Bridge To Success

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    We are extremely excited to offer an opportunity for students who are two or more years over-age. The Bridge to Success Program addresses all of the barriers to graduation through a comprehensive approach. By leveraging national, state, and local partners, Duval County Public Schools has developed a program that will provide individualized support to help students graduate on time and ready to fulfill college and career goals.

    The Bridge to Success Program has a central hub for elementary and middle school at The Bridge to Success Academy at West Jacksonville #29 and the main offices for the high school on the first floor of A. Phillip Randolph Academy, with additional sites located within neighborhood schools. This allows eligible students to continue to attend school and participate in the extracurricular activities at their neighborhood school, while still receiving the support needed to get back on track. Supports include:

    • Rigorous face-to-face instruction with a focus on ACT/SAT preparation
    • Student advocates and mentors
    • Positive behavior supports and interventions
    • Support for attendance
    • Parent involvement activities
    • Structured after-school programs, including extracurricular activities, career exploration and internship opportunities

     Program eligibility:

    1. 2 or more years overage and/or 1 or more retentions
    2. Priority given to students in the schools housing the programs
    3. Seniors admitted on a limited basis





    Elementary/Middle School

    High School

    Grades 4th – 8th

    Main Campus – Bridge to Success Academy at West Jacksonville

    2115 Commonwealth Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32209

    Principal – Ms. Aleya Prier

    Phone:  904.630.6592

    Fax:  904.630.6597

    Grades 9th – 12th

    Main Campus – Lower Level of A.Philip Randolph (APR)

    1157 Golfair Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32209

    Principal – Mr. Vincent Foster

    Phone:  904.924.3469

    Fax:  904.924.3702

    BTS Middle School Site Locations:

    West Jacksonville Middle School

    Arlington Middle School

    Matthew Gilbert Middle School

    Jeb Stuart Middle School

    BTS High School Site Locations:

    A.Philip Randolph School of Technologies (APR)

    Westside High School

    William M. Raines High School

    Submit paper application via fax or email

    Downloadable 4th-8th application via the menu to the left, or click here.

    Apply via the online application

    (Downloadable 9th-12th application via the menu to the left)

    Apply online here

    Email applications to:

    Fax to:   904-630-6597 

    Within 5 days of receipt of application, school staff will contact the parent/guardian via email, postal mail or telephone to verify acceptance or denial.

    Within 5 days of receipt of application, school staff will contact the parent/guardian to schedule an interview.

    Once enrollment is confirmed, parent/guardian must submit district required enrollment documents (ie. Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, etc.) within 3 business days

    Interviews will be held at BTS Middle School main campus:

    2115 Commonwealth Avenue, 32209


    Documents should be brought to the BTS High School main campus:

    1157 Golfair Boulevard (lower level), 32209

    904-924-3469 x308

    Once accepted and all required documentation has been received, a student schedule will be generated.


    Letters of Acceptance will be mailed or emailed July 16th – August 31st

    Once accepted and all required documentation has been received, a student schedule will be generated.

    • In the event seats are filled to capacity, parents will be notified of their position on a “wait list”.
    • As seats become available, seats will be filled from the “wait list”.
    • If by the start of the school year, a student has not been confirmed enrollment in BTS, the parent should enroll their student in the school they’re eligible for.
    • The waitlist will be dissolved on Tuesday, September 4th.



    **Each year the application window will be open through Labor Day.