Monday, April 29, 2013


Students and parents are encouraged to attend Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA) workshops to get assistance in completing the free application.

May 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Andrew Jackson High School
3816 Main Street North
Edward White High School
1700 Old Middleburg Road
May 11, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Mandarin High School
4931 Greenland Road
Terry Parker High School
7301 Parker School Road
Representatives from area college and university
financial aid offices will be present.
This event is sponsored by Mayor Alvin Brown, Duval County Public Schools
and the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce

Monday, April 22, 2013

PFLAG 2013 Scholarship

PFLAG of Jacksonville is awarding $2,000 in
scholarships to OUT lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender students who reside in the Jacksonville and
northeast Florida Area-Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns,
Clay Counties
The Scholarship application form can be
found at :
Deadline June 1, 2013

Parents Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons
Jacksonville Chapter organized in 1992.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Online Course Requirement

  For graduation purposes, current freshmen and sophomores must complete a course online at Florida Virtual School (FLVS).  FLVS will be offering several half-credit courses during this summer at a 10-week pace.  For course descriptions and more information, please visit .

Scheduling for 2013-2014

During the months of March and April, school counselors began orientation for scheduling our 9th through 11th graders and all of the Beaches middle school 8th graders for the 2013-2014 school year.  Following these orientations, our counselors met with over 2200 students to individually select their classes for next year
   A list of the classes that the students selected will be mailed home, along with their end of the year report card.  Please be sure to review this Course Request Form with your student as there will be no schedule changes during the school year.

Postsecondary Readiness

Dual Enrollment eligibility scores, Postsecondary Ready scores needed for seniors, and MINIMUM scores for admissions to a community or state college:



Critical Reading *
Reading *
Reading *
Math *
Math *
Math *

*Counts for the Postsecondary Readiness portion of your school’s grade.

What does it mean to you if you are NOT postsecondary ready?

Ø  If you do not have Postsecondary Ready scores by the start of your senior year the state requires that you be scheduled into remedial courses in Reading, Writing and/or Math to help you become Postsecondary Ready by the time you graduate.
Ø  There is no waiver for this state requirement. You will be losing opportunities for electives.
Ø  After graduation, if you enroll at a community or state college you will have to take additional remedial courses, PAY for the remedial courses (they may not be covered by financial aid), and you WILL NOT receive college credit for the remedial courses.

MINIMUM Admissions Scores required for the
State University System (SUS):


Critical Reading

Ø  These are MINIMUM scores, many state universities will require higher score for admissions purposes.
Ø  GPA , rigor of courses taken, extracurricular activities and community involvement will also be taken into consideration.
Ø  Please visit the Bright Futures Scholarship website for information on scores needed for scholarship eligibility

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Senior Parents - FAFSA Information

Dear Senior Parents,

If you have not already completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for your senior child, it is very important that do so today.  You must complete the FAFSA application in Florida prior to May 15, 2013. The deadlines to complete FAFSA are earlier at some State of Florida higher education institutions. Please check with the institution of your choice for this information. Also, be aware that the Florida Bright Futures scholarship now requires a completed FAFSA and the student to complete community service hours-- 75 hours for the Medallion Bright Futures scholarship and 100 hours for the Academic Bright Futures scholarship. ALL community service hours MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN TO YOUR CHILD’S GUIDANCE COUNSELOR BEFORE GRADUATION DAY. No community service hours can be accumulated or turned in after graduation day. Please contact your child's guidance counselor if you have general questions. For details and to apply for FAFSA, please go to  To apply for all Florida Aid including Bright Futures, please go to

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

FREE Help Sessions at FHS!

We have a couple of help sessions on upcoming exams.  Please consider having your student attend to receive the extra boost that he/she may need.

Biology EOC Help Sessions
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (until May 10th)
Room E3

Math Help Sessions
Monday through Thursday
Room: F10

SAT Math Prep
Monday through Thursday
Room: F10

Friday, April 5, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity

Every year the elementary students from our district compete in the Sunshine Math Competition. This year it is on May 2, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Wolfson High School.

We are looking for students who would like to earn volunteer hours to help us with the following:

  • setting up and tearing down tables from 3:00-7:00 pm.
  • runners to deliver finished tests to the scorers AND
  • students who could provide entertainment such as singing, dancing, step groups, bands, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Ms. Reardon via email at