Launching Leadership In a Community School

FAQ

Edward H. White High School Military Academy of Leadership – Launching Leadership in a Community School 

Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to all incoming 9th graders. All current boundary students have first priority for enrollment.  A student’s parent/guardian must opt in to participating in the school’s military theme, commit to purchasing the school’s uniform and abide by the school’s creed/district expectations.  

What is the School’s Uniform? 

All students are required to wear the school uniform as part of establishing the culture, and to demonstrate unity and alignment to the school’s military theme. Students are expected to wear a complete uniform every day.  A complete uniform will comprise the following items: 

  • Dri-fit shirt with an embroidered school logo 
  • Khaki pants,  
  • Black canvas military belt  
  • Black tennis shoes or boots with black laces, and black crew socks 
  • Cadet Jacket with an embroidered school logo. (No other outer wear will be permitted.) 

ALL uniform items, with the exception of black shoes/boots, black socks and khaki pants will be purchased through AG’s Tees & Embroidery. We are currently working to put together affordable uniform packages.   

Please check our website soon for uniform updates, and our Cadet Manual, which will outline the expectations for general appearance and cadet conduct.  

How do I sign up my child?  

Parents/Guardians will complete an Ed White opt-in Magnet Application and a Course Selection Sheet and submit it to the School Choice Office or to the front desk clerk at the school. The form is available in person at Ed White, the School Choice Office, or on the Ed White web site at http://www.duvalschools.org/edwhite.  

What if I do not want to attend?  

Parents/Guardians who do not wish for their child to participate will need to contact the School Choice Office at (904) 390-2082 or 390-2144.  The School Choice Office will work with parents/guardians on providing placement and transportation to neighboring schools.  

What does a Leadership Academy with Military Values look like?  

Ed White is launching leadership in 2016 with military leadership academies tailored to individual student interest and goals.  Students will have the option to earn industry certifications in the IT Business Leadership Program, college credits through Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, or earn college credits to work toward an AS Degree in Cyber Security through FSCJ.  

All current programs, including IB, Dual Enrollment, Information Technology, and NJROTC will remain at the school. In addition to the core curriculum of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts, students will have elective choices such as Art, Music, Dance and Foreign Language. All entering 9th grade students will enroll in NJROTC, or take a Leadership course designed to provide a basic view of the military, develop leadership and citizenship skills, promote patriotism, and instill core values, such as service to the community, and self-discipline. Partnerships are being cultivated with military branches and business partners to provide mentorship, internships and shadowing opportunities. 

Who can I contact at the school for more information?  

The school will offer tours at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. every Thursday (June 16th – August 4th) .  Please visit the school’s web site and RSVP for your preferred date.   If you would like more information regarding school tours, please contact the principal, Jason Bloom, at 693-7620, or email your questions to bloomj@duvalschools.org.   


 
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