• Stanton*1 Smith must have been enrolled
in the Accelerated or Gifted
• Wolfson1 programs.

*Successful completion of Algebra 1


in Grade 8 is required.

Students coming from Kirby-Smith


1

must have been enrolled in the


Accelerated or Gifted programs.

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STEP TWO LEARN THE DETAILS

Before applying to the magnet program, there Children entering kindergarten must be five years
are many topics you’ll need to know about. We’ll old as of September 1, 2018. Children entering
cover them now in sections specifically designed first grade must be six years old as of September
for elementary students and one for secondary 1, 2018 and have successfully completed
students. kindergarten.
ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCHOOLS/PROGRAMS

PRIORITY FOR ADMISSION


At most magnet schools, there aren’t enough application is assigned a certain “priority” ranking
spaces to accommodate every student who applies. which is considered in the magnet lottery. Those
For this reason, each choice that you make on the priorities are described in this section.

Entering Grades
K, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
All applications for elementary school are processed through the magnet
lottery. Seats are allocated according to choice and priority. This means that
all first choices are considered first, according to the priorities, followed by all
second choices, followed by all third choices, until the seats are filled.

Priority 1. Neighborhood Preference for students who live in the current


attendance area of a non-dedicated magnet school

Priority 2. Former Attendance Area Preference for students who live in the
former attendance area of a dedicated magnet
Priority 3. Military Dependent Preference for a transitioning student
who has a parent on active duty. (Students meet eligibility
requirements when applicable, follow application procedures,
reside in Duval County and in the household of the military
affiliated parent, and submit active duty orders and emergency
data record.) Please refer to School Board Policy 5.23 for
complete details
Priority 4. Sibling Preference for a student who has a brother or sister
residing at the same address who attends a magnet program
at the same school and is eligible to return next year. Siblings
applying for the first time are not eligible to receive sibling
preference. (Parents completing a blank application must
provide name and student ID number of sibling already
attending the school
Priorities continued on next page.

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Entering Grades
K, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Priority 5. Socio-Economic Preference for elementary students whose:

• Neighborhood school is a Title 1 School and who apply to attend a


magnet program in a non-Title 1 School

• Neighborhood school is a non-Title 1 School and who apply to attend a


magnet program in a Title 1 School
Priority 6. Principal’s Signature Preference for students whose parents attend a tour
or open house at the magnet school they are applying for and have the
principal’s signature indicating attendance

Priority 7. No Principal’s Signature Preference for students who submit an application,


but have no signature indicating attendance at a tour or open house

Priority 8. Not Eligible for the Program (e.g., Montessori 2nd grade and higher without
an immediate full prior year of Montessori experience; applying for Gifted
and the student has not been staffed Gifted, etc.)

Woodland Acres Elementary


WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?
School (Transportation Exception)
Elementary schools are divided into seven Transportation is provided to students who
transportation zones. Transportation is provided reside in the following attendance areas: Abess
to any elementary student living in the same zone Park, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Don Brewer,
that their magnet school is located. Also, some Brookview, Fort Caroline, Holiday Hill, Kernan Trail,
elementary magnet schools provide transportation Lake Lucina, Lone Star, Love Grove, Merrill Road,
to students living outside their zones. You will see Parkwood Heights, Sabal Palm, Southside Estates,
these schools listed with the elementary zone maps Waterleaf and Windy Hill.
on the following pages. The distance to a bus stop
can be up to one mile from the residence, or up to Bus stops and times are subject to change for
one and one-half (1½) miles if the neighborhood the 2018-2019 school year. To be eligible for
school is used as a bus stop. Some elementary transportation, students must apply to a magnet
magnet students will transfer at a hub site (another school by the February 28, 2018 application
school) and ride another bus to their magnet deadline. Once accepted, families may view
school. The afternoon services may be the reverse. current bus routes at www.duvalschools.org. A
Magnet Bus Stop Form can be submitted to the
One thing to keep in mind is that traveling a long Transportation Department. Stops will be added
distance to school is a balance of pluses and according to guidelines, and submission of form
minuses. Students will have the advantages of does not guarantee a stop will be added. For more
attending a specialized program of their choice and information regarding transportation, contact the
of making friends from all over the city. Of course, Transportation Department at (904) 858-6200. To
the length of the commute should be considered download a Magnet Bus Stop Form, visit www.
as well. duvalschools.org/schoolchoice in the form section.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL MAGNETS/PROGRAMS

PRIORITY FOR ADMISSION


At most magnet schools, there aren’t enough application is assigned a certain “priority” ranking
spaces to accommodate every student who applies. which is considered in the magnet lottery. Those
For this reason, each choice that you make on the priorities are described in this section.

Entering Grade 6
Current 5th grade magnet students must re-apply!
All applications for middle school are processed through the magnet lottery,
including those who have Program Continuity. Seats are allocated according to
choice and priority. This means that all first choices are considered first, according
to the priorities, followed by all second choices, followed by all third choices, until
the seats are filled.

Priority 1. Neighborhood Preference for students who live in the current


attendance area of a non-dedicated magnet school

Priority 2. Former Attendance Area Preference for students who live in the former
attendance area of a dedicated magnet

Priority 3. Military Dependent Preference for a transitioning student who has a


parent on active duty. (Students meet eligibility requirements when
applicable, follow application procedures, reside in Duval County and
in the household of the military affiliated parent, and submit active duty
orders and emergency data record.) Please refer to School Board Policy
5.23 for complete details
Priority 4. Program Continuity with Sibling Preference for magnet students who
are in a program that continues at the next school level and who also
have a sibling attending the school who is eligible to return the next
school year

Priority 5. Program Continuity Preference for magnet students who are in a


program that continues at the next school level

Priority 6. Sibling Preference for a student who has a brother or sister residing at
the same address who attends a magnet program at the same school
and is eligible to return next year. Siblings applying for the first time
are not eligible to receive sibling preference. (Parents completing a
blank application must provide name and student ID number of sibling
already attending the school.)

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Entering Grade 6
Current 5th grade magnet students must re-apply!

Priority 7. Tiered Continuity Preference for magnet students who want to switch
themes when entering middle school

Priority 8. Principal’s Signature Preference for students whose parents attend a


tour or open house at the magnet school they are applying for and
have the principal’s signature indicating attendance

Priority 9. No Principal’s Signature Preference for students who submit an


application, but have no signature indicating attendance at a tour or
open house

Not Eligible for the Program (e.g., Montessori 2nd grade and higher
without an immediate full prior year of Montessori experience;
applying for Gifted and the student has not been staffed Gifted, etc.)

Entering Grade 6 at LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS


Current 5th grade magnet students must re-apply!

All applications for LaVilla and Fort Caroline MS are processed through the
magnet lottery, including those who successfully audition. Seats are allocated
according to choice and priority. This means that all first choices are considered
first according to the priorities, followed by all second choices, followed by all
third choices until the seats are filled.

Priority 2. Former Attendance Area Preference For students who live in the
former attendance area of Fort Caroline MS. This preference is only
used if applying to Fort Caroline MS

Priority 3. Military Dependent Preference for a transitioning student who has a


parent on active duty. (Students meet eligibility requirements when
applicable, follow application procedures, reside in Duval County and
in the household of the military affiliated parent, and submit active
duty orders and emergency data record.) Please refer to School Board
Policy 5.23 for complete details

Priority 4. Program Continuity Preference for magnet students who are in a


program that continues at the next school level

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Entering Grade 6 at LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS


Current 5th grade magnet students must re-apply!

Priority 5. Neighborhood Student Audition Preference for non-magnet


students who attend an elementary arts magnet school and wish
to continue to LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS. Students MUST pass the
audition to receive this preference
Priority 6. Sibling Preference for a student who has a brother or sister residing
at the same address who attends a magnet program at the same
school and is eligible to return next year. Siblings applying for the
first time are not eligible to receive sibling preference. (Parents
completing a blank application must provide name and student ID
number of sibling already attending the school.)

-OR-

High Audition Preference for students seeking advanced placement


in 6th grade at LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS. Students who audition
must still submit a magnet application

Priority 7. Low Audition Preference for students seeking advanced placement


in 6th grade at LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS. Students who audition
must still submit a magnet application

Priority 8. Principal’s Signature Preference for students whose parents attend a


tour or open house at the magnet school they are applying for and
have the principal’s signature indicating attendance

Priority 9. No Principal’s Signature Preference for students who submit an


application, but have no signature indicating attendance at a tour or
open house

Entering Grades 7 & 8

All applications for middle school are processed through the magnet lottery. Seats
are allocated according to choice and priority. This means that all first choices are
considered first, according to the priorities, followed by all second choices, followed
by all third choices, until the seats are filled.

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Entering Grades 7 & 8

Priority 1. Neighborhood Preference for students who live in the current


attendance area of a non-dedicated magnet school

Priority 2. Former Attendance Area Preference for students who live in the former
attendance area of a dedicated magnet

Priority 3. Military Dependent Preference for a transitioning student who has a


parent on active duty. (Students meet eligibility requirements when
applicable, follow application procedures, reside in Duval County and
in the household of the military affiliated parent, and submit active duty
orders and emergency data record.) Please refer to School Board Policy
5.23 for complete details
Priority 6. Sibling Preference for a student who has a brother or sister residing at
the same address who attends a magnet program at the same school
and is eligible to return next year. Siblings applying for the first time are
not eligible to receive sibling preference. (Parents completing a blank
application must provide name and student ID number of sibling already
attending the school.)

Priority 7. Principal’s Signature Preference for students whose parents attend a tour
or open house at the magnet school they are applying for and have the
principal’s signature indicating attendance

Priority 8. No Principal’s Signature Preference for students who submit an


application, but have no signature indicating attendance at a tour or
open house

Priority 9. Not Eligible for the Program (e.g., Montessori 2nd grade and higher
without an immediate full prior year of Montessori experience; applying
for Gifted and the student has not been staffed Gifted, etc.)

Entering Grade 7 & 8 at LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS


Admission to 7th or 8th grade is limited to
passing Audition with a High Preference
All applications for LaVilla and Fort Caroline MS are processed through the magnet
lottery, including those who successfully audition. Seats are allocated according to
choice and priority. This means that all first choices are considered first according to
the priorities, followed by all second choices, followed by all third choices until the
seats are filled.
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Entering Grade 7 & 8 at LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS


Admission to 7th or 8th grade is limited to
passing the Audition with a High Preference

Priority 6. High Audition Preference for students seeking advanced placement


in 7th or 8th grade at LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS. Students who audition
must still submit a magnet application

Priority 7. Low Audition Preference for students seeking advanced placement


in 7th or 8th grade at LaVilla or Fort Caroline MS. Students who audition
must still submit a magnet application

WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?


One thing to keep in mind is that traveling a long John E. Ford K-8 – Middle school students are
distance to school is a balance of pluses and transported according to the elementary zones for
minuses. Students will have the advantages of this school.
attending a specialized program of their choice and
of making friends from all over the city. Of course, Baldwin Middle/High currently has limited
the length of the commute should be considered transportation. A shuttle bus is provided to and
as well. from Baldwin Middle/High from Lee High only.
Parents are responsible for getting their students
Middle Schools are divided into two major to and from Lee High.
transportation zones:
Alfred duPont Middle currently has limited
Zone A: Arlington, Fletcher, Gilbert, Kernan, transportation from the Mandarin Middle, Twin
Landmark, Mayport, Ribault, Lakes Middle, Southside Middle and Matthew
Southside, Twin Lakes Gilbert Middle attendance areas only.
Zone B: Baldwin, Jeff Davis, duPont, Highlands, Southside has limited transportation from Gilbert
Lake Shore, Mandarin, Northwestern, attendance area only.
Oceanway, J.E.B. Stuart, and Westview
Ribault has limited transportation from Arlington,
Fletcher, Kernan, Landmark,Twin Lakes attendance
Transportation is provided to middle school areas only.
magnet students on Express Routes* as follows to: The Coastal Transportation Plan provides limited
· Fort Caroline from Zone A and Zone B service to Mayport Middle School via shuttle buses
from Fletcher High, Sandalwood High, and Terry
· Highlands from Zone A and Zone B Parker High. Parents are responsible for getting
their students to and from Fletcher, Sandalwood,
· Matthew Gilbert from Zones A and Zone B and Terry Parker.

