|First Coast High School|
|590 Duval Station Road|
|Jacksonville, Florida 32218|
|Phone: (904)757- 0080 Fax: (904) 696- 8721|
|School Hours: 7:20 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.|
|Principal: Vincent Hall|
|Cluster Chief: Mr. Tony Bellamy, 348-7880, Secondary Turnaround Cluster, 358-7880|
|School Board Member: The Honorable Becki Couch, 390-2373, District 6|
|School Mascot: Buccaneers|
|School Colors: Silver, Black, and Blue|
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The mission of First Coast High School is to develop a professional learning community of faculty and staff that will prepare all students to enter the post-secondary world without remediation and to enter the work force with the skills necessary to become successful citizens.
The Duval County School System in Jacksonville, Florida has 164 schools, of which 105 are elementary, 25 middle, 17 high, 7 charter schools, 3 exceptional centers, and 2 academies of technology.
First Coast High School is located on the north side of Duval County, Florida. Community involvement and support are strong and contribute significantly to the quality of education available to students.
First Coast is a comprehensive high school serving grades 9 - 12 and has implemented the "School-Within-A-School" design. Students are grouped in houses where there is an administrator and a counselor assigned to them. A broad curriculum of academic and extracurricular activities are available to provide many opportunities for individual development. We offer several dual enrollment classes on our campus in partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville. The AVID program was added to the curriculum in 2006-2007 and the International Trade and Logistics Career Academy was added to the curriculum in 2007.
Dual Enrollment Courses Offered: ENC 1101; LIT 2000; MAC 1105; STA 2023; FRE 1120; FRE 1121
Advanced Placement Courses Offered: English Literature; English Language and Composition; Human Geography; American History; U.S. Governement; Art Drawing; Physics B; Biology; World History; Micro Economics; Spanish; Statistics; Calculus AB; Pshychology; 2D Pottery; 2D Photo
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (SACSS)
2009-10 School Profile: Black - 54%; White - 39%; Hispanic - 4%; Asian/Pacific Islander - 1%; Multiracial - 2%
2009-10 Enrollment: 2056 students: Seniors - 329; Juniors - 508; Sophomores - 590; Freshmen - 629
Schedule: Seven classes. Three 90-minute classes that meet every other day and one 45-minute class that meets every day.
Grading Scale: 90-100 = A; 80-89 = B; 70-79 = C; 60-69 = D; Below 59 = F. A = 4.0 points; B = 3.0 points; C = 2.0 points; D = 1.0 point. All Advance Placement, Dual Enrollment, and Honor classes receive an extra point in calculating weighted grade point average. Weighted GPA is used to rank students.
College Attendance/Postsecondary Plans: Approximately 55% of our graduates plan to continue their education at post-secondary institutions: 18% at four-year colleges and universities, and 37% at two-year college/vocational schools. The others enter the workforce or the military.