Category: High School

24 students representing five DCPS schools selected as 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 16, 2021 – Congratulations to the 24 Duval County Public Schools students — representing Douglas Anderson, Fletcher, Mandarin, Stanton, and Wolfson high schools — who are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists selected for the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically gifted high school seniors will now have an opportunity to compete for about […]

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Educators honored for commitment to teaching financial education

Sept. 8, 2021 – Whether they’re running special programs, serving as leaders, or doing exceptional work in the classroom, four Duval County Public Schools teachers have something in common — a commitment to economic and financial education. So much so, they were recognized as among the best in the state, with three winning a Regional […]

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Why can’t the district tell me more about cases impacting secondary schools?

Sept. 2, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools recently began informing families of elementary classrooms when an individual in that class reports a positive case of COVID-19. This layer of communication was added due to the inability of the Florida Department of Health  to maintain pace with contact tracing in schools. Inevitably, it has raised […]

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“They now have ownership in their education” – First-ever African American History Writing Institute ends with student presentations

July 6, 2021 – The first-ever African American History Writing Institute has come to an end, but students and staff say their work will go on. Duval County Public Schools hosted the 3-week institute for high school students this summer. Students spent time gaining firsthand knowledge about key historical figures, places and events in Jacksonville’s […]

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Centurion’s surprise visit kicks off district’s first-ever African American History Writing Institute

June 16, 2021 – More than 80 students were eyewitnesses to living African American history on Monday as they listened to one of Jacksonville’s original sleeping car porters describe his life in the River City in the early 20th century. At age 102, Sollie Mitchell, was soft-spoken but eloquent as he talked to the students […]

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Last day of school schedule

May 12, 2021 – Schools will follow an early dismissal schedule on the last day of school, which is Thursday, June 3. In general, elementary schools will dismiss at noon, middle schools will dismiss at 1:15 PM, and high schools will dismiss at 11 AM. There are a few school exceptions. They are listed below. […]

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Photo of Duval Teacher of the Year, Jim Schmitt, posing in classroom with students after learning he was a Florida Teacher of the Year finalist

Video – Mandarin High educator named Florida Teacher of the Year finalist

May 4, 2021 — Duval County’s 2021 VyStar Teacher of the Year – Mandarin High School Teacher Jim Schmitt – received a surprise visit from Florida K-12 Chancellor Jacob Oliva who announced that Schmitt was chosen as one of five finalists for the 2022 Florida Teacher of Year. Chancellor Oliva was joined by Duval School […]

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Military Family Photo

Highlighting how schools support military children

April 30, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools is proud to serve 8,672 military students and their families! Military children often face unique challenges, with one or both parents occasionally on deployment. Schools that have a high military student population, like Venetia Elementary and Mayport Middle, have unique programs in place to aid in the […]

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AP success creates $1 million advantage for public school students

AP success creates $1 million advantage for public school students

March 18, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools students are increasingly using their high school years to complete rigorous, college-level work through the district’s accelerated programs. The percentage of students earning college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams jumped 7.8%  last school year. With that jump and the district’s other college acceleration programs, […]

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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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