Category: High School

Impact your child’s learning by completing the 2022 Federal Impact Aid survey

Nov. 21, 2022 – A form that takes five minutes to fill out can generate thousands of dollars for textbooks, hiring staff and educators, and maintaining schools. It’s the 2022 Federal Impact Aid form, and all parents who have children enrolled in district schools are invited to complete it. What is the 2022 Federal Impact Aid […]

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District awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to support STEM programs

Nov. 2, 2022 – STEM education is getting a big boost in Duval County Public Schools with more than $2.5 million in grants being awarded to support instruction in robotics, flight simulation, engineering, cybersecurity, coding, and more. The grants – two in total – will augment STEM education in select schools throughout the district at […]

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Video – Paxon senior earns award for Alzheimer’s research

Oct. 25, 2022 – Not many high school students can say they’ve worked side by side with scientists, doing Alzheimer’s research in the world-renown Mayo Clinic. But then, there’s Paxon senior Kristi Biswas. “So my grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease,” shares Kristi. “And personally, I had to grow up watching her kind of forget […]

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Riverside High School celebrates installation of new artificial turf field

October 18, 2022 – Alumni, staff, students, and district leadership recently celebrated the unveiling of Riverside High School’s new artificial turf field.  The Generals are the first Duval County Public School to have their field upgraded to an AstroTurf playing surface. The installation project has been in the works for several years. The new field […]

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Resources to help prepare students for new reading, writing, and math benchmarks

Oct. 6, 2022 – This is a big year for Florida’s students as they are facing brand-new reading, writing, and mathematics standards for the first time. These standards are known as the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). While district kindergarten and first-grade students engaged with these standards last school year, the standards are being […]

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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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Daniel Flint teaching a lesson in front of students

Westside High teacher named “Florida History Teacher of the Year” by national nonprofit

Aug. 19, 2022 – Congratulations to Westside High teacher, Daniel Flint, who has been named the “2022 Florida History Teacher of the Year” by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a national nonprofit. The award highlights the importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers in grades K-12 from across the country. […]

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District launches career success program for students

Aug. 18, 2022 – Problem solving. Communication. Ability to work on teams. Professionalism. According to local and national employers, these are the skills that set high school graduates up for success as they embark on their career journey. Looking to the long-term success of its students, Duval County Public Schools is embedding these skills into […]

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