The Guidance and Choice Department presented the annual College and Career Night September 6. Over 80 representatives from post-secondary universities, colleges and career technical schools provided St. Johns County students with an opportunity to learn more about their institutions and programs.
The St. Johns County School District publishes two documents to assist parents and students with information about instruction, assessment, promotion and retention, advanced academic opportunities, and more. Both documents are revised annually and the 17-18 publications will be reviewed the September 19 School Board meeting.
Florida adopts instructional materials for those specific courses within a selected subject area on a rotating basis. This year, the district is adopting science textbooks. If you are interested in serving on the Review Committee, please contact the School Advisory Council (SAC) chairperson at your school.
This summer was extremely productive in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department. Over 100 rising seniors completed summer internships related to their academy focus.
2017-18 is an accreditation review year for the St Johns County School District. Schools will be administering surveys, collecting classroom data and completing reflections throughout the fall semester. Also, diagnostic iReady testing is currently underway at all elementary, middle and K-8 schools.
Federal Programs is excited to have two new traveling ESOL teachers this year who will coach teachers, counselors and work with the students in small groups to help meet their needs. Federal Programs was also thrilled to be a part of promoting a first-ever Hispanic Character Camp this past July sponsored by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
First Coast Technical College (FCTC) is the new home for the students enrolled in Life Work. The goal of this program is to prepare students for competitive employment through student-centered planning and supported employment skill practice in the community.
On August 28, Early Childhood Services kicked off the Monday Funday program with “Once Upon a Mat,” a children’s yoga session. The Monday Funday program is not only for preschoolers but for parents as well.
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of parents, educators, administrators, business representatives, and other interested community members concerned with the education of students with disabilities. The purpose of the committee is to provide information to parents and input to district staff regarding ongoing efforts to continuously improve services for students with disabilities.
The Gifted Parent Advisory Council (GPAC) meets four times per year to inform the school district about ways in which the district can improve its efforts in serving gifted students. Information about giftedness and ways to help gifted students are presented at these meeting. Parents of K-12 gifted students from throughout the district are encouraged to attend.