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more information regarding transportation, contact
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the Transportation Department at (904) 858-6200.
to students attending Darnell-Cookman, Kirby- To download a Magnet Bus Stop Form, visit www.
Smith, Landon, LaVilla, James W. Johnson, Joseph duvalschools.org/schoolchoice in the form section.
Stilwell, Young Men’s Leadership Academy
and Young Women’s Leadership Academy on
neighborhood buses to the neighborhood high
school followed by shuttle service to the magnet *Express Routes have limited bus
school. Express Route* service is provided in the stops and are located at or near
afternoon. a Duval County public school or
other public location selected by
Bus stops and times are subject to change for the Transportation Department.
the 2018-2019 school year. To be eligible for The District distance-to-stop
transportation, students must apply to a magnet policy does not apply to Express
school by the February 28, 2018 application Routes. Parents or guardians are
deadline. Once accepted, families may view responsible for transporting their
current bus routes at www.duvalschools.org. children to and from bus stops.
A Magnet Bus Stop Form can be submitted to
the Transportation Department. Stops will be
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KNOW YOUR SCHOOL’S ACADEMIC


PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Acceptance into most middle school magnet In addition, students at LaVilla must earn a “C” or
programs is not based on academic performance higher in each arts area.
or other competitive criteria.

However, four magnet middle schools (Darnell- THESE SCHOOLS HAVE SPECIAL
Cookman School of the Medical Arts, James ADMISSION PROCEDURES
Weldon Johnson, Kirby-Smith, LaVilla School of
LaVilla School of the Arts and Fort Caroline Middle
the Arts) have academic performance standards
School students with advanced training in the
which must be met for a student to remain the
arts may be considered for admission to LaVilla
following year. Other schools may have a school-
and Fort Caroline Middle School through an
student contract that must be honored for students
audition. Contact the schools for audition dates. All
to remain in good standing. Each magnet school is
students who audition MUST also submit a magnet
responsible for making this information available
application to the magnet programs office by the
to the parents of students who attend that school.
February 28 deadline in order to be considered
These standards are:
for admission. All applicants for LaVilla and Fort
Grade 6-7 Pass all courses Caroline Middle School, including successful
auditions, are processed through the Magnet
Grade 7-8 Maintain an overall unweighted 2.0 Lottery.
grade point average, and pass all
courses

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

SCHOOL CHOICE EXPO


This is an annual showcase of all magnet and choice programs. You’ll have
the chance to speak with school representatives as well as district personnel
to get first-hand information about their programs. The event is free.

Prime Osborn Convention Center


Saturday, January 20, 2018 1000 Water Street | Jacksonville, FL 32204
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MAGNET APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received in the School


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Choice Office by 4:30 p.m. or be postmarked
on February 28. Faxed applications are not
accepted. Online access will close at midnight on
February 28.

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HIGH SCHOOL MAGNETS/PROGRAMS


PRIORITY FOR ADMISSION Those priorities are described in this section.
At most magnet schools, there aren’t enough Current 8th graders at Baldwin and Darnell-
spaces to accommodate every student who Cookman do not need to re-apply if they want to
applies. For this reason, each choice that you make continue in 9th grade at the same school as their
on the application is assigned a certain “priority” first and only choice. Seats are allocated according
ranking which is considered in the magnet lottery. to choice and priority.

Entering Grade 9

All applications for high school are processed through the magnet lottery,
including those who have Program Continuity. Seats are allocated according to
choice and priority. This means that all first choices are considered first, according
to the priorities, followed by all second choices, followed by all third choices, until
the seats are filled.

Priority 1. Neighborhood Preference for students who live in the current


attendance area of a non-dedicated magnet school
Priority 2. Former Attendance Area Preference for students who live in the
former attendance area of a dedicated magnet

Priority 3. Military Dependent Preference for a transitioning student who has a


parent on active duty. (Students meet eligibility requirements when
applicable, follow application procedures, reside in Duval County and
in the household of the military affiliated parent, and submit active
duty orders and emergency data record.) Please refer to School Board
Policy 5.23 for complete details
Priority 4. Program Continuity with Sibling Preference for magnet students who
are in a program that continues on at the next school level and who
also have a sibling attending the school who is eligible to return the
next school year

Priority 5. Program Continuity Preference for magnet students who are in


a program that continues on at the next school level. Students
eligible for Program Continuity to Paxon or Stanton must make these
two schools their first and second choice in order to be assured
continuity to one of the two schools. If you choose to make only one
choice, continuity cannot be assured. Students who are eligible for
Program Continuity to Paxon or Stanton, but who want to select the
9th grade program at Darnell-Cookman or Samuel Wolfson should
make Darnell-Cookman or Samuel Wolfson their first choice with the
understanding that assured continuity to Paxon or Stanton is forfeited

Priorities continued on next page.

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Entering Grade 9

Priority 6. Sibling Preference for a student who has a brother or sister residing at
the same address who attends a magnet program at the same school
and is eligible to return next year. Siblings applying for the first time
are not eligible to receive sibling preference. (Parents completing a
blank application must provide name and student ID number of sibling
already attending the school.)

-OR-

Tiered Continuity Preference (Paxon only) for 8th grade Montessori


magnet students applying for 9th grade at Paxon

Priority 7. Principal’s Signature Preference for students whose parents attend a


tour or open house at the magnet school they are applying for and
have the principal’s signature indicating attendance
Priority 8. No Principal’s Signature Preference for students who submit an
application, but have no signature indicating attendance at a tour or
open house

Priority 9. Not Eligible for the program (i.e., does not have appropriate
coursework on transcript.)

Entering Grade 10, 11 & 12

All applications for high school are processed through the magnet lottery. Seats
are allocated according to choice and priority. This means that all first choices
are considered first, according to the priorities, followed by all second choices,
followed by all third choices, until the seats are filled.

Priority 1. Neighborhood Preference for students who live in the current


attendance area of a non-dedicated magnet school

Priority 2. Former Attendance Area Preference for students who live in the former
attendance area of a dedicated magnet

Priorities continued on next page.

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Entering Grade 10, 11 & 12

Priority 3. Military Dependent Preference for a transitioning student who has a


parent on active duty. (Students meet eligibility requirements when
applicable, follow application procedures, reside in Duval County and
in the household of the military affiliated parent, and submit active duty
orders and emergency data record.) Please refer to School Board Policy
5.23 for complete details

Priority 6. Sibling Preference for a student who has a brother or sister residing at
the same address who attends a magnet program at the same school
and is eligible to return next year. Siblings applying for the first time are
not eligible to receive sibling preference. (Parents completing a blank
application must provide name and student ID number of sibling already
attending the school.)

Priority 7. Principal’s Signature Preference for students whose parents attend a tour
or open house at the magnet school they are applying for and have the
principal’s signature indicating attendance

Priority 8. No Principal’s Signature Preference for students who submit an


application, but have no signature indicating attendance at a tour or open
house

Priority 9. Not Eligible for the program (i.e., does not have appropriate coursework
on transcript.)

WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?


One thing to keep in mind is that traveling a long to students attending Douglas Anderson, Darnell-
distance to school is a balance of pluses and Cookman, Paxon, Frank H. Peterson, A. Philip
minuses. Students will have the advantages of Randolph and Stanton on neighborhood buses to
attending a specialized program of their choice and the neighborhood high school followed by shuttle
of making friends from all over the city. Of course, service to the magnet school. Students living in the
the length of the commute should be considered Fletcher High School attendance area will shuttle
as well. from a hub at Fletcher Middle School. Express
Route service is provided in the afternoon.
High Schools are not divided into zones. County-
wide transportation is provided with a combination Bus stops and times are subject to change for
of neighborhood routes, shuttles and Express the 2018-2019 school year. To be eligible for
Routes.* There are some differences in the transportation, students must apply to a magnet
transportation system that apply to specific schools: school by the February 28, 2018 application
deadline.
In the morning, transportation is currently provided

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Once accepted, families may view current bus routes


at www.duvalschools.org. A Magnet Bus Stop Form can *Express Routes have limited bus stops
be submitted to the Transportation Department. Stops and are located at or near a Duval County
will be added according to guidelines, and submission public school or other public location
of a form does not guarantee a stop will be added. selected by the Transportation Department.
For more information regarding transportation, contact The
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District distance-to-stop policy does
the Transportation Department at (904) 858-6200. not apply to Express Routes. Parents or
To download a Magnet Bus Stop Form, visit www. guardians are responsible for transporting
duvalschools.org/schoolchoice in the forms section. their children to and from bus stops.
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KNOW YOUR SCHOOL’S ACADEMIC Five magnet high schools (Darnell-Cookman


95 School
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS of the Medical Arts, Frank H. Peterson Academies
of Technology, Paxon School for Advanced Studies,
Acceptance into a high school magnet program A. Philip Randolph Career Academies and Stanton
is not based on academic performance or other College Preparatory) have academic performance
competitive criteria, except for Stanton College standards which must be met in order for a student
Preparatory, Paxon School for Advanced Studies, to remain the following year. Other schools may
Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, and have a school-student contract that must be
Robert E. Lee. honored for students to remain in good standing.
Each magnet school is responsible for making

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this information available to the parents of students Early College Program: Robert E. Lee High School
who attend that school. These standards are: has a magnet Early College program. Admission
to this program is determined by the High School
Grade 9-10 Maintain an overall unweighted 2.0 Acceleration Programs Office. The School Choice
grade point average, and pass all Office receives applications for this program.
courses Deadlines and applications procedures can be
Grade 10-11 Maintain an overall unweighted 2.0 found at www.duvalschools.org/acceleration.
grade point average, and pass all Cambridge Secondary 2 / AICE Program: Mandarin
courses
High School has a magnet AICE program.
Admission to this program is determined by
THESE SCHOOLS HAVE SPECIAL
the High School Acceleration Programs Office.
ADMISSION PROCEDURES
The School Choice Office receives applications
A few schools and programs have admission for this program. Deadlines and applications
procedures that vary somewhat from the overall procedures can be found at www.duvalschools.org/
magnet program procedures. acceleration.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs: Stanton Douglas Anderson School of the Arts:
College Preparatory, Paxon School for Advanced Consideration for admission to Douglas Anderson
Studies, and Samuel Wolfson High School have is obtained only through an audition. The School
magnet IB programs. Admission to these programs Choice Office does NOT receive applications for
is determined by the High School Acceleration this program. Audition dates are listed on Douglas
Programs Office. The School Choice Office receives Anderson’s website.
applications for this program. Deadlines and
applications procedures can be found at www.
duvalschools.org/acceleration.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

SCHOOL CHOICE EXPO


This is an annual showcase of all magnet and choice programs. You’ll have
the chance to speak with school representatives as well as district personnel
to get first-hand information about their programs. The event is free.

