• Military Families in Duval County. Supporting Military Students and Parents

Serving Those Who Serve Our Country

  • Between Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, and Kings Bay, it's no surprise Jacksonville is home to thousands of military families. Our district understands the unique needs of our service members and children. Whether they're moving from another city, state, or country, we provide the necessary support to ensure military students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

    Families transitioning to Duval County Public Schools will work with a Military Transition Team within our Office of School Choice. This team serves as the link between base commanders, military families, and our schools. They'll also facilitate student enrollment and provide the support and guidance needed for a smooth transition.  

    We're here for military families in Duval County. Contact our Military Transition Team today to begin your student's journey with Duval County Public Schools.

  • Email MilitaryTransferOption@duvalschools.org 
  • Call 904-390-2650
  • Make an appointment Office of School Choice

Enrolling Military Students in Duval County

  • We will guide you through enrollment

    Our Military Transition Team begins working with military families months before they move to Jacksonville. We assist families with priority enrollment, applications, school records, transcripts, creating Linked Parent Accounts, and placing students in the right grade level and courses. We will also facilitate communications between families, schools, and district departments.

     

    Remember - We're a Choice District

    Once you are enrolled in Duval County Public Schools, you will also have the option of participating in our choice application process. This is where families can apply to attend a magnet school or another school outside their attendance zone. The application window is Jan. 1 through the last day of February. The Military Transition Team can answer specific questions about enrollment options. 

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Our Academic Services

  • We offer a variety of academic programs and experiences to meet the unique learning needs and interests of our students. From the Arts to Pre-Kindergarten, we invite you to read more about our offerings below.

  • Athletics

  • Art

  • Career Education

  • College Acceleration

  • Early Childhood (Pre-K)

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • Kindergarten

  • Students with Disabilities

Purple Star Schools & Special Events

Counseling for Military Students

  • Military and Family Life Counselors

    Schools with higher military student populations have a dedicated Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) on campus. MFLCs are provided through a partnership with the Department of the Navy. Their services come at no cost to families and can include peer support groups, group counseling, and one-on-one counseling for topics such as changes at home, self-esteem issues, problem-solving, and behavioral issues. 

    The following schools have MFLCs on site:

    Elementary: Anchor Academy, Alimicani, Chets Creek, Chimney Lakes, Enterprise, Jacksonville Beach, John Stockton, Kernan Trail, Mayport, New Berlin, Neptune Beach, Oceanway, Sabal Palm, San Mateo, Sheffield, Venetia, and Waterleaf.

    Middle: James Weldon Johnson, Landmark, Landon, Mayport, Oceanway, and Springfield.

    High: First Coast, Duncan U. Fletcher, and Sandalwood. 

    Districtwide Counseling Services

    School Counseling is available to all Duval County Public Schools students in elementary, middle, and high school. Our counselors are trained to provide students with support and resources for various social and emotional needs.

    All students also have access to free mental health therapy through Hazel Health. Parents and guardians must first sign a Consent for Care form before accessing services. Learn more by visiting https://my.hazel.co/duvalschools/info.