Category: High School

Screenshot of the following school logs: Douglas Anderson, Mandarin, Paxon and Stanton

24 Team Duval students are 2021 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 10, 2020 – Congratulations to the 24 Duval County Public Schools students — representing Douglas Anderson, Mandarin, Paxon, and Stanton high schools — who are among the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists selected for the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically gifted high school seniors will now have an opportunity to compete for about […]

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Secondary students on hybrid model to return to full week on campus in phased approach

Sept. 9, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is informing secondary school parents Wednesday afternoon that the Florida Department of Education has approved a modification to the district’s bridge to reopening plan. The revised plan will bring students back to on-campus attendance for five days in a phased approach, beginning with sixth grade students next […]

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Schools launch Virtual Open Houses

Sept. 8, 2020 –  Visit your child’s school and speak with school leaders all from the comfort of your home. Open houses are virtual this year, but parents will still have the same opportunity to engage with school leaders and educators. Here is a link to dates/times for each school’s Open House: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/29102 Principals are […]

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Darnell-Cookman educator receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Aug. 6, 2020 –Ask Dr. Scott Sowell what he loves most about teaching, and he’ll tell you, “it’s that small moment to moment interaction between me, the student, and the science content.” The 26-year educator who teaches advanced placement environmental science at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medial Arts is a recipient of The Presidential Award […]

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July graduation schedule, guest and safety information available

May, 29 2020 (Updated June 20, 2020 and July 19, 2020) –  July graduations have begun! The commencement schedule, guest and safety information and live stream links are available at www.duvalschools.org/julygraduations. Background – In April, Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene shared that traditional commencement ceremonies in May had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Updated Back to School plans available today

Dr. Greene presents revised plan to reopen schools

Editor’s Note – On July 16, the Duval County School Board asked the district to consider some alternatives to the back to school plan, and present updates to the Board on Thursday, July 23.  (Read more about this announcement on the district’s Back to School website.) The information below from July 14 is being preserved […]

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Class of 2020 Highlights – Recognizing our amazing seniors

May 26, 2020 (Updated July 6, 2020) –  One earned an associate’s degree in her junior year, and worked as a preschool teacher during her senior year. Another is a college-bound student who has earned more than $100,000 in scholarships. Still another is a student who overcame personal tragedy with the loss of both parents […]

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Four recent graduates honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

June 29, 2020 – Most can’t use the word “perfect” to describe themselves…but for four recent Duval graduates….they’ve earned it. That’s because they each maintained perfect attendance throughout their entire academic career – never missing a day from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Team Duval News caught up with the four high-achievers to learn the […]

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Student saves neighbors during fire, receives Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence

June 23, 2020 — He’s a student some are referring to as a saint and a hero! Aaron Hill, a Sandalwood High School Saint whose brave actions saved many lives, was sent a Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence this month. It all began on May 18. Aaron says he was up late working on homework, when […]

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District-issued laptops to be updated this week, hotspots deactivated

June 16, 2020 —To provide students with the best online learning experiences, district technology services will be updating all district issued laptops this week. Parents do not need to return the laptop for the update to take place; it will happen automatically. Just plug the laptop in, power it up, and leave it on for […]

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