Prime Osborn Convention Center


Saturday, January 20, 2018 1000 Water Street | Jacksonville, FL 32204
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MAGNET APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received in the School Choice


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Office by 4:30 p.m. or be postmarked on February 28.
Faxed applications are not accepted. Online access
will close at midnight on February 28.
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STEP THREE APPLY TO THE MAGNET PROGRAM

Once you understand the magnet programs offered and the student is not accepted into the new program,
have identified one or more programs of interest, the he or she will not be able to return to the former
next step is to apply to the program. If the student is program unless openings remain after the lottery.
currently enrolled in a Duval County Public School, you
can apply through the FOCUS Parent Portal using the WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO APPLY
student’s ID number. If the student is already in a magnet school and
wants to remain in that same school next year, no
If the student is not currently enrolled in a Duval County application is needed.
Public School, you can download a blank magnet
application from www.duvalschools.org/schoolchoice. SCHOOL SELECTION On the application,
Forms are also available in the School Choice Office you’ll be asked to select a school and magnet
in the Duval County Administration Building, 1701 theme. There is space for three choices. You don’t
Prudential Drive in Jacksonville. It is the parent’s need to list three programs, and we strongly
responsibility to obtain a blank application prior to the encourage you to list only those schools the child
application deadline if you cannot access the FOCUS is truly interested in attending. Students sometimes
Parent Portal. Students who are new to Duval County receive their second or third choice in the magnet
Public Schools must have a local address and provide lottery. Students who decline to accept their second
two acceptable proofs of residence* before we can or third choice when offered will only be able to re-
complete the processing of an application for a magnet apply for another magnet program by submitting
program. a late application, and they will not appear on the
waiting list for other choices. Since many programs
* School Board policy 5.20 Student Assignment may be fill up with first choice applicants, using your
referenced for an listing of acceptable documents. program continuity priority for a second or third
choice may not help you get into that school.
All students have equal access to the application
process for magnet schools. Unfortunately, there are no PRINCIPAL’S SIGNATURE
guarantees. Admission is determined by a lottery that is You’ll note that the application form has space for
based on the number of openings and the number of the signature of the principal of the schools you are
applications received for a school or program. requesting. By touring each school and obtaining
the principal’s signature, your child will receive a
The magnet lottery assumes the student will be priority in the magnet lottery. Your family will also
promoted to the next grade level. Students who are be able to get an invaluable first-hand look at the
retained prior to first-time enrollment may not be able to schools you are interested in. If you already have
be accommodated in the selected program. Program Continuity or Sibling Preference, the
principal’s signature is not necessary.
WHEN YOU DO HAVE TO APPLY
Students entering a magnet program for the A signature is given to any parent who attends
first time must apply. In addition, those students an open house or school tour. Schools are not
seeking Program Continuity between elementary permitted to give signatures at off-campus
and middle school or between middle school and recruitment activities. The principal’s signature is
high school must apply. Also, if the student wants to not necessary when the student is already eligible
apply for a different program in a different school, for a higher priority such as Program Continuity
he or she cancels their current magnet seat, and an or Sibling Preference although parents are still
application must be submitted by the deadline. If encouraged to visit the schools.

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At Paxon, Stanton, Darnell-Cookman, Robert E. Lee, otherwise meet the eligibility criteria for special
J. Allen Axson and John E. Ford, the signature also academic programs shall be given first preference
means that the student is currently enrolled in the for admission to such programs even if the program
appropriate course sequence and/or meets prior is being offered through a public school other than
experience requirements to be successful at the the school to which the student would normally
next grade level. be assigned. Special programs include magnet
schools, advanced studies, Advanced Placement,
PROGRAM CONTINUITY dual enrollment, AICE, and IB.
If you have a Program Continuity option listed on
your application for grade six or grade nine, you To qualify, the student MUST live in Duval County,
may wish to use it so the student can remain in reside in the household of the military personnel,
the same magnet theme at the next school level. and have transitioned to Jacksonville within
Simply indicate your choice(s) on the application. the year. In addition to the magnet application,
While this does not guarantee admission to any students wishing to exercise the military priority
program, it does give the student a priority for must also complete the Military Transfer Option
admission. Students are not limited to choosing 2018-2019 Student Transfer Application and submit
the magnet program for which they have Program it along with the magnet application and required
Continuity. Remember that those who have the documentation. Also, military priority does not
Program Continuity priority but do not use it for one guarantee acceptance.
of their choices will forfeit the Program Continuity
priority they are eligible for. You must apply by Students who use the military preference when
the deadline of February 28, 2018 for Program applying for a magnet program, and who apply
Continuity to be honored. by the February 28, 2018 deadline, may make
up to three choices on the magnet application.
SIBLING PREFERENCE Each choice will be awarded the military priority.
Some students may want to go to a magnet school Students who use the military preference to
that a sister or brother is already attending and will apply for a magnet program after the deadline
be attending next year. Sibling Preference for which are assigned to the program if there is space
you are eligible may be printed at the bottom of available. If there is no space available, the
the application. If you are using a paper application military dependent will be placed at the top of
or your preprinted application does not show any an existing waiting list for the school or program
sibling information, please fill in the name of the and placed if and when an opening occurs.
sibling who is already attending the school for Florida Statute 1000.36, Interstate Compact on
which you are applying. Sibling Preference gives Education Opportunity for Military Children,
you a priority for admission through the magnet provides guidance to school districts on how to
lottery, but it does not guarantee admission remove barriers to educational success imposed
to any program. Neither siblings nor multiples on dependent children of military families due to
applying together for the first time receive Sibling frequent moves and deployment of their parents.
Preference.
Duval County School Board Policy 5.23 “Transfer
MILITARY DEPENDENT Policy for Dependent Children of Transitioning
PLACEMENT IN MAGNET SCHOOLS Military Personnel” describes how Duval County
Florida Statute 1003.05 – Assistance in Transitioning Public Schools operates the two aforementioned
Students from Military Families recognizes that Florida Statutes.
school-aged dependents of military personnel
often face numerous transitions during their
formative years. The legislation provides that
dependent children of active duty military who
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MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS 3 Do I have program continuity? If you are using


Only one application per child will be accepted. The the preprinted application and your student is
School Choice Office cannot accept responsibility eligible for Program Continuity to the next school
for accurate processing if more than one application level, this information will be provided in the box
is submitted. labeled “Program Continuity.”

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS If you are using a blank form and think your child is
Incomplete applications will not be processed for eligible, fill in the box, and we’ll be sure to check it
admission to a magnet school for August 2018. out for you. Remember, program continuity does not
guarantee acceptance.
FOR OUT-OF-COUNTY STUDENTS
Applications for students living outside of Duval You have to apply by the deadline to be eligible, and
County will be accepted through February 28, 2018 it does not always guarantee admission. We honor
but will be processed after the magnet lottery and your program continuity priority for first, second and
placed on a space-available basis, after all students third school choices, but many programs fill up with
residing in Duval County who submitted an on-time first-choice applicants.
application are placed.
4 Do I have sibling preference? If you are using
Applications for students who are moving to Duval the preprinted application and your student is
County from another state or city in Florida must eligible for sibling preference to a magnet school
have a local address and provide two acceptable that a brother or sister is already attending, you can
proofs of residence* before we can complete the enter the sibling’s name and student ID number at
processing of an application for a magnet program. the bottom of the application.

FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS If you are using a blank form and you think your
Applications for students currently attending a student is eligible, fill in the box with the sibling’s
private school are welcomed with two acceptable name and student ID number. This is especially
proofs of residence* important for students entering kindergarten.
Remember, the sibling must be eligible to return
*School Board Policy 5.2.0 Student Assignment may next year to the school where you are applying.
be referenced for a listing of acceptable documents. Unfortunately, we cannot offer sibling preference
to siblings applying together for the first time or to
PREPRINTED APPLICATION FAQS:
siblings living in different households. Also, sibling
1 Is the information about my student correct? If preference does not guarantee acceptance. In cases
you are using the preprinted application, review the where twins or triplets applying together receive
information about your student. If there is incorrect different schools in the lottery, we will try to place
information, immediately notify the school that the them in the same school where space is available.
student currently attends to have the information 5 Do I have to get the principal’s signature? No,
corrected. If you are using the blank form, fill in all
it’s not required, but it does give your child a priority
information that you can. We’ll take care of the SPA
in the magnet lottery. You can only get the signature
Code, ESE Status and Neighborhood School.
if you visit the school during an open house or tour.
2 Do I have to make three choices? No, you may Plus, we have found over the years that parents who
make one choice, two choices or three choices – it’s visit the school before they apply are much more
up to you. In fact, we suggest that you apply only satisfied than those who don’t.
for the programs that you really want and have an 6 Who should sign the paper application? The
interest in having your child attend.
parent or legal guardian must sign the application.
We only accept original signatures, so you must

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mail or hand-deliver your application to the DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

address listed on the bottom of the form.


MAGNET SCHOOL APPLICATION 2018-2019
MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)

7 How do I submit the paper application? 1 Student Name



Student ID

Current
Grade
Projected
Grade
Home Address
1010 Anyplace Street
Magnet, Molly Jane 11111111 05 06

You should mail or hand-deliver your



Parent/Guardian Name Home Phone Current School City Zip Gifted

application to the School Choice Office.


Martin and Margaret Magnet 904-555-1212 R. V. Daniels - 1621
Jacksonville 32226 YES

Parent Email Work Phone Neighborhood School ESE Status Birth Date

The address is printed on the bottom of


mmagnet@aol.com 904-555-4321 Oceanway School - 0621 L-Gifted 2006-12-01

the application form. We do not accept


Current Magnet/SPA Active Military
Gifted (J1) ¨ (if checked, must provide proof)
Program Continuity

faxed applications. DO NOT turn in your


Students enrolled in a magnet program are given priority to continue in the same magnet theme at the next school level. Your child is eligible for continuity to

3 a Gifted magnet program. Gifted programs are offered at Darnell-Cookman (J7), J. W. Johnson (J1) and Julia Landon (J9).

application to the school.



You may make up to three Magnet Program choices. Place (1) before your first choice, (2) before your second choice, and (3) before your third choice.
Preference given to applicants who tour the selected schools and get the principal’s signature. Students who have program continuity listed above do not
need a signature.

8 How do I know that you received my 2 Choice Magnet School/Program
______ ALFRED DUPONT MIDDLE SCHOOL- International Bus & World Lang Acad (0661L1)
Principal’s Signature
__________________ 5
application? There are two things you can
______ BALDWIN MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL- Communications/Information Technology (0381M5) __________________
______ DARNELL-COOKMAN- Medical Arts - Gifted (1451J7) __________________
______ DARNELL-COOKMAN- Medical Arts - Academically Talented (1451J8) __________________
do. (1) You can send the School Choice a ______ FORT CAROLINE MIDDLE- Visual and Performing Arts
______ HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL- Aviation/Military Sciences
(2381O3)
(2441K7)
__________________
__________________

self-addressed, stamped envelope with your


______ JAMES W. JOHNSON MIDDLE- Gifted (1521J1) __________________
______ JAMES W. JOHNSON MIDDLE- Academically Talented (1521J2) __________________

application. We’ll send you a date-stamped


______ JEAN RIBAULT MIDDLE- Early High School (2121X7) __________________
______ JOHN E. FORD K-8 SCHOOL- Spanish Montessori (1542H0)* __________________
______ JOHN E. FORD K-8 SCHOOL- Montessori (1542P0)* __________________

copy by return mail. If you don’t receive your ______ JOSEPH STILWELL MIDDLE- Military Leadership Academy
______ KIRBY-SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL- Gifted Math, Science and Technology
(2191K2)***
(0251J6)
__________________
__________________

copy within a week, it’s important to let us


______ KIRBY-SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL- Accelerated Math, Science and Technology (0251J3)** __________________
______ KIRBY-SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL- Math, Science and Technology (0251M0) __________________
______ LANDON MIDDLE SCHOOL- Gifted/Leadership (0311J9) __________________
know. (2) You may bring your application to ______ LANDON MIDDLE SCHOOL- Academically Talented/Leadership
______ LAVILLA MIDDLE SCHOOL- Visual and Performing Arts
(0311J10)
(2671O3)
__________________
__________________

the School Choice Office, and we’ll make a ______ MATTHEW W. GILBERT MIDDLE- Middle Years Exploration with Technology
______ MAYPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL – Coastal Sciences
(1461K6)
(2541M4)
__________________
__________________

copy with a date stamp on it. That way you


______ SOUTHSIDE MIDDLE- IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) (2111X5) __________________
______ YOUNG MENS/WOMENS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY- Leadership and Tech (1561G2)*** __________________
st
* Students are not accepted after 1 grade without prior experience. Prior Montessori experience must be a minimum of a full year

will have proof that your application was from the immediate preceding school year.
th
** Level 4 or 5 on 4 grade State Assessment required for this program.

submitted on time. We’re sorry but we cannot


*** Additional application MUST be submitted at school.
Transportation information for middle schools can be found in the 2018-2019 School Choice Reference Guide.

respond to phone requests to verify receipts. SIBLING PREFRENCE: Please complete the information below for any child you have attending any of the schools selected above.

