Seats Still Available in Duval County Public Schools' Newest Magnet Programs
Jacksonville, Fla. (May 2, 2012) - There is still time for Jacksonville parents to enroll their children in a Duval County Public Schools' Magnet Program for the 2012-2013 school year. While lottery assignments have been made, many of the newest magnet programs still have seats available.
The newest magnet programs are known as Dreams Begin Here: The Next Generation Schools. The schools offer an array of magnet programs in locations around the city:
- Carter G. Woodson Elementary School: Medical Arts
- Mayport Elementary School: Coastal Sciences
- Mayport Middle: Coastal Sciences
- Ortega Elementary School: Museum Studies
- Ribault Middle School: Early High School
- Spring Park Elementary School: International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
- Southside Middle School: International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
- Woodland Acres Elementary School: Medical Arts
In 2010, grant funds were awarded to enhance the existing program at Ortega Elementary School where the theme is Museum Studies; to support the new Coastal Sciences theme that was started in 2009 at Mayport Middle School; and to start six new magnet programs.
Students who did not apply for magnet programs or who did not receive their first selection in the lottery are encouraged to apply now. Applications are processed by the earliest date of application first until seats are gone at each grade level.
Families can learn more about these schools and submit an application by attending a community festival at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School or Spring Park Elementary School on May 22, 5:30-7 p.m.; or attending Mayport Elementary's Family Coastal Sciences Night on May 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
To download an application and learn more, log on
www.magnetprograms.com or call (904) 390-2082 for additional details.
Duval County Public Schools operates 190 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.
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