• Magnet/STO Applications for 2020 - 2021

    Available January 2, 2020

    STEP ONE

    School Registration Requirements
    State law requires all children ages 6-16 to attend school. All registrants must provide valid documentation to include:

    1. proof of birth age

    2. Florida certification of immunization or exemption

    3. record of physical examination

    4. proof of residency

    A kindergarten student must be five years old on or before September 1st. First grade students must have successfully completed kindergarten and be six years old on or before September 1st. 

    All students registering for any Duval County public school must adhere to the Proof of Residency Requirements as described below.

     

    The student shall be registered in school.

    Acceptable proof of residence must be provided within 15 school days.

    If, after 15 school days, acceptable proof of residence has not been provided, the student shall be immediately withdrawn by the school and must be registered and enrolled in the appropriate boundaries school by the parent.

    A call or a home visit may be made, or a letter may be sent to parent(s) who have conflicting address information, requesting that the parent verify and update enrollment information.

     

    Proof of Residency Requirements

    Proof of residence is required before a student is enrolled in his/her properly assigned school.

    For registration and subsequent enrollment, the parent or legal guardian must complete the district's student registration form and submit:

    2 (two) documents from the sources listed in Column A (both sources of information must match)

    or

    1 (one) document from Column A and 2 (two) documents from Column B (all sources of information must match).

    For extraordinary circumstances, please contact the Office of School Choice directly for further clarification regarding other accepted official identification sources not listed below. 

    Column A

    Column B

    Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Bill or TECO Bill

    Automobile Insurance

    Mortgage Agreement (or closing statement)

    Credit Card Statement

    Lease Agreement (from a company, or *private individual)

    Bank Account Statement

    Driver’s License or State ID

    US Postal Service Confirmation of Address Change

     

    Current Bank Account Statement (may block out account number)

     

    Payroll Statement

     

    Current Non-cellular Phone Bill

     

    Vehicle Registration


     *Private lease agreement must be notarized AND two additional documents from columns B are required.

    Bona Fide Residence Process

    When school is in session and a parent cannot readily produce the required documentation, the school shall ensure the student is readily enrolled following the “Bona Fide Residence” process: Inaccurate Address InformationFor good cause, such as but not limited to cases where the principal/designee believes that a student’s enrollment information is inaccurate due to returned mail or reasonable suspicion that the student is not residing at the claimed address, the following procedures may be implemented at the discretion of the Principal/designee (based on sufficient resources):

    The school staff may examine the Property Appraiser’s Website to determine the parent’s homestead (primary residence) location. The homestead address of the parent will be used as a factor to determine the student’s assigned school. A conflicting address indicates that further investigation is required

     

    STEP TWO

    If your child is new to Duval County and this is the first time they will be enrolled in a Duval County Public School please click here to enroll your child (create a Student ID number).

     

    STEP THREE

    Create a parent/guardian FOCUS account, click here.  Select "Create Account".  We encourage parents to create their parent account now, as it is a two step process.

     

    STEP FOUR

    Make sure your email address, mailing address, and phone numbers are up to date in the Duval County Public Schools database.  The school that your child(ren) currently attends is responsible for maintaining this information for families.  The Office of School Choice cannot update mailing addresses, emails, and/or phone numbers.