Name Student ID Current Magnet School Program/Category Grade

If you are submitting an online application, a

receipt will generate for you.



IF DIVORCED OR SEPARATED:
Do parents have shared (or joint) parental rights and responsibilities? Yes ______ No ______
Do you have final decision-making authority regarding educational decisions of the student? Yes ______ No ______

9 What happens if I miss the deadline?


Is there a Court Order barring you from enrolling and/or withdrawing the student from school? Yes ______ No ______

6 Signature of Parent/Guardian _______________________________________________ Date ____________________________


Only applications that are received or RETURN TO: Magnet Office/Duval County Public Schools/1701 Prudential Drive/Jacksonville, FL 32207 BY FEBRUARY 28, 2018.

postmarked by the February 28, 2018 7 Only applications with original signature are accepted. Please do NOT Fax. 9
Middle 1819.docx

deadline will be processed in the magnet


lottery. We will gladly take your late 10 APPLICATION FOR NEW STUDENTS 2018-2019

application and file it according to the date


A student who is currently enrolled in a private school, an out-of-county school, or who is entering the Duval County Public School
system for the first time must complete the following information before the student’s application can be processed. Missing information
will delay processing of the application.

it was received. If there is space in the school Student’s First Name: Student’s Middle Name: Student’s Last Name:

you requested after the lottery or if space Sex:


o Male o Female
Student’s Birth Date Student’s Social Security # (Optional)

becomes available later in the summer, we Month:_____Day:_____Year:________

will let you know. When submitting a late


Address: Zip Code: County:

application, you may make only one school


Home Phone: 2017-2018 Grade Level 2018-2019 Grade Level

Last School Attended: £ £ School’s Address: County: State:

choice.
Public School Private
School
Student’s Place of Birth Ethnicity: (If multi-racial, Home Language Survey: Write initial of
please check all that apply) • Is a language other than English used in the Language:
City:____________________________ o Am Indian/Alaska Native home? ¨ Yes ¨ No EN-English,

10 The back of the application must be State/Country:____________________


st
o Asian
o Black/African American
o Hispanic-Latino/Black
• Did the student have a first language other
than English? ¨ Yes ¨ No
SP-Spanish, etc.

____Parent/Guard Lang
1 Day in US if born outside of US

filled out by current private school, out-of-


____/____/____ o Hispanic-Latino/White ____Native Lang
o Pacific Islander • Does the student most frequently speak a ____Preferred Lang
Multiple Birth: o Yes o No o White language other than English? ¨ Yes ¨ No

county school and new Duval County Public


Active Military Family Student? Yes _____ No _____ Does either parent or guardian work or live on Federal property? Yes __ No__
(If checked yes, must complete additional application)
Student Lives with: o Both Parents o Father o Mother o Guardian o Other

School’s students. Current Duval County (If living with both parents, list both names below)
Father’s Full Name: Mother’s Full Name: Guardian’s Full Name:

Public School’s students do not need to Father’s Cell Phone: Mother’s Cell Phone: Guardian’s Cell Phone:

complete the back of the application.


Students applying for admission as a military dependent student (per F.S. 1003.05) must also complete the Military Transfer
Option application and submit it and the appropriate documentation with this application.

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STEP FOUR COMPLETE YOUR JOURNEY

What happens after you’ve applied to the magnet those students, there is still a good chance of
program? This section will fill you in. being selected for one of the requested schools
if openings occur during the summer or after the
THE MAGNET LOTTERY After applications third day of school. Keep your notification letter in a
are turned in, they are processed and prepared safe place. It contains your waiting list number, and
for the magnet lottery. The lottery is actually a if openings become available during the summer,
computerized program that randomly selects they will be filled according to that number.
students based on the priority that has been
assigned to each selected school on the application If you are selected, you will be notified by
form. telephone/email during the summer or at the start
of the school year. You will have only 48 hours
There is a predetermined number of seats available to accept the seat. If your contact information
for each program in each grade level of each changes, be sure the current school updates your
school. The lottery program selects students based address and phone number. If we do not receive
on the order of school choices and student priority your acceptance within that period, we will offer
level. That’s why it so important to make your school the opening to the next student on the Waiting list
choices carefully when filling out your application to assure fairness. If you are selected for a magnet
form. Many popular programs fill up with students program, you will not be put on a Waiting list for
who have made that program their first choice. any of your other choices.
Often, there are no seats remaining by the time the
computerized lottery begins reading second and Students who are accepted into one of their
third choices. This applies even if you have Program magnet requests do NOT appear on a waiting list
Continuity or Sibling Preference. for any other magnet.

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. Admission Students who apply for a magnet program and
is determined by a lottery that is based on who end up on a waiting list do not lose their wait
the number of openings and the number of list number by accepting a choice assignment, as
applications received for a school or program. explained on pages 33-39.

NOTIFICATION The last day that students will be contacted from a


Results of the magnet lottery will be mailed to waiting list is August 24, 2018.
you as soon as they are available, usually around
the middle of April. Your letter of notification will TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
include whether the student has been accepted If the student is accepted into a magnet program,
and, if so, into which program and school. the notification letter will include information about
transportation. We encourage you to read the
Parents may cancel a magnet assignment during guidelines carefully.
the summer by sending an email to school_choice@
duvalschools.org or in person at the School Choice If you are eligible for transportation and want to use
Office. You will be asked to give us a reason for the the school-transportation system, check first with
cancellation. the magnet school to see if there is a stop within
one mile of your house. If not, return the Bus Stop
THE WAITING LIST Request Form to the Transportation Department
Students who are not accepted into any of their by June 1st. The new magnet school will have
magnet requests are placed on a waiting list. For information about bus stops and times.

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ORIENTATION able to accommodate students who decide to leave


Students will also be notified about the orientation their magnet schools.
program at their school. This is a great opportunity
to gather a wealth of information about the school In most cases, students will be expected to remain
and its programs requirements and expectations. in their magnet schools for the entire school year.
In addition, the principal at each school will always The decision of if and when an EXIT Request might
be happy to answer any specific questions you may be approved can only be handled by the School
have. Choice Office in collaboration with both principals
involved as well as the Regional Superintendent.
ENROLLING Parents will be notified within ten days after the
When the school year begins, students selected for EXIT Request is received.
the magnet program must report to their schools
by at least the third day of classes, August 15, 2018. Once a student enrolls in a magnet program, the student
may remain through the highest grade level of that
If magnet students do not arrive by the end of school unless the school has Academic Performance
the third day, their seats will be given to another Standards that are not met. Once enrolled in a program,
student on the waiting list. In certain cases, a the student is expected to remain in that school for the
seat may be held beyond the first three days entire year. Transferring during the school year is not
of class, but the parent or guardian must make always possible because all schools are obligated to
arrangements with the school in advance. School meet the class-size reduction limitations. The Application
starts on August 13, 2018. to Return to Attendance Area School form must be
completed and approved by both principals before
EXIT PROCEDURES transfer can be considered. Transfers to other magnet or
Attending a magnet school is a serious decision. choice schools during the school year are not possible.
And in a few instances, students may want to
leave their magnet school and return to the
neighborhood school. Although parents may
choose to make use of our EXIT Request Procedure,
withdrawing from a magnet school is not always
possible. Principals base their budgets for each
school year on the projected number of students.
Often neighborhood schools simply may not be

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Individual Duval County Search each school’s web sites for information pertaining to school
Public Schools tours and other recruitment events.

School Choice Website Search www. duvalschools.org/schoolchoice to find information,


including applications, updates and important facts.

School Choice Office 1701 Prudential Drive | 2nd Floor, Room 229 | (904) 390-2082

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Quick Start Guide for Choice Schools

Below are the main steps to starting an amazing journey in the Duval County Choice
programs. Each step will be explained further in the pages that follow.

STEP ONE CHOOSE A CHOICE PROGRAM


Families should talk about the student’s interests and future goals, trying to match them to
the choice programs offered. Read through the programs offered by each school. Elementary
schools start on Page 47, middle schools on Page 61 and high schools on Page 69.

STEP TWO LEARN THE DETAILS


There are many things you will need to know about the Duval County Choice Programs, such
as the choice lottery, priorities for admission and other topics. Turn to the following page for
information about these areas as well as events you can attend to learn more.

STEP THREE APPLY TO THE CHOICE PROGRAM


Admission to the choice program is by application only. It’s not a difficult process, but there
are some important steps that must be followed to apply for a place in the choice program at
a school. Refer to Page 35 for additional information.

Remember: The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is May 15, 2018.

STEP FOUR COMPLETE YOUR JOURNEY


After learning all about the choice programs and submitting the application, students receive
notification concerning the outcome of the lottery. This section, starting on Page 38, will tell
you everything you need to know, including steps for enrollment.

Have questions? Visit our website at www.duvalschools.org/schoolchoice or call 904-390-2082.


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STEP ONE CHOOSE A CHOICE PROGRAM

This section of the School Choice Reference Guide in response to community or school interest in
contains information about each choice program choice.
offered by Duval County Public Schools. After
discussing your child’s interests and goals, try to It is important to note that participating in the
match them with the choice programs that are choice program does not mean giving up the
offered. traditional education all students receive. The
choice program simply enhances and adds to the
A choice school is different from a magnet school. educational experience. Every student receives
A magnet school’s purpose was to originally de- instruction in the subject areas that are required for
segregate schools. Choice schools can be created promotion and/or graduation.

STEP TWO LEARN THE DETAILS

Before applying to the choice program, there • Children entering kindergarten must be five
are many topics you’ll need to know about. We’ll years old as of September 1, 2018
cover them now in sections specifically designed
for elementary students and one for secondary • Children entering first grade must be six
students. year old as of September 1, 2018 and have
successfully completed kindergarten

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

SCHOOL CHOICE EXPO


This is an annual showcase of all magnet and choice programs. You’ll have
the chance to speak with school representatives as well as district personnel
to get first-hand information about their programs. The event is free.

Prime Osborn Convention Center


Saturday, January 20, 2018 1000 Water Street | Jacksonville, FL 32204
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CHOICE APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received in the School


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Choice Office by 4:30 p.m. or be postmarked on
May 15. Faxed applications are not accepted.

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At most choice schools, there aren’t enough spaces to accommodate every


PRIORITY FOR student who applies. For this reason, the choice that you make on the
ADMISSION application is assigned a certain “priority” ranking which is considered in
the choice lottery. Those priorities are described in this section.

Entering Grades K-12 All applications for Choice are processed through the choice lottery.
Seats are allocated according to availability and priority. Applications are
processed based on priority until all open seats are filled.

Priority 2. Employee’s Child Preference for students whose parent is employed in an eligible
position at a Duval County Public School where the student is eligible to attend or
attend the next closest appropriate DCPS school.
- OR -
Military Dependent Preference or a transitioning student who has a parent on
active duty. (Students meet eligibility requirements when applicable, follow
application procedures, reside in Duval County and in the household of the
military affiliated parent, and submit active duty orders and emergency data
record.) Please refer to School Board Policy 5.23 for complete details.

Priority 3. Sibling Preference for a student who has a brother or sister residing at the same
address who attends a choice program at the same school and is eligible to
return next year. Siblings applying for the first time are not eligible to receive
sibling preference. (Parents completing a blank application must provide name
and student ID number of sibling already attending the school.)
Priority 4. Neighborhood Principal’s Signature Preference for students whose parent
attends a tour, open house, or meeting of their neighborhood school during the
Choice application window.

