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Jacksonville District and Curriculum

Jacksonville’s schools provide a curriculum that contributes to the total development of each student academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. The curriculum emphasizes core subject areas that include: mathematics, language arts, social studies and science. Other areas of study offered are technology, foreign language, art, music, drama, physical education, and character development.

We currently cover the following Jacksonville-area school districts: Duval County School District and School District of Clay County.

Schools in Jacksonville include:

John Stockton Elementary School is located on 4827 Carlisle Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32210, John Stockton Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 904-381-3955.  The mission of John Stockton Elementary School is to create a learning community to inspire lifelong learners. At this school, highly qualified staff, students, families and business partnerships work together to create a modern school environment that will prepare students for a successful future. Like other students in Florida, the curriculum designed is based around the state of Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. These standards describe the knowledge a student should be able to demonstrate at the end of each grade level from grade 1 through 12 in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, World Languages, Fine Arts, and Health Education. These standards are then subdivided into standards which further outline the specific content, knowledge, and skills students are expected to learn in school. In language arts, students learn read literary texts and examine the main idea, plot development, author’s purpose and more. In mathematics, students are able to gain a solid foundation in problem solving. To learn more about the math tutoring we offer, contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Twin Lakes Academy Middle School is located on 8050 Point Meadows Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32256, Twin Lakes Academy Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 904-538-0825.  As the stepping stone between elementary and high school, Twin Lakes Academy Middle School serves to inspire all their students for success in high school by providing every student with a safe, caring, engaging, and challenging learning environment where they can gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform at or above grade level standards. The school also offers opportunities to take high school courses during middle school. Like other schools in Florida, middle school students at Twin Lakes Academy Middle School take classes in Mathematics, English/Language Arts, Science, and social studies. SchoolTutoring Academy provides tutoring for all subject areas, contact us to learn more.

Stanton College Preparatory School is located on 1149 W 13th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209, Stanton College Preparatory School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 904-630-6760.  Stanton College Preparatory School is well known for being academically well renowned. The school was first established in 1898 when it first began as an elementary school. Today, it is a high school serving grades 9-12. The school offers Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. In 2005, the school was even recognized by the Advanced Placement Report as being the best large size high school for Advanced Placement European History and Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition in the world. The school has also been recognized as National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. government. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors schools that have high levels of student achievement or have made significant improvements in the closing the achievement gap between student subgroups. In August 2014, Stanton was rated number 12 on US News’ list of the top high schools in the nation. For more information on one-on-one tutoring, contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Jacksonville District Curriculum

The math curriculum focuses on presenting math lessons that will relate to each student’s style of learning including kinesthetic, visual and auditory. The curriculum covers a foundation of skills that encourage student progress from one grade level to the next. The science curriculum is activity-based and emphasizes inquiry and investigation. The students use hands-on and question/answer activities to comprehend scientific concepts.

The English/language arts curriculum covers reading and writing skills. This curriculum includes phonics, grammar, reading, spelling, vocabulary development, literature, creative and analytic writing. The Jacksonville magnet schools offer nationally known and award-winning programs. Each magnet school highlights a specific area of study to help students explore their interest. Magnet schools offered by the Jacksonville districts include Museum Sciences, Coastal Sciences, Montessori Learning, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Math, Science, Pre-Engineering, and Technology, and Visual and Performing Arts.

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Jacksonville Area Educational News

  • Museum Magnet Studies - The museum magnet at Ortega Elementary offers students methods for designing their own unique projects during the school year. Students then showcase their work with exhibits for their parents and the community. Students also participate in gallery and museum field trips to learn more about their city and its’ culture. This magnet school integrates student learning using mathematics, social studies, literacy, science, and technology.
  • Early High School Program - Jean Ribault Middle school has an Early High School program that is the middle school version of an Early College program. This magnet school environment is small and personalized and has high expectations for each student’s scholastic achievement. Upon graduation from middle school the students can be admitted to a high school acceleration program or an Early College Program.
  • Information Technology Academy - The mission of the Information Technology Academy at William M. Raines High School is to provide students with an opportunity to enter the careers of information technology or business. The students will be able to participate in internships or job shadowing positions in their chosen programs. Upon completion of applicable programs of study, students will be able to take the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Exam or the A+ Repair Exams.

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SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

About Jacksonville, Florida

With an estimated 2017 population of 892 062, Jacksonville is the most populated city in Florida and the Southeastern United States. The city is also the largest city in the United States, covering a whopping 874.64 square miles. Jacksonville is situated on the center of the banks of the St. John’s River in First Coast region of Northeast Florida along the Atlantic ocean. The city is located 340 miles north of Miami. In 1564, the area where the city now lies was the city of the French colony of Fort Caroline, which was one of the earliest European settlements in the United States. The city got its name “Jacksonville” from military governor of Florida and seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson. Today, improvements to the harbor have made the city a major military and civilian deep water port. The city is the home of Naval Station Mayport, the US Marine Corps Blount Island Command, and Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The city is also affectionately referred to as “Jax” by locals.

