• ACE Meetings

    Welcome!

    This page provides information about the school district's proposal for school boundary change scenarios beginning in the 2022-23 school year. These three scenarios are:  

    • Beauclerc Elementary School and Greenfield Elementary School
      • The existing boundary splits a new apartment complex (Steele Creek Apartments on A.C. Skinner Parkway) in an unusual manner, this has resulted in unusual school assignments.  i.e., one apartment goes to Greenfield ES while the apartment next door attends Beauclerc ES.

     

    • Westview K-8, Enterprise Learning Academy and Charger Academy
      • The existing boundary splits a new subdivision (Longleaf Residential Subdivision on Old Middleburg Road S.) into the three schools mentioned above in an unusual manner, i.e. school assignments change abruptly in the middle of a new street.

     

    • Rutledge Pearson ES, Martin Luther King, Jr ES and Henry F. Kite ES
      • A temporary boundary modification is necessary for Rutledge Pearson ES students who will be required to vacate their current school location during the construction of a replacement facility.  Staff recommends consideration of Martin Luther King, Jr. ES and Henry F. Kite ES as potential locations. A subsequent modification is needed effective August 2023 at the completion of the new Rutledge Pearson Elementary.  At that time, committed occupancy from Martin Luther King, Jr. ES, Henry F. Kite ES and Rutledge Pearson ES will locate to the New Rutledge Pearson facility.

     

    Each proposal is being reviewed and discussed by members of their school community. This process is known as Academic and Community Excellence meetings or ACE for short. The ACE meetings are designed to gather school community feedback and guide the school district as it makes decisions about school boundaries. 

    You can review the meeting notes and the updates of each ACE meeting by clicking on "Expand All" under the Working Groups below.  To obtain the minutes for each meeting, contact public records coordinator Tashonia Grant at PRR@duvalschools.org. 

     

    Change, Add, Modify Existing Magnet Programs

    • Mandarin High School            
      • Current Choice Program: Cambridge Secondary 2 Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
      • Recommendation: Discontinuation of Magnet Designation (programming will remain the same)
      • Rationale: The magnet program at Mandarin High School is a "school within a school magnet". Currently only 3.5% of the enrolled students are counted as "true" magnet students. The school is able to self-sustain the program with students from within the attendance area in the absence of a magnet designation.

     

    • A. Philip Randolph College and Career Academies
      • Current Choice Program: Social Web Deisgn Animation Graphics (SWAG) Academy
      • Recommendations: Digital Sports Technology Academy and adda a Pharmaceutical Tech Academy and a Culinary Arts Acacemy
      • Rationale: The Digital Sports Technology Academy will provide students the opportunity to engage in activities involving E-Sports. APR will become the E-Sports Hub for the district. The Pharmaceutical Tech and Culinary Arts programs will provide unique opportunities for students to master the skills necessary to pass the certification tests set by the state in these areas. These programs will provide-cross curricular activities that engage students in Reading and Math that will lead to improved scores in these areas. These highly sought-after programs will enhance the program offerings at APR.

     

    • Baldwin Middle-High School
      • Current Choice Program: Communication/Information Technology
      • Recommendation: Digital Communications
      • Rationale: To clarify program concept, Baldwin proposes a "Digital Communications" focus. The emphasis will continue to prepare students with 21st Century skills including communications, information literacy, media literacy, and technology literacy, which contribute to a student’s success in future careers. Magnet students will be scheduled into digital communications elective courses, giving them opportunities to develop in digital learning.

    Moving programs in or out of the school - The following recommendations are made regarding program changes and or discontinuation:

     

    • Rufus E. Payne Elementary School
      • Current Choice Program: Math, Science, Pre-Engineering (STEM)
      • Recommendation: Discontinuation of Magnet Designation (programming will remain the same)
      • Rationale: Building utilization with and without magnet students is declining at Rufus E. Payne Elementary School. The school has not shown an increase in student enrollment. The magnet program has not proven to be attractive to the community or those outside the attendance area. Per the Master Facilities Plan, Rufus Payne ES will be part of the Phase 1 George Washington Carver ES replacement.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes were not held for discontinuance of the magnet designation. The ACE process will be initiated in August 2022 in preparation of a consolidation with George Washington Carver Elementary.

     

    • Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School
      • Current Choice Program: Middle Years Exploration with Technology
      • Recommendation: Discontinuation of Magnet Designation (programming will remain the same)
      • Rationale: The magnet program has had many themes throughout the years but struggles to attract students from outside the attendance area. This has resulted in a small population of students being served in the "school within a school magnet". Currently less than 12% of the students enrolled are "true" magnet students. The school has not met the diversity goal and has provided minimal evidence of theme implementation. The district will work with LiftJax on partnerships for the school.   *** The school capacity no longer supports attraction to enroll from outside of the attendance area.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes were completed April 19, 2022.

