Category: High School

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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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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Helping students successfully transition into kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades

Aug. 12, 2022 – New classes, new schedules, and new routines. They’re the kind of changes students and families expect as they enter a new school year. But for those transitioning from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school, or into school for the first time as kindergarteners, being a student in […]

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Paxon and Stanton students earn top prizes at the International Science and Engineering Fair

July 14, 2022 – Three Team Duval students took home top honors for their work in the 2022 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Kristi Biswas, a student at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, attained a second-place George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award for her research into Alzheimer’s disease, while Stanton College Preparatory School’s Emma Lee […]

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Grads share why they had to return to serve in district’s African American history summer camp

July 11, 2022 – They say they just had to come back. For the second year in a row, the district hosted the three-week African American History Summer Writing Institute, a program giving high school students a unique opportunity to explore local history. But the program didn’t return without a few familiar faces. In this […]

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Percentage of “A, B, and C” graded traditional schools increases to 93% in Duval

July 7, 2022 – In spite of numerous challenges – including a global pandemic, an unprecedented national teacher shortage, and chronic student absenteeism – traditional Duval County Public Schools increased the percentage of its schools graded “A, B, or C” to 93%. That is up from 88% in 2018-19, the year prior to the pandemic […]

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5000 Role Models of Excellence Students stand for their Wilson Scholar recognition

“5000 Role Models of Excellence” Wilson Scholars awarded over $1 million in scholarships

June 9, 2022 – Dressed in their signature white dress shirt and red ties, 13 recent graduates and members of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence stood front and center during Tuesday’s School Board meeting to be recognized as Wilson Scholars. As Wilson scholars, these graduates are receiving scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $96,000 to […]

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