Category: High School

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Diploma or Certificate of Completion? What seniors should know

Nov. 20, 2020 – High School Diploma or Certificate of Completion (COC)? As the Class of 2021 prepares for graduation, there’s some key information they need to know. One is the difference between a high school diploma and Certificate of Completion. While the two may sound similar, they each lead to very different postsecondary paths. […]

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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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15 educators selected as VyStar Teacher of the Year semifinalists

15 educators selected as VyStar Teacher of the Year semifinalists

Nov. 17, 2020 – Congratulations to the the 15 outstanding educators who were selected as semifinalists for VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made Monday by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) who manages the Teacher of the Year process. The 15 educators will go on to be considered as finalists […]

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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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All secondary students to receive laptops through district’s “One to One” initiative

Oct. 26, 2020 – Distribution of brand-new laptops for middle and high school students through the district’s “One to One” initiative has started. Approved by the School Board in August, this initiative was designed to bring all secondary students to a 1:1 ratio with a computer that they could use for both on-campus and at-home […]

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Students pay tribute to their heroes during Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony

Students pay tribute to their heroes during Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony

Oct. 21, 2020 – Sixteen years ago, Jose Ascencion Monteagudo-Avila moved from Mexico to the United States with his wife and son and little money. Sometimes earning less than $50 a week, Monteagudo-Avila decided to take a risk by selling his truck and using his life savings to venture into a new career…. So began […]

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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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See how each school benefits from half-penny sales tax

Oct. 12, 2020 – Whether it’s a new roof, enhanced technology, updated/new AC systems or removal of  portables, every school in the district will benefit if the half-cent sales tax referendum passes. How they will each benefit is detailed in easy-to-read one-pagers on www.ourduvalschools.org. For most, like Fort Caroline Middle School and Abess Park Elementary, […]

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National Virtual College Fair, Jax Goes to College Week begins Oct. 18

Oct. 8, 2020 – This year, students and families will have the opportunity to travel to multiple universities and colleges without ever leaving their couch. The annual National College Fair will be virtual this year due to COVID-19 precautions and will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18. Both students and their families can register at […]

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#Thank a Principal during National Principals Month

Oct. 6, 2020 – Through visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student, principals guide and support their schools in ways large and small every day. As a community, let’s recognize National Principals Month and show these amazing leaders some love and appreciation. Visit the National Principal’s Month webpage to send your favorite […]

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