Andrew Jackson High School, Dedicated Magnet School, offers 4 magnet programs that help students develop into world-class global citizens. These programs are not electives, but offer a four year curriculum that is also integrated into our core classes at AJHS. Students that chose Jackson do so for participation in the programs listed below. While it is our heart and mission to have every AJHS fall in love with their magnet program, students that chose to not meet program requirements will be required to return to their neighborhood high school. More information on those requirements are found here: AJHS Student Guardian Magnet Contract
AIR FORCE JROTC FLIGHT ACADEMY: The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is a magnet program that focuses on leadership education to instill values of citizenship, character, and integrity. Upon completing three years of the Air Force JROTC program, students receive a Certificate of Completion. If cadets elect to enlist in the Armed Forces, the Certificate of Completion from the JROTC program will allow them to enlist as a pay grade E-3 in the Army, Navy, or Air Force, or an E2 pay grade in the Marine Corp. In addition, our partnership with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University allows our JROTC cadets to earn up to 18 college credits (ASC1000, ASC2560, AMH3541, AMH3547, ASC1010, INR2002). To learn more about our Air Force JROTC program click here. Please note that students selecting JROTC as their magnet are required to conform to grooming requirements, wear a uniform, and participate in afterschool actvitities. Failure to do so will result in removal from program and return to neighborhood high school.
CYBER SECURITY ACADEMY: The Cyber Security Magnet program will offer students the educational experience of a lifetime. Students will be working in a state of the art facility created for the purpose of Cyber Security. Students will be able to take apart mobile devices, laptops, and computers; retrieve information off the device and put it back together. Students will learn in a project based environment. This program enables students to meet high school graduation requirements while earning industry certifications and college credit. It is our hope that every student engaged in our Cyber Academy will earn their CompTIAA IT Fundamentals+ certification. Students that apply themselves and show initiative in learning will also have the opportunity to earn CompTIAA A+ and CompTIAA Security+ certification.
SPORTS MEDICINE ACADEMY: The Sports Medicine Magnet offers a unique educational experience to students who wish to pursue a career in the field of medicine. Utilizing a "sports focus", students learn the foundations of anatomy and physiology, nutrition, athletic training and medical assisting. Upon graduating from Andrew Jackson, students have the entry-level job skills needed to successfully pursue continued education and/or careers in many of the various medical occupations. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on experience and rigorous critical thinking skills in our state of the art facility created to provide the best educational experience. This program also enables students to meet high school graduation requirements with the opportunity for industry certification in Certified Medical Administrative Assistant.
VIDEO GAME DESIGN ACADEMY: The Video Game Design Magnet program offers an educational experience like no other. Students will be given the opportunity to design, develop, and program video games of their creation in our unique magnet program. Students will learn in a project based environment so that upon graduation they will have a skills in Computer Science and Video Game Design. This program enables students to meet high school graduation requirements while earning industry certifications and college credit. It is our hope that every student engaged in our Cyber Academy will earn their CompTIAA IT Fundamentals+ certification. Students that apply themselves and show initiative in learning will also have the opportunity to earn college credit via AP Computer Science Principals and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - Introduction to Programming Using Python certification.
Early College: Associates in Science, I.T. Security
The Early College Program provides students greater access to higher education and promotes student achievement at the high school and post-secondary levels. The Early College Program blends high school and college courses to enable students to earn a high school diploma and an Associate in Science degree with minimal financial cost. In Grades 11 and 12, Early College students are enrolled full time at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ).