Dates for district-wide events
can be found on the district Website under the
Calendar link, and often on the
school Website under the "Upcoming Events" calendar.
Dates for specific events can also be found on the school's
Website under "Quick Links." According to the district
calendar, the 2010-2011 school year ends for students on
June 10th. The 2011-2012 school year will begin August 22nd.
Learning Recovery activities,
and FCAT Prep programs can be accessed through Compass
Odyssey on the Internet. Although a version of Compass
Odyssey can be found by using a search engine, the actual
There is also a link to this site in the left column on the
main page of the ACHS Website. Note that this version of
Odyssey has the words "Duval County Public Schools" across
the top of the page.
To log in, use the same username and password as you would
to log on to a school computer.
All conferences are scheduled
through Mrs. Bradberry at extension 1516. Having one office
coordinate all conferences ensures that a teachers is not
scheduled to be in more than one conference at a time.
Driver's Ed is offered as a class
during the school day. There is also a summer Driver's Ed
program offered in 4 different sessions this summer. For
information about the summer driver's education program,
check out the
Driver's Ed link in the Campus
News section of our school's website.
Early dismissal builds time
outside the student schedule for teachers to work
collaboratively in training and team planning. Early release
There are a number of resources
available to help students prepare for the FCAT, beyond what
is already happening in the classrooms. Online tools such as
FCAT Explorer and
provide students with practice exercises that are designed
to familiarize students with the format and types of
questions asked on the FCAT. Several teachers offer after
school tutoring in the areas tested on the FCAT and the
Media Center is open extended hours after school for
students to work on FCAT Preparation programs. For more
information, students can speak with their teachers,
guidance counselor, or the Media Specialist. Check out the
Safety Nets Page
for additional information.
Student fines and debts are
managed through the district-wide library program. Notices
of fines and overdue materials are sent home each grading
period. If your child owes fines or materials to another
school, typically those issues will be taken care of at the
associated school. However, there are some items that might
be able to be resolved through the ACHS Media Center. Not
all staff members at every school have access to information
for each part of your child's account. It is recommended
that you first call the Media Center at 538-5120 ext. 1023
for additional information.
Grade Portal passwords remain
effective from year to year. If you remember your password
from last year, it remains the same. Passwords will be
available for distribution beginning with Open House night. Parents must come to the
school and show identification to pick up their Oncourse
Grade Portal username and
password. Parent's usernames
and passwords for students enrolled in ACHS at the beginning
of the school year are held in the main office. If a student
was enrolled after the start of the school year, the parent
can call 538-5120 ext.1023 to make sure the account
information is already on file before coming to pick it up.
Students can pick up their
Oncourse Grade Portal username and password from the Media
Center after Open House night.
The most common reason the Grade Portal password might
not work is because the Grade Portal site being used is not
the Oncourse site linked to DCPS data. The
correct site is accessed through DCPS and must include "dcps"
in the website address:
http://dcps.mygradeportal.com. There is a link to this
site on the left column of the main page of the Atlantic
Coast High School Website. The page does currently look
different from previous years, but the password and username
have not changed unless the student record has changed
There are a number of
resources available to ACHS students if they need help in
one of their subjects, or in preparing for the FCAT.
Learning Recovery for a failed quarter or semester must be
requested from the teacher. Forms required for this request
are found on the
Safety Nets page.
Progress Reports are
distributed approximately halfway through each nine-week
grading period. If a student is not present when Progress
Reports are distributed, the report is returned to the
Guidance Office and the child must go to that office to pick
up the report.
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Transferring to ACHS:
Atlantic Coast is a neighborhood
school and not a magnet school. Therefore, students must
live within our attendance area to attend Atlantic Coast. A
map of the attendance area can be found in the
About ACHS pages.