     

    • Baldwin Middle-High School
      • Current Choice Program: Communication/Information Technology
      • Recommendation: Digital Marketing
      • Rationale: To clarify program concept, Baldwin proposes a "Digital Marketing" focus. The emphasis will continue to prepare students with 21st Century skills including communications, information literacy, media literacy, and technology literacy, which contribute to a student’s success in future careers. Magnet students will be scheduled into digital communications elective courses, giving them opportunities to develop in digital learning.     ***The school’s capacity is 135%. The elimination of the magnet status will reduce the student population by 296 students and help meet the goal of utilization.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes were completed November 9, 2021.

     

    • Asa Philip Randolph Career Academies
      • Current Choice Program: Social Web design Animation Graphics (SWAG) Academy
      • Recommendation: Digital Sports Technology Academy
            • Add Pharmaceutical Tech Academy
            • Add Culinary Arts Academy
      • Rationale: The Digital Sports Technology Academy will provide students the opportunity to engage in activities involving E-Sports. APR will become the E-Sports Hub for the district. The Pharmaceutical Tech and Culinary Arts programs will provide unique opportunities for students to master the skills necessary to pass the certification tests set by the state in these areas. These programs will provide cross curricular activities that engage students in Reading and Math that will lead to improved scores in these areas. These highly sought-after programs will enhance the program offerings at APR.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes were completed October 28, 2021.

     

    • Mandarin High School
      • Current Choice Program: Cambridge Secondary 2 Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
      • Recommendation: Discontinuation of Magnet Designation (programming will remain the same)
      • Rationale: The magnet program at Mandarin High School is a "school within a school magnet". Currently only 3.5% of the enrolled students are counted as "true" magnet students. The school is able to self-sustain the program with students from within the attendance area in the absence of a magnet designation.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes were completed October 26, 2021.

     

    • Beauclerc Elementary School
      • Current Choice Program: Operating as a Special Transfer Option School
      • Recommendation: Elementary Dual Language and International Leadership Magnet School
      • Rationale: Beauclerc operates as a traditional neighborhood school with Dual Language and International Leadership theme in place. This theme was implemented in 2008 and has evolved into a school-wide program. A transition to a magnet school will open opportunities for students outside of the zoned area to apply for a Dual Language and International Leadership Program at the elementary level.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes completed April 12, 2022.

     

    • Alfred I. duPont Middle School
      • Current Choice Program: International Business and World Language (6-8)
      • Recommendation: Proposal to revise existing middle grades magnet to a middle-high program for International Business and World Languages and create a middle-high Dual Language Magnet program.
      • Rationale: Alfred I. duPont offers a non-magnet Dual Language program to 45+ English Language Learners with 50% of the students having English as a first language. Englewood High School’s Dual Language Program only offers 22 seats district-wide for students outside of the zoned area. A modification to a middle-high school campus at Alfred I. duPont will allow the opportunity for Alfred I. duPont’s Dual Language students to continue in their current Dual Language Program, as well as have other students apply.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes completed April 19, 2022.

     

    • Edward H. White High School
      • Current Choice Program: Military Leadership Magnet
      • Recommendation: Revise existing Military Leadership program to Leadership and add a Logistics magnet program.
      • Rationale: Magnet enrollment data shows no significant increase in student population. Edward H. White has a desire to increase student enrollment and align magnet programs to student wants and needs for the future to include more technical and logistical courses.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes completed April 21, 2022.

     

    • Highlands Middle School
      • Current Choice Program: Aviation and Military Sciences
      • Recommendation: Modify existing magnet theme to Leadership and Finance Academy
      • Rationale: Highlands Middle has branded the Aviation and Military Sciences since 2006. The program has been inoperable for 7+ years, lending to false advertisement. After careful study of students enrolled as well of students lost to competitor schools, a proposal to brand and implement a more applicable program to district students is needed. Coupled with CTE and accelerated courses, students will matriculate to high school with credits earned and a financial literacy foundation.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and community Excellence processes completed May 10, 2022.