Priority 5. General Priority for students whose parent submits an application without any of
the above priorities.

WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION? ACCELERATION PROGRAMS


Transportation is NOT provided for students At the high school level, certain programs require
attending a choice school. It is the responsibility special applications because entrance to these
of the parent to ensure students have a means programs is merit based.
of getting to and from school.

Additional Resources
Individual Duval County Search each school’s web sites for information pertaining to school tours and
Public Schools other recruitment events.

School Choice Website Search www. duvalschools.org/schoolchoice to find information, including


applications, updates and important facts.

School Choice Office 1701 Prudential Drive | 2nd Floor, Room 229 | (904) 390-2082
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STEP THREE APPLY TO THE CHOICE PROGRAM

Once you understand the choice programs offered openings remain after the lottery.
and have identified the program of interest, the
next step is to apply to the program. If the student WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO APPLY
is currently enrolled in a Duval County Public If the student is already in a choice school and
School, you can apply through the FOCUS Parent wants to remain in that same school next year, no
Portal using the student’s ID number. application is needed.

If the student is not currently enrolled in a Duval County SCHOOL SELECTION


Public School, you can download a blank choice On the application you’ll be asked to select a
application from www.duvalschools.org/schoolchoice. school. There is space for ONLY one choice.
Forms are also available in the School Choice Office
PRINCIPAL’S SIGNATURE
in the Duval County Administration Building, 1701
You’ll note that the application form has space
Prudential Drive in Jacksonville. It is the parent’s
for the signature of the principal of the school
responsibility to obtain a blank application prior to the
the student is zoned for. This is an opportunity to
application deadline is you cannot access the FOCUS
ensure that parents are firmly aware of the options
Parent Portal.
provided for them by their neighborhood school,
Students who are new to Duval County Public Schools before selecting a school out of their zone. If you
must have a local address and provide two acceptable already have Sibling Preference, the principal’s
proofs of residence* before we can complete the signature is not necessary.
processing of an application for a choice program.
SIBLING PREFERENCE
* School Board policy 5.20 Student Assignment may be Some students may want to go to a choice school
referenced for an listing of acceptable documents. that a sister or brother is already attending and
will be attending next year. Please fill in the name
All students have equal access to the application of the sibling who is already attending the school
process for choice schools. Unfortunately, there are no for which you are applying. Sibling preference
guarantees. Admission is determined by a lottery that is gives you a priority for admission through the
based on the number of openings and the number of choice lottery, but it does not guarantee admission
applications received for a school or program. to any program. Neither siblings nor multiples
applying together for the first time receive sibling
The choice lottery assumes the student will be promoted preference.
to the next grade level. Students who are retained
prior to first-time enrollment may not be able to be MILITARY DEPENDENT PLACEMENT IN
accommodated in the selected program. CHOICE SCHOOLS
Florida Statute 1003.05 – Assistance in Transitioning
WHEN YOU DO HAVE TO APPLY Students from Military Families recognizes that
Students entering a choice program for the first school-aged dependents of military personnel
time must apply. If the student wants to apply for often face numerous transitions during their
a different program in a different school, he or she formative years. The legislation provides that
forfeits their current choice seat, and an application dependent children of active duty military who
must be submitted by the deadline. If the student is otherwise meet the eligibility criteria for special
not accepted into the new program, he or she will academic programs shall be given first preference
not be able to return to the former program unless for admission even if the program is being offered

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through a public school other than the school to INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS


which the student would normally be assigned. These will not be processed for admission to a
Special programs include magnet schools, choice choice school for August 2018.
schools, advanced studies, Advanced Placement,
FOR OUT-OF-COUNTY STUDENTS
dual enrollment, AICE, and IB.
Applications for students living outside of Duval
To qualify, the student MUST live in Duval County, County will be accepted through May 15, 2018
reside in the household of the military personnel, but will be processed after the choice lottery and
and have transitioned to Jacksonville within the placed on a space-available basis, after all students
year. In addition to the choice application, students residing in Duval County who submitted an on-time
wishing to exercise the military priority must application are placed.
also complete the Military Transfer Option 2018-
Applications for students who are moving to Duval
2019 Student Transfer Application and submit it
County from another state or city in Florida must
along with the choice application and required
have a local address and provide two acceptable
documentation. Military priority does not guarantee
proofs of residence* before we can complete the
acceptance.
processing of an application for a choice program.
Students who use the military preference when
FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS
applying for a choice program, and who apply by
Applications for students currently attending a
the May 15, 2018 deadline, may make one choice
private school are welcomed with two acceptable
on the choice application. The choice will be
proofs of residence.*
awarded the military priority. Students who use the
military preference to apply for a choice program *School Board Policy 5.2.0 Student Assignment
after the deadline are assigned to the program may be referenced for a listing of acceptable
if there is space available. If there is no space documents.
available, the military dependent will be placed
at the top of an existing waiting list for the school PAPER APPLICATION FAQS:
or program and placed if and when an opening
occurs. 1 Do I have sibling preference? If your student
is eligible for sibling preference to a choice school
Florida Statute 1000.36, Interstate Compact on that a brother or sister is already attending, you
Education Opportunity for Military Children, can enter the sibling’s name and student number
provides guidance to school districts on how to on the form in the space provided. Remember, the
remove barriers to educational success imposed sibling must be eligible to return next year to the
on dependent children of military families due to school where you are applying. Unfortunately, we
frequent moves and deployment of their parents. cannot offer sibling preference to siblings applying
together for the first time or to siblings living in
The Duval County School Board Policy 5.23 different households. Also, sibling preference does
“Transfer Policy for Dependent Children of not guarantee acceptance. In cases where twins or
Transitioning Military Personnel” describes how triplets applying together receive different schools
Duval County Public Schools operates the two in the lottery, we will try to place them in the same
aforementioned Florida Statutes. school where space is available.
MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS 2 Do I have to get the neighborhood principal’s
Only one application per child will be accepted. signature? No, it’s not required, but it does give
The School Choice Office cannot accept your child a priority in the choice lottery.
responsibility for accurate processing if more than
one application is submitted.

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3 Who should sign the paper application? The envelope with your application. We’ll send you
parent or legal guardian must sign the application. a date-stamped copy by return mail. If you don’t
We only accept original signatures, so you must receive your copy within a week, it’s important
mail or hand-deliver your application to the address to let us know.
listed on the bottom of the form.
2. You may bring your application to the School
4 How do I submit the paper application? You Choice Office, and we’ll make a copy with a
should mail or hand-deliver your application to the date stamp on it. That way you will have proof
School Choice Office. The address is printed on that your application was submitted on time.
the bottom of the application form. We DO NOT We’re sorry but we cannot respond to phone
accept faxed applications. DO NOT turn in your requests to verify receipts.
application to the school.
What happens if I miss the deadline? Only
5 The back of the application must be filled out applications that are received or postmarked by
by current private school, out-of-county school the May 15, 2018 deadline will be processed in
and new Duval County Public School’s students. the choice lottery. We will gladly take your late
Current Duval County Public School’s students do application and file it according to the date it
not need to complete the back of the application. was received. If there is space in the school you
requested after the lottery or if space becomes
How do I know that you received my application?
available later in the summer, we will let you know.
There are two things you can do.
When submitting a late application, you may make
1. You can send us a self-addressed, stamped only one school choice.

Duval County Public Schools Duval County Public Schools


2018-2019 Elementary Choice Option Application 2018-2019 Middle/High Choice Option Application
During the Special Transfer Option period, parents may request a special transfer for their child/children from the neighborhood school to During the Special Transfer Option period, parents may request a special transfer for their child/children from the neighborhood school
another district school (except magnet schools). Special Transfer Option seats are determined by lottery and are based upon space to another district school (except magnet schools). Special Transfer Option seats are determined by lottery and are based upon space
availability. Students who have been placed on a magnet waiting list, will remain on the magnet waiting list even after submission of a availability. Students who have been placed on a magnet waiting list, will remain on the magnet waiting list even after submission of a
Special Transfer application. A placement by Special Transfer Option cannot gain neighborhood or other preference for continuity in any Special Transfer application. A placement by Special Transfer Option cannot gain neighborhood or other preference for continuity in
any magnet or special program. Transportation is NOT provided and is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents will be notified
magnet or special program. Transportation is NOT provided and is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents will be notified about
about placement in June. Late applications will be filed by date and may be placed based on availability.
placement in June. Late applications will be filed by date and may be placed based on availability.
Student First Name: Student Middle Name: Student Last Name: Student ID #:
Student First Name: Student Middle Name: Student Last Name: Student ID #:

17/18 Grade 18/190 Current School: Neighborhood School: Birth Date:


17/18 Grade 18/19 Grade Current School: Neighborhood School: Birth Date:
Level: Grade Level : _________/_________/______________
Level: Level: _________/_________/______________
Month Day Year
Month Day Year
Home Address: Apt #: City: State: Zip Code:
Home Address: Apt #: City: State: Zip Code:

Parent Name: Home Phone: Cell Phone: Work Phone:


Parent Name: Home Phone: Cell Phone: Work Phone:

Parent Email: Active Duty Military (Y or N)


Parent Email: Active Duty Military (Y or N)
If “Y” additional Application Required
Application Deadline May 15, 2018 Application Deadline May 15, 2018
If “Y” additional Application Required

2 2018-2019 Neighborhood Principal’s Signature:__________________________________________ Date:_____________________


(Needed if you would like a higher priority in the on-time lottery)
2018-2019 Neighborhood Principal’s Signature:__________________________________________ Date:_____________________
(Needed if you would like a higher priority in the on-time lottery)
SIBLING PREFERENCE FOR SPECIAL TRANSFER OPTIONS: Parents may request that a brother or sister (sibling) be given preference for
SIBLING PREFERENCE FOR SPECIAL TRANSFER OPTIONS: parents may request that a brother or sister (sibling) be given preference for assignment to the same school where a sibling is already attending and will be attending during the 2018-2019 school year. Please

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assignment to the same school where a sibling is already attending and will be attending during the 2018-2019 school year. Please
indicate the sibling’s name and information below. Siblings MUST reside at the same address. Sibling preference does not apply to
indicate the sibling’s name and information below. Siblings MUST reside at the same address. Sibling preference does not apply to
students accepted into magnet programs.
students accepted into magnet programs.
___________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________
___________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________ Sibling’s Full name Current 2017-2018 Grade Level Sibling’s Student ID #
Sibling’s Full name Current 2017-2018 Grade Level Sibling’s Student ID #
You may only select ONE school for the Special Transfer Option
You may only select ONE school for the Special Transfer Option Applications submitted after the on-time deadline are considered LATE and will NOT be placed if the school is over capacity at that
Applications submitted after the on-time deadline are considered LATE and will NOT be placed if the school is over capacity at that time. LATE applications will be placed in a late file should a seat become available.
time. LATE applications will be placed in a late file should a seat become available.
MIDDLE High
___ Abess park ___ Chet’s Creek ___ Jacksonville Heights ___ Oceanway ___ St. Clair Evans ___ Alfred duPont ___ Atlantic Coast
___ Alimacani ___ Crown Point ___ John Love (K-2) ___ Parkwood Heights H. ___ Stonewall Jackson ___ Arlington ___ Duncan Fletcher
___ Annie R. Morgan ___ Brewer, Don (3-5) ___ Joseph Finegan ___ Pickett ___ Timucuan ___ Duncan Fletcher ___ Englewood
___ Arlington ___ Enterprise ___ Kernan Trail ___ Pine Estates ___ Twin lakes Academy ___ J.E.B. Stuart ___ First Coast
___ Arlington Heights ___ Fort Caroline ___ Lake Lucina ___ Ramona ___ Waterleaf ___ Jean Ribault ___ Jean Ribault
___ Atlantic Beach ___ Garden City ___ Long Branch (3-5) ___ Reynolds Lane ___ Westview K-8 ___ Jefferson Davis ___ Mandarin
___ Bartram Springs ___ George W. Carver ___ Louis Sheffield ___ Ruth N. Upson ___ Whitehouse ___ Kernan ___ Robert E. Lee
___ Bayview ___ Greenland Pines ___ Love Grove ___ Rutledge Pearson ___ Lake Shore ___ Sandalwood
___ Beauclerc ___ Gregory Drive ___ Mamie Agnes Jones ___ S. A. Hull Applications for ___ Landmark ___ Terry Parker
___ Biltmore ___ Hendricks Avenue ___ Mandarin Oaks ___ Sabal Palm elementary schools not ___ Mandarin ___ Westside Applications for high schools not
___ Biscayne ___ Highlands ___ Merrill Road (K-2) ___ Sadie Tillis listed above are accepted ___ Northwestern ___ William M. Raines listed above are accepted for
___ Brookview ___ Hogan-Spring Glen ___ Neptune Beach ___ Seabreeze for magnet programs only. ___ Oceanway magnet programs only.
___ Cedar Hills ___ Hyde Grove (K-2) ___ New Berlin ___ Southside Estates ___ Twin Lakes
___ Chaffee Trail ___ Hyde Park (3-5) ___ Normandy Village ___ S.P. Livingston (K-2) ___ Westview K-8

