Category: Career & Tech Education

Inside the JEA Engineering Academy at Atlantic Coast High School

Feb. 24, 2021 – “I think learning how to use Fusion 360 and being able to design your own tangible product is the coolest thing” says Tolu, a student at Atlantic Coast High School. Tolu is just one of about 50 students enrolled in the JEA Engineering Academy at Atlantic Coast High School. Started in […]

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School Choice – What you need to know

Nov. 18, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is a choice district, which means students can attend schools outside their attendance area zones through the school choice application process. While applications open in January, there is a lot families can do now to prepare. See list below. Note that while some things have changed due […]

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Ed White Aerospace program takes students to new heights

Ed White aerospace program leads students to new heights

Nov. 3, 2020 – Ed White High School is looking to the skies to help prepare students for the future. The school’s aerospace program allows students to explore careers in aviation and offers courses on the foundation of flight. The program instructor, John Beasley, says he embraces the challenge of training the next generation of […]

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Students learn animal care through veterinary assistant program

Students learn animal care through Frank H. Peterson veterinary assistant program

Oct. 20, 2020 – Inside one classroom at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, ferrets greet students as they walk through the doors, guinea pigs gobble up afternoon snacks and the teacher’s pet…is actually a pet.  It’s all part of the school’s veterinary assistant program. Supported by the district’s Career and Technical Education team, the […]

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Lone Star elementary student places beads onto bracelet as part of offline coding activity

Coding without computers – Elementary students use beads to learn binary code

Oct. 6, 2020 – Who says you need a computer to learn coding? These Lone Star elementary school students don’t. With strands of string and lots of beads, these elementary schoolers were able to grasp the basic principles of programming without sitting in front of a screen. Offline coding, taught through the Career and Technical […]

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Crime scene investigations, accident reports and mock trials – Explore APR’s Criminal Justice career academy

Sept. 22, 2020 – Criminal justice fascinates the public – it’s why we obsess over true crime podcasts and documentaries. While most citizens are happy to keep their distance by listening through headphones or watching TV screens, some envision themselves in uniform, stepping up to the plate to help protect and strengthen their communities. The […]

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Students get firsthand STEM experience with JTA’s autonomous vehicle

  A bus full of eager students piled off of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s bus ready for an exciting field trip.  “I’m so excited. It was fun because no one ever saw a car like this before,” said Timothy Cannon, a 4th Grade student. Saint Clair Evans Academy 4th and 5th graders got a chance […]

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Robotics and hope — Project Lead the Way grants expands CTE opportunities for students

Aug. 8, 2019 – New computers, software and even robots. These are just a few of the things that Terry Parker computer science teacher Peter Berta said will now be available for students in his class. His school was one of eight schools to receive a multi-thousand-dollar competitive grant from Project Lead the Way (PLTW), […]

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