     

    • Jean Ribault Middle School
      • Current Choice Program: Early-High School
      • Recommendation: Modify the current magnet program to include Business, Technology and Entrepreneurial Academy (BTE Academy)
      • Rationale: Jean Ribault Middle currently has the Early High School magnet which provides students the opportunity to take high school courses in the middle grades. The magnet is not unique since students at all our current middle schools have the same opportunity. By modifying the program and adding the Business, Technology and Entrepreneurial Academy it would be the first of its kind in Duval County and make the school more attractive for students both in the current attendance area and outside the attendance area. During this middle, early high school experience, students will increase their opportunity to matriculate into our existing high-school CTE programs.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence process completed on May 5, 2022

     

    • Rutledge Pearson Elementary School
      • Current Choice Program: Operating as a Special Transfer Option School
      • Recommendation: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)
      • Rationale: The Master Facility Plan consolidates Rutledge H. Pearson #95, Martin Luther King, Jr. (FAME) #220 and Henry F. Kite #37 Elementary schools to merge into a modern facility located at Rutledge H. Pearson. The STEAM magnet program will combine the key elements from the Global Understanding at Henry F. Kite and the Visual and Performing Arts program at Martin Luther King, jr. Students will be able to take advantage of the state of art learning facility that is being constructed at Rutledge Pearson through grade-level units of study.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes completed on October 21, 2021.

     

    • Young Men’s and Young Women’s Leadership Academy
      • Current Choice Program: Leadership and Single-Gender Education
      • Recommendation: Modify existing magnet program
      • Rationale: Student attraction to the magnet program is low despite ongoing marketing efforts.
      • ACE Meetings: Academic and Community Excellence processes began March 22, 2022. The ACE process is ongoing due to a lack of quorum from the working group to take a vote on a final scenario. The next ACE meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2022, at 1:00 pm

     

    Each proposal is being reviewed and discussed by members of their school community. This process is known as Academic and Community Excellence meetings or ACE for short. The ACE meetings are designed to gather school community feedback and guide the school district as it makes decisions about school boundaries. 

    You can review the meeting notes and the updates of each ACE meeting by clicking on "Expand All" under the Working Groups below.  To obtain the minutes for each meeting, contact public records coordinator Tashonia Grant at PRR@duvalschools.org. 

     

Alfred I. duPont Middle School

  • Alfred I. duPont ACE Program Change Meeting April 19, 2022

Beauclerc Elementary School

  • ACE Meeting at Beauclerc Elementary School (Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 3:15 p.m.)

Edward H. White High School

  • ACE meeting at Edward H. White High School (Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.)

  • ACE meeting at Edward H. White High School (Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.)

Jean Ribault Middle School

  • ACE Meeting at Jean Ribault Middle School (Thursday, May 5th @ 5:30 p.m.)

  • ACE Meeting at Jean Ribault Middle School (Thursday, April 7th @ 5:30 p.m.)

  • ACE Meeting at Jean Ribault Middle School (Thursday, March 24th at 5 p.m.)

Young Men's and Women's Leadership Academy

  • ACE Meeting at Young Men's and Women's Leadership Academy (Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m.)

  • ACE Meeting at Young Men's and Women's Leadership Academy (Tuesday, April 26th at 5:30 p.m.)

  • ACE Meeting at Young Men's and Women's Leadership Academy (Tuesday, April 12th at 5:30 p.m.)

  • ACE Meeting at Young Men's and Women's Leadership Academy (Tuesday, April 5th at 6 p.m.)

  • ACE Meeting at Young Men's and Women's Leadership Academy (Tuesday, March 22nd at 5 p.m.)

A. Philip Randolph College and Career Academies

  • ACE Meeting at A. Philip Randolph College and Career Academies (Thursday, October 28th at 5 p.m.)

Beauclerc and Greenfield Elementary School

  • ACE Meeting at Greenfield Elementary School (Wednesday, September 22nd @ 6:30 p.m.)

Enterprise Learning Academy, Charger Academy and Westview K-8

  • ACE Meeting at Enterprise Learning Academy, Wednesday, September 29th at 5:30 p.m.

Baldwin Middle-High School

  • ACE Meeting at Baldwin Middle-High (Tuesday, November 9, 2021)

Highlands Middle School

  • ACE Meeting, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Matthew Gilbert Middle School

  • ACE Working Group Meeting, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Henry F. Kite ES, Martin Luther King, Jr. FAME Academy, and Rutledge H. Pearson ES

  • Meeting Notes: ACE Boundary Change Meeting October 21, 2021 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School

  • Meeting Notes: ACE Boundary Change Meeting October 14, 2021 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School

  • ACE Boundary Change Meeting October 21, 2021 5 p.m. at Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School

  • ACE Boundary Change Meeting October 14, 2021 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School

  • Meeting Notes: ACE Boundary Change Meeting October 7, 2021 5 p.m.

  • Meeting Notes: ACE Boundary Change Meeting September 30, 2021

  • ACE Meeting at Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary School (Thursday, September 30th @ 5:00 p.m.)

  • ACE Meeting at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School (Thursday, September 23rd @ 5:00 p.m.)

Mandarin High School

  • ACE Meeting at Mandarin High School (Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.)