Category: Enrollment and School Choice

Free JTA bus rides for families participating in School Showcase Saturday Jan. 7

Jan. 4, 2023 – A special JTA initiative will enable Duval County families who rely on public transportation to participate in the Duval County Public Schools’ School Showcase Saturday on Jan. 7. Parents or guardians and students visiting different schools as part of the showcase event will be able to ride JTA buses for free. […]

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Five things to know for a successful School Showcase Saturday

Dec. 22, 2022 – School Showcase Saturday is right around the corner, and we want to make sure families are ready!   Below are five things to help families prepare for both School Showcase Saturday (Jan. 7), and the opening of applications (Jan.1). Enrollment hotline will be available: Have questions about enrollment? Enrollment specialists are […]

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FAQ – How do I enroll my child in a district VPK program?

Dec. 15, 2022 – Looking to enroll your child in one of the school district’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program for the 2023-2024 school year? Then you need to remember this date: Jan. 1, 2023. The first of the year marks the official opening of applications for district VPK programs, as well as applications for magnet schools […]

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33 Team Duval seniors named 2023 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 19, 2022 – Congratulations to the 33 Team Duval seniors who have been named Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Representing Douglas Anderson, Fletcher, Paxon, Stanton, and Wolfson high schools, these academically talented students are among 16,000 semifinalists who will compete for about 7,250 scholarships worth more than $28 million dollars.   […]

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Frank H. Peterson expanding aviation academy thanks to CSX drone donation

May 16, 2022 – New opportunities for students are taking flight at Frank H. Peterson’s aviation academy thanks to the donation of new aerial technology from CSX Transportation, Inc. The transportation company recently donated six drones to the school’s aviation academy. With this donation, Frank H. Peterson will be expanding their emerging technologies and robotics […]

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New window opens for applications to magnet/STO schools for 2022-23 school year

May 5, 2022 – Applications for magnet and Special Transfer Option (STO) schools are now available in the Parent/Guardian Focus account. These applications are through the Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) process which allows parents to apply for a school outside of the standard application window that: Still has available seats. Is outside their child’s attendance-area school. […]

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John E. Ford students learn how to build a business through new entrepreneurship club

April 20, 2022 – Students at John E. Ford K-8 are learning how to be their own boss thanks to the school’s Entrepreneurship Club. Through sessions on production, marketing, pitching, and financing, students learn how to develop a product for the marketplace. For example, they are now working to produce friendship bracelets that can be […]

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Students encouraged to dream big, learn about entrepreneurship at John E. Ford during visit with noted author

March 25, 2022 – Students participating in the Future Entrepreneurs Club at John E. Ford Pre-K – 8  Montessori School had the chance to receive advice and guidance about being an entrepreneur from children’s book author and youth motivational speaker, Ty Allen Jackson this week. Jackson encouraged the group to consider entrepreneurship as another option […]

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