• Students of A. Philip Randolph Career Academies are held to high academic standards. Scholarship opportunities are available, and we encourage students to apply for them. In keeping with the goals of our school, we expect students to follow both industry and workplace codes of ethics.


    Click this link for   Important Cosmotology Program Information (Academy dress, lab fees etc.)

    The A. Philip Randolph Cosmetology Academy prepares students for employment as licensed cosmetologists, registered nail specialists or registered facial specialists. Instruction is designed to help students pass the Florida cosmetology license examination or industry certification.

    The cosmetology program educates students with skills in communication, leadership, human relations, employability and entrepreneurship. It also places emphasis on safe and efficient work practices, Florida cosmetology law and rules and AIDS education. Other topics include relevant chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy and physiology, as well as the art of makeup and both the manipulative and electrical techniques required for cosmetology careers. Industry certifications include Nail Technology, Facial Technology and Cosmetology.

    In partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, our academy trains students for the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville. The Explorers Program gives students the opportunity to explore careers in this exciting career field as well as earn hands-on real world experience. In addition, APR and its criminal justice instructor are licensed by the State of Florida to certify students for completion of requirements for an unarmed security guard license.

    APR has partnered with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department to create our Fire and Rescue Career Academy. It prepares students for a thrilling career in firefighting or Emergency Medical Services. Students enrolled in the Academy have the opportunity to participate in the Explorers Program and gain hands-on real world experience. This academy articulates into post-secondary education.

    S.W.A.G - Web & Technology
    The S.W.A.G  Academy prepares students for college and careers in computer science, web development and digital media technology. Our team works collaboratively with businesses in the community to ensure that we are always current with our course offerings. Students are further prepared to engage our business partners who provide opportunities for our students. Through partnerships, students may participate in external job shadowing, competitions to win scholarships for higher education. Participation adds value to their education whereby students receive real-world project-based career skills. 

    Our academy coursework includes studies in computer science, web programming, desktop support, digital imaging, web design and digital art. The core academic courses are integrated with the student’s chosen technology career track. Successful students become eligible for on-the-job training that partners may offer graduating students. Our academy focuses on the following industry certifications:  CIW Internet Business Associate, CIW Site Development Associate (Web Programming) and Microsoft Office Suite certifications. Teachers may include projects using Adobe Suite to supplement course materials.