Science Textbook Adoption
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA
Purpose and Effect: The purpose of the public hearing is to discuss and obtain public input pursuant to s. 1006.28 and 1006.283, Florida Statutes, regarding the following Instructional Materials proposed to be adopted and purchased District-wide by the School Board of Duval County, Florida, commencing with the 2024-2025 school year:
Choice 1 :Dr. Jay K. Hackett, et. Al., McGraw Hill LLC- McGraw Hill Florida Science. Grades K – 5. 2025.
Choice 2: Science Techbook for Florida by Discovery Education - Grades K - 5
Choice 3: Florida Savvas Science Explorations ©2025, Grades K-5
Middle School 6-8 Comprehensive Science (Regular, Advanced, & Accelerated)
Choice 1: Accelerate Learning Inc. - STEMscopes Science Florida - M/J Comprehensive Science 1-3. Grades 6-8 2024.
Choice 2: McGraw Hill Florida Science Comprehensive Course 1, 2, 3 Grade 6-8 - McGraw Hill LLC
Choice 3: Florida Savvas Science Explorations ©2025, Comprehensive 1-3 (Regular & Advanced) - Savvas Learning Company LLC
Choice 1: Kenneth R. Miller, Ph.D., Joseph S. Levine, Ph.D., Savvas Learning Company LLC - Florida Miller & Levine Experience Biology. Middle and High School Biology. 2025.
Choice 2: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BIOLOGY, FLORIDA EDITION - National Geographic Learning Cengage
Choice 3: STEMscopes Science Florida - Biology 1 & Biology Honors Student Bundle (Online, Student Notebook(s) - per year for 5 YEARS) - Accelerate Learning
Anatomy & Physiology (Honors)
Choice 1: Charles Welsh. McGraw Hill LLC - McGraw Hill Florida Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy, High School Anatomy and Physiology. 2025.
Choice 2: BODY STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS, 14TH EDITION REVISED - National Geographic Learning Cengage
Choice 3: Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology (Honors) - McGraw Hill LLC
Choice 1: Miller. McGraw Hill LLC – Zoology, High School Zoology. 2019
Choice 2: Integrated Principles of Zoology - McGraw Hill LLC
Earth Science (Honors)
Choice 1: McGraw Hill LLC, McGraw Hill Florida Earth Science, High School Earth Space Science. 2025.
Choice 2: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE, FLORIDA EDITION - National Geographic Learning Cengage
Environmental Science (Honors)
Choice 1: William Cunningham. McGraw Hill LLC - McGraw Hill Florida Principles of Environmental Science. High School Environmental Science. 2025.
Choice 2: Florida Environmental Science, Your World Your Turn ©2025 - Savvas Learning Company LLC
Choice 3: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: SUSTAINING YOUR WORLD, FLORIDA EDITION, 1E UPDATE - National Geographic Learning Cengage
Marine Science (Honors)
Choice 1: Peter Castro, McGraw Hill LLC - McGraw Hill Florida Marine Science. High School Marine Science. 2025.
Choice 2: OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE - National Geographic Learning Cengage
Choice 3: Marine Science 1a/1b - eDynamic Learning
Choice 1: Bertino & Bertino, National Geographic Learning Cengage - Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations, 3rd Edition. High School Forensic Science. 2021.
Choice 2: Forensic Science 1: Secrets of the Dead - eDynamic Learning
Physical Science (Honors)
Choice 1: McGraw Hill LLC - Florida Physical Science. Middle and High School Physical Science. 2025
Choice 1: McGraw Hill LLC - Florida Physics. High School Physics. 2025.
Choice 2: Florida Experience Physics ©2025 - Savvas Learning Company LLC
Choice 3: STEMscopes Science Florida - Physics 1 & Physics Honors Student Bundle (Online, Student Notebook(s) - per year for 5 YEARS) - Accelerate Learning
Choice 1: McGraw Hill LLC - Florida Chemistry. High School Chemistry. 2025.
Choice 2: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD OF CHEMISTRY, FLORIDA EDITION - National Geographic Learning Cengage
Choice 3: Florida Experience Chemistry ©2025 - Savvas Learning Company LLC
Subject Areas to be Addressed: Adoption of Instructional Materials for the items listed above, pursuant to sections 1006.28 and 1006.283, Florida Statutes.
A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THESE PROPOSED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ADOPTIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
Time and Date: 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 8, 2024
Place: The School Board of Duval County, Florida
Administrative Building – Cline Auditorium
Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207
The cost for implementation is the cost to post the public hearing notice. Pursuant to s. 1006.283(2)(b)8., F.S., student editions of the above-proposed Instructional Materials can be accessed and viewed online by the public on or before December 1, 2023 (which is at least twenty calendar days before the January 8, 2024 board meeting) by visiting the Instructional Materials Webpage located off the Academic Department at: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/33747 . Additional information can be obtained by contacting:
Duval County Public Schools
Paula Renfro, Chief Academic Officer
Pursuant to s. 1006.28(2)(a)2., F.S., a parent or resident may file a petition to contest the School Board’s adoption of specific instructional materials within thirty (30) days after the School Board’s adoption, which form of petition will be made available to the public and published on the district’s website.
NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING-IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the School Board office at (904) 390-2293.