Atlantic Coast High School officially opened on August 23, 2010 with grades 9-11.
Grade 12 will be added for the 2011-2012 school year. ACHS is often
referred to as a “school of the future” because of its
architectural design and advanced technology. The building is
organized into small learning communities (SLC), which contain a
series of academic houses or “schools”. Each school will include
approximately 600 students which will further be organized into
grade level groups or “teams” of 150 students. The building design
along with the organization of the SLC’s provide flexible
educational spaces with extended learning areas to encourage project
based cooperative learning state of the art technology is available
throughout the campus to provide advanced academic environments to
meet the needs of our digital learners. This technology will also
support the two career academies, Scientific Visualization, and 3D
Animation and Gaming.
In order to attend ACHS students
must live in the approved boundaries. To view maps of the approved
attendance area please
This high school is designed to be part of the growth
of Jacksonville and will provide flexible community use facilities.
Fun Facts about ACHS:
capacity, Atlantic Coast will house approximately 2300 students.
total new site is approximately 161 acres. This includes wet lands
which were donated by the Davis Family (not buildable). Twenty of
those acres will be used to build a K-8 school in the future.
square footage of Atlantic Coast High School is approximately
265,000 square feet.
- There are 1621 seats in the Gymnasium.
- There are
840 seats in the Auditorium.
- The café seats 450 and the outdoor
courtyard will seat an additional 300.
- School Colors: Black, White and Burnt Orange
June 21st, 2012
School tours begin in the Performing Arts