The economy in Jacksonville is centered around banking, insurance, logistics and health care. Tourism also plays a large part in the economy as many people also flock to the area for its great weather and wide range of golf courses. Being in close proximity to a river and the ocean, the area of Jacksonville also contains more than 20 miles of beaches. Surfing, art, and live music are big attractions in Jacksonville. On Lonely Planet’s 2018 List of “10 Best Value Destinations”, Jacksonville was the only US city that made the cut. The travel website Expedia also listed Jacksonville on their list of “21 Supercool U.S. cities”.

The population of Jacksonville largely consists of young people with 23.1% of the population being under the age of 18. 12.5% of the population is over the age of 65. 9.9% are between the age of 18-24, 16% are 25-34, 26.3% are 35-54, and  12.2% are 55-64. The median household income in the city was $48 256 according to a 2017 study.

Amelia Island

Amelia Island is located in the Atlantic ocean close to Jacksonville. The island is named after Princess Amelia, the daughter of George II of Great Britain. However, the island has historically been ruled by the Spanish, French, British, and now the Americans. Today, the island is known for its luxury resorts, golf courses, and multiple sandy beaches. There are five golf courses on the island. Every year, the island also hosts the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in May, when more than 150 000 people visit the island. Other events held on the island also include the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Amelia Island Film Festival, and more. Amelia Island is also the home of many species of native wildlife, and to experience this, there are walking tours available.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is the home of over 2000 animals and 1000 plants. It is situated the mouth of the Trout River, and contains an area of 110 acres. The zoo originally opened in 1914, and since then it has grown to be one of Jacksonville’s premier attractions, attracting over one million visitors a year. Famous habitats at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens include the Range of the Jaguar and the Land of the Tiger, home to two Sumatran and three Malayan tigers. The zoo is also active in animal conservation, hosting a large colony of wood storks. The zoo also participates in more than 50 national and international conservation initiatives and more than 95 Species Survival Plans. One of the most famous animal residents of the zoo was a male black jaguar named Zorro who arrived at the zoo in 1967. During Zorro’s time at the zoo, he fathered numerous cubs that were sent to other zoo around North America. Many years later in 2003, the zoo did an investigation of the bloodlines of captive born black jaguars in North America and found that every single one was a descendant of Zorro.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a public park located at Mayport in the Jacksonville beaches area. The park contains 447 of mature coastal forests. The park is a popular spot for camping, boasting over 300 easily accessible sites.15 miles of off road bicycle trails with varying difficulties can also be found in the park.

Riverside/Avondale Historic District

The adjacent neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale are the home of Jacksonville’s historic district. Many very old homes can be found in the area, along with some commercial districts for high-end and antique shopping. The area also offers a variety of dining options including cafes and restaurants. Both the neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale are listed as National Register Historic Districts. Riverside has also been voted as one of the United State’s top 10 Great Neighborhoods. Located in Riverside is the trendy 5 points shopping district, consider Jacksonville’s arts and commerce district. It was built in the 1930s are Jacksonville’s first shopping area outside of downtown.

Interesting Facts

  • The United States’ oldest continuously operating community theatre is found in Jacksonville and has been been in business since 1919.
  • In 1901, the fire of Jacksonville tore through the city. The source of the fire was a spark from a chimney igniting a fiber factory. The fire destroyed 146 city blocks and 2368 buildings, causing around $15 million – $2 billion worth of damage in today’s money.
  • In 1916, the biggest tourist attraction in Jacksonville was the Ostrich Farm that was located on what is today’s Southbank of Downtown!
  • The St. John’s River is one of the few rivers in North America that flows in a North direction instead of South.
  • The headquarters of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) is found in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville.

Chalk Talk: Playing by the Rules

One thing that teachers have to do that can sometimes be difficult is to generate comments describing how students are doing in class. Such comments may be ready-made, with teachers being able to select applicable ones for each student, but they are more credible if they are personalized by the teacher. These comments may appear on report cards, progress reports, notes to parents, etc. What kind of information should these comments contain? The most important thing is to make sure that the comment tells exactly what the student is doing well. Parents want to know how their children are doing, so it is important to be as specific as possible. A comment such as “the child does good work in the class” is too generic. When it comes to describing above-average students, teachers of course should comment on how they are excelling academically. Perhaps they are fluent readers who are able to comprehend what they are reading; such specific skills should be emphasized in the comments.