Please provide a response to the following questions: Please provide a response to the following questions:

If divorced or separated: If divorced or separated:


Do parents have shared (or joint) parental rights and responsibilities? Yes ______ No ______ N/A______ Do parents have shared (or joint) parental rights and responsibilities? Yes ______ No ______ N/A______
Do you have final decision-making authority regarding educational decisions of the student? Yes ______ No ______ N/A______ Do you have final decision-making authority regarding educational decisions of the student? Yes ______ No ______ N/A______
Is there a Court Order barring you from enrolling and/or withdrawing the student from school? Yes ______ No ______ N/A______ Is there a Court Order barring you from enrolling and/or withdrawing the student from school? Yes ______ No ______ N/A______

By the signature below, I understand that by submitting this application, any prior acceptance by special assignment such as magnet, By the signature below, I understand that by submitting this application, any prior acceptance by special assignment such as magnet,
career academy, or charter will be cancelled. I also understand that if granted this special assignment, my child can receive only one career academy, or charter will be cancelled. I also understand that if granted this special assignment, my child can receive only one
special assignment for the 2018-2019 school year. If I am not happy with this assignment, I must return to my neighborhood school. special assignment for the 2018-2019 school year. If I am not happy with this assignment, I must return to my neighborhood school.

3 Parent/Guardian Name:________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature:________________________ Date:____________


(Print)
Parent/Guardian Name:________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature:________________________ Date:____________
(Print)

PLEASE DO NOT FAX – RETURN APPLICATION IN PERSON OR BY MAIL TO THE ATTENTION OF: PLEASE DO NOT FAX – RETURN APPLICATION IN PERSON OR BY MAIL TO THE ATTENTION OF:
DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SCHOOL CHOICE OFFICE, 2nd FLOOR, 1701 PRUDENTIAL DRIVE, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207 DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SCHOOL CHOICE OFFICE, 2nd FLOOR, 1701 PRUDENTIAL DRIVE, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207

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STEP FOUR COMPLETE YOUR JOURNEY

THE CHOICE LOTTERY filled according to that number.


After applications are turned in, they are processed
and prepared for the choice lottery. The lottery is If you are selected, you will be notified by
actually a computerized program that randomly telephone/email during the summer or at the start
selects students based on the priority that has of the school year. You will have only 48 hours
been assigned to each selected school on the to accept the seat. If your contact information
application form. changes, be sure the current school updates your
address and phone number. If we do not receive
The number of seats available for each school is your acceptance within that period, we will offer the
determined by the school’s building utilization as opening to the next student on the Waiting list to
determined in each grade level of each school. ensure fairness.
The lottery program selects students based on the
student’s priority level. That’s why it is so important The last day that students will be contacted from a
to make your school choice carefully when filling waiting list is August 24, 2018.
out your application form. This applies even if you
Students who apply for a choice program and who
have Sibling Preference.
end up on a waiting list do not lose their wait list
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. Admission number by accepting a magnet assignment.
is determined by a lottery that is based on
TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
the number of openings and the number of
Transportation is NOT provided for students
applications received for a school or program.
assigned to a choice program.
NOTIFICATION
ORIENTATION
Results of the choice lottery will be mailed to
Student will also be notified about the orientation
you as soon as they are available, usually around
program at their school. This is a great opportunity
the middle of June. Your letter of notification will
to gather a wealth of information about the school
include whether the student has been accepted or
and its program’s requirements and expectations.
has been placed on a waiting list.
In addition, the Principal at each school will always
Parents may cancel a choice assignment during the be happy to answer any specific questions you may
summer by sending an email to school_choice@ have.
duvalschools.org or in person at the School Choice
ENROLLING
Office. You will be asked to give us a reason for the
When the school year begins, students selected for
cancellation.
the choice program must report to their schools by
THE WAITING LIST at least the third day of classes, August 15, 2018.
Students who are not accepted into their choice
If choice students do not arrive by the end of
request are placed on a waiting list. For those
the third day, their seats will be given to another
students, it is possible to be accepted by their
student on the Waiting list. In certain cases, a seat
requested school if openings become available
may be held beyond the first three days of class,
during the summer or after the third day of school.
but the parent or guardian must make arrangement
Keep your notification letter in a safe place. It with the school in advance. School starts on August
contains your waiting list number, and if openings 13, 2018.
become available during the summer, they will be
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Once a student enrolls in a choice program, the student EXIT PROCEDURES


may remain through the highest grade level of that Attending a choice school is a serious decision.
school unless the school has Academic Performance And in a few instances, students may want to leave
Standards that are not met. Once enrolled in a program, their choice school and return to the neighborhood
the student is expected to remain in that school for the school. Although parents may choose to make use
entire year. Transferring during the school year is not of our EXIT Request Procedure, withdrawing from a
always possible because all schools are obligated to choice school is not always possible. Principals base
meet the class-size reduction limitations. The Application their budgets for each school year on the projected
to Return to Attendance Area School form must be number of students. Often neighborhood schools
completed and approved by both principals before a simply may not be able to accommodate students
transfer can be considered. Transfers to other magnet or who decide to leave their choice schools.
choice schools during the school year are not possible. In most cases, students will be expected to remain
in their choice schools for the entire school year.
The decision on if and when an EXIT Request might
be approved can only be handled by the School
Choice Office in collaboration with both principals
involved as well as the Regional Superintendent.
Parents will be notified within ten days after the EXIT
Request is received.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

SCHOOL CHOICE EXPO


This is an annual showcase of all magnet and choice programs. You’ll have
the chance to speak with school representatives as well as district personnel
to get first-hand information about their programs. The event is free.

Prime Osborn Convention Center


Saturday, January 20, 2018 1000 Water Street | Jacksonville, FL 32204
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CHOICE APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received in the School


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Choice Office by 4:30 p.m. or be postmarked on
May 15. Faxed applications are not accepted.

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Exceptions & Special Programs


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HIGH SCHOOL ACCELERATION PROGRAMS: SPECIAL ADMISSION PROCEDURES

A few magnet and choice programs have The primary entry point for High School
admission procedures that differ from the normal Acceleration Programs is 9th grade. Admission at
process. Students who accept placement in 10th grade and beyond is limited to students who
programs with academic entrance requirements, live in the attendance area; students who move
including AICE, AP Capstone, Early College, and IB into the attendance area and were in a program at
must apply through the High School Acceleration a different school; or new students from another
Programs Office. Except for the IB Diploma attendance area if enrollment at 10th grade is below
Programme at Paxon and Stanton, other High minimum enrollment. Admission at 11th and 12th
School Acceleration Programs may continue to grade is only granted to students who are new to
accept eligible students until the program reaches Duval County and have been in the same program
capacity. in their prior school district.

Which Schools Offer Acceleration Programs?

Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Fletcher,


Westside, Mandarin and Raines high schools NOTE:

Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Atlantic Coast, Baldwin and Invitation to apply for
First Coast high schools High School Acceleration
programs were mailed
Early College High School Englewood, Jackson, Lee, Ribault, to eligible students in
Sandalwood, and Edward White high schools October 2017.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Terry Parker,


Paxon, Stanton, and Wolfson high schools

High School and Middle School Arts Magnets: Special Admission Procedures

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DASOTA) LaVilla School of the Arts (LASOTA) and Fort
Consideration for admission to DA is obtained Caroline Middle School Students with advanced
only through an audition. The magnet programs training in the arts may be considered for
office does not receive applications for this school. admission to LaVilla and Fort Caroline Middle
Contact the school for audition dates. Students who School through an audition. Contact the schools
successfully audition and accept placement forfeit for audition dates. All students who audition MUST
all other magnet or choice assignments. also submit a magnet application to the magnet
programs office by the February 28 deadline in
order to be considered for admission. All applicants
for LaVilla and Fort Caroline Middle School,
including successful auditions, are processed
through the Magnet Lottery.

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?


DCPS is helping kids answer this question. Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the
academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers. Students learn:

• Culinary Arts • Engineering • Construction Trades

• Manufacturing • Automotive • Technology

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACADEMIES DCPS has 30 Career and Technical
Education Academies and 85 career programs in its middle and high schools. The academies are unique
“schools-within-schools” offering personalized learning through career-related classes that focus on skill-
sets for a chosen industry. Exciting opportunities offer students a chance to succeed academically while
gaining valuable knowledge towards a lifetime career. Career Academies benefit students and employers
alike, providing graduates advanced skills and employers a capable, specialized workforce.

CAREER CLUSTER & PATHWAYS The framework of Career Clusters, Career Pathways, and
Programs of Study organizes educational preparation and occupational choices into a unified concept.
By combining rigorous academics with career and technical education, students have a clear path to their
future.

STUDENT BENEFITS

• Select high school classes prepare students for college and entering the workforce
• Understand how CTE classes taken in high school lead to a career
• Participate in extra-curricular activities related to career interests
• Earn early college credit to save time and money, and reduce college expenses
• Graduate from high school prepared for the next step toward a great career

Special Thanks to Our Business Partners


Giving Students Career Experience & Opportunities
Comcast Jacksonville University
Interline Brands, Inc. JAXPORT
Citigroup Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University LSI
Florida Blue Mayport Naval Station
Florida State College at Jacksonville Vystar Credit Union
Haskell Unison (GE Aviation)
Jacksonville Transportation Authority Web.com

Want to learn more? Call DCPS Career and Technical Education Department at 904-390-2662 or visit
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The Gifted and Academically Talented Magnet Middle School – At the middle school level,
Program offers students an enriched academic students transition into an enriched learning
learning experience through exposure to a environment with continual project-based learning.
variety of fields of knowledge. These programs All students have the opportunity to take advanced
nurture and stimulate the academic strengths and content classes based on their academic needs.
talents of all children while meeting their unique Students often complete coursework for high
learning needs through a wide range of activities school credit. While there are dedicated magnet
which allow for critical thinking across contents, middle schools with a sole focus on Gifted and
conducting thoughtful research, thinking creatively, Academically Talented, middle schools within
and developing individual potential. the district offers gifted instruction through core
curriculum options. Students who elect to receive
Our programs offer instructional delivery systems services within their neighborhood school are
specifically designed for an academically placed in a cohort with other gifted program
challenging and rigorous program. Lesson students to enrich the core instruction experience.
development considers the various ways gifted
and talented students think. Instruction occurs High School – Students have the opportunity to
at a quicker pace and on a deeper level, but continue with their enriched and advanced learning
is differentiated contingent on student needs. through many high school choices. Our district
We utilize a myriad of questioning skills, model offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
higher level thinking skills, facilitate collaborative Programme, Acceleration Programs through
discussions and also delve into deeper cognitive Cambridge Secondary 2/AICE, Early College, and
complexity through collaborative and individual Advanced Placement Capstone.
projects. The seven goals of the Florida
Frameworks for Gifted Learners are infused into the Gifted Hub Schools – Identified gifted elementary
everyday curriculum. students not enrolled in a Gifted and Academically
Talented Magnet School or Choice School can
Elementary School – The elementary program still participate in gifted programming. DCPS has
focuses on differentiating the curriculum hub school sites for these children. Once a week,
to accommodate the needs of gifted and identified gifted students from feeder schools
academically talented students. Students begin attend a gifted hub school site with other identified
to learn research skills at the primary level and gifted students from around regional locations.
continually grow and utilize these skills to present They participate in a continuum of services created
new information in a project-based format. to challenge these high-ability learners. Specially
Students propose a variety of solutions to real trained teachers of the gifted address the needs
world problems using creative problem solving. of these advanced learners. Hub schools include
Students then delve deeper into core content Abess Park Elementary, Atlantic Beach Elementary,
through project-based learning. A variety of Don Brewer Elementary, Chimney Lakes
products and performances are developed by each Elementary, Gregory Drive Elementary, Holiday Hill
student as a creative way to show their knowledge. Elementary, Loretto Elementary, Neptune Beach
While there are dedicated elementary schools Elementary, New Berlin Elementary, San Mateo
with a Gifted and Academically Talented theme, Elementary and John Stockton Elementary. Gifted
students may also receive services through the hub locations may change based on enrollment
inclusive gifted education model or a hub school patterns and additional schools utilizing an
site, contingent on enrollment patterns. inclusionary gifted program model.

