Category: Enrollment and School Choice

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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District shares its plans to conclude DVIA Homeroom at end of 2021-22 school year

Feb. 16, 2022 – On Tuesday, the district informed parents of children enrolled in DVIA Homeroom that the program is scheduled to conclude at the end of the 2021-22 school year. DVIA Homeroom — created this school year — is a special program offered through the district’s Duval Virtual Instruction Academy that provides synchronous online […]

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Reminder – Applications for magnet/STO schools and VPK open through Feb. 28

Jan. 12, 2022 – The virtual School Choice Expo is over, but families still have time to apply for magnet and Special Transfer Option (STO) schools as well as VPK. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 28. Before then, families can research schools, take virtual and face-to-face tours, and speak with school leaders to help determine the […]

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