Want to learn more? Email DCPS Gifted Program Specialist Catherine Wiegert at
wiegertc@duvalschools.org or visit www.duvalschools.org
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Benefits of participating in dual enrollment include exposure to rigorous coursework and the ability to
accumulate college credit while in high school. Tuition and textbooks are at no cost to students.

EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE


Edward Waters College (EWC) offers dual enrollment courses at traditional high schools in the district.
Through this partnership, students may engage in dual enrollment coursework that is transferable
to a public college or public university in Florida. Dual enrollment coursework taken through EWC is
only available at the high school campuses and is taught by high school instructors who have been
credentialed by the college. William M. Raines High School and Jean Ribault High School offer a
unique opportunity for students to engage in dual enrollment in the area of Criminal Justice. Students
participating in these dual enrollment courses are exposed to curriculum in the areas of Law Enforcement,
Court Systems and Criminal Justice.

EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY


Partnering with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), in Daytona Beach, Florida, fourteen high
schools offer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related dual enrollment courses that
prepare students for college while providing them career exploration and a pathway to post-secondary
options. ERAU dual enrollment coursework exposes students to high-paying careers in an ever-growing
industry. Students enroll in dual enrollment coursework that explores the history of unmanned aircrafts,
teaches the concept of operating drones, and introduces the history of technology in the military. Through
ERAU dual enrollment students experience hands-on activities that stimulate interest and provide practical
opportunities for more in-depth learning.

Some of the courses offered include: Principals of Aeronautical Science, Unmanned Aircraft Systems,
Aviation Legislation, and U.S. Military History.

The high schools currently offering ERAU dual enrollment include; Andrew Jackson, Baldwin, Duncan
Fletcher, Englewood, Edward White, First Coast, Jean Ribault, Robert E. Lee, Mandarin, Paxon,
Sandalwood, Terry Parker, Westside and Samuel Wolfson.

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE


Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) has worked with the district for decades offering opportunities
for students to take dual enrollment. Dual enrollment allows high school students to simultaneously earn
both high school and college credits for a single course. Students who qualify for dual enrollment with
FSCJ can take academic college-level courses and/or career and technical courses. Students who qualify
may take a course offered at one FSCJ’s campuses or at one of the comprehensive high schools. All of the
traditional high schools offer dual enrollment courses through FSCJ on the high school campus.

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Visual Performing Arts
Arts
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FACILITATE, ALIGN, ENRICH… AND ADDRESS THE NEEDS!

“An arts education is a critical component for engaging students and promoting skills
students need to be successful in school and beyond. Our district remains committed to
providing a well-rounded, inclusive arts program led by talented teachers who inspire,
challenge, and motivate our students to excel in both academics and the arts.”
- Dr. Patricia S. Willis, Superintendent of Schools

DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS INVESTING IN THE ARTS


• More than $22 million invested – faculty, STEAM Passport, new materials, textbooks, and resources
• 440 full-time arts teachers provide high-quality arts instruction in our schools
• 500+ Hours – an 85% increase in professional development offered by arts department since 2012
• Met HD Opera Live program at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts – serves 3,000 students
• Expansion of K-8 arts offerings and advocacy through the Kennedy Center and Any Given Child
Jacksonville partnerships

Elementary Schools
• At least 1 full-time teacher for art and 1 full-time teacher for music in every school
• Students receive a minimum of 45 minutes of art and 45 minutes of music every week
• Material budgets are estimated at over $5,000 per school (including textbooks)
• Piloting innovative arts integration programs at several elementary schools
• STEAM Cultural Passport field trips offered to over 37,000 students who attend 80 Title I schools

Secondary Schools
• Substantial increases in the number of middle school art, music, theatre, and dance teachers to
ensure each school has at least 2 fine arts teachers
• Strengthened feeder pattern gaps at the middle school level to ensure students are better prepared
for advanced visual and performing arts courses at the high school level
• Expanded digital art and guitar course offerings
• Began arts magnet programs at Fort Caroline Middle School in 2016-2017 school year
• Materials budgets estimated at $25,000 per school (including textbooks)

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Art 2D (Drawing/Painting)

Digital Art/Photography
(Ceramics/Sculpture)

Music (Elementary)
Art (Elementary)

Creative Writing

Musical Theatre
Cinematic Arts

Music Theory
Film Studies

Orchestra
Jazz Band

Theatre
Art 3D

Chorus

Strings
Guitar
Dance

Piano
Band
SCHOOL
All Elementary Schools
• •
(exceptions below)
Brentwood • • • • Elementary Schools
Fishweir • • • • •
Lake Forest • • • •
Martin Luther King Jr. • •
Pine Forest • • • • •
Arlington • • • •
Davis, Jefferson • •
DuPont, Alfred • •
Fletcher • • • • • •
Ford, John E. (K-8) • •
Fort Caroline • • • • • • • • • •
Highlands • •
Johnson, James Weldon • • • • • •
Kernan • • •
Kirby-Smith • •
Lake Shore • • Middle Schools
Landmark • • • •
Landon • • • • •
LaVilla School of the Arts • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Mandarin • • • • • •
Mayport • •

Northwestern •
Oceanway • • • • • •
Ribault • • • •
Southside •
Stilwell, Joseph •
Stuart, J.E.B. • •
Twin Lakes • • • • • •
Westview K-8 • • • •
Young Men's/Women's
• •
Leadership Academy
Baldwin M/H • • • Middle/High Schools
Darnell-Cookman • • • •
Anderson, Douglas • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Atlantic Coast • • • • • • • • •
Englewood • • • • • • •
First Coast • • • • • • • • •
Fletcher • • • • • • • • •
Jackson, Andrew • •
Lee, Robert E. • • • • • • • •
Mandarin • • • • • • •
Parker, Terry • • • • • • •
Paxon School for
• • • • • • • •
Advanced Studies High Schools
Peterson, Frank •
Raines, William • • • • • •
Randolph, A. Philip, Academy
Ribault • • • •
Sandalwood • • • • • •
Stanton College Prep • • • • • • •
Westside • • • • •
White, Edward H. • • •
Wolfson, Samuel W. • • • • •

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ESE & Alternative Schools


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EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION AND STUDENT SERVICES


Students who are eligible to receive Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services have equal
opportunities to apply for participation in magnet or choice programs. The individual student’s IEP
team determines the specific educational needs of the student and how/where those needs can most
appropriately be met. Based on the educational needs of each student, recommendations for support
services may or may not be consistent with placement in a particular magnet or choice program.

Alden Road Exceptional Student Center – 11780 Alden Road, Jacksonville, FL 32246 | 904.565.2722
A public school option for students in grades 6 – 12 (up to 22 years old) with moderate to severe physical
and intellectual disabilities

Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center – 1741 Francis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209 | 904.630.6740
A public school option for students 3 to 22 years old with moderate to severe physical and intellectual
disabilities

Oak Hill Academy - 6910 Daughtry Boulevard South, Jacksonville, FL 32210 | 904.573.1030
A public school options for students from 3 to 11 years old with autism spectrum disorders or related
disabilities

Palm Avenue Exceptional Student Center – 1301 W. Palm Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254 | 904.693.7516
A public school option for students in grades 6 – 12 (up to 22 years old) with moderate to severe physical
and intellectual disabilities

ALTERNATIVE STUDENT SERVICES


Grand Park Alternative Education Center – 2335 W. 18th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209 | 904.630.6894
An alternative education center for students in grades 9 – 12 who have experienced behavioral challenges
at their assigned school

Marine Science Education Center – 1347 Palmer Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 | 904.247.5973
An academic alternative to earn a high school diploma with a vocational component in commercial fishing

Mattie V. Rutherford Alternative Education Center – 1514 Hubbard Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206 |
904.630.6782
An alternative education center for students in grades 4 – 9 who have experienced behavioral challenges
at their assigned school

Bridge to Success – 1157 Golfair Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32209 | 904.924.3470


An accelerated, academic alternative school for students in grades 9 – 12 who are 2 to 3 years over-age

Bridge to Success Academy at West Jacksonville – 2115 Commonwealth Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32209 |
904.630.6592
An accelerated, academic alternative school for students in grades 4 – 8 who are 2 to 3 years over-age

River Oak Center – 7801 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211 | 904.718.8615
A school that integrates high school academic curriculum through Duval Virtual Instruction Academy with
the development of supportive life skills for students in recovery due to alcohol and/or substance abuse
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Magnet & Choice
Elementary Schools
Leadership
Technology
Arts
Science
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World Languages
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iberal Arts education promotes intellectual exploration and service orientation. These programs develop
intellectual capacity through creative and engaging inquiry in academic content, leadership development,
and cultural understanding. Students will be equipped with critical thinking, research, and communication
skills that enable them to enhance themselves, others, and the greater world community. Duval County Public
Schools offers Acceleration Academies, Global Academies, and Leadership Academies.

ACCELERATION ACADEMIES

Alimacani #257 Highlands #99


2051 San Pablo Road 1000 dePaul Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224 | 904.221.7101 Jacksonville, FL 32218 | 904.696.8754
Choice Program: Acceleration Academy Choice Program: Acceleration Academy
Geographic feeder to Duncan Fletcher MS Geographic feeder to Highlands MS
and Kernan MS based on residential address
Mandarin Oaks #258
Bartram Springs #161 10600 Hornets Nest Road
14799 Bartram Springs Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32257 | 904.260.5820
Jacksonville, FL 32258 | 904.260.5860 Choice Program: Acceleration Academy
Choice Program: Acceleration Academy Geographic feeder to Mandarin MS, Twin Lakes
Liberal Arts

Geographic feeder to Twin Lakes MS MS and Alfred duPont MS based on residential


address
Brewer, Don #217 (3-5)
3385 Hartsfield Road Merrill Road #228 (K-2)
Jacksonville, FL 32277 | 904.745.4990 8239 Merrill Road
Choice Program: Acceleration Academy Jacksonville, FL 32277 | 904.745.4919
Geographic feeder to Arlington MS and Choice Program: Acceleration Academy
Landmark MS based on residential address Geographic feeder to Don Brewer (3-5)

Carver, George W. #158 Pearson, Rutledge H. #95


2854 West 45th Street (K-6)
Jacksonville, FL 32209 | 904.924.3122 4346 Roanoke Boulevard
Choice Program: Acceleration Academy Jacksonville, FL 32209 | 904.924.3077
Geographic feeder to Northwestern MS Choice Program: Acceleration Academy
Geographic feeder to Jean Ribault MS
Cedar Hills #97
6534 Ish Brant Road Axson, J. Allen #141
Jacksonville, FL 32210 | 904.573.1050 4763 Sutton Park Court
Choice Program: Acceleration Academy Jacksonville, FL 32224 | 904.992.3600
Geographic feeder to J.E.B. Stuart MS and Dedicated Magnet: Montessori
Jefferson Davis MS based on residential address Program continuity for magnet students
to John E. Ford K-8
GRASP Academy #27 (1-8) NOTE: Students not accepted after 1st grade
3101 Justina Road without prior experience. Prior Montessori
Jacksonville, FL 32277 | 904.745.4909 experience must be a minimum of a full year
NOTE: A specialized school to support dyslexic form the immediate preceding school year.
learners and those who show characteristics of
dyslexia District-wide transportation provided

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Brown, Richard Lewis #58 Northwestern MS then to William M. Raines based
1535 Milnor Street on residential address
Jacksonville, FL 32206 | 904.630.6570 NOTE: Students not accepted after 1st grade
Dedicated Magnet: Gifted and without prior experience. Prior Montessori
Academically Talented experience must be a minimum of a full year form
Program continuity for magnet students to the immediate preceding school year.
James W. Johnson MS, Julia Landon MS and
Darnell-Cookman SoMA Holiday Hill #209
6900 Altama Road
Daniels, R. V. #162 Jacksonville, FL 32216 | 904.720.1676
1951 West 15th Street Magnet Program: Gifted and Academically
Jacksonville, FL 32209 | 904.630.6872 Talented / Leadership
Dedicated Magnet: Gifted and Program continuity for magnet students to James
Academically Talented W. Johnson MS, Julia Landon MS and
Program continuity for magnet students Darnell-Cookman SoMA
to James W. Johnson MS, Julia Landon MS and Geographic feeder to Arlington MS and Southside
Darnell-Cookman SoMA MS based on residential address

Liberal Arts
Jacksonville Beach #144 Jefferson, Thomas #48
315 South 10th Street 8233 Nevada Street
Jacksonville beach, FL 32250 | 904.247.5942 Jacksonville, FL 32220 | 904.693.7500
Dedicated Magnet: Gifted and Magnet Program: Multiple Intelligences
Academically Talented Program continuity for magnet students to James
Program continuity for magnet students W. Johnson MS, Julia Landon MS and
to James W. Johnson MS, Julia Landon MS and Darnell-Cookman SoMA
Darnell-Cookman SoMA Geographic feeder to Jefferson Davis MS,
Highlands MS and Jean Ribault MS based on
Central Riverside #18 residential address
2555 Gilmore Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204 | 904.381.7495 San Mateo #218
Magnet Program: Gifted and 600 Baisden Road
Academically Talented Jacksonville, FL 32218 | 904.696.8750
Program continuity for magnet students to James Magnet Program: Accelerated Academy of
W. Johnson MS, Julia Landon MS and Learning
Darnell-Cookman SoMA Program continuity for magnet students to James
Geographic feeder to Northwestern MS W. Johnson MS, Julia Landon MS and
Darnell-Cookman SoMA
Ford, John E. #154 (K-8) Geographic feeder to Jefferson Davis MS,
1137 Cleveland Street Highlands MS and Jean Ribault MS based on
Jacksonville, FL 32209 | 904.630.6540 residential address
Magnet Program: Montessori; Spanish
Montessori
Tiered continuity for magnet students applying to
9th grade at Paxon School for Advanced Studies
Geographic feeder to Matthew Gilbert MS and

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GLOBAL ACADEMIES

Beauclerc #230 Chimney Lakes #232


4555 Craven Road, West 9353 Staples Mill Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32257 | 904.739.5226 Jacksonville, FL 32244 | 904.573.1100
Choice Program: Global Academy Magnet Program: International Studies
Geographic feeder to Southside MS, Alfred Program continuity for magnet students to
duPont MS and Twin Lakes MS based on Southside MS, Jean Ribault MS
residential address and Alfred duPont MS
Geographic feeder to Jefferson Davis MS
Fort Caroline #235
3925 Athore Drive Kite, Henry F. #37
Jacksonville, FL 32277 | 904.745.4904 9430 Lem Turner Road
Choice Program: Global Academy Jacksonville, FL 32208 | 904.924.3031
Geographic feeder to Arlington MS Magnet Program: Global Understanding
Program continuity for magnet students to Alfred
Hendricks Avenue #71 duPont MS, Jean Ribault MS and Southside MS
3400 Hendricks Avenue Geographic feeder to Jean Ribault MS
Liberal Arts

Jacksonville, FL 32207 | 904.346.5610


Choice Program: Global Academy Ortega #16
Geographic feeder to Alfred duPont MS 4010 Baltic Street
Jacksonville, FL 32210 | 904.381.7460
Hogan-Spring Glen #64 Magnet Program: Museum Studies
6736 Beach Boulevard Program continuity for magnet students to
Jacksonville, FL 32216 | 904.720.1640 Southside MS, Alfred duPont MS
Choice Program: Global Academy and Jean Ribault MS
Geographic feeder to Arlington MS, Southside Geographic feeder to Lake Shore and J.E.B. Stuart
MS and Twin Lakes MS based on residential MS based on residential address
address
San Jose #83
Parkwood Heights #208 5805 St. Augustine Road
1709 Lansdowne Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207 | 904.739.5260
Jacksonville, FL 32211 | 904.720.1670 Magnet Program: Dual Language – Spanish
Choice Program: Global Academy Program continuity for magnet students to Alfred
Geographic feeder to Arlington MS and duPont MS and Southside MS
Landmark MS based on residential address Geographic feeder to Alfred duPont MS
NOTE: Students apply at the school.
Reynolds Lane #202
840 Reynolds Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32254 | 904.381.3960
Choice Program: Global Academy
Geographic feeder to Jean Ribault MS and
Northwestern MS based on residential address

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Spring Park #72
2250 Spring Park Road | 904.346.5640
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Magnet Program: International Baccalaureate (IB)
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Program continuity for magnet students to
Southside MS
Geographic feeder to: Southside MS

West Riverside #12


2801 Herschel Street | 904.381.3900
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Magnet Program: Dual Language – Spanish
Program continuity for magnet students to
Southside MS and Alfred duPont MS
Geographic feeder to Lake Shore MS
NOTE: Students apply at the school.

Liberal Arts

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LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES

Atlantic Beach #65 Jones, Mamie Agnes #236


298 Sherry Drive 700 Orange Avenue
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 | 904.247.5924 Baldwin, FL 32234 | 904.266.1214
Choice Program: Leadership Academy Choice Program: Leadership Academy
Geographic feeder to Mayport MS Geographic feeder to Baldwin Middle/High

Biltmore #78 Kings Trail #203


2101 Palm Avenue, West 7401 Old Kings Road, South
Jacksonville, FL 32254 | 904.693.7569 Jacksonville, FL 32217 | 904.739.5254
Choice Program: Leadership Academy Choice Program: Leadership Academy
Geographic feeder to Northwestern MS and Jean Geographic feeder to Alfred duPont MS
Ribault MS based on residential address
Neptune Beach #246
Brookview #206 1515 Florida Boulevard
10450 Theresa Drive Neptune Beach, FL 32266 | 904.247.5954
Jacksonville, FL 32246 | 904.565.2720 Choice Program: Leadership Academy
Choice Program: Leadership Academy Geographic feeder to Mayport MS, Duncan
Liberal Arts

Geographic feeder to Kernan MS and Landmark Fletcher MS and Landmark MS based on


MS based on residential address residential address

Chets Creek #264 Pickett #205 (K-6)


13200 Chets Creek Blvd. 6305 Old Kings Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32224 | 904.992.6390 Jacksonville, FL 32254 | 904.693.7555
Choice Program: Leadership Academy Choice Program: Leadership Academy
Geographic feeder to Duncan Fletcher MS and Geographic feeder to Jean Ribault MS and
Kernan MS based on residential address Northwestern MS based on residential address

Crown Point #245 Ramona Boulevard #79


3800 Crown Point Road 5540 Ramona Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32257 | 904.260.5808 Jacksonville, FL 32205 | 904.693.7576
Choice Program: Leadership Academy Geographic feeder to Lake Shore MS, Jefferson
Geographic feeder to Alfred duPont MS and Davis MS and Northwestern MS based on
Mandarin MS based on residential address residential address

Hyde Park #77 (3-6) Twin Lakes Academy #251


5300 Park Street 8000 Point Meadows Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32205 | 904.381.3950 Jacksonville, FL 32256 | 904.538.0238
Choice Program: Leadership Academy Geographic feeder to Twin Lakes MS
Geographic feeder to Lake Shore MS

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M
ath, Science and Technology education engages student interest in critical scientific content. These
programs apply literacy and knowledge of one or more disciplines to develop scientific inquiries that
demonstrate the dynamic processes of research and problem solving. Students engage in combinations
of hands-on experiences, technological applications, research, and inquiry in efforts to find innovative solutions
to the challenges faced in a rapidly changing world. Duval County Public Schools offers Math, Science and
Technology Academies and Science Academies.

SCIENCE ACADEMIES

Abess Park #263 Southside Estates #76

Math, Science & Technology


12731 Abess Boulevard 9775 Ivey Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225 | 904.220.1260 Jacksonville, FL 32246 | 904.565.2706
Choice Program: Science Academy Choice Program: Science Academy
Geographic feeder to Landmark MS and Ducan Geographic feeder to Southside MS, Twin
Fletcher MS based on residential address Lakes MS and Kernan MS based on residential
address
Garden City #59
2814 Dunn Avenue Saint Clair Evans #124
Jacksonville, FL 32218 | 904.924.3130 5443 Moncrief Road
Choice Program: Science Academy Jacksonville, FL 32209 | 904.924.3035
Geographic feeder to Highlands MS Choice Program: Science Academy
Geographic feeder to Northwestern MS
Jackson, Stonewall #234
6127 Cedar Hills Boulevard Westview #274 (K-8)
Jacksonville, FL 32210 | 904.573.1020 5270 Connie Jean Road
Choice Program: Science Academy Jacksonville, FL 32210 | 904.573.1082
Geographic feeder to J.E.B. Stuart MS Choice Program: Science Academy
Geographic feeder to Westview K-8 then to
Oceanway #270 (K-6) Westside HS and Edward H. White HS based on
12555 Gillespie Avenue residential address
Jacksonville, FL 32218 | 904.696.8762
Choice Program: Science Academy Whitehouse #51
Geographic feeder to Oceanway MS 11160 General Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32220 | 904.693.7542
Sheffield, Louis #242 Choice Program: Science Academy
13333 Lanier Road Geographic feeder to Jefferson Davis MS,
Jacksonville, FL 32226 | 904.696.8758 Baldwin Middle/High and Jean Ribault MS
Choice Program: Science Academy based on residential address
Geographic feeder to Oceanway MS

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Dinsmore #45 Venetia #68
7126 Civic Club Road 4300 Timuquana Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219 | 904.924.3126 Jacksonville, FL 32210 | 904.381.3990
Magnet Program: Academic Enrichment Through Magnet Program: Medical Arts
Science Program continuity for magnet students to Darnell-
Program continuity for magnet students to Kirby- Cookman SoMA
Smith MS Geographic feeder to J.E.B. Stuart MS and Lake
Geographic feeder to Jean Ribault MS and Shore MS based on residential address
Highlands MS based on residential address
Woodland Acres #89
Math, Science & Technology

Mayport #227 328 Bowlan Street


2753 Shangri-La Drive Jacksonville, FL 32211 